Best UK companies to work for in 2016: Jaguar Land Rover, AstraZeneca and Harrods top the list

 
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Those working in the professional services were most likely to recommend their employer (Source: Getty)

Jaguar Land Rover, AstraZeneca and Harrods are the top three UK companies to work for, according to a ranking by Statista, which was compiled for Bloomberg.

Other household names comprising the top 10 included Adidas, Dyson, Microsoft, Estee Lauder, Sky, Frankie and Benny's and Rolls-Royce.

Those working in the professional services were most likely to recommend their employer, while employees in government services were the least likely.

Workers in the manufacturing sector, which makes up about 42 per cent of the top 50 ranking, were particularly satisfied. Dyson, Rolls-Royce and JCB led this group.

The retail and wholesale industry made up 14 per cent of the top 50 ranking and featured Harrods, Lush and Pets at Home.

Statista surveyed 15,000 workers in more 1,600 UK-based firms between 6 and 25 October.

Rank Company Score Industry
1 Jaguar Land Rover 8.56 Automotive
2 AstraZeneca 8.51 Drugs & biotechnology
3 Harrods 8.49 Retail and wholesale
4 Adidas 8.47 Clothing, shoes and sports equipment
5 Dyson 8.46 Engineering and manufacturing
6 Microsoft 8.42 IT, internet, software & services
7 Estée Lauder 8.39 Packaged goods
8 Sky 8.36 Media
9 Frankie and Benny's 8.34 Restaurants
10 Rolls-Royce Group 8.32 Aerospace
11 Nike 8.31 Clothing, shoes and sports Equipment
12 Cancer Research UK 8.31 Healthcare and social
13 Lush 8.29 Retail and wholesale
14 Airbus 8.28 Aerospace
15 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) 8.28 Media
16 Google 8.25 IT, internet, software and services
17 Vauxhall Motors 8.24 Automotive
18 Rolls-Royce Motor Cars 8.24 Automotive
19 Pets at Home Group 8.21 Retail and wholesale
20 John Lewis Partnership 8.18 Retail and wholesale
21 Northumbrian Water Group (NWG) 8.17 Utilities
22 JCB 8.10 Engineering and manufacturing
23 University of Cambridge 8.08 Education
24 United Utilities 8.05 Utilities
25 Anglian Water Services 8.04 Utilities
26 ITV 8.03 Media
27 Virgin Media 8.02 Telecommunications services and cable supplier
28 Nuffield Health 8.02 Healthcare and social
29 Sainsbury's 7.99 Retail and wholesale
30 Deloitte 7.96 Professional services
31 Pfizer 7.96 Drugs and biotechnology
32 University of Oxford 7.93 Education
33 Haymarket 7.92 Media
34 Virgin Atlantic Airways 7.91 Transportation and logistics
35 Coca-Cola 7.90 Food and soft beverages and alcohol
36 Bentley Motors 7.90 Automotive
37 BASF 7.88 Construction, mining and chemicals
38 Zurich 7.88 Insurance
39 SABIC UK 7.87 Construction, mining and chemicals
40 Argos 7.85 Retail and wholesale
41 Bosch 7.84 Semiconductors, electronics, electrical engineering, technology hardware and equipment
42 University of Plymouth 7.83 Education
43 Virgin Trains East Coast 7.83 Transportation and logistics
44 RSA Insurance 7.83 Insurance
45 Samsung 7.82 Semiconductors, electronics, electrical engineering, technology hardware and equipment
46 University of East Anglia 7.82 Education
47 Howdens Joinery 7.82 Retail and wholesale
48 Aldi 7.81 Retail and wholesale
49 Burberry Group 7.80 Clothing, shoes, sports equipment
50 GlaxoSmithKline 7.80 Drugs and biotechnology

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