There may have been a sister thread already but I didn't see it. What is the best company you have ever worked for (excluding your own companies)? Mine was in Dagenham. The locals knew it as May and Bakers (they always added the "s" like people do with Tesco and Marks & Spencer but never Esso or Microsoft) When I worked there as my industrial "sandwich" year out it was called Rhone-Poulenc Rorer. I absolutely loved it there. The labs were top notch, better than at Pfizer subsequently. There were also some seriously smart people worked there and most of them were jackies. The original company was famous for inventing and supplying the sulphonamide drugs that saved Churchill's life (and, so the story goes, won the war!) Also, there was a worker there who decked a fireman who wouldn't listen to his pleas not to hose water onto a sodium fire in the plant. Romford was a bit tasty mind for a night out. Several stabbings during the year. Barking was rough as feck too. Lived there for the last six months. Even the urban foxes looked mustard.