Immediate Media Co, the special interest content and platform company, has been named as the UK’s best media company and 4th best place overall to work in the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards 2022.
The accolade confirms its position as the leading employer in the sector.
Glassdoor’s Best Place to Work awards are the most coveted of Best Place to Work awards being based entirely on voluntary, anonymous feedback from current employees and previous employees, making them the most trusted insight into workplace culture.
In determining winners, Glassdoor evaluates company reviews over the past year and measures key attributes including: company rating, career opportunities, compensation and benefits, culture and values, diversity and inclusion, work-life balance, outlook and business leadership.
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Immediate received an overall ranking of 4.5 out of 5, scoring particularly high on Culture & Values and Work/Life Balance and on leadership Tom Bureau, Immediate’s founding CEO and current Executive Chairman received a 98% approval rating.
Jo Brandl, Immediate’s Group HR Director, said: “It’s fantastic that Immediate’s been named as the one of the best places to work in the UK.
“Over the last 10 years, we’ve worked extremely hard to build a people centric culture, which is caring, inclusive and collaborative and brings out the best in our people.
“We’re proud of this strategy, and believe it’s been fundamental to our growth and success – 2021 will be Immediate’s most successful year financially.
“Over the last two years, we’ve doubled our efforts to support our teams and it’s great that the people who matter most recognise this. I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who works with us.”
Reviews on its Glassdoor page, praise Immediate for its culture and creating a supportive working environment: “Genuinely focused on employee wellbeing. Lots of training opportunities. An exciting, proactive and creative work environment”, reads one.
Another said:“A caring and supportive environment and a culture of honesty/transparency (especially obvious at the height of the pandemic). Varied and interesting brands to work on. Lots of options for career development.”
Established in 2011, Immediate owns and operates some of the UK’s best-loved media brands in the UK, including Radio Times, BBC Good Food, BBC Gardeners’ World magazine and BBC History.
The company sells over 39 million magazines a year, reaching over 75 million people a month across print, digital and live events.
With over 1,000 people across three business units, Immediate has developed expertise across a broad range of functions to drive its growth, including commerce, advertising, marketing, SEO, DevOps, digital, video and audio production and editorial.
The Employees’ Choice Award, now in its 14th year, is based solely on the input of employees, who elect to provide anonymous feedback by completing a company review about their job, work environment and employer on Glassdoor, the worldwide leader on insights about jobs and companies.
Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work were determined using company reviews shared by UK-based employees between 20 October 2020 and 18 October 2021.
During the year-long eligibility period, employers considered for the list must have received at least 30 ratings for each of the nine workplace attributes taken into account as part of the awards algorithm.
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.
Complete awards methodology can be found here.
For the complete list of the Glassdoor Best Places to Work winners in 2022, click here.