London: Tata Motors owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has been declared as the best company to work for in the UK, according to a survey.
The Coventry-based luxury car-maker, one of Britain's most profitable companies which has 35,000 employees in the UK, was ranked number one among 400 businesses surveyed that employ more than 500 people in Britain.
JLR scored a chart-topping 8.56 on a new Bloomberg index, followed closely by British pharmaceutical major AstraZeneca (8.51) and famous London department store Harrods (8.49).
Bloomberg had commissioned Statista to question nearly 15,000 workers about their job satisfaction, with particular emphasis placed on whether they would recommend their current
employer to a potential new staff member.
Statista conducted the poll across 25 industries using a scale of 0-10 where 0 meant "I wouldn't recommend my employer under any circumstances" and 10 meant "I would definitely recommend my employer."
"Over the past five years, we have created more than 20,000 new jobs and are investing significantly in the future of Jaguar Land Rover by recruiting and developing the people that will help ensure our continued success," Ian Harnett, executive director of human resources and global purchasing at Jaguar Land Rover, told Bloomberg.
Microsoft, ranked 6th, is the only technology firm in the top 15 of the full ranking, with Google ranked 16th.
The remaining top 10 includes shoe brand Adidas (4), vacuum cleaners Dyson (5), beauty firm Estee Lauder (7), telecom giant Sky (8), restaurant chain Frankie & Benny's (9) and aviation expert Rolls-Royce Group (10).
The survey was conducted between October 6 and October 26 last year and covered more than 1,600 UK-based firms with at least 500 workers.
Bloomberg stressed that all employees were consulted anonymously through online panels to make sure they could openly state their opinion, avoiding any influence from their employer.