CLOCKING OFF Ten of the ‘worst’ companies to work for in the UK revealed as staff lift lid on dodgy bosses and killer hours : Sun.

Here’s a rundown of some of the firms that leave their workers cold according to job site Glassdoor.

SOME of the worst places to work in Britain have been revealed.

Retailers, bookies and even the Financial Ombudsman have been listed amongst the least pleasant employers in the UK.

SOME of the worst places to work in Britain have been revealed.

Retailers, bookies and even the Financial Ombudsman have been listed amongst the least pleasant employers in the UK.

William Hill has been named among one of the worst employers in Britain

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William Hill has been named among one of the worst employers in Britain

The firms were featured in a list compiled by The Telegraph based on ratings posted on job site Glassdoor which collates millions of online reviews from employees of the companies.

Those listed are not the worst, just a randomly selected sample in no particular order from the bottom end of the site with rankings of 2.6 or less out of 5.

William Hill 2.5

First on our list is bookies William Hill which was slammed online for “long hours” and not appreciating employees “work/life balance”.

A William Hill spokesperson said: “William Hill employs 13,500 people in the UK many of whom tell us they love their jobs – in particular the interaction they have with customers and colleagues.

“There has been a lot of change in the business in the last 12 months which has been supported by many colleagues but which some have found more challenging.”

The Financial Ombudsman 1.9

Workers at the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) have blasted their employer for “challenging and stressful” conditions.

Employees also claimed they were not “given enough time to do what was asked of them”.

A FOS spokesperson said: “Over the last few years, we’ve been changing the way our organisation works so that we can provide a better and more efficient service to our customers – with ombudsmen on the phone sorting out complaints in days rather than taking months.

“Of course, this has been a major shift for our own people and how they work, and although the overwhelming majority recognise the need for us to change that doesn’t mean it’s easy.”

Holland and Barrett also didn't fare too well with its workers

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Holland and Barrett also didn’t fare too well with its workers

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High street health shop Holland and Barrett also seemed to drop the ball in the employee satisfaction stakes.

Many current and former workers complained that their roles involved “lone working for substantial period of time”.

However the 25 per cent staff discount, which rises to 50 per cent at Christmas, was regarded as something of a perk.

A spokesperson for the firm said: “We are one of the very few high street retailers to invest heavily in regular, in-depth staff training and our A-level equivalent qualification in nutrition, which our store associates have to acquire, can take up to a year and invariably prompts a number of associates to find less challenging roles.

“Some will no doubt report their version of events on websites such as this although they do have the opportunity to feedback to us directly.”

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