Revealed: the Gulf's 10 best employers

From better salaries to training opportunities, these are the GCC companies you want to work for
Revealed: the Gulf's 10 best employers
By Staff writer
Sun 09 Oct 2011 08:10 AM

So you want to work for a great company? Where you start? Well, maybe we can help you. Over the past few months, our team of researchers has been looking into a variety of companies across various sectors of business, to try and ascertain who the best employers in the GCC are.

We have looked at a number of different issues: salary, benefits, chances of promotion, working conditions, perks — and also the quality of the people you will be working for. And the result, is our guide to who we believe are the ten best employers in the region.  However, that doesn’t mean getting a job there is a piece of cake.

If anything, the hiring process in these firms is far more stringent than any other, and in some cases can even take several months. But from learning from some of the top business leaders in the region, to enjoying extensive health and travel benefits, or even a fully equipped office gym, these are in our view some of the best places to build your career.  The list is a spread from the ‘mega employers’ to those who only operate with a handful of workers.

Emirates Airline already has 60,000 staff and is currently looking to hire another 4,000. Another 'mega group' is GE Middle East, with 4,100 staff (including Africa), while Emaar employs 6,000 staff across its global operations. Our list also includes one media company, Omnicom Media Group MENA, and just one bank, Standard Chartered. MH Alshaya Co is the only retailer to make the grade.

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