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High-street retailers dominate a list of the friendliest places to work, a new study has shown. Clothing store TK Maxx claimed top spot , followed by WH Smith, Debenhams, Boots, Asda and Greggs.

Jobs website Glassdoor said comments it received about the winners included praise for managers, a friendly atmosphere, staff discount, subsidised canteens and different time-off options.

Joe Wiggins, of Glassdoor, said: “When it comes to finding a new job we all have our own priorities, whether it’s better pay, career progression or seeking out a certain company culture.

“For some people, making friends at work and having a friendly boss is what keeps them in the job.

“Retail is the UK’s biggest employer, so the atmosphere at work potentially impacts millions of people on a daily basis.

“It’s no coincidence that this list is packed with some of the UK’s most popular high-street retailers, because clearly camaraderie is easily forged amongst people working on the front line in customer-facing roles.

“The employers on this list no doubt put a lot of effort into fostering the right work culture because good customer service is the difference between failure and success.”

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