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Which are the best companies to work for in the UK?

Perks such as free food and medical costs as in high demand Credit: PA

Internet giant Google has been named the best place to work in the UK by a jobs site.

Benefits including free food and medical costs helped it to the top of a list compiled by Glassdoor.

The website used information from employees to draw up a list of the most recommended workplaces across the country, covering pay, benefits and other issues such as flexibility.

Google came on top, followed by Anglian Water, social housing group Bromford, Facebook and cloud computing company Salesforce.

The best places to work, according to Glassdoor, are:

  • Google
  • Anglian Water
  • Bromford
  • Facebook
  • Salesforce
  • Lookers
  • Rentokil Initial
  • Hiscox
  • Apple
  • HomeServe UK
  • Capital One
  • Screwfix
  • Yell
  • Expedia
  • Taylor Wimpey
  • Rentalcars.com
  • Sky Betting & Gaming
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Royal London
  • Explore learning

A marketing manager at Google praised the company over pay and benefits such as free food, medical and dental costs.

We know today's jobseekers are more informed than ever about where they go to work, researching everything from company culture to career opportunities, to pay philosophy and more.

The Glassdoor awards recognise employers that are truly best places to work because they're determined by those who really know best - the employees.

Employers where employees love to work continue to prove that they have a recruiting and business performance advantage.

– Robert Hohman, chief executive of Glassdoor