Revealed: Glassdoor’s top 50 companies to work for 2017
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:
- ARM Holdings
- HomeServe UK
- Mott MacDonald
- Hays plc
- First Derivatives
- American Express
- Grant Thornton UK LLP
- Explore Learning
- Nando’s UK
- Jaguar Land Rover
- Cisco Systems
- John Lewis
- Credit Suisse
- J.P. Morgan
- J Sainsbury
- Thomson Reuters
- Costa Coffee
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