Las Iguanas has been honoured with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognising the Best Places to Work in 2020.
The Latin American restaurant and bar operator scooped 11th place; the highest-ranking hospitality company on the list.
The Employees’ Choice Awards programme, now in its sixth year in the UK, is based solely on the input of employees, who elect to provide feedback on their jobs, work environments and companies on Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites.
Managing Director Julie McEwan said, “We are thrilled to have been recognised as the UK’s top hospitality company to work for and it is even more special that the recognition has come directly from our own team, based on their Glassdoor reviews.
“It has been a fantastic year for Las Iguanas with new restaurant openings and continued innovation across the business, and our amazing team culture shines through in every one of our restaurants.”
Christian Sutherland-Wong, Glassdoor president, COO and incoming CEO, said, “This year marks the shift to a culture-first decade in the workplace. Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards winners are prioritising their culture and mission and putting employees at the heart of everything they do. In turn, their employees have recognised them as truly the Best Places to Work in 2020.
“In addition, this year’s winners stand out for providing exceptional career growth opportunities and encouraging work which is driven by impact and purpose. Congratulations go to all of the companies this year who stand out in the eyes of their employees.”
On Glassdoor, current and former employees voluntarily and anonymously share insights and opinions about their work environments by sharing a company review, designed to capture a genuine and authentic inside look at what a specific job may be like at a particular company.
When sharing a company review on Glassdoor, employees are asked to rate their satisfaction with the company overall, and key workplace factors like career opportunities, compensation and benefits, culture and values, senior management and work/life balance. In addition, employees are asked to describe the best reasons to work at their companies as well as any downsides.
Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work were determined using company reviews shared by UK-based employees between 23 October 2018 and 21 October 2019. To be considered for the UK award, a company must have had at least 1,000 or more employees and have received at least 30 ratings across each of the eight workplace attributes from UK-based employees during the period of eligibility.
The final list is compiled using Glassdoor’s proprietary algorithm, led by its Economic Research Team, and takes into account quantity, quality and consistency of reviews.