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Revealed: Top ten places to work in the UAE

FedEx Express tops list, Microsoft second, in new survey released

Revealed: Top ten places to work in the UAE
FedEx uses the Purple Promise Award (PPA) which recognises a team member who goes beyond the typical expectations for his or her job to ensure the customer’s needs are met.
Revealed: Top ten places to work in the UAE
The One founder Thomas Lundgren. The retailer set up THE Onederworld - a Sustainable Village Community programme with balanced quality education at its heart.
Revealed: Top ten places to work in the UAE
While Microsoft has a business focused culture, it also works to create a sense of work/life balance.

FedEx Express has been named as the best company to work for in the UAE, in a new survey released today.  The UAE branch of the global giant topped the pole ahead of Microsoft Gulf in second place, with the Marriott Hotel coming third.

See the full list of the best places to work in the UAE

Pepsi Cola’s Middle East, Asia and Africa operations were ranked fourth, with Thomas Lundgren’s THE One in fifth place. Media giant Omnicom Media Group, run in the MENA region by Elie Khouri, came sixth, with the final four slots in the top ten going to Merck UAE, Bayt.com, Dulsco and EMC.

The survey also ranked General Electric and PepsiCo as the two best companies for Emiratis to work in, while General Electric, THE One and Omnicom Media Group were ranked the three best companies for women to work in.

The annual benchmarking study by - which assesses the level of credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie within an organization - forms part of the world’s largest employee survey. Carried out by the Great Place to Work Institute’s UAE branch, most of a company’s score (two-thirds) is based on the confidential feedback of their staff, with an audit of management and HR practices by the Institute comprising the remainder of the score.

Elie Khouri, the CEO of Omnicom Media Group (MENA) which was ranked 6, told Arabian Business: “I am proud of the collective achievement of our talent. We are committed to the "Great Place to Work". The process helps us set a clear benchmark against the best breed in the corporate world. It also raises the bar inside the organization and reinforces our commitment to providing the best working environment for people to excel.”

See the full list of the best places to work in the UAE

Join the debate and leave a comment:Who did the judges miss? Is your company on the list? Should UAE firms do more to improve the working conditions of their employees? What perks would you like to see in your workplace?

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Husni 8 years ago

Congratulations to bayt.com
Proud to be part of this institution :)

Kareem Soufi 8 years ago

I work in Bayt.com Riyadh Office and it's for sure one of the top 10 firms to work for in KSA :)

Fadi 8 years ago

the best environment to work.

FedEx employee 8 years ago

Way to go FedEx! By far The Best company to work for!

Aamer Orakzai (FedEx Employee) Dubai 8 years ago

FedEx Express has been named as the top company to work for in the UAE. By Grace of God Al Mighty I feel proud for working in such a wonderful and the best company. I worked in many companies but I found "FedEx Express" The Best Company. We love FedEx and FedEx loves us !!!