Facebook No1 in list of Top 25 UK Companies For Pay & Benefits
But with pay and benefits a big piece of the equation for any job seeker when deciding where to work, where are UK employees most satisfied with their pay and benefits packages? To help, Glassdoor put together its annual report identifying the Top 25 UK Companies for Compensation & Benefits in 2015.
The top 10 is dominated by tech, business consulting and IT firms, with the highest rated1 based in London – Facebook(#1, 4.7 rating),Jive Software in Reading (#2, 4.7) and MediaMath(#3, 4.6), also London.
Northern Cities Such As Bolton, Manchester and Wigan Are Represented
While there has been a big boom in tech in the UK, the sector is not purely London-centric as might be expected. More than half (56%) of the top 25 companies for pay and benefits have offices outside of the Capital. Other UK business hubs benefiting from this growth include Bolton (AO #5), Maidenhead (Informatica #6), Marlow Buckinghamshire (Softcat #7), Staines (Salesforce #10), Manchester (Peninsula #15), Abingdon, Oxfordshire (Newton Europe #18) and Wigan (NetBuilder #20). With general cost of living, property prices and rental costs likely to be cheaper than in London, it seems that some of Britain’s major regions are now offering serious and reasonable alternatives for office locations.
Other industries featured in the top 25 list include: tourism - Holiday Extras based in Kent (#14, 4.4 rating) - and global food and beverage company, Mars (#22, 4.2) with main offices in Slough, but with offices all over the UK.
Glassdoor said, "So, we’ve identified that not all the UK’s best companies for compensation and benefits are necessarily based in London, but is it only about the salaries for UK employees or are they swayed by other benefits? Through Glassdoor reviews, we discovered that (for some) it is indeed about making the most amount of money, but others told us it’s also about perks, such as health care for family, free food, a generous holiday allowance, computer game consoles in the office and even spas."