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DHL, Cisco and Hilton top list of best places in UAE to work

A list published by Great Place to Work Middle East included companies from a wide variety of sectors

DHL, Cisco and Hilton top list of best places in UAE to work

DHL tops the private sector list for the 6th time. Image: ITP Media Group

Logistics giant DHL, tech firm Cisco and hospitality titan Hilton top a new list of the UAE’s top places to work in the private sector published by Great Place to Work Middle East.

The annual survey assesses the level of credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie within an organisation.

Two-thirds of each company’s score is derived from confidential feedback from employees. The other one-third comes from an audit of management and HR practices.

Dubai-based furniture and retail company The One came in fourth place, while public relations firm Hill+Knowlton Strategies came in fifth place, up from 10th last year.

Bacardi, Omnicom Media Group, FedEx Express, Chalhoub Group and WSP-UAE rounded out the top 10.

“In these uncertain times, all businesses are naturally concerned about the impact to their financial performance, hence, we have launched the list today, as now, more than ever, employees are looking to their leaders and executive teams to take actions that protect both them and the business,” said Great Place to Work CEO Michael Burchell.

Burchell added that “a lot of thought energy goes into building and sustaining a great workplace culture.”

“Great workplaces place a premium on developing a high trust, high performance environment,” he added. “Every organisation that made it onto the list should be proud of themselves considering the high level of participation we had this year and the number of new companies entering the list.”

In addition to the private sector, Great Place to Work Middle East gave special recognition to a number of government entities, including the Dubai Police Academy, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority, Dubai Police and the Dubai Future Foundation.

“We are very proud with the efforts put in by our existing and new strategic partners and their teams, who made it to the 2020 best workplaces in the UAE with some noticeable improvements,” said Ibrahim Mougharbel, senior vice president for regional marketing, Great Place to Work Middle East.

“Our objective remains to evolve the work culture in the GCC countries and the Middle East via empowering employees and accelerating performance, to reach their full potential,” he added.

The full list of private sector companies:

  1. DHL UAE
  2. Cisco UAE
  3. Hilton
  4. THE One
  5. Hill + Knowlton Strategies
  6. Bacardi
  7. Omnicom Media Group
  8. FedEx Express
  9. Chalhoub Group
  10. WSP - UAE
  11. Dyson Overseas Distribution Limited
  12. Century Financial
  13. Hilti
  14. Pizza Express
  15. Glander International Bunkering
  16. MSD Pharmaceuticals UAE
  17. Fischer FZE
  18. SAS UAE
  19. Five Hotels
  20. Delta Partners
  21. Shoexpress
  22. Homebox
  23. UAE Exchange
  24. SAP Mena LLC
  25. AbbVie Biopharmaceuticals GmbH
  26. Leminar Group
  27. Teleperformance UAE
  28. Shoemart
  29. Centrepoint
  30. Splash
  31. NMC Healthcare UAE
  32. Transworld Group
  33. Emax
  34. FCM Travel Solutions UAE
  35. FLC Group
  36. American School of Dubai
  37. Havelock One
  38. Global Hotel Alliance
  39. Dow Chemical IMEA GmbH
  40. Sofitel Dubai The Palm

Public Sector:

  1. Dubai Police Academy
  2. Dubai Electricity &Water Authority
  3. Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority
  4. Dubai Police
  5. Dubai Future Foundation

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