Pesky pest control firm Rentokil takes Apple's spot as best employer in Britain

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What you need to know

  • Apple is the second best place to work in Britain.
  • Pest control firm Rentokil Initial took top spot.
  • Apple is the only US outit in the top 5.

Apple has lost its crown as the best place to work in Britain, with pest control firm Rentokil Initial taking the top spot according to rankings gathered by (via CNBC/Cult of Mac.) The rankings were based on thousands of reviews written on its job listing site.

Apple was in first place last year but finds itself now sitting in second spot, just behind Rentokil. Second place is still a great place to work, though. The company currently employs around 6,500 people in the UK with Apple Store retail employees being a big percentage of those. People working for Apple last year cited perks like discounted devices as a reason for Apple's high ranking.

Other big names in the listing of the top 25 employees include Rolls-Royce, Barclays, and Marks & Spencer. The full list reads:

  1. Rentokil Initial
  2. Apple
  3. The Agincare Group
  4. Wren Kitchens
  5. Lush Cosmetics
  6. E (Gas and Electricity)
  7. Barclays
  8. Nando's
  9. Kumon
  10. JPMorgan Chase
  11. Siemens AG
  12. PwC
  13. Rolls-Royce
  14. EY
  15. Marks and Spencer
  16. IKEA
  17. Bakkavor
  18. GlaxoSmithKline
  19. John Lewis & Partners
  20. Waitrose & Partners
  21. RBS
  22. Clarks
  23. BAE Systems
  24. Lloyds Bank
  25. Arnold Clark
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.