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Best Places To Work In 2019 Winners Announced

Glassdoor

Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, has announced the winners of its 11th annual Employees’ Choice Awards for the Best Places to Work in 2019 across parts of Europe and North America.

Unlike other workplace awards, the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards are based on the input of employees who voluntarily provide anonymous feedback, by completing a company review about their job, work environment and employer over the past year.

 

The top ten UK Best Places to Work in 2019 are:

1. Anglian Water (4.5 rating)

2. Bain & Company (4.5 rating)

3. XPO Logistics (4.5 rating)

4. Bromford (4.5rating)

5. Salesforce (4.4 rating)

6. Sky Betting & Gaming (4.4 rating)

7. Hiscox (4.4 rating)

8. SAP (4.4 rating)

9. Taylor Wimpey (4.4 rating)

10. Royal London (4.4 rating)

“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 a company before accepting a new job. To help people find the best jobs and the best companies, the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards recognise employers at the top of their game,” said Dr. Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor Chief Economist. “For employers, we know that a satisfied and engaged workforce helps drive financial performance. Glassdoor Best Places to Work winners are strategically investing in company culture, career growth opportunities and more which also serves as a major recruiting advantage.”

 

Locations

The categories and regions for the Awards this time around were UK, France , Germany, US (large and SME) and Canada. In the UK, the voting was restricted to employees in firms with more 1,000 or more staff. The 50 UK Best Places to Work in 2019 list features winning employers hiring across a range of industries, including technology, consulting, insurance, finance and retail.

 

Anglian

Anglian Water ranks No. 1 for the first time (up from second place in 2018) and is the only utilities company to feature in the top 10.  Google (No. 13, 4.4), J.P Morgan (No. 30, 4.3) and PWC (No. 45, 4.2) are the only three employers to make the UK list every year (2015-2019). Sixteen employers are newcomers to the UK list this year, including Bain & Company (No. 2, 4.5),  IKEA (No. 16, 4.3), Intercontinental Hotels Group (No. 23, 4.3) and Wagamama (No. 41, 4.2).

SAP is the only employer this year to appear on five lists (Germany, No. 1; Canada, No. 3;  UK, No. 8; France, No. 23; U.S. large, No. 27).

 

Pros & Cons

When employees submit reviews about their employer on Glassdoor, they are asked to share their opinion on some of the best reasons to work for their employer, any downsides and are encouraged to provide advice to management. In addition, employees are asked to rate how satisfied they are with their employer overall, rate their CEO as well as rate key workplace attributes such as work/life balance, senior management, culture & values, career opportunities and compensation & benefits.

Employees are also asked whether they would recommend their employer to a friend and whether they believe their employer’s six-month business outlook is positive, negative or if they have no opinion.

Among the more than 830,000 employers reviewed on Glassdoor, the average company rating is 3.4.

Picture: Anglian Water CEO: “We look for people whose behaviours align to our culture.”

Article written by Brian Shillibeer

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