ZURICH has been hailed as one of the best places in the country to work.

The insurance giant which has its UK headquarters based in Swindon received a Glassdoor Employees Choice and is the only insurer which features on the website's top 50 list - at number 16.

The award recognises employers who shine brightest according to those who know a company best – the employees.

It is based solely on the input of workers who choose to provide anonymous feedback about their job, work environment and employer on Glassdoor.

Common themes emerge from employee reviews, revealing what’s important to workers in 2022. High on the list is work-life balance and flexible working options.

One Swindon contracts manager said: “It’s a truly inspiring company, with a real work-life balance for everyone, proper diversity and inclusivity, great benefits and a pension.”

To be awarded an Employees Choice award, a minimum number of ratings are required across nine workplace attributes, including: overall company rating, work-life balance, career opportunities, diversity and inclusion, compensation and benefits, culture and values, senior management, recommending to a friend, and the six-month business outlook.

Steve Collinson is head of the People Team for Zurich in the UK. He said: “We’ve been working tirelessly for many years to make Zurich the best insurance company to work for.

“We’re delighted to see the fruits of our labour which has come straight from the people that really matter – our employees.”

Earlier this week, the insurer announced that demand for part-time jobs at Zurich had almost doubled since the launch of its flexible working approach in 2019.

Glassdoor calls itself the worldwide leader on insights about jobs and companies.

Its site holds millions of personalised jobs, salary information, company reviews, and interview questions which are all posted anonymously by employees and job seekers. More than 55 million people visit the site every month, which helps provide insights into employees' experience through company ratings and reviews.