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

When employees really buy into the culture of a company and stay for long periods of time you know you’re doing something right. Add to that a friendly environment, engaging senior management teams, attractive benefits and good career development opportunities, and you have a recipe for the #1 Best Place to Work — an honour that Anglian Water has now clinched for the first time in the awards’ five years of existence in the UK.

With a Best Place To Work company rating of 4.5, Anglian Water employees are especially appreciative of working with people who really care about what they do on a daily basis, and of being led by a strong senior management team that is willing to invest heavily in its workforce.

While Anglian Water 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

1. Anglian Water – Rating: 4.5

“The workforce is clearly proud, passionate and really cares about the work they do, which results in a really positive culture and working environment,” Anglian Water Asset Delivery Manager (Lincoln)

2. Bain & Company – Rating: 4.5

 “Fantastic culture, smart, motivated, inspirational people who genuinely care about each other and their clients,” Bain & Company Manager (London)

3. XPO Logistics – Rating: 4.5

“Everyone helps each other to achieve success. The work atmosphere is relaxed but everyone is required to accomplish the high standards we provide,” XPO Logistics WMS Implementation Manager (Doncaster)

4. Bromford – Rating: 4.5

 “Great colleagues, flexible working, excellent training, innovative and your opinions matter,” Bromford Neighbourhood Coach (Cirencester)

5. Salesforce – Rating: 4.4

 “Great to work in an exciting and fast paced environment. Teams are full of talented individuals and the company supports your career aspirations and development,” Salesforce Marketing (London)

For eleven years now in the U.S. (five 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 theBest Places to Work now!

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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.