easyJet named as one of Glassdoor’s best places to work in the UK in 2020

11 / 12 / 2019


  • easyJet has been awarded with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award
  • The airline was voted #16 in Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work in 2020, the highest ranking airline and the fastest climber in the Top 50, rising 26 places since last year
  • CEO Johan Lundgren was named one of Glassdoor’s Top CEOs in the UK for 2019

easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has been awarded with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognising the Best Places to Work in 2020.

The Employees’ Choice Awards programme, now in its sixth year in the UK, is based solely on the input of employees, past and present, who elect to provide feedback on their jobs, work environments and companies on Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites.

The airline ranked at #16 in the Best Places to Work in 2020, up from 42 in 2019, making it the fastest climber in the Top 50, as well as the highest ranking airline.

Johan Lundgren, easyJet’s Chief Executive said:

“We are absolutely delighted to receive this recognition. Our people are at the heart of everything we do and so I want to ensure we have an inclusive and energising environment where everyone feels they can do their best and be themselves at work.

“Innovation is in easyJet’s DNA and we are a first mover, whether that is making aviation more sustainable through our carbon offsetting commitment and support of future technologies, or leading the way in encouraging more women to become pilots – that’s something I think is really exciting to be a part of.  It means we attract great people who share the same energy for our industry and our customers, and who are excited for what is possible.

“We believe that encouraging an environment where people not only care about diversity and inclusion but also see its value is critical to our success.  We want to reflect the diversity of the customers we fly and the communities in which we operate – we think this makes good business sense as well as being the right thing to do.

“I think we have the best people working for easyJet and I’m really proud to lead the airline.” 

Christian Sutherland-Wong, Glassdoor president, chief operating officer and incoming chief executive officer commented;

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.

This month easyJet was also named as one of Britain’s Most Admired Companies by Management Today, a peer-review by a company’s closest critics – its competitors and financial influencers. The airline climbed an impressive 35 places from 2018 to be ranked 30th overall and topped the rankings to appear in first place as the #1 Most Admired Company in the transport sector.

To view all of easyJet’s vacancies both in the air and on the ground, and to apply, visit https://careers.easyjet.com/.

For further information, please contact the easyJet Press Office on 01582 525252, log onto www.easyjet.com or follow @easyJet_Press

Notes to editors

About easyJet

easyJet is Europe’s leading airline offering a unique and winning combination of the best route network connecting Europe’s primary airports, with great value fares and friendly service.

easyJet flies on more of Europe’s most popular routes than any other airline and carries more than 90 million passengers annually – around 15 million of which are travelling on business. easyJet flies over 329 aircraft on 1036 routes to 161 airports across 35 countries. Over 300 million Europeans live within one hour’s drive of an easyJet airport.

easyJet aims to be a good corporate citizen, employing people on local contracts in eight countries across Europe in full compliance with national laws and recognising their trade unions. The airline supports a number of local charities and also has a corporate partnership with UNICEF which has raised over £13m for the most vulnerable children since it was established in 2012.

The airline takes sustainability seriously and invests in the latest technology, operates efficiently and fills most of its seats. This means since 2000 easyJet has reduced the carbon emissions for each kilometre flow by a passenger by over 32% and is on track to meet its target of a 38% reduction by 2022.

Innovation is in easyJet’s DNA – from our launch over 20 years ago when we changed the way people fly to the present day where we lead the industry in digital, web, engineering and operational innovations to make travel more easy and affordable for our passengers.

About Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work

Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work were determined using company reviews shared by UK-based employees between 23rd October 2018 and 21st 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.

About Glassdoor

Glassdoor combines all the latest jobs with millions of reviews and insights to make it easy for people to find a job that is uniquely right for them. As a result, Glassdoor helps employers hire truly informed candidates at scale through effective recruiting solutions like job advertising and employer branding products. Launched in 2008, Glassdoor now has reviews and insights for over one million companies located in more than 190 countries. For more information, visit glassdoor.com.

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 Media Contact: Jo Cresswell – pr@glassdoor.com