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20 highest rated UK companies for work-life balance revealed by Glassdoor

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Employment reviews and recruitment website Glassdoor has revealed the top 20 UK companies that offer the best work-life balance.

Glassdoor is a website where employees and former employees anonymously review companies and their management.

For the work-life balance list, companies were ranked based on ratings from employees from the past year.

The average work-life balance rating, across all companies, for 2013 was found to be 3.2 and has remained at this figure for 2014 and 2015.

In a statement Diarmuid Russell, Glassdoor Head of International said: “Maintaining a healthy work-life balance can be tough in today’s environment, with ever-increasing demands on our time. However, as millions of UK employees head back to work after enjoying the August Bank Holiday, our report shows there are companies that offer a good balance between their home and work life.

“What’s encouraging for job seekers is that there are representatives here from many industries, including recruitment, tech, finance, manufacturing and retail.”

The 20 Highest Rated UK Companies for Work-Life Balance are:

1. Goodman Masson
Work-Life Balance Rating 4.3

2. Cisco Systems
Work-Life Balance Rating 4.2

3. HomeServe UK
Work-Life Balance Rating 4.2

4. LOLA Staffing
Work-Life Balance Rating 4.2

5. Screwfix
Work-Life Balance Rating 4.1

6. American Express
Work-Life Balance Rating 4.1

7. BP
Work-Life Balance Rating 4.0

8. Peninsula Business Services
Work-Life Balance Rating 4.0

9. ARM Holdings
Work-Life Balance Rating 4.0

10. Unilever
Work-Life Balance Rating 4.0

11. Thomson Reuters
Work-Life Balance Rating 4.0

12. Kantar Worldpanel
Work-Life Balance Rating 3.9

13. Atkins
Work-Life Balance Rating 3.9

14. Téléfonica
Work-Life Balance Rating 3.8

15. Credit Suisse
Work-Life Balance Rating 3.8

16. Rolls-Royce
Work-Life Balance Rating 3.8

17. John Lewis
Work-Life Balance Rating 3.7

18. Waitrose
Work-Life Balance Rating 3.7

19. Lloyds Banking Group
Work-Life Balance Rating 3.7

20. Apple
Work-Life Balance Rating 3.7

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