Move over Google. Its treats such as slides, sleep pods and snacks have failed to win over staff, and the mighty tech company has been toppled from its perch as the best company to work for in the UK while home grown firms climbed ahead.
Flying to the top spot from number 25 last year was online travel company Expedia, followed by recruiter Hays and advertising agency AKQA in an annual ranking which is based on feedback directly from employees.
Also slipping was high street favourite John Lewis, which tumbled into sixteenth place from second last year, the research from Glassdoor reveals.
In addition to newcomer AKQA, it was chipmaker ARM, budget airline EasyJet and London Underground which made their debut. More than half of the top 25 were new entrants.
|Rank||Company||Last year's position|
|14||Amec Foster Wheeler||NEW|
|15||Royal Dutch Shell||NEW|
A host of firms, including Microsoft, Harrods and Rolls Royce failed to win over staff, with just 10 of last year's top firms making a return to the list. Top consultancy firms EY, Deloitte, Accenture and financial institutions also fell out of favour, including HSBC, Morgan Stanley and Amex.
The annual ranking by Glassdoor takes into account reviews from employees on areas such as, career opportunities, compensation and benefits, culture and values, senior management and work-life balance.
Of the 14 British companies on the list, half are based outside London, a "huge achievement" and proof that top talent isn't just centred in the capital, said Glassdoor international vice president Diarmuid Russell.
Google's fall from the top spot also continued in the US, falling to eighth place, with upstart Airbnb crowned the best.