Manchester-headquartered travel tech business Rentalcars.com has been voted one of the Best Places to Work in 2018 with the awarding of a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award.

The business, which recruited over 500 people in 2017 and has 290 vacancies to fill in 2018, was placed 16th in the rankings which is based on anonymous ratings and feedback by employees.

Rentalcars.com was just one of three North West businesses to be ranked in the Top 50 which included global brands such as Google, Facebook and Microsoft.

Using its review data, Glassdoor ranks companies with a rating out of five. Companies had to have a minimum of 30 reviews and employ over 1,000 employees.  

86 per cent of employees at Rentalcars.com would refer the company to their friends and the business has a CEO rating of 96 per cent.  

Speaking on the success, Rentalcars.com CEO Ian Brown, who was ranked as one of the Highest Rated CEOs in 2017, said: “We’re delighted that our employees see us as an exciting and rewarding place to work.

“That said, we still have 15 places to climb. Our goal remains to be the best tech company to work at in the UK!”

People director Ryan Cheyne added: “All of our colleagues are rightly proud of this success. We strive to build engagement across all of our teams, including across the tech community within Manchester.

“It isn’t about ticking boxes here. We are driven by creating a workplace environment which not only retains but grows the amazing talent we have here at Rentalcars.com.”

Commenting on the awards Robert Hohman, Glassdoor CEO and co-founder said: “We know today’s job seekers are more informed than ever about where they go to work, researching everything from company culture to career opportunities to pay philosophy and more.

“To help people find companies that stand out from the pack, the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards recognise employers that are truly the Best Places to Work because they’re determined by those who really know best - the employees.”

On Glassdoor, current and former employees of companies worldwide can share insights and opinions about their work environments by sharing a company review, designed to capture a genuine and authentic inside look at what it’s like to work at particular jobs and companies.