Anglian Water, Microsoft and Google recognised on 2019 Best places to work: UK list

Anglian water

Utilities provider Anglian Water (pictured), retailer Ikea, restaurant chain Nandos and technology organisations Google and Microsoft are among those recognised on 2019’s Best places to work: UK list, compiled by job review and recruitment website Glassdoor.

The annual list, now in its 11th year, recognises and ranks UK employers with 1,000 or more members of staff, based on employee reviews collected on the Glassdoor website between 23 October 2017 and 21 October 2018. This feedback explores areas such as compensation and benefits, work-life balance, senior management, culture and values and career opportunities.

Furthermore, employees are asked to discuss the positives and negatives about working at their organisation, what advice they would give to management, whether they would recommend their employer to friends and how they view the organisation’s six-month business outlook.

To be considered for the final list, employers must have received at least 30 ratings across each of the workplace attributes.

Other organisations that feature on the UK list include Metro Bank, InterContinental Hotels Group, homeware retailer Dunelm, oil organisation Shell and investment banking firm JP Morgan.

Craig Donaldson, chief executive officer at Metro Bank, said: “We’re thrilled our [employees] have rated us so highly. Everything we do at Metro Bank is about creating an environment where [staff] can thrive and bring their best selves to work for our customers. I’m really proud of the culture we have built together.”

The top 10 organisations featured on the Best places to work: UK list for 2019 are:

  1. Anglian Water
  2. Bain and Company
  3. XPO Logistics
  4. Bromford
  5. Salesforce
  6. Sky Betting and Gaming
  7. Hiscox
  8. SAP
  9. Taylor Wimpey
  10. Royal London

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Dr Andrew Chamberlain, chief economist at Glassdoor, added: “In today’s tight labour market, job seekers are in the driver’s seat when it comes to deciding where to work, and they want to know the inner workings of [an organisation] before accepting a new job. To help people find the best jobs and the best [organisations], the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards recognises employers at the top of their game.

“For employers, we know that a satisfied and engaged workforce helps drive financial performance. Glassdoor Best places to work winners are strategically investing in [organisational] culture, career growth opportunities and more, which also serves as a major recruiting advantage.”