Big 4 and Capgemini Invent among Glassdoor's top employers

09 September 2019 Consultancy.uk

Job and recruiting site Glassdoor has released the 2019 edition of what it believes are the UK’s most attractive employers for graduates and professionals. Five of the top fifteen positions are held by players in the professional services industry. 

Researchers from Glassdoor tracked the surfing behaviour of website visitors over a period of twelve months, and found that technology giants Amazon and Google are the most popular destinations for UK job seekers. 

The consulting industry is however the most in-demand industry according to the research, ahead of financial services and technology. All four of the so-called Big Four consulting firms are on the list, with EY placed highest at fourth overall. EY generates revenues of around £2.5 billion in the UK, of which over £400 million is earned by the firm’s Advisory division.

EY, KPMG, PwC, Deloitte and Capgemini Invent

KPMG ranks tenth in the list, scoring higher than companies such as Apple, Siemens and UBS. Arch-rival PwC ranks eleventh, while Deloitte rounds off the presence of the four accounting and consulting giants at thirteen.

Capgemini, a French-origin IT services provider, ranks ninth in Glassdoor’s list. Capgemini also has a relatively large management and digital consulting wing in the UK, operating under the Capgemini Invent banner.

Asked why these companies manage to differentiate themselves from the rest in terms of good employership, Amanda Stansell, a senior economic research analyst at Glassdoor, pointed at aspects such as reputation, employer branding and compensation. However, for those already at a company, “culture and values are the biggest driver of workplace satisfaction for UK employees,” and so “businesses must also be clear in their values and what they stand for in order to win the best talent.”


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