The 50 best companies to work for in the UK

The pandemic has resulted in a lot of people changing jobs, whether that’s because they lost theirs during lockdown, wanted more stability or perhaps they took the opportunity to pursue the career they’ve always wanted.

Job website Glassdoor, where users can review companies, has shared the results of its Employees’ Choice Awards, revealing the current 50 best companies to work for. The annual ranking is based on anonymous feedback from employees via a Glassdoor review about their job, work environment and boss over the past year. In the survey, each workplace is ranked one to five – with five being the best.

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Last year, American software company Salesforce came out on top. It was followed by Microsoft and Abcam – a producer, distributor and seller of protein research tools. However, for 2022, there’s been a switch up in the leading companies.

Software company ServiceNow has taken the top spot this year, with an average rating of 4.6. But what makes it so great?

One sales director at the business said: ‘Diversity, excellent product, supports customers well, puts customers at the very heart of everything we do. Supports its people, enables brilliance, fantastic leadership.’

That might be why!

Digital strategy company AND Digital came in second place, followed by last year’s winner Salesforce.

The list suggests tech companies are most successful when it comes to employee satisfaction, as they take up 19 places in the top 50. Consulting is another popular area, as well as manufacturing, and travel and tourism. Some of the nation’s favourite food companies also appeared in the list, including Dishoom, Nando’s and Mars.

As we know, the pandemic has shifted what we need and want from our jobs. A good work-life balance, including flexible hours and working from home, has become even more important. Other winning factors shown in the research were good working culture, transparent leadership, opportunities for training, and challenging/exciting work.

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Christian Sutherland-Wong, Glassdoor’s chief executive officer, said: ‘The world of work is rapidly evolving, fuelled by the pandemic and now millions of workers reevaluating their expectations of employers.

‘This year’s Best Places to Work winners are leading the way by listening and responding to employee feedback and reimagining the employee experience to truly put their people first.’

Here’s the full list of Glassdoor’s best companies to work for. Fancy a change?…

The best companies to work for

  1. ServiceNow
  2. AND Digital
  3. Salesforce
  4. Immediate Media Company
  5. Abcam
  6. McKinsey & Company
  7. Adobe
  8. VMware
  9. Arm
  10. Meta (Facebook)
  11. Hitachi Capital (UK)
  12. Dishoom
  13. Microsoft
  14. Mastercard
  15. Dell Technologies
  16. Zurich Insurance
  17. Awin
  18. Google
  19. SAP
  20. Wise
  21. Ocado Technology
  22. Boston Consulting Group
  23. Apple
  24. Diageo
  25. The Gym Group
  26. Oliver Bonas
  27. Octopus Energy
  28. Arcadis
  29. Sky Betting and Gaming
  30. Barratt Developments
  31. Softcat
  32. Cisco Systems
  33. Sage
  34. Nando’s UK & Ireland
  35. Trailfinders
  36. Schuh Limited
  37. The Lego Group
  38. Kainos
  39. Johnson & Johnson
  40. Fidelity International
  41. S&P Global
  42. Ford Motor Company
  43. Jet2.com
  44. Procter & Gamble
  45. Marriott International
  46. Capgemini Invent
  47. Mars
  48. Mott MacDonald
  49. O2
  50. MBDA

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