These are the top 20 companies to work for in the UK


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Glassdoor have revealed their annual Employee’s Choice Awards for the best companies to work for in the UK. 

The anonymous employee reviews rank their workplace on perks, benefits, career opportunities, work-life balance and values.

Reviewers also take into consideration salary, bonuses and overall company culture.

Last year, Expedia topped the list, but in 2018, the companies ranking at the top of Glassdoor’s list include Google, Facebook and Salesforce.

Benefits of working for Google and Facebook include free food, whilst Salesforce gives all employees the opportunity to take up to a week off to volunteer.

In second place was water company Anglian Water, followed by housing association Bromford.

Peter Simpson, chief executive of Anglian Water, said the company focussed on encouraging employee wellbeing and “creating a culture driven by happier, healthier and safer staff”.

“Looking after our employees is at the heart of delivering great customer service, alongside the enthusiasm and dedication our staff have for their jobs,” he said.

Last year’s winner Expedia has dropped out of the top ten to 14th position.

The top 20 in full:

20. Explore Learning

Industry: Education

19. Royal London

Industry: Insurance

18. Procter & Gamble

Industry: Manufacturing

17. Sky Betting & Gaming

Industry: Tech


Industry: Tech

15. Taylor Wimpey

Industry: Construction/Housing

14. Expedia

Industry: Tech/Travel

13. Yell

Industry: Publishing

12. Screwfix

Industry: Retail

11. Capital One

Industry: Finance

10. Homeserve UK

Industry: Maintenance/Repairs

9. Apple

Industry: Tech

8. Hiscox

Industry: Insurance

7. Rentokil Initial

Industry: Pest control/hygiene services

6. Lookers

Industry: Retail

5. Salesforce

Industry: Tech

Employees said: “Extremely flexible, challenging in a good way, extremely innovative… This is a group of VERY intelligent, very motivated people.”

4. Facebook

Industry: Tech

Employees said: “Everyone on the team is driven by an absolute ambition to make the world a better a place.”

3. Bromford

Industry: Social services

Employees said: “Colleagues with positive attitudes, development opportunities and a flexible working approach.”

2. Anglian Water

Industry: Utilities

Employees said: “If you are looking for job satisfaction, reward and enjoyment, this is an ideal company to work for.”

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