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8 Companies That Offer Performance Bonuses

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Performance-based bonuses motivate you to work hard and—then ensure that you’re rewarded for that hard work. While you’re expected to perform the regular duties within your job, it’s comforting to know that you’ll be rewarded for going above and beyond or reaching major milestones in your work.

In fact, as humans and professionals, we crave recognition. A recent study showed that 80 percent of UK workers want continuous recognition from their employers. If you’re thinking about a career change, and want to work for a company that rewards great performance, check out these eight companies that are currently hiring.

1. Next Careers

Where Hiring:

  • Scotland: Kirkcaldy, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dunfermline, Livingston
  • England: Leicester, Pontefract, Luton, Bristol, Reading, Eastleigh
  • Wales: Cwmbran

What Roles: Digital Designer, Warehouse Operative, Home Sales Consultant, UX Researcher, Customer Service Advisor

What Employees Say: “I worked as a Sales Consultant for eight years at Next and really enjoyed working there. It’s an excellent high street retail shop, with a lively working environment. They care about employees and allow you to work around your social life—very supportive. Great employee discount and bonus.” — Former Sales Consultant

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2. American Express

Where Hiring: Greater London, Brighton, Burgess Hill

What Roles: Network Marketing Executive, Travel and Lifestyle Consultant, Account Manager, Java Engineer, Product Manager, Business Analyst

What Employees Say: “Amazing work life balance (35 hrs week for full-time). Great company culture—American Express treats us as an actual human being and colleague, not just a number. There’s a nurturing environment, you can talk with virtually anyone. If you have a problem the only thing you need to do is to ask for help. There are loads of training sessions offered.” — Current Employee

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3. Amey

Where Hiring:

  • England: Sheffield, Liverpool, Trafford Park, Salisbury, Birmingham, Preston   
  • Northern Ireland: Belfast
  • Wales: Cardiff

What Roles: HR Manager, Project Manager, Civil Engineer, Environmentalist, P6 Planner, Commercial Assistant

What Employees Say: “Good benefits scheme, flexible working arrangements, and a fairly good pension.” — Current Principal Systems Engineer

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4. Cisco Systems

Where Hiring:

  • England: London, Uxbridge, Feltham, Reading
  • Scotland: Edinburgh

What Roles: Insider Sales Manager, Voice Engineer, Graduate Software Engineer, Territory Account Manager, Marketing Automation Specialist

What Employees Say: “Very good in everything, collaborative people, professionals with strong skills and flexibility in terms of shift times and home office opportunities.” — Current Consulting Engineer

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5. Dunelm

Where Hiring: Leicester, Hemel Hempstead, London, Chelmsford, Bristol, Barnsley, Northampton, Oxford

What Roles: Sales Assistant, Digital Content Assistant, Food and Drink Buyer, Senior UX Designer, Warehouse Supervisor

What Employees Say: “Great people. Great benefits. The company really looks after you and the people are fantastic! Very approachable management and open and honest environment.” — Current Employee

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6. Lush

Where Hiring: London, Poole, Windsor, Bridgnorth, High Wycombe

What Roles: Backend Engineer, Sales Assistant, Shop Floor Supervisor, Research and Story-Telling Secondee, Campaigns and Operations Secondee

What Employees Say: “The standard of customer service and product training is in-depth and thoughtful. Great discounts and perks. Very engaging company.” — Current Sales Assistant

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7. Barclays

Where Hiring:

  • England: Northampton, Knutsford, Birmingham, London, Fleet, Sunderland, Burgess Hill  
  • Scotland: Glasgow, Edinburgh

What Roles: Senior Developer, Relationship Support Manager, Researcher, Data Manager, Wealth Planner, Customer Service Advisor

What Employees Say: “Good growth opportunities and environment for employees. It’s a very big and trusted brand with wise fundamental values.” — Current Project Manager

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8. Nationwide Building Society

Where Hiring: Northhampton, Swindon, London, Bristol, Chesterfield    

What Roles: Senior Content Designer, Customer Service Advisor, Senior Risk Analyst, Engineer, Policy and Public Affairs Officer

What Employees Say: “High emphasis on customer experience, with internal flexibility to try new ways of doing.” — Current Employee

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