Officially a Very Good
Company to Work For

Officially a Very Good
Company to Work For

Officially an Outstanding
Company to Work For

Officially an Outstanding
Company to Work For

Officially a World Class
Company to Work For

Officially a World Class
Company to Work For

Officially a Good
Company to Work For

Officially a Good
Company to Work For

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Best Company to work for in the UK
Feb 2020
th
Best Company
to work for

Octopus is a group of companies investing in the people, ideas and industries that will help change the world for the better. They are experts in financial services and energy. Octopus was founded in 2000 with a mission of trying to change the way investment companies are viewed by putting its customers at the heart of the business and making service intrinsic to its culture. From there, Octopus has expanded into multiple different sectors while maintaining the same goals. Octopus also makes employees a critical pillar of its success by focusing tirelessly on employee satisfaction, development, enjoyment and giving the best work/life balance a company can offer. To reward employees for their continued efforts through the year, Octopus provide both monthly and daily recognition programmes. The monthly recognition programme is called the 'Grand Tentacle', which is an award presented at the monthly, all company meeting with a prize of £1,000, nominated by peers for someone who has embodied the core values the most. The day to day recognition is for 'recognition cheques'. If someone displays the organisations core values, a colleague can write them a recognition cheque explaining why they have embodied a trait of being bold, straightforward or helpful (their core values). When an employees receives a certain number, they can be cashed in for gift vouchers of the person's choice.

Featured Workplace Factors

Giving Something Back

99% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

The CEO sends a weekly all company email updating on the different areas of the business. They use this platform to discuss successes and challenges faced.

My Company

92% of staff agreed

I feel proud to work for this organisation

All employees are provided mugs and water bottles as standard when they join to cut down on plastic and paper waste, as well as providing water and teas/coffee and milk to avoid need to purchase beverages outside of work.

Leadership

91% of staff agreed

This organisation is run on strong values / principles

The CEO sends a weekly all company email updating on the different areas of the business. They use this platform to discuss successes and challenges faced.

Benefits

Maternity

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Pensions

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Private Healthcare

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79
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79
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