Expedia has been named the best to place to work in the UK by employer review platform Glassdoor, and ranks #1 in the top 25 Best Places to Work list. Recruitment company Hays is found on #2, while digital company AKQA secured a #3 spot. The list also contains two professional services firms: Arup and PwC.
The annual top 25 Best Places to Work, released by Glassdoor, honours the Best Places to Work across the UK. To compile the ranking, the employer review platform asks thousands of employees to rate how satisfied they are with their employer on a range of factors. This includes overall satisfaction with company culture, how well they feel their CEO leads as well as key workplace attributes including career opportunities, compensation and benefits, culture and values, and work-life balance.
This year’s ranking is led by Expedia, which is praised for its “strong, friendly work culture” and “supportive management team”. In addition, employee appreciation is high, as described by an employee: “My co-workers are fun, competent, and have a decent work ethic.” Recruitment agency Hays ranks second: “It is a friendly environment, great for progression and opportunities for your career”, and digital company AKQA takes #3 spot: “Interesting work and impressed with knowledge of the team.”
The other firms in the top ten are GE (#4): “Great development, challenging roles”; Schuh Limited (#5): “Fun atmosphere great people”; Oxfam (#6): “A valuable organisational culture”; ARM Holdings (#7): “Technically challenging and fascinating work”; Google (#8): “Challenging, fun and rewarding”; Unilever (#9): “Great business, people focussed”; and London Underground (#10): “They protect their employees, fair and consistent and very good salaries.”
The list also contains two consulting firms. Planning, design and engineering, and consultancy firm Arup is found on #13 and is commended as a “great place to learn” and praised for its “interesting and diverse projects all around the world.” The second firm is PwC, which secured the #21 spot, with employees highlighting its emphasis on development: “Good work life balance and focus on your development, invest in your skills to help you succeed in a fast paced environment.”
Glassdoor also revealed the 50 Best Places to Work in the US. The list of best employers across the pond is led by Airbnb. Four consultancies are listed in the ranking: Bain & Company (#2), BCG (#7), Protiviti (#23) and Slalom Consulting (#30).