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Glassdoor, the leading jobs and career community, has revealed the winners of its seventh annual Employees’ Choice Awards, honouring the Best Places to Work in 2015 across the UK and the US – and Google beats the competition on both sides of the Atlantic hands down.

The Employees’ Choice Awards are based solely on input from employees who anonymously and voluntarily provide feedback via the Glassdoor company review survey. Glassdoor company reviews include details into employee job satisfaction, work environment, company culture and senior leadership. Winners are ranked according to their overall company rating achieved during the past year (Ratings based on a 5-point scale: 1.0=very dissatisfied, 3.0=OK, 5.0=very satisfied).

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The top five Best Places to Work in the UK  are: Google (#1, 4.4 rating), John Lewis (#2, 4.3 rating), Microsoft (#3, 4.1), Accenture (#4, 4.0 rating), Jaguar Land Rover (#5, 4.0 rating).

 

The top five Best Places to Work in 2015 – U.S. are: Google (#1, 4.5 rating), Bain & Company (#2, 4.4 rating), Nestle Purina PetCare (#3, 4.4 rating), F5 Networks (#4, 4.3 rating), Boston Consulting Group (#5, 4.3 rating).

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“Millions of employees around the world are turning to Glassdoor each month to share their work experiences and research companies. It is this type of authentic feedback that helps others find jobs and companies they love, and allows us to honour employers who stand out for their efforts in providing an enjoyable work environment and culture,” said Robert Hohman, Glassdoor CEO and co-founder.

The Glassdoor company review survey gathers employee opinion on some of the best reasons to work for their employer (pros), some of the downsides (cons), and encourages employees to provide advice to senior management.

Employees are asked to rate how satisfied they are with their company overall and how they feel their CEO is leading the company, as well as key workplace attributes like 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 on the company’s business outlook in the next six months. 

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