Work and Wellbeing · 24 October 2018

Apple crowned UK’s popular employer following focus on staff wellbeing

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Apple employees cited the company as an enjoyable place to work

Tech giant Apple has been crowned as the UK’s most popular employer helped by its focus on staff wellbeing and perks.

The survey from job site Indeed, which was compiled from millions of employee reviews, found that Apple’s combination of an enjoyable work culture, good rates of pay and free or discounted tech helped it claim top spot.

The top 25 companies included both high street and business-to-business brands, as well as British and foreign-based firms.

The second-ranked employer was Humberside-based Wren Kitchens, which employs over 4,000 staff and scored highly for valuing and treating its employees well.

The third most popular company to work for is the global pharmaceuticals business GlaxoSmithKline, whose employees praised it for offering a good work/life balance and attractive career prospects.

Fourth was HomeServe, followed by Rolls-Royce, Nando’s, Lush Cosmetics and John Lewis which is well known for inviting employees to become partners and shares profits with them.

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Other notable entrants were Liverpool Football Club where employees praised it for being a “productive and fun” workplace.

“The difference between a good job and a great job can vary from person to person, but our ranking shows some common themes shine through,” said Bill Richards, UK Managing Director at Indeed.

“Companies that make their employees feel valued and offer a positive working environment score consistently highly among the reviews posted on Indeed. As we continue to see for many staff, work-life balance, career prospects and a great workplace culture can all mean more than a good salary alone.”

Mark Pullan, Managing Director at Wren Kitchens, said: “Wren is a family business. We truly believe in developing our staff to their full potential.  We have a fast-paced, hardworking culture, and those who put the effort in are rewarded with great earning potential and a fun, fulfilling career.”

A HomeServe spokesperson commented: “Our culture is built on the understanding that if we take care of our people, they will take care of our customers and the rest takes care of itself.”

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