The BEST places to work in the UK revealed

Best places to work in the UK revealed: US software firm Salesforce takes the top spot in Glassdoor awards based on employee ratings of salary, CEO and benefits (so, is YOUR workplace on the list?)

  • 50 best places to work in the UK according to employees have been revealed
  • Glassdoor used employee reviews to determine winners of the annual awards 
  • Software company Salesforce came out on top thanks to its ‘friendly culture’ 
  • Firms were also judged on benefits, work-life balance and the CEO 

Software company Salesforce has been voted the best place to work in the UK by employees. 

Jobs website Glassdoor analysed thousands of anonymous reviews from employees to determine the top 50 list, which also features big name British companies like Waitrose & Partners, Majestic Wine and Greggs. 

Employees rate their company on a number of factors, including work-life balance, company culture, benefits and the CEO, awarding each a rating from 1 (very dissatisfied) to 5 (very satisfied).

Revealed: 50 best places to work in the UK according to employees

1. Salesforce

Company Rating: 4.5 

2. Microsoft

Company Rating: 4.4 

3. Abcam

Company Rating: 4.4 

4. Google

Company Rating: 4.4 

5. Softcat

Company Rating: 4.4 

6. GTB

Company Rating: 4.4 

7. Apple

Company Rating: 4.3 

8. Bella Italia

Company Rating: 4.3 

9. SAP

Company Rating: 4.3 

10. Facebook

Company Rating: 4.3 

11. Sky Betting & Gaming

Company Rating: 4.3 

12. Nando’s UK & IRE

Company Rating: 4.3 

13. AstraZeneca

Company Rating: 4.3 

14. J.P. Morgan

Company Rating: 4.3 

15. American Express

Company Rating: 4.3 

16. Sage

Company Rating: 4.3 

17. Johnson & Johnson

Company Rating: 4.3 

18. Mace

Company Rating: 4.3 

19. Majestic Wine

Company Rating: 4.3 

20. Just Eat

Company Rating: 4.3 

21. Shell Energy Retail

Company Rating: 4.3 

22. Siemens

Company Rating: 4.3 

23. The Body Shop

Company Rating: 4.3 

24. AXA UK

Company Rating: 4.3 

25. Goldman Sachs

Company Rating: 4.3 

 26. Cromwell Tools

Company Rating: 4.2 

27. IFS

Company Rating: 4.2 

28. Dell Technologies

Company Rating: 4.2 

29. Network Rail

Company Rating: 4.2 

30. Anglian Water

Company Rating: 4.2 

31. Mondelēz International

Company Rating: 4.2 

32. Deloitte

Company Rating: 4.2 

33. Capgemini Invent

Company Rating: 4.2 

34. Taylor Wimpey

Company Rating: 4.2 

35. CarShop

Company Rating: 4.2 

36. BAT

Company Rating: 4.2 

37. Morgan Stanley

Company Rating: 4.2 

38. Bank of America

Company Rating: 4.2 

39. BlackRock

Company Rating: 4.2 

40. Royal London

Company Rating: 4. 

41. Arm

Company Rating: 4.2 

42. Waitrose & Partners

Company Rating: 4.2 

43. wagamama

Company Rating: 4.2 

44. Cisco Systems

Company Rating: 4.2 

45. Jacobs

Company Rating: 4.2 

46. GlaxoSmithKline

Company Rating: 4.2 

47. Awin

Company Rating: 4.2 

48. Walt Disney Company

Company Rating: 4.2 

49. Greggs

Company Rating: 4.2 

50. Shell

Company Rating: 4.2 

Source: The Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards for the Best Places to Work in 2021  

Employees are also asked to share their opinions on some of the best reasons to work for their employer (pros), any downsides (cons) and are encouraged to provide advice to management.

Winners of the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards for the Best Places to Work in 2021 were ranked based on their overall rating achieved during the past year. 

The top 10 is dominated by tech companies, with Microsoft, Google, Apple and Facebook all making an appearance. 

However, Netflix and Amazon, which both have employees based in the UK, failed to make even the top 50.

Top rated company Salesforce was applauded by employees for being ‘serious about diversity and inclusion’ as well as having ‘great benefits and perks’ and a ‘strong CEO’ in Marc Benioff

There are a total of 13 technology companies in the top 50, making it the best represented industry. It is followed by finance, which accounts for six.

Newcomers to the top 50 include Just Eat, Majestic Wine, Network Rail and Greggs.

Companies that made the top 50 last year that have dropped out include Hiscox, Topps Tiles, easyJet, Nike, O2, Rolls Royce and Unilever. 

Top rated company Salesforce was applauded by employees for being ‘serious about diversity and inclusion’ as well as having ‘great benefits and perks’ and a ‘strong CEO’ in internet billionaire Marc Benioff. 

Microsoft, which was voted the second best place to work, was recognised for its ‘flexibility and work life balance’, ‘salary’ and ‘innovation and cutting edge technology’

Meanwhile Microsoft was recognised for its ‘flexibility and work life balance’, ‘salary’ and ‘innovation and cutting edge technology’.

Commenting on the list, Christian Sutherland-Wing, CEO of Glassdoor, said: ‘ COVID-19 is in the driver’s seat and every employer has been impacted. This year’s winning employers have proven, according to employees, that even during extraordinary times, they’ll rise to the challenge to support their people. 

‘A mission-driven culture, transparent leadership and career opportunities are always hallmarks of Best Places to Work winners. 

‘This year, we also see exceptional employers who have prioritised the health, safety and well-being of their employees. My congratulations go to all of this year’s outstanding Employees’ Choice Award winners.’

The top 10 is dominated by tech companies, with Microsoft, Google, Apple and Facebook all making an appearance. Google was fourth on the list

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