Damian Clarkson, MSN Money
Updated: Tue, 08 Mar 2011 20:10:17 GMT | By Damian Clarkson, editor, MSN Money
2011's best big companies to work for

19. Boots UK

19. Boots UK (© Ian West - PA Archive)
  • Mike Parsons , chief executive of Barchester Healthcare and Richard Caseby, MD of The Sunday Times (© Barchester Healthcare)
  • Ben Reid, chief executive, The Midcounties Co-operative (© The Midcounties Co-operative)
  • 23. Atkins (© Gareth Fuller - PA Archive)
  • 22. McDonald's Restaurants (© David Duprey - PA)
  • 21. Punch Taverns (© Sean Dempsey - PA Archive)
  • 20. Zurich (© Steffen Schmidt - PA)
  • 19. Boots UK (© Ian West - PA Archive)
  • 18. Hilton Worldwide (© Reed Saxon - AP)
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The biggest employer of all 25 companies featured, the dispensing chemist arm of Boots slips one place down to 19th this year.

It's a good place to develop a career, with staff tending to spend many years at the company, while it has also been commended for offering a good balance between work and home life. Staff also feel the company provides a great service to customers.

Interestingly, almost five in every six employees at Boots UK is female.

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