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Top 10 Companies To Work For

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Glassdoor has recently published its seventh annual Employees’ Choice Awards. These awards celebrate the top companies in Britain and America, as judged by their employees. Below are the top ten (out of 25) companies who made the list.

See also: Top 20 Best ’Big’ Companies to Work for 

1. Google

The tech colossus has over 5,000 employees who rate its “cool culture” and the quality of work offered. Google’s flat organisation structure is also positively regarded, and its leaders are praised for their “understanding” of the “challenges facing the organisation”. It tops the list of the best companies to work for.

2. John Lewis

John Lewis is the UK’s largest department store group, and is a close second on the list. Employees rate the “partner nature” of the company (when new employees join, they become “partners” in this “co-owned business”), the “rewarding work” and rates of pay.

3. Microsoft

Employees appreciate the challenges that Microsoft’s “competitive environment” provides, as well as the “flexible work hours”, career development possibilities, and fun nature of the company.

4. Accenture

Employees rate Accenture’s forward-thinking philosophy: the company is “open to new ideas and technologies”. Accenture’s “strong values” and “ethics” are also praised, as is its readiness to provide challenges and opportunities for continuous learning and development. Accenture is the holder of numerous awards and accolades such as Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For (2014), Top 50 Companies for Diversity (2013), and Best Companies for Leaders (2014).

5. Jaguar Land Rover

According to one employee, Jaguar Land Rover offers “guaranteed job satisfaction”. Singled out for praise is the company’s ability to identify talent and to nurture potential in employees, helping them to advance within the company.

6. JP Morgan

According to those who work there, JP Morgan is an “exceptional” company. The company’s training is singled out for particular praise.

7. Three

The UK’s “fastest growing mobile network” is a “fun” and “friendly” place to work, according to its employees. Three’s employees also admire the “scope for advancement” and the level of empowerment conferred on them by their employers.

8. Cisco Systems

Cisco Systems has a number of awards and accolades to its name. Last year, it appeared in Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For – an achievement it also recorded in the previous two years. Employees at Cisco particularly appreciate the company’s values, the quality of training given to them, and the “lifestyle”.

9. Deloitte UK

Deloitte is one of the “Big Four” professional services firms, alongside PwC, Ernst & Young, and KPMG. An abundance of training opportunities, career advancement opportunities, interesting work, friendly culture, and accessible seniors make Deloitte a great place to work, according to its employees.

10. PwC

Employees at PwC, one of the “Big Four” professional services firms, appreciate the company’s learning environment which enables them to experience a number of different business sectors, acquiring new skills in the process.

Are you surprised by any of the entries on this list? Does your company make the list? There is clearly much these companies are doing right and if you are looking for a new job, this list is a great place to start.

See also: Top 10 Best Workplaces in the UK

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