Apple is the UK's favorite tech employer

Apple Store Fifth Avenue New York
Apple Store Fifth Avenue New York (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple employees 6,500 people in the UK.
  • Apple came out top of an employee satisfaction survey.
  • Microsoft was 4th and Amazon 15th.

If you're reading this and hating your job, you probably ought to get a new one at Apple. Especially if you live in the UK. According to a new report by jobs website Indeed and picked up by CNBC, Apple is the best tech company to work for based on a survey of Brits.

Indeed says that it analyzed "hundred of thousands" of job reviews left on its website when creating its rankings. Those rankings saw Apple take its place at the top of the pile with some huge names below it. One worth noting is Amazon, a company that is mired in complaints of poor working conditions around the globe.

The full rundown of the top 15 technology companies to work for in the UK includes:

  1. Apple
  2. GDS Group
  3. Cisco
  4. Microsoft
  5. Siemens
  6. Ricoh
  7. Oracle
  8. Fujitsu
  9. IBM
  10. RS Components
  12. Hewlett Packard
  13. Xerox
  14. Just Eat
  15. Amazon

Employees cited a laundry list of reasons for their love of working at Apple including good pay, discounts on Apple products, and the overall company culture. Apple currently employees around 6,500 people across the UK with 2,500 of them working in London.

Apple opened its first UK store in London 15 years ago and has expanded beyond the capital ever since. It now boasts stores in Leeds, Birmingham, Sheffield, Liverpool, Leicester, and more. There are 38 stores in total throughout the UK. We suspect they were all pretty busy following the launch of the iPhone 11 lineup last week, too.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.