Reading home to 20 companies voted best places to work.

RDNGTWNCNTR FORBURYPLACE 061217Glassdoor have announced the winners of its 10th annual Employees Choice awards and just under half of the 50 companies included have staff in Reading.


Glassdoor are one of the fastest growing recruitment sites founded in California in 2007, holding millions of company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reviews and much more. Their list is produced using feedback from employees who remain anonymous, who give information on their job, employer and work environment.   


Employers based in the town included Procter and Gamble, who runs Gillette in South Reading and Microsoft who employ hundreds of staff in their head office in Thames Valley Park. Waitrose, which has its head office in Bracknell, employs staff in supermarkets across the town and is also amongst the top 50. PwC, which has offices in Three Forbury Place, also made the list for the fourth year running. 



RDNGTWNCNTR APEXPLAZA 061217Robert Hohman, CEO of Glassdoor and co-founder, said “We know today’s job seekers are more informed than ever about where they go to work, researching everything from company culture, to career opportunities to pay philosophy and more. Employers where employees love to work continue to prove that they have a recruiting and business performance advantage..”



Top 50 companies who are based in/operate within/employ staff in Reading:

(7) Rentokil Initial – the pest control company operates and employs staff around the Reading area.

(9) Apple – has staff working inside their store within The Oracle.

(12) Screwfix – DIY giant has a store in Hyperion Way, Reading.

(13) Yell – has offices in Forbury Place.

(15) Taylor Wimpey – Housing giant is building a number of developments including Ashwood Park on the former Elvian School site in Southcote.

(18) Procter and Gamble – Runs Gillette in South Reading.

(20) Explore Learning – Company has a branch inside Sainsbury’s in Calcot.

(21) PageGroup – Recruitment firm has offices in Apex Plaza.

(22) Helping Hands Care Home – Care company operates in numerous places across Berkshire including Reading.

(24) Microsoft – IT giant employs hundreds of people at its Head Office in Thames Valley Park.

(27) Rolls-Royce – Fenn Motor Works LTD operates a specialist service garage for the iconic motor manufacturer on Bennet Road.

(29) Nando’s UK – Peri-peri chicken joint restaurant has two stores in Reading town centre.

(33) Civica – Digital innovation company has offices in Market Place, Reading.

(35) O2 – Communications giant has a branch in Broad Street.

(38) Hays – Recruitment company has offices in The Blade.

(43) Waitrose – Supermarket giant has hundreds of employees across Berkshire with three supermarkets in Reading.

(45) Metro Bank – Bank has a branch in Broad Street.

(46) Weight Watchers – Diet company runs several classes across Reading.

(48) Schuh LTD – Footwear retailer has branch in Broad Street.

(50) PwC – Has offices in Forbury Place.


For full list visit Glassdoor. 



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