Career Talk

/ 4 years ago /

 Article by Brenda Wong

These are the best companies to work for in 2017

Some people measure a company’s success through revenue. Through growth, perhaps. Some even measure succcess through press coverage. However, there is one elusive thing that companies find difficult to achieve: overall employee happiness.

Employee happiness = employee productivity. After all, the more satisfied your workforce, the more likely they’ll be motivated to work hard and do the best they can. Company reviews website Glassdoor has compiled a list of the best places to work in the United Kingdom for 2017, analysing the millions of anonymous comments left by employees on their website.

The results are officially in. Here are the top ten companies you should be applying to for a happy work life, stat.

The top ten best companies to work for in 2017 (United Kingdom)

best companies to work for in 2017

Some observations:

  • This is Google’s first time in the past three years out of the official top ten, dropping to 13th place this year. City AM has speculated that “the trend of trying to emulate Google’s particular brand of work environment with bean bags, slides, hot desking and food freebies might just be over.”
  • This is Expedia’s second year in a row in the number 1 spot.
  • The top ten list is full of surprising names. Two new entrants are particularly notable for their unexpectedness: emergency insurance and home repairs company Homeserve and engineering firm Mott Macdonald.

Here are some of the Glassdoor reviews that defined the top ten list this year:

10. First Derivatives

“5 stars: Dynamic and rapidly growing company with good opportunities” – Current Employee, Financial Engineer in Newry, Northern Ireland.

9. Screwfix

“5 stars: A company that is constantly growing and will grow you too.” – Current Employee, Customer Service Supervisor in West Bromwich, England.

8. Salesforce

“5 stars: A great culture of inclusivity.” – Current Employee, Program Architect in London, England.

7. Unilever

“5 stars: Great place to learn.” – Current Employee, Assistant Brand Manager in Leatherhead, England.

6. Peninsula

“4 stars: Forward thinking, dynamic company.” – Current Employee, Business Safety Technical Advisor in Manchester City Centre, England.

5. Hays PLC

“5 stars: Excellent career company.” – Current Employee, Director in Manchester, England.

4. Mott Macdonald

“5 stars: Great careers at Mott Macdonald” – Current Employee, Anonymous Employee in London, England.

3. Homeserve UK

“5 stars: Flexible and supportive place to work.” – Current Employee, Senior Digital Marketing Manager in Walsall, England.

2. Arm Holdings

“5 stars: Freedom is the best.” – Current Employee, Software Engineer in Cambridge, England.

1. Expedia

“5 stars: Fast growing dynamic environment” – Current Employee, Area Manager in London, England

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