Who Are the Best Companies to Work for in the UK, and Do They Sponsor Work Visas?

Who Are the Best Companies to Work for in the UK, and Do They Sponsor Work Visas?

Many people want to work in a pleasant corporate environment with friendly colleagues around them. While diversity at the workplace is more important for some, some want to work for employers with a supportive culture. Sometimes we may not have a choice, especially when a company we want to work for is not willing to sponsor a work visa, and it can be frustrating. However, is it always the case? Let’s take a look a little closer.

Every year, Glassdoor, a job searching and company review platform, reveals the best companies to work for in different countries based on employee ratings. UK Visa Jobs has reviewed the top 10 companies in Glassdoor’s latest 2022 UK review, and here is what we have found.

  1. Service Now – software company

Employee rating: 4.6 out of 5

Employees enjoyed the support they got from the company and its commitment to diversity.

Number of employees in the UK: c.650

Sponsor visa for students and graduates? – On a case by case basis* (note: for internships, you must be studying in the UK).

Sponsor visa for experienced professionals? – Yes (note: office admin or support staff roles usually do not offer sponsorship due to not meeting salary requirements).

  1. AND Digital – software company

Employee rating: 4.6 out of 5

AND Digital stood out for its willingness to support its people and their wellbeing. Employees also said AND Digital provided good career progression opportunities.

Number of employees in the UK: c.700

Sponsor visa for students and graduates? – On a case by case basis (note: for internships, you must be studying in the UK).

Sponsor visa for experienced professionals? – Yes (note: office admin or support staff roles usually do not offer sponsorship due to not meeting salary requirements).

  1. Salesforce – software company

Employee rating: 4.6 out of 5

People who are familiar with computer systems and sales might have heard of this famous IT company. Employees loved Salesforce for the supportive culture and opportunities they had to learn and grow in the company.

Number of employees in the UK: c.2,580

Sponsor visa for students and graduates? – Yes (note: for internships, you must be studying in the UK).

Sponsor visa for experienced professionals? – Yes (note: office admin or support staff roles usually do not offer sponsorship due to not meeting salary requirements).

  1. Immediate Media Company – media and publishing company

Employee rating: 4.5 out of 5

Employees loved Immediate Media Company for being caring and supportive. The company is said to have a culture of honesty and transparency.

Number of employees in the UK: c.1,000

Sponsor visa for students and graduates? – On a case by case basis (note: for internships, you must be studying in the UK).

Sponsor visa for experienced professionals? – Yes (note: office admin or support staff roles usually do not offer sponsorship due to not meeting salary requirements).

  1. Abcam – life science

Employee rating: 4.5 out of 5

Employees recognised Abcam for the great work-life balance it offers and its friendly working environment.

Number of employees in the UK: c.1,490

Sponsor visa for students and graduates? – On a case by case basis (note: for internships, you must be studying in the UK).

Sponsor visa for experienced professionals? – On a case by case basis (note: office admin or support staff roles usually do not offer sponsorship due to not meeting salary requirements).

  1. McKinsey & Company –management consulting

Employee rating: 4.5 out of 5

Many people may think that work must be tiring and competitive in top consulting firms like McKinsey. However, the employees said that McKinsey has a diverse, collaborative and stimulating environment.

Number of employees in the UK: c.1,000

Sponsor visa for students and graduates? – Yes (McKinsey may also be able to sponsor a visa for internships if relocation to the UK is required).

Sponsor visa for experienced professionals? – Yes (note: office admin or support staff roles usually do not offer sponsorship due to not meeting salary requirements).

  1. Adobe – information technology

Employee rating: 4.5 out of 5

Adobe is a famous household brand, and many people have heard of this name. Apparently, Adobe not only has a strong brand but also has an appealing working environment. Employees loved Adobe for its generous perks, company values and strong and thoughtful leadership.

Number of employees in the UK: c.1,500

Sponsor visa for students and graduates? – Yes (note: for internships, you must be studying in the UK).

Sponsor visa for experienced professionals? – Yes (note: office admin or support staff roles usually do not offer sponsorship due to not meeting salary requirements).

  1. VMware – information technology

Employee rating: 4.5 out of 5

Adobe is a cloud computing and technology firm. The reason behind VMware’s making to the top 10 list is believed to be its excellent senior leadership and corporate vision. Employees also liked the support the company offers to its employees.

Number of employees in the UK: c.1,055

Sponsor visa for students and graduates? – On a case by case basis (note: for internships, you must be studying in the UK).

Sponsor visa for experienced professionals? – Yes (note: office admin or support staff roles usually do not offer sponsorship due to not meeting salary requirements).

  1. ARM – information technology

Employee rating: 4.5 out of 5

ARM is one of the leading information technology firms in the UK. The company applies cutting edge technologies at the workplace to empower employees and has a diverse and inclusive working environment.

Number of employees in the UK: c.3,500

Sponsor visa for students and graduates? – Yes (note: for internships, you must be studying in the UK).

Sponsor visa for experienced professionals? – Yes (note: office admin or support staff roles usually do not offer sponsorship due to not meeting salary requirements).

  1. Meta – information technology

Employee rating: 4.5 out of 5

Everyone knows Facebook and Instagram, but not everyone knows both Facebook and Instagram are owned by Meta. Being one of the largest information technology companies in the world, Meta has made it to the top 10 of the list. People at Meta loved it for its open and welcoming culture and autonomy that employees have at work.

Number of employees in the UK: c.2,800

Sponsor visa for students and graduates? – On a case by case basis (note: for internships, you must be studying in the UK).

Sponsor visa for experienced professionals? – Yes (note: office admin or support staff roles usually do not offer sponsorship due to not meeting salary requirements).

Many tech companies are known for their great working environment and friendly culture. Perhaps, it is why the majority of the companies on the Top 10 Best Place to Work list are tech companies. However, it is important to remember that working in a tech company does not mean doing tech-related jobs. Technology firms also offer finance, accounting, strategy, sales, marketing and design type roles. You can subscribe to UK Visa Jobs to stay up to date with the latest job opportunities that those companies offer.

* On a case by case basis means the company only considers sponsoring work visa for selected roles if they can not fill the role with people who do not require visa sponsorship.