PwC in best places to work top bracket

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robert-outram By Robert Outram, The CA magazine

10 December 2015

An employee feedback survey places PwC 21st in the UK, with EY making the top 50 in a US poll.

PwC has been rated among the top 25 best places to work in the UK. A survey, based on feedback from employees and former employees, praises the excellent career opportunities at the firm although reviewers also acknowledge that those opportunities can entail working long hours at times.

PwC is rated 21st in a list that ranges from the charity sector to investment banking, and includes a footwear retail chain and energy giant Royal Dutch Shell.

The Employees’ Choice Awards are compiled by online recruiter Glassdoor, and rate workplaces in the UK, US, France, Germany and Canada. The top five rated companies in the UK are:

  1. Expedia – online travel business
  2. Hays plc – recruiters
  3. AKQA – digital innovation and service design business
  4. GE – engineering group
  5. Schuh – retail store group

In the US, the top rated companies were Google (large company category) and Motley Fool (small-medium sized business). Among accountancy firms only EY – praised for its “great corporate culture” – features in the top 50.

“The Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards are the only workplace awards that recognise employers where people love to work solely based on the authentic voice of those who really know a company best – the employees. “said Robert Hohman, Glassdoor CEO and co-founder.

“For anyone hoping to find a job and company they love, these companies stand tallest for providing outstanding work environments and company cultures.”

Only around half of the UK’s top 25 are London-based, with Oxford, Cambridge, Reading, Luton and Livingston-based companies all making an appearance.

When an employee submits a company review on Glassdoor, he or she is asked to give their opinion on some of the best reasons to work for their employer (pros), any downsides (cons), and is encouraged to provide advice to management.

Employees are also asked to rate how satisfied they are with their employer overall, rate their CEO, as well as rating five key workplace attributes, including career opportunities, compensation & benefits, culture & values, senior management and work-life balance.

In addition, employees are asked whether they would recommend their employer to a friend and what their opinion is of the employer’s business outlook in the next six months.

You can view the full Employers Choice Awards on the Glassdoor Website.

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