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A new study has revealed the UK companies people most want to work for

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Alex Finnis
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The best thing about working for a really big company, for sure, would be going to a party and not having to explain what your company does to people. Explaining your job to strangers who you know don’t actually care anyway is rubbish. It’s not a fun way to spend a Saturday night.

Which is why it’s no surprise that this list of the most desired companies to work for, put together by LinkedIn, is populated solely by the big boys.

You might think that somewhere like Google or Facebook would top the list, because what do you really want from a job if not hundreds of slides. Thousands of slides. Slides just everywhere. Your desk is a slide! Your chair is a slide! The toilet? It’s a slide!

But no, Google and Facebook come in at 8th and 9th on the list – the winners were actually the John Lewis Partnership – which includes Waitrose – because we’re all old now and you know what’s better than slides? Free-range quails’ eggs and a nice soft rug.

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Asos come in second place, while the Arcadia Group, which owns Topshop, rounded out the top three. Harrods came in fourth, presumably because getting discount at Harrods is the only way you’ll ever get to shop there, and fifth was Liberty Global – possibly the only name you won’t immediately recognise on the list – but they are the world’s largest international TV and broadband company.

Here’s the top 10 in full:

  1. John Lewis Partnership
  2. Asos
  3. Arcadia Group
  4. Harrods
  5. Liberty Global
  6. Sainsbury’s
  7. Virgin
  8. Google
  9. Facebook
  10. BBC