The Best UK Companies To Work For In 2016

The Employees’ Choice Awards, conducted by Glassdoor, has found the best UK companies to work for based on employee happiness. From work-life balance to personal training and development, the below companies made it into the top 10 for the best UK companies to work for in 2016.


For those with a love of travel, where better to work than Expedia? Expedia is a global force, both driven and engaged to provide the best in travel resources for customers, but that’s not without investing in their staff. A young dynamic workforce creates a great working environment, and management are keen to invest in personal training and development, as well as offering excellent salaries and benefits.


A digital innovation company where creativity flows – AKQA offer a relaxed working environment allowing employees’ ideas to flourish. Great benefits include free fruit and snacks, and a company gym on site to keep your body healthy and those brain cells active.


It’s some people’s idea of heaven to work in a shoe store – particularly one that gives you great discounts on the latest brands. For a high street store, Schuh’s salary is very good. Flexible contracts are ideal for students or those looking to work around other demands. Management are known to have a friendly, open-minded attitude to staff and welcome those with an alternative image (i.e tattoos).


If you want to get a job whilst knowing that you are really helping people across the globe, then look no further than a charity such as Oxfam. A company that respects the people they’re trying to help, it’s an ethos that stretches to the workplace too. With a diverse range of people involved in the business, it’s a great place to sharpen up those interpersonal skills – personal development is actively encouraged by the management at all

London Underground

Described by one employee as ‘the best company ever that just about sums it up! London Underground is full of passionate individuals who ensure that London keeps moving and the can-do attitude makes it a friendly and relaxed environment in which to work. London Underground are renowned for looking after the interests of their own staff and are keen for employees to carve out their own role and grow their personal skills. Workers are generously rewarded for their efforts too.

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