Apple is best tech company to work for in UK
Apple is the best tech firm to work for in the UK, according to Indeed’s latest employee survey.
Good pay, enjoyable workplace, more
Apple employees (both current and former) awarded the company an average 4.2 out of five stars for company culture and 4.1 for pay and benefits.
Apple employs 6,459 people in the UK (2,500 in London) and has 38 retail stores.
Staff reviews praise the company’s good rates of pay, the offer of free or discounted tech to employees, health and wellness benefits and an enjoyable workplace culture.
One employee from Leeds told Indeed that Apple provides:
“[A] cool vibe, supportive management and loads of freebies!”
They also praised the company for its:
“Good discounts and very good progression rates, and a non-orthodox approach to retail in the sense that the company values creativity and unique personalities.”
Indeed notes that while perks are one of the main reasons employees are attracted to work in the tech sector, it is important firms also develop a happy working environment to keep employees loyal – and that’s precisely what Apple staff seem to see.
Employees cite its enjoyable work culture, good rates of pay, free or discounted tech for staff and health and fitness benefits.
Ultimately, staff development and retention is the key mission for most employers, givent he cost and complexity of recruiting and training new staff, particularly in hard to fill tech and cutting-edge customer relationships jobs.
Attracting and retaining the right mix of soft skills is essential.
“The ongoing battle for talent is also forcing tech employers to offer an ever-increasing range of benefits in order to retain existing staff. But above all, many tech companies are having to look in the mirror and work out how to make a good workplace a great one,” said Indeed.
Apple was also declared to be the best overall company to work for in Britain in Indeed’s 2018 round-up of the UK’s top private sector employers.
Just three of the top 15 tech firms (second-placed GDS Group, 10th-placed RS Components and 14th-placed Just Eat) are UK-based. Cisco, Microsoft and Siemens complete the top five.
It is interesting to note that Amazon sits in 15th place.