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Glassdoor reveals the 20 highest rated UK companies for work-life balance

Goodman Masson, Cisco Systems and HomeServe UK Top The List

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Glassdoor

Glassdoor®, the world’s most transparent jobs and recruiting marketplace, today identified which UK companies offer the best work-life balance1. Winners are ranked based on their overall work-life balance rating from employees in the UK during the past year. For reporting simplicity, ratings are rounded to one decimal place though actual calculations extend beyond the thousandth to determine rank.

The 20 Highest Rated UK Companies for Work-Life Balance are:

1.     Goodman Masson
Work-Life Balance Rating 4.3

2.     Cisco Systems
Work-Life Balance Rating 4.2

3.     HomeServe UK
Work-Life Balance Rating 4.2

4.     LOLA Staffing
Work-Life Balance Rating 4.2

5.     Screwfix
Work-Life Balance Rating 4.1

6.     American Express
Work-Life Balance Rating 4.1

7.     BP
Work-Life Balance Rating 4.0

8.     Peninsula Business Services
Work-Life Balance Rating 4.0

9.     ARM Holdings
Work-Life Balance Rating 4.0

10.  Unilever
Work-Life Balance Rating 4.0

11.  Thomson Reuters
Work-Life Balance Rating 4.0

12.  Kantar Worldpanel
Work-Life Balance Rating 3.9

13.  Atkins
Work-Life Balance Rating 3.9

14.  Téléfonica
Work-Life Balance Rating 3.8

15.  Credit Suisse
Work-Life Balance Rating 3.8

16.  Rolls-Royce
Work-Life Balance Rating 3.8

17.  John Lewis
Work-Life Balance Rating 3.7

18.  Waitrose
Work-Life Balance Rating 3.7

19.  Lloyds Banking Group
Work-Life Balance Rating 3.7

20.  Apple
Work-Life Balance Rating 3.7

According to Glassdoor’s data, the average Work-Life Balance rating across all companies for full year 2013, 2014 and 2015 has remained at 3.2.

Diarmuid Russell, Glassdoor Head of International said: Maintaining a healthy work-life balance can be tough in today’s environment, with ever-increasing demands on our time. However, as millions of UK employees head back to work after enjoying the August Bank Holiday, our report shows there are companies that offer a good balance between their home and work life. What’s encouraging for job seekers is that there are representatives here from many industries, including recruitment, tech, finance, manufacturing and retail.”

Companies that didn’t quite make the top 20 this year include Google, GlaxoSmithKline, Network Rail and the BBC.