Goodman Masson, Cisco Systems and HomeServe are the top three UK companies for best work-life balance, Glassdoor says
Glassdoor said the average work-life balance rating for companies for 2013, 2014 and 2015 remains unchanged at 3.2 Reuters

Goodman Masson, Cisco Systems and HomeServe UK have been ranked as the top three companies that provide the best work-life balance, by Glassdoor. In a report titled, 'Highest Rated UK Companies For Work-Life Balance', the jobs and recruitment marketplace said that these ranks were based on the overall rating from UK employees during the past year.

According to a Glassdoor news release sent to IBTimes UK, the top 20 ranked companies for best work-life balance were:

RankCompanyWork-Life Balance Rating
1Goodman Masson4.3
2Cisco Systems4.2
3HomeServe UK4.2
4LOLA Staffing4.2
5Screwfix4.1
6American Express4.1
7BP4
8Peninsula Business Services4
9ARM Holdings4
10Unilever4
11Thomson Reuters4
12Kantar Worldpanel3.9
13Atkins3.9
14Téléfonica3.8
15Credit Suisse3.8
16Rolls-Royce3.8
17John Lewis3.7
18Waitrose3.7
19Lloyds Banking Group3.7
20Apple3.7

With regards to the methodology, Glassdoor – which in April ranked the UK 10th among 18 European countries in a standard of living study – said only those companies, whose employees had submitted a minimum number of 50 work-life balance ratings between 31 July 2015 and 30 July 2016, were included in the report. However, with regards to the average work-life balance rating, Glassdoor said not much had changed since 2013. It explained that this rating for companies for 2013, 2014 and 2015 had remained at 3.2.

Commenting on these rankings, Diarmuid Russell, vice president of international for Glassdoor 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."