The 20 best UK companies for workplace culture, according to employees

Screen Shot 2017 10 19 at 10.17.49Instagram/eposnowusEpos Now, a software provider, features in the top 20.

Whether it’s the company values, ethos, or simply the perks — there are upsides to every job and company.

Glassdoor, a platform which lets employees anonymously review their companies, has revealed a list of the 20 UK companies with the best workplace cultures.

Glassdoor hosts around 33 million reviews of 700,000 companies by current and former employees around the world.

The ranking, built in collaborating with the Chartered Management Institute, considers factors like the quality of leadership and workplace values.

It only considered companies with at least 50 employee reviews, one of which had to be from 2017.

Scroll on to discover the 20 best companies in the UK for workplace culture, as voted for by employees.

This story was originally published by Glassdoor.

20. Thomas International

What they do: Psychometric test specialist

Management and culture ethos: The company in-house software assess seven aspects of workplace engagement: voice, togetherness, challenge, freedom, clarity, recognition and growth.

19. Cloudreach


What they do: Internet sharing cloud company

Management and culture ethos: 'We believe that great people should be the cornerstone of our successful business. Cloudreach's people-centric culture respects the individual and encourages diversity of thought.'

(All management and ethos quotes are from company spokespeople.)

18. Peninsula

A team of Peninsula staff.

What they do: HR and safety specialists

Management and culture ethos: Peninsula focuses on creating a 'welcoming and success-driven environment.'

17. Baringa Partners

What they do: Business management consultancy

Management and culture ethos: 'Our partners have gained the trust and respect of our employees because they care.'

16. Badoo


What they do: Dating app

Management and culture ethos: 'We allow our employees the autonomy to see projects right through to fruition, without handholding or micromanagement.'

15. MediaMath

What they do: Advertising service

Management and culture ethos: 'The structure can sometimes slow down decision-making, but we believe collaboration enables us to create better outcomes for our people and clients.'

14. SkyScanner

Gareth Williams, CEO of SkyScanner.

What they do: Tech travel company

Management and culture ethos: 'There's freedom in how work is executed, with less bureaucracy, and productivity is high.'

13. VistaBee

What they do: Video and photography platform

Management and culture ethos: VistaBee CEO Steve Reilly leads by giving employees 'as much autonomy as possible.'

12. First Utility

What they do: Energy supplier

Management and culture ethos: 'Naming and acclaiming has the effect of keeping the values front of mind and enforcing them -- after all, who doesn't want a bit of praise and recognition?'

11. Facebook

Getty/Sean Gallup

What they do: Social media platform

Management and culture ethos: 'Nothing at Facebook is somebody else's problem.'

10. Epos Now

What they do: Software provider

Management and culture ethos: 'Work hard, play hard.'

9. Auto Trader

Wikimedia Commons/Foshie

What they do: Automotive marketplace

Management and culture ethos: 'An important part of our culture is to address negative behaviour in a timely manner, so all managers take responsibility for this.'

8. Rentokil Initial

What they do: Pest control

Management and culture ethos: 'Our core management approach is one of open, accessible, responsible leadership.'

7. Lookers

What they do: Car dealership

Management and culture ethos: 'It's all about making our people feel appreciated.'

6. HomeServe UK

A HomeServe van.

What they do: Home assistance provider

Management and culture ethos: 'If you put your people first, they will look after your customers and the rest will take care of itself.'

5. Bain & Company

What they do: Business management consultancy

Management and culture ethos: 'Leaders at Bain are honest -- they use direct language, and the 'one team' attitude is crucial.'

4. RHP

What they do: Housing provider

Management and culture ethos: 'RHP has worked to create a culture where all staff feel empowered to make decisions, solve problems, and take risks.'

3. Equal Experts

Equal Experts seems to send employees on adventures.

What they do: Software consultants

Management and culture ethos: 'When people enjoy what they are doing, they create better work, day in, day out.'

2. Fourth

What they do: Hospitality software experts

Management and culture ethos: 'If we all live our values every day, we'll not only achieve our values, but we'll be doing it with an ethos that sets us apart.'

1. Northern Gas and Power

Northern Gas and Power Conference 2017.

What they do: Energy management consultants

Management and culture ethos: 'Nothing is more important here than managerial behaviour.'

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