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Salesforce has won first place in the Glassdoor Employee Choice Awards.
Salesforce has won the Glassdoor Employee Choice Awards for 2021, based on employee ratings of the best place to work.
Glassdoor’s 13th annual Employees’ Choice Awards, honouring the Best Places to Work in 2021 across the UK and four other countries, are based on the input of employees who voluntarily provide anonymous feedback by completing a company review about their job, work environment and employer over the past year.
In the UK cloud-based software company Salesforce gets the highest ranking, followed by Microsoft, protein research tools supplier Abcam, Google, IT company Softcat and financial services company GTB. Apple and Facebook are also in the top 10. Salesforce is the only company ranked in the top 50 of all five countries.
Glassdoor’s 50 Best Places to Work (UK) in 2021 list features winning employers across a range of industries, including technology, finance, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, insurance, food and more. Notably, despite the Covid-19 pandemic, there are four restaurant employers on this year’s list, with three of those also appearing on last year’s list, including Bella Italia at number 8. Google is one of only two employers to make the UK list every year since launch, the other being J.P. Morgan which is at number 14.
When employees submit reviews about their employer on Glassdoor, they are asked to share their opinions on some of the best reasons to work for their employer (pros), any downsides (cons) and are encouraged to provide advice to management. In addition, employees are asked to rate how satisfied they are with their employer overall, rate their CEO as well as rate key workplace attributes like career opportunities, compensation and benefits, work-life balance, senior management and culture and values. Employees are also asked whether they would recommend their employer to a friend and whether they believe their employer’s six-month business outlook is positive, negative or if they have no opinion.
Each employer’s rating is determined based on the quantity, quality and consistency of Glassdoor-approved company reviews submitted by UK-based employees between 22 October, 2019 and 19 October, 2020. During the year-long eligibility period, employers considered for the list must have received at least 30 ratings for each of the eight workplace attributes (overall company rating, career opportunities, compensation and benefits, culture and values, senior management, work-life balance, recommend to a friend and six-month business outlook).
Christian Sutherland-Wong, Glassdoor chief executive officer, said: “Covid-19 is in the driver’s seat and every employer has been impacted. This year’s winning employers have proven, according to employees, that even during extraordinary times, they’ll rise to the challenge to support their people.”