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Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work in UK 2021 Revealed: Salesforce Wins #1

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Coming off the heels of a tumultuous and life-changing year due to COVID-19, it’s fitting that the UK’s #1 Best Place to Work in 2021 is a company with a “friendly culture that prioritises employees’ wellbeing and development, not just revenue generation”.

This year we are proud to announce that CRM software giant Salesforce is officially the UK’s Best Place to Work in 2021! Congratulations to Salesforce!

Being named the winner of Glassdoor’s 13th annual Employees’ Choice Awards, honouring the UK’s Best Places to Work in 2021 is no small feat, as COVID-19 cannibalised the job market, causing many redundancies and this year’s list was the most competitive to date. In spite of these challenges, Salesforce has crowned their fifth consecutive year in the top 10 Best Places to Work UK with a win in 2021!

Best Places to Work UK 2021 Winners

With over a million company reviews on Glassdoor, placing on the Best Places to Work list is a major achievement. Congratulations to all of our winners!

Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work UK in 2021 list features winning employers across a range of industries, including technology, biotech, pharmaceuticals, finance, manufacturing, construction and more.

Notably, with the COVID-19 pandemic, there are four biotech and pharmaceutical employers on this year’s list, including Abcam (No. 3, 4.4), AstraZeneca (No. 13, 4.3), Johnson & Johnson (No. 17, 4.3) and GlaxoSmithKline (No.46, 4.2). 

The Top 10 Best Places to Work in the UK for 2021 are:

  1. Salesforce (4.5 rating)
  2. Microsoft (4.4 rating)
  3. Abcam (4.4 rating)
  4. Google (4.4 rating)
  5. Softcat (4.4 rating)
  6. GTB (4.4 rating)
  7. Apple (4.3 rating)
  8. Bella Italia (4.3 rating)
  9. SAP (4.3 rating)
  10. Facebook (4.3 rating)

In addition to recognising the 50 companies on our 2021 Best Places to Work list for the UK, Glassdoor also compiled Best Places to Work lists for the U.S., Canada, France and Germany. This year, our UK winner, Salesforce is the only employer to appear on five lists.

“COVID-19 is in the driver’s seat and every employer has been impacted. This year’s winning employers have proven, according to employees, that even during extraordinary times, they’ll rise to the challenge to support their people,” said Christian Sutherland-Wong, Glassdoor Chief Executive Officer. “A mission-driven culture, transparent leadership and career opportunities are always hallmarks of Best Places to Work winners. This year, we also see exceptional employers who have prioritised the health, safety and well-being of their employees. My congratulations go to all of this year’s outstanding Employees’ Choice Award winners.”

About Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work

For over a decade, we’ve taken great pride in honouring companies that employees love working for — and we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. With winners determined based on employee feedback — no nomination process, no employee surveys or questionnaires and certainly no costs or fees involved — making it to Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work list is truly an elite honour. Congratulations to all companies recognised, and to job seekers: if you’re looking to make your next career move, check out open positions at the Best Places to Work now!

Think your company has what it takes to be a Best Place to Work? Share a review!

Employers — wondering why you didn’t make the list, and how you can be considered next year? Read here.

*Each list was compiled using Glassdoor’s proprietary algorithm, and each company’s overall rating determined based on the quantity, quality and consistency of reviews during the period of eligibility. For the full methodology, visit here.

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