Thirteen industries represented on the list
A new report by Glassdoor has revealed the UK’s top 25 companies for senior leadership and red flags for toxic management.
Based on anonymous voluntary feedback from tens of thousands of employees, the list highlights the companies whose senior leaders have stood out in navigating the last year’s challenges and support of their workforce.
The UK’s top 10 companies for senior leadership are:
- VetPartners Limited (4.7 rating out of 5)
- GTB (4.6)
- ServiceNow (4.6)
- Awin (4.5)
- Taboola (4.5)
- Robert Walters (4.5)
- MongoDB (4.5)
- Randstad Sourceright (4.5)
- Softcat (4.5)
- Octopus Energy (4.5)
Great leadership can be found across the board. The complete list includes employers across 13 different industries, with tech being the most represented industry on the list. Other sectors on the list include utilities, construction, and hospitality.
Among the 2.2 million employers reviewed on Glassdoor, the average rating for Senior Leadership is 3.4.
According to the Glassdoor Economics Research team, good senior leadership ranks above salary, work-life balance, and career opportunities as a driver of employee satisfaction. However, the research also showed that employees are twice as likely to speak negatively about the failings of management than be complimentary.
The research showed that 44% of employee reviews with low ratings for senior leadership mention ‘management’. On the other hand, only 15% of employee reviews with high ratings for senior leadership mention ‘management’ in their reviews.
Looking at the reviews of nearly 370,000 employees, the research revealed that workers describe strong senior leadership as being:
Employees revealed the following traits of weak leadership:
Lauren Thomas, Glassdoor EMEA Economist, commented: “COVID-19 tore up the traditional rules of management, and it is the companies that embraced the changes this offered and focused on employee experience that are recognised on Glassdoor’s Top UK Companies for Senior Leadership list.”
“Inspirational senior leadership is a sign of a united company with an engaged, motivated and satisfied workforce. The companies on our list share a transparent approach to management and offer strong culture and values.”