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11 Highest Rated UK Companies for Work-Life Balance

A Glassdoor survey found that the average UK employee only uses around three-quarters of their annual leave entitlement with 44 percent saying they do some sort of work when on holiday.

A healthy work-life balance can be the difference between being really happy in your job or being miserable. So, how do you know where to turn in order to get a job that won’t leave you working morning, noon and night?

The 11 Highest Rated Companies for Work-Life Balance in 2017 are:

  1. Expedia

Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.3

Number of Open Jobs: 963

What Employees Say: “Expedia is one of the best places I’ve worked, it have a great life-work balance and amazing benefits. Here you have the opportunity to work with people from all around the world.” – Current Employee

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  1. Lookers

Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.2

Number of Open Jobs: 182

What Employees Say: “Supportive environment, improving rewards package, good working environment, sound strategy and strong people focus.” – Current Employee

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  1. American Express

Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.2

Number of Open Jobs: 672

What Employees Say: “A very relationship based culture, inclusive and diverse. Good benefits, great Flexibility and development opportunities in a multinational environment.” – Current Employee

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  1. HomeServe

Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.2

Number of Open Jobs: 55

What Employees Say: “HomeServe is a business which puts its people first, so that the people provide the best service for the customer, and the rest takes care of itself.” – Current Employee

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  1. Peninsula

Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.1

Number of Open Jobs: 210

What Employees Say: “If your looking for a long term career in sales and are willing to work for it this is the place to be. You can earn life changing commission, sales in the truest sense and with that needs focus & drive.” – Current Employee

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  1. Cisco Systems

Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.1

Number of Open Jobs: 1,200

What Employees Say: “Great, positive attitude. Diversity. Investment in digital marketing and understanding how critical it is to the future. A lot of investment in talent nurturing.” – Current Employee

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  1. ARM

Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.1

Number of Open Jobs: 386

What Employees Say: “Smart and motivated colleagues, interesting career challenges, the company understands keeping and recruiting talent is critical to success.” – Current Employee

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  1. Financial Conduct Authority

Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.1

Number of Open Jobs: 32

What Employees Say: “There is a much better work/life balance than in industry – as a former consultant, my hours were 07:00 to 19:00; here, my hours are more like 08:00 to 17:00.”

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  1. Royal London

Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.1

Number of Open Jobs: 42

What Employees Say: “Royal London does genuinely work towards helping both staff and customers to ensure we ‘do the right thing’. A refreshing and positive attitude towards development too e.g. to focus on your strengths rather than your weaknesses.” – Current Employee

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  1. Thomson Reuters

Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.0

Number of Open Jobs: 1,400

What Employees Say: “Variety of opportunity, lots of really great people, very attractive employment packages at all levels – very good pension scheme. Generous holiday allowance.” – Current Employee

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  1. Procter & Gamble

Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.0

Number of Open Jobs: 807

What Employees Say: Intellectually challenging work, great people, high performing organization. People are truly invested in your success and you get great support.” – Current Employee

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  1. Methodology: For a company to be considered in Glassdoor’s report, Highest Rated Companies for Work-Life Balance 2017, a minimum of 50 work-life balance ratings must have been submitted by UK-based employees between 18/07/16 and 17/07/17. Academic institutions such as Universities are excluded from these rankings.