Expedia tops Glassdoor list of best places to work

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Employer review site Glassdoor has released its annual list of the best places to work in the UK as chosen by employees – and Expedia has come top.

Glassdoor’s 2015 UK top ten

  1. Expedia
  2. Hays plc
  3. AKQA
  4. GE
  5. Schuh
  6. Oxfam
  7. ARM Holdings
  8. Google
  9. Unilever
  10. London Underground

Staff at the travel company said it had a “strong, friendly work culture” where work-life balance was considered important by all. Last year, Expedia was ranked at 25, and it also ranks 16th in Glassdoor’s list of top large US employers to work for.

Glassdoor has compiled six lists of employees’ favoured workplaces, highlighting winners in the UK, US, Canada, France and Germany. The rankings are in their eighth year.

In the UK, there are four technology companies, three banks and three retail companies among the top 25. Fifteen of the companies in the list are newly ranked this year.

Google, which ranked top last year, fell to number 8 in the rankings, although CEO Larry Page came top of Glassdoor’s list of highest rated CEOs in 2015.

Other employers featuring in the UK top 10 include recruitment company Hays, GE and Oxfam.

In the US list of large companies to work for (employers with more than 1,000 staff), the top three companies were Airbnb, Bain & Company and Guidewire.

Glassdoor compiles the awards based on employee feedback shared via the site during the past year, applying an algorithm to reviews that benchmarks their quality, quantity and consistency.

Gary Morrison, senior vice president of Expedia Retail, said ranking top of the list was a “true honour”.

He added: “The fact that we moved from #25 to #1 on Glassdoor’s list in a single year is a major achievement. Our employees are passionate about travel and are relentless in finding innovative ways to improve our customers’ experience. This recognition is a testament to them.”

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