The Indian restaurant group, which operates eight UK restaurants that are primarily concentrated in London, ranked at number 12 on the overall top 50 list of companies across the UK in this year’s Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards.
It is its first appearance on the list.
The only other hospitality business to feature on this year’s list is piri piri chicken-focused restaurant group Nando’s, which ranked at number 34.
Now in its eighth year, Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work list is based on employee feedback and draws on reviews shared by UK-based employees between 20 October 2020 and 18 October 2021.
Current and former employees voluntarily and anonymously share insights and opinions about their work environments by sharing a company review.
Employees are asked to rate their satisfaction with the company overall, and key workplace factors like career opportunities, compensation and benefits, culture and values, senior management and work/life balance.
In addition, employees are asked to describe the best reasons to work at their companies as well as any downsides.
To be considered for the UK award, a company must have at least 1,000 employees and have received at least 30 ratings across each of the eight workplace attributes from UK-based employees during the period of eligibility.
Dishoom has received numerous accolades as an employer. Last year it was named the fourth best large company to work for as part of an annual listing compiled by Best Companies. It also received the Employer Award at the R200 Restaurant Awards 2021 in November.
One of the Dishoom’s sales managers, based in London, described the group as “always pushing to find ways of making employees feel valued, respected and happy in and out of work”.