Well, this is going to bug Apple: Rentokil Initial, a U.K.-headquartered global pest control business, has been crowned the best company to work for in Britain, according to recruiter Indeed, knocking the U.S. tech giant off the top spot, according to CNBC.
Rentokil, which employs 4,000 people in the U.K., came top in the 2019 rankings for job security and advancement. Staff praised the company on how it promotes from within, as well as the company’s good work-life balance and positive culture.
Apple slipped down to second place from last year’s rankings but was the only non-U.K. company in the top five. The company employs around 6,500 people in the U.K. and it was lauded by employees for its staff perks, such as free and discounted tech. Rounding out the top five in third through fifth place are: Agincare Goup, a health care group; Wren Kitchens, which designs and manufactures kitchens; and Lush, a handmade cosmetics company.