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Glassdoor’s Annual Best Places to Work Revealed: Google Earns #1 Spot

Posted by Glassdoor Team

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Last Updated May 14, 2020

When billions of people across the world use your company’s product, it’s hard not to take pride in where you work and what you do. Add to that good pay and perks, interesting projects, a strong learning and development programme, and you have a recipe for the #1 Best Place to Work — an honour that Google has now clinched for the second time in the awards’ four years of existence in the UK.

With a Best Place To Work company rating of 4.5, Google employees are especially appreciative of working with smart and innovative colleagues; the company remains open and transparent despite it’s huge size, with an unparalleled and strong leadership team; plus a strong mission to "organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful”.

While Google takes home the top honour this year, Glassdoor has recognised a total of 50 companies in our 2018 UK Best Places to Work Employers List (defined as more than 1,000 employees) Beyond that, we’ve also compiled Best Places to Work Lists for U.S Large Companies, U.S. Small & Medium Companies (fewer than 1,000 employees), Canada, France and Germany.

Top 5 Best Places to Work: UK Large Employers

  1. Google

Company Rating: 4.5

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  1. Anglian Water

Company Rating: 4.4

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  1. Bromford

Company Rating: 4.4

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  1. Facebook

Company Rating: 4.4

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  1. Salesforce

Company Rating: 4.4

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For ten years now in the U.S. (four years in UK), we’ve taken great pride in honouring companies that employees love working for — and helping jobseekers make informed decisions about where they want to work. With winners determined solely 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 jobseekers: 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 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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