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GSK named one of the best companies in the UK to work for

Published on: Wednesday 23rd November 2016
Categorised under: Work , Business, Cumbria, GSK, Ulverston

The 10 best companies in the UK to work for have been revealed, with pharmaceutical giant GSK – which has a site in Ulverston – making the list.

A survey by job site Indeed found that career progression, flexible working and perks were valued by employees.

The firms in the top 10 are known for treating workers well, by sharing profits or paying for professional exams.

Bill Richards, managing director of Indeed, said: "While the need to earn a salary is the imperative that makes us go to work, it's far from the only criteria we judge work on.

"Benefits and workplace flexibility play an important role in workplace happiness, but they're not the key determinants of what makes an organisation great. For most employees, feeling valued, a positive company culture and quality management matter more.

"Having fun, feeling like you're having an impact and seeing that impact extend beyond the company to the world - those are the things that make a workplace really special."

The top 10 companies in order are:

  1. Rolls-Royce
  2. Nike
  3. John Lewis
  4. HMV
  5. Private tutors Kumon
  6. Marriott Vacations
  7. KPMG
  8. Siemens AG
  9. GAME
  10. GSK

Click here to find out more about what it’s like to work for GSK in Ulverston, a partner of Choose Cumbria.

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