Leighton
Leighton
We bring people and technology together, fast.

Leighton

At Leighton we are on a mission to help organisations and their customers thrive in today’s fast paced world.

Remote-first

A little flex time

We asked employees of Leighton how satisfied they are with flexible working, and this is what they told us

Based on 41 employee responses

Location
95%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
91%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
69%
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
87%
Employees feel that they can find the perfect balance of life and work
Role modelling
93%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
90%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Diversity
85%
Employees feel that the diversity, and the efforts to improve and maintain it, are great
Inclusion
88%
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Culture
88%
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Mission
81%
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Salary
70%
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Benefits spotlight

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Adoption leave
Dog friendly office
Enhanced sick days
Work from anywhere scheme
Open to compressed hours
Hubble credits
Flexible working week
Enhanced sick pay
Compassionate leave
Mental health platform access
Season ticket loan
Cinema discounts
Bank holiday swaps
Buy or sell annual leave
Optional unpaid leave
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Shared parental leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Cycle to work scheme
Fully stocked snack cupboard
Pension match/increase
Life assurance
Salary sacrifice
Life insurance
Annual pay rises
Sabbaticals
Teambuilding days
Skilled worker visas
Employee assistance programme
L&D budget
Employee discounts
What's great about Leighton
Mission and vision
  • Automation

    Automation

  • Data-driven

    Data-driven

  • Tech for good

    Tech for good

Culture
  • Supportive

    Supportive

  • Engaging

    Engaging

  • Autonomous

    Autonomous

Our company environment
  • Career progression led

    Career progression led

    Outstanding work and contribution is mainly recognised by career progression and promotions at Leighton
  • Ethnically diverse

    Ethnically diverse

    Leighton demonstrates their ethnic diversity, equity and inclusion through having a leadership team, a founder team and/or an overall workforce that represents the ethnic distribution of the population.
  • Regularly benchmarked/readjusted salary

    Regularly benchmarked/readjusted salary

    Leighton regularly benchmark and readjust their salaries against the market so you know you’re always getting a fair wage
  • Family friendly

    Family friendly

    Leighton offer a range of benefits that support parents and families
  • Learning and development focused

    Learning and development focused

    Learning and development is an important part of Leighton's ethos and this is demonstrated through a range of benefits which support this

Employee reviews

Leighton's employees have anonymously had their say in what they think of the company

Leighton is the most flexible and understanding company I have ever worked for.

The development opportunities are excellent with the chance to work on, and learn about, a wide variety of products and platforms.

Working at Leighton

Company employees

92

Gender diversity (male:female)

64:36

Office locations

Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Funding levels

N/A

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
SaaS & Software

SaaS & Software

Industry awards 2023
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Great Places to Work

2023
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Best Workplaces in Tech

2023
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North East Growth Award

2023
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Most Flexible SaaS and Software Companies

2023

About us

For as long as we can remember (and we’ve been around for over 30 years) organisations have struggled to deliver digital change. That isn’t a criticism, it’s the reality, we get it, it is difficult. Technology continues to change, user expectations (and those of your colleagues) continue to rise, meanwhile you often don't have the time or the right expertise to get the next project over the line. That is where we come in.

Our purpose is simple. We make the improbable, possible in everything we do. Why? Leighton are on a mission to help businesses and their customers thrive by building high-performing teams and developing successful software applications. To do this we need go-getters and thinkers, we need Agile Delivery Managers and Technologists. We need people who want to make a difference for our customers. That is where you come in.

Flexible working at Leighton

Flexible working at Leighton is based on a culture of trust and empowerment, we recognise that flexible working means something different to everyone and so work on the basis that if you're delivering and you and your customers are happy, it's working! Most of our team are placed on customer projects so considering the impact of your flexible choices on them, and the team you're working with is important too. As everyone works remotely, we also create regular opportunities both on-line and in-person to meet and connect with your Leighton colleagues, many of these events are optional so you can pick and mix what you need to thrive.

Approach to diversity & inclusion

Colleague feedback on our diversity and inclusion efforts has been really positive but as a Senior Leadership Team we know we could be more intentional in our efforts, we've recently partnered with #poweredbydiversity to help us understand more about strengths we can build on and opportunities for improvement. This work will drive a more intentional strategy for us, especially as we continue to scale. We've started more earnest conversations about allyship and neurodiversity recently and we've recognised that diversity is lacking in our leadership and support teams. Recognising the issue is the first step in addressing it.

What do we think of Leighton?

It is not a surprise to see that Leighton received such a high FlexScore - they offer a huge array of benefits and there is a clear emphasis on trusting and empowering their employees. If you're looking for a remote company that recognises that flexibility is a spectrum, we would definitely recommend checking out Leighton!

Meet who might be hiring you

At Leighton we find that those who succeed here not only bring relevant and unique experience and knowledge, they also share our values. It's important to us that your time with Leighton will be good for you and for your career and so our recruitment process is designed to give candidates a window into our business and our culture, helping you to gather enough insight to make a decision about us. So what are you waiting for? You'll find our latest vacancies on our website, or you can register your interest in working with us.

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
SaaS & Software

SaaS & Software

Industry awards 2023
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Great Places to Work

2023
External award Icon

Best Workplaces in Tech

2023
External award Icon

North East Growth Award

2023
External award Icon

Most Flexible SaaS and Software Companies

2023
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