Did you know, that the average person spends 1,795 hours a year at work?
It's important to work somewhere that won't leave you counting down the seconds 🥱(6,462,000 to be exact), that is why we quizzed over 200,000 people in the UK to find out what their jobs are really like.
Now with a little number crunching, we can reveal the best and worst places to work in 2022 according to YOU the Breakroom community.
You told us that you rate companies like - Rail operators 🚇 Rolls-Royce 🚘 and Openreach 👩🏼💻
Meanwhile, Betfred 🏇 Zara👗and Taco Bell 🌮 are some of the worst places to work in the UK
So, if you are keen to know what a job is really like from the people who actually do it day-in-day-out, this list is for you.
Top 10 places to work 👍
1. Joint 1st place: TransPennine Express / Great Western Railway / Transport for Wales / Northern Rail / West Midlands Trains
Best thing: “Great salary, great working conditions, excellent pension, not stuck behind a desk, every day is different, 4 day week, excellent overtime potential, great benefits, friendly colleagues.” – TransPennine Express Driver
Find out more about working at TransPennine Express
Best thing: “Work satisfaction, great relationship with fellow workers.” –Rolls-Royce Employee
Find out more about working at Rolls-Royce
3. BAE Systems
Best thing: “My line manager, the people, the work, flexible hours/working.” – BAE Systems Employee
Find out more about working at BAE Systems
4. Fire Service
Best thing: “Flexibility, the people I work with, rewarding job.”— Fire Service Firefighter
Find out more about working at the Fire Service.
Best thing: “Pay, training, fulfilment, fascinating industry.” —Airbus Employee
Find out more about working at Airbus
6. Tata Steel
Best thing: “4 on 4 off shift pattern, pension.” — Tata Steel Team member
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Best thing: “Good pay, excellent team, enjoyable work and challenging.” — Siemens Engineer
Find out more about working at Siemens
Best thing: “Freedom to plan your own day, company vehicle, tools supplied, great pay, sick pay, great bonuses. Very flexible shifts.” — Openreach Fibre jointer
Find out more about working at Openreach
9. Nationwide Building Society
Best thing: “Colleagues, job security, benefits.” –Nationwide Building Society Member Representative
Find out more about working at Nationwide Building Society
Best thing: “Shift bonuses on top of weekend overtime pay, which means I could make about 350-400 for a sunday night 12h.” – Babcock Employee
Find out more about working at Babcock
Bottom 10 places to work 👎
1. Cera Care
Worst thing: “They try to put extra work on you at the last minute without asking if you can fit it in.” — Cera Care Employee
Find out more about working at Cera Care
Worst thing: “Constant rota changes and being harassed to work overtime. Unable to book holidays and never get responses to emails or phone calls.” — Caremark Employee
Find out more about working at Caremark
Worst thing: “Talking to customers who have issues with money, long hours, robbery, staff theft, violence, etc.” — Betfred Supervisor
Find out more about working at Betfred
Worst thing: “Very busy, overworked often, management very snobby, understaffed all the time, only hire part time for sales associate.” —Zara Employee
Find out more about working at Zara
Worst thing: “Constant changes that can be Daily or even hourly. The budget that I'm given to staff my store which is large is ridiculously small. I get little time off no support from my area manger. Nothing I say I taken seriously especially when it comes to things that my customers inform me about.” — Poundstretcher Employee
Find out more about working at Poundstretcher
Worst thing: “Working from 5.30am to 6.15pm seven days a week without having a break during the day as no staff and no one would help from other stores.” —McColls Employee
Find out more about working at McColls
7. Allied Healthcare
Worst thing: “Constant pressure to get work done and not enough time to do it.” — Allied Healthcare Employee
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8. The Range
Worst thing: “Not knowing what is happening across the company or for the next weeks shifts.” – The Range Employee
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9. HC One
Worst thing: “The short staff, the amount they expect us to do and how quickly they expect us to do it.” — HC One Employee
Find out more about working at HC One.
10. Taco Bell
Worst thing: “Low staff and working late when I have college early in the morning.” – Taco Bell Employee
Find out more about working at Taco Bell
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* Results based on Breakroom ratings for employers with more than 30 responses, as of January 2022
Published on 27 January 2022