Posted on December 11, 2019 by staff

UK tech firms dominate Glassdoor’s ‘Best Places to Work’


Tech firms dominate a new list of the best places to work in the UK.

Company review website Glassdoor announced the UK ‘Best Places to Work 2020’, putting tech giant Google in the top spot, followed by Manchester-based software firm Equal Experts, and CRM software firm Salesforce.

This is Google’s third time in the UK top spot, having reached number on in 2015 and 2018. It climbed 12 places form last year’s list to reach number one.

Conversely in the US version of Glassdoor’s list, Google fell out of the top 10, landing at 11th place.

New entry Equal Experts has teams in Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle, and boasts clients including HMRC and The Co-Op.

Those qualifying for the top spots were rated on a 5-point scale based on the anonymous reviews of current and former employees.

Glassdoor’s Economic Research team determined the overall winners and ratings based on work-life balance, culture, career opportunities, and benefits.

Christian Sutherland-Wong, president and incoming CEO at Glassdoor, said: “This year marks the shift to a culture-first decade in the workplace.

“This year’s winners stand out for providing exceptional career growth opportunities and encouraging work driven by impact and purpose.”

Other tech companies topping the charts include Softcat, Microsoft, Cisco Systems, Siemens and Apple.

Glassdoor’s highest-rated UK employers

  1. Google
  2. Equal Experts
  3. Salesforce
  4. Hiscox
  5. Softcat
  6. Abcam
  7. Microsoft
  8. SAP
  9. Topps Tiles
  10. Arup
  11. Las Iguanas
  12. Mace
  13. Cisco Systems
  14. ICP Nurseries
  15. Arcadis
  16. easyJet
  17. Johnson & Johnson
  18. Rentokil Initial
  19. United Utilities
  20. Shell
  21. Royal London
  22. J.P. Morgan
  23. Nando’s UK & IRE
  24. American Express
  25. NIKE
  26. Bromford
  27. O2
  28. Siemens
  29. GlaxoSmithKline
  30. Rolls-Royce
  31. Wagamama
  32. Apple
  33. Capgemini
  34. Unilever
  35. Accenture
  36. AXA UK
  37. Facebook
  38. Goldman Sachs
  39. Taylor Wimpey
  40. Ford Motor Company
  41. AstraZeneca
  42. Cafe Rouge
  43. Turner and Townsend
  44. REED
  45. Bella Italia
  46. Barratt Developments
  47. Iress
  48. BBC
  49. Schuh Limited
  50. Bloomberg L.P