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Microsoft tops best UK employer poll

Microsoft is the UK's top employer, according to this year's Sunday Times '100 Best Companies to Work For' survey, but the Big Four are conspicuous by their absence.

Link: Accountancy firms among UK’s best employers

Last year, the list included Ernst & Young, number seven in the top ten companies with fairest promotions, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and KPMG.

But this year, they were no where to be seen.

Instead the software giant secured pole position in the ranking, moving up from second place behind supermarket chain Asda last year.

According to the survey 93% of Microsoft staff say they feel proud to work for Microsoft and say ‘it makes a positive difference to the world [they] live in’.

At Microsoft’s UK headquarters in Reading, employees are offered use of a Well Being Centre with occupational nurses and a doctor on site.

The centre offers alternative medicines including reflexology and acupuncture, free travel vaccinations and dermatology consultants, as well as courses to help staff give up smoking or shed excess pounds.

Steve Harvey, Microsoft’s director of people, profit and culture said: ‘Our vision is to create an environment where great people can do their best work and realise their potential.

‘We believe that our employees are one of our strongest assets and by giving them the opportunity to do what they do best everyday, our employees feel engaged and fulfilled in their roles.’

Application software company PeopleSoft made it to number four in the rankings.Location:

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