Firms with substantial presence in the UAE and Saudi Arabia were well represented in the rankings
A number of companies with substantial presences in the UAE and Saudi Arabia have been included in this year’s rankings of the world’s 25 best workplaces published by workplace culture authority Great Place to Work in partnership with Fortune.
Tech giant Cisco tops the list, with Hilton taking second place. Other companies with a local presence that performed well on the list included DHL Express – which moved into fourth place from sixth in 2018 – and SAS, which moved up to ninth place from 10th in 2018.
Global pharmaceuticals company AbbVie – which has a regional office in Dubai – retained its 16th place position from last year.
To qualify for the rankings, companies must appear on at least five of Great Place to Work’s national lists, which are published in 58 countries, as well as employ more than 5,000 workers globally. Over 8,000 organisations participated in the survey, representing over 12 million works worldwide.
“It is a big challenge to build a high-trust culture that is great for employees in many countries across the globe,” said Great Place to Work CEO Michael Bush.
“These organisations have bold leaders who have risen to the challenge – they are the vanguard showing millions of organisations worldwide that it is possible and desirable to create a great place to work for all,” Bush added.