New! Fishbowl by Glassdoor. Dive into authentic, anonymous conversations with a community of professionals like you. Learn More.


5 Companies As Cool As Facebook – And Hiring Now!

Posted by Joe Wiggins

Director of Corporate Communications, International

August 22, 2016


Facebook receives an impressive rating of 4.8 from staff in the UK, with employees citing the free food, personal growth and fast pace as key advantages for working there. The company is one of the most recognisable brands on the planet, but there are other employers that are just as cool and hiring right now. Below we have highlighted a selection of five companies - that are hiring now – and with an overall company rating of 4.0 or more on Glassdoor, which also offer cool perks and a great company culture. For perspective, the average company rating on Glassdoor is a 3.3* (based on a 5.0 scale; 1.0=very dissatisfied, 5.0=satisfied).

Like what Facebook offers? Check out these five companies:

  1. ClearScore

clear score technology office

What they do: ClearScore is an award-winning credit rating and score service.

Why they’re cool: The company is taking on the established brands in the sector and disrupting the credit rating industry with a new product that is free for consumers. It’s a start-up environment with a rapid pace of growth, a fun culture and employees who strongly believe in the mission.

What employees have to say:

“Awesome, fast-growing team working with the latest technology producing a beautiful, award winning and useful product at breakneck speed.” – ClearScore CTO, London

“Very enthusiastic and intelligent crew who really care about the product and the customers! The feeling to actually contribute something of value to society.” – ClearScore Devops Engineer, London

See Open Jobs at ClearScore

  1. TransferWise


What they do: Fintech startup based in London that saves people money when transferring funds overseas.

Why they’re cool: Raised significant capital and are in hyper-growth mode. People love working in small independent teams and TransferWise believes in autonomy. It’s a mission-driven company with a flat hierarchy and fun office environments.

What employees have to say:

“The company offers a very pleasant work environment with modern offices and ‘fun’ facilities including relaxation areas, pool tables, saunas, etc. The new Tallinn office even offers open air terrace space and gym facilities.” – TransferWise Employee, London

“Awesome drive in people, great community... And so much more! Travelling, getting to know people, flexible and supporting environment.” – TransferWise Senior Software Engineer, London

See Open Jobs at TransferWise

  1. HomeAway


What they do: Part of the Expedia group, HomeAway is an online marketplace for holiday rentals.

Why they’re cool: Holiday rentals is a fun industry and HomeAway lives up to that ethos with great benefits, free snacks, casual dress and a good work-life balance. It’s a diverse, international, multi-lingual company with good scope for career development.

What employees have to say:

“Homeaway has a great team and family ethic. Full of talented people and an awesome working environment. One of the best decisions I ever made.” – HomeAway Engagement Manager, London

“HomeAway is developed and successful enough to compete on comp with larger tech players which most startups can’t. HomeAway is a well capitalised and profitable so you avoid the uncertainty that accompanies many startups reliant on external funding.” – HomeAway BI/ Strategy Associate, London

See Open Jobs at HomeAway

  1. Brandwatch


What they do: One of the leading social media monitoring and analytics platforms.

Why they’re cool: Free food, lots of social events, innovative products, ping pong and a great office space by the sea in Brighton.

What employees have to say: 

“In the background a huge amount of work is being done to ensure that Brandwatch continues to grow in a positive and nurturing way. Good company perks that you can find in many startups.” – Brandwatch Employee, Brighton

“Great place to work. good people, good management and friendly environment. Perks are great and culture is brilliant. Lots of time to work on own projects, learning things and check out cool techy stuffs on the go.” – Brandwatch Test Lead, London

See Open Jobs at Brandwatch

  1. MarketInvoice


What they do: A small business lender, MarketInvoice provides day-to-day operational financing via a peer-to-peer business model.

Why they’re cool: Ultra transparent culture where all employees believe in the mission. Cool office, snacks, perks, gym membership and even a free Kindle. Every team member has stock options.

What employees have to say:

“Developing a transparent culture. Where else will you have co-founders do town halls where employees can vote on what they're saying in real time? A team of very clever people who all believe in the mission. An excellent place to learn about finance and particularly about fintech.”- MarketInvoice Partnerships Manager, London

“Perks: Great office, Friday Beers, Quarterly Hackathons, team socials, half price gym membership, Uber for late hours at the office, top football team.” – MarketInvoice Business Development, London

See Open Jobs at MarketInvoice

Do you work at one of these companies or another great employer in the UK? What do you think of your company and your job? Let others know by sharing a review. Want to see your company on a list like this? Email us.

* Glassdoor internal data, July 2016