Revealed: Glassdoor’s top 50 companies to work for 2017

- Leadership - Dec 07, 2016

Expedia has been named by Glassdoor UK as the Best Place to Work in 2017. The world’s largest online travel company with brands including Expedia.com, Hotels.com and Expedia Affiliate Network, amongst others, topped the list of 50 employers.

Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards program, now in its ninth year, relies solely on the input of employees, who elect to provide feedback on their jobs, work environments and companies via Glassdoor®. Expedia is the first company of its size to rank number for two consecutive years since Glassdoor

“The Expedia Group, the parent company of Hotels.com L.P., made a total global investment of $830M in technology last year to keep the industry and our partners at the forefront of tech development and consumer appetite,” said Johan Svanstrom, President of the Hotels.com and Expedia Affiliate Network brands.

“Similarly, we continue to invest in attracting and retaining a fantastic team of employees from very diverse backgrounds. They really drive ideation and execution of great services to partners and customers and enable our company to stay ahead in the ever-changing travel tech landscape. The combination of our talent with an outspoken culture of fun, openness and true ambition makes Expedia such a great place to work.”

Expedia’s test and learn culture, a philosophy first established within its engineering teams, is one of the biggest contributors to employee engagement. Test and learn relies on data, not hierarchy, to determine the outcome when evaluating new ideas and making decisions. The approach empowers all team members to put forward new ideas, and this ability to directly shape strategy is one of the primary reasons employees consider Expedia a Great Place to Work.

On Glassdoor, current and former employees of companies worldwide can share insights and opinions about their work environments by sharing a company review, designed to capture a genuine and authentic inside look at what it’s like to work at particular jobs and companies. The Best Places to Work are determined using company reviews shared by UK-based employees between November 2, 2015 and October 30, 2016. The final list is compiled based on Glassdoor’s proprietary algorithm, and takes into account quantity, quality and consistency of reviews.

The full top 50 for the UK is as follows:

  1. Expedia
  2. ARM Holdings
  3. HomeServe UK
  4. Mott MacDonald
  5. Hays plc
  6. Peninsula
  7. Unilever
  8. Salesforce
  9. Screwfix
  10. First Derivatives
  11. American Express
  12. Grant Thornton UK LLP
  13. Google
  14. Explore Learning
  15. Accenture
  16. PageGroup
  17. GlaxoSmithKline
  18. BBC
  19. Centrica
  20. Nando’s UK
  21. Rackspace
  22. Jaguar Land Rover
  23. Diageo
  24. PwC
  25. GE
  26. Cisco Systems
  27. Microsoft
  28. Yell
  29. Harrods
  30. BP
  31. Deloitte
  32. EY
  33. John Lewis
  34. KPMG
  35. SAP
  36. Waitrose
  37. Shell
  38. Credit Suisse
  39. J.P. Morgan
  40. EasyJet
  41. Apple
  42. Rolls-Royce
  43. Capgemini
  44. UBS
  45. J Sainsbury
  46. Lush
  47. Schlumberger
  48. Thomson Reuters
  49. Starbucks
  50. Costa Coffee

 

Read the December 2016 issue of Business Review Europe magazine. 

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