Apple is best private firm to work for in UK, according to Indeed

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Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL - news) is the best private sector firm to work for in the UK, according to a new survey.

Research by the Indeed recruitment website found a diverse range of companies in the top 20 of their annual poll.

Kitchens supplier Wren, pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (Other OTC: GLAXF - news) and emergency repairs business Homeserve (LSE: HSV.L - news) were close behind the tech market leader.

Indeed says the result matters as increasing numbers of employees are looking for a positive work-life balance, rather than merely a good salary.

An earlier study found nine out of every 10 workers put benefits like good holiday allowance and sociable working hours ahead of pay.

A similar survey earlier this year, which also included the state sector, found Transport for London rated the best employer overall for work-life balance.

Apple, the world's first $1tr company, employs around 6,500 people in the UK. It regularly comes in the top five of the world's best brands.

The company obtained the latest results after carrying out analysis of its own data.

Bill Richards, of Indeed, said: "The difference between a good job and a great job can vary from person to person, but our ranking shows some common themes shine through.

"Companies that make their employees feel valued and offer a positive working environment score consistently highly among the reviews posted on Indeed.

"As we continue to see for many staff, work-life balance, career prospects and a great workplace culture can all mean more than a good salary alone."

The top 20 are:

1. Apple

2. Wren Kitchens

3. GlaxoSmithKline

4. Homeserve

5. Rolls-Royce

6. Nando's

7. Lush Cosmetics

8. John Lewis and partners

9. Unilever (NYSE: UL - news)

10. Marks and Spencer

11. Harrods Ltd

12. BBC

13. Barclays (LSE: BARC.L - news)

14. Clarks

15. Pandora Jewellery

16. Cargiant

17. Liverpool Football Club

18. Adidas (IOB: 0OLD.IL - news)

19. Thomson Reuters (Dusseldorf: TOC.DU - news)

20. Estee Lauder