2011's best big companies to work for
We reveal this year's best big company workplaces, according to The Sunday Times. Does yours make the list?
If you're unhappy in your current job, then you might want to check if any of the following companies are hiring.
That's because these are officially the best big companies to work for in the UK, according to The Sunday Times.
The paper conducts an annual survey to gauge how people really feel about their employers, looking at key issues such as pay, benefits and work-home life balance.
Last year saw Nando's emerge as the surprise winner, but this year the franchise doesn't even feature in the top 25.
So which companies did make the cut? Click on to find out.
The customers were fat (often drunk) pricks and looked down on us as being worse than dogs, they could be really abusive. The pay was crap too.
I am literally flabbergasted that they are apparently one of the best companies to work for, things in this country are worse than I bloody thought if this is true.
I work for Orchid and I have to say that I really dont undestand how they ever made it onto a best companies to work for list! They are ****! I have worked for them for 3 months and that 3 months has consisted of no work life balance due to my manager being too lazy to do a proper rota and just puts everyone on split shifts, I have not received a paycheck that has been correct either. The only people who matter in Orchid are the out of touch people who run it and the staff get nothing not even discount on our staff meals when we are expected to work 10-12 hours in a split shifted day.I found a site listing all the things that orchid do as part of their commitment to their staff - i have seen none of these! Avoid this company at all costs if you want a life!
I am appalled that Hilton made this list.
I'm an employee who is desperately trying to find another job.
They offer minimum wage with non existent pay rises (even if you've been there years and they acknowledge you do a good job).
Its unsociable hours.
No career progression.
Almost all other employees i know dont like the work / pay and want to get out.
I have no idea how this company is in this list.
Ask yourself why are they employing even after making staff cutbacks?? Probably because employees leave often and they need to be replaced.
*all info based on my opinion - not scientifically true lol.
at the same time... deducting ranking
for 'failing' companies...???
I am not surprised at all that CPW have been listed. I worked with them for almost 5 years and I can honestly say that they were the best company that I ever worked for. My biggest mistake in life was leaving them.
So what if, there was a customer dissatisfaction survey
at the same time, the results being used to adjust
the results of the 'Managers persuaded results' ...
This column would be better finding the opinions
of the workers themselves, rather than relying
on a major advertiser of the 'winners'
Hilton??? staff morale?? it is all cuts cuts cuts .... why employ another person? rather let them leave and you can do the job of two others .... yes times are though let's all work together but then you find how much money they made in the year and how much money they spend on stupid sponsorships and the feeling is you have been had ... i once believed in this great company now it is just a job .....
a big thing is being made of the times list at punch taverns at the moment. i have recently left the company and i can tell you the reason they did so well is because the area managers told the pub managers that if there was not a 100% response rate to the times survey forms the pub managers would face a disciplinary.
in the pub i worked in the deputy manager filled in all of the forms, approx 20 in all.
So looking at the replies. Lets have a Customer relations pole - from real audited, customers!
And Accountants made the list but no Marketing companies - ouch guys!!!!!!
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