The best companies to work for in the UK in 2016: Oxfam and Schuh beat eighth-place Google
Oxfam and footwear retailer Schuh have beaten Google in a employee ranking of the best companies to work for in the UK.
The league table, compiled by Glassdoor for its eighth annual Employee’s Choice awards, was topped by travel site Expedia, which was praised by a finance manager for its emphasis on striking a work/life balance and friendly culture.
The remainder of Glassdoor’s 25 UK best places to work in 2016 span a range of industries including technology, banking, retail and engineering.
Schuh and charity Oxfam placed fifth and sixth on the list respectively, well above Google, which came eighth.
The US tech giant has long been held in high regard by its staff thanks to perks like free, wifi-enabled buses to work, provision of healthy snacks and competitive salaries and came in first in the same list last year.
Despite its slide down the ranking, it remains among just ten employers that have made it on to the list for two years running.
Top-ranked Expedia was followed by recruiting company Hays and digital agency AKQA, in second and third, respectively.
To determine the best places to work Glassdoor looks at company reviews made by employees who voluntarily provide anonymous feedback through a company review about their job, work environment and employer over the past year.
The top 25
1. Expedia
2. Hays
4. GE
5. Schuh
6. Oxfam
7. ARM Holdings
8. Google
9. Unilever
10. London Underground
11. PageGroup
12. easyJet
13. Arup
14. Amec Foster Wheeler
15. Royal Dutch Shell
16. John Lewis
17. JP Morgan
18. Cisco Systems
19. Goldman Sachs
20. Credit Suisse
21. PwC
22. Yell
23. Procter & Gamble
24. Kantar Worldpanel
25. Waitrose  


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