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



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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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