Power HouseTruths

Everybody has a dream job that they’d love to get into, whether it’s because they want to work for a big brand, accept a significant salary increase or improve their work/life balance. But what is it really like to work at some of the most coveted companies in the UK and US? Power House Truths breaks down employee reviews, average salaries and key company stats to give an insight into what it's really like to work at Google, Amazon and Apple...

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#1 Most desirable in the US

Google

#1 Most desirable in the UK

Amazon

4th

11,000Reviews

Overall rank

10th

32,000Reviews

Although Google is the most desirable company to work at in the US according to LinkedIn, it actually ranks in fourth place according to employee reviews. The powerhouse places first when it comes to employee experience, scoring highly for career opportunities, compensation and benefits - the main one being sick pay.

Top company benefits

  • Sick Pay (14 comments)
  • Work From Home (9 comments)
  • Flexible Working (4 comments)
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'Free food' everyday (790 reviews)

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Google attracts good, 'smart people' (698 reviews)

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'Can be hard to maintain your 'work/life balance' (369 reviews)

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'Big company' so you don't get a lot of responsibility (318 reviews)

#1 Most desireable in the UK

Amazon

Overall rank

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10th

32,000Reviews

Although Amazon is the most desirable company to work at in the UK and the third in the US, it sits in tenth. This is partly due to its comparatively low average salary, poor work/life balance and senior management rating. Although the reviews praise the fast-paced environment, employees also criticise the long working hours.

Top company benefits

  • Sick Pay (44 comments)
  • Critical Illness Cover (12 comments)
  • 10% Employee Discount (10 comments)
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'Challenging 'work environment' (1342 reviews)

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'Fast-paced' environment with open communication (1258 reviews)

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'Work/life balance' is a struggle (2687 reviews)

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'Long hours' per day (1432 reviews)