A rise in creative thinking, productivity and happiness with a simultaneous drop in stress levels, these are some of the universally documented advantages of a positive work environment. A company may not necessarily be a top paying one, yet, with an outstanding workplace culture, it has the power to enhance retention of its employees and attract better talent. Following is a list of top 10 companies to work for in the UAE as ranked by the Great Place to Work Institute (GPTW).
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Covering several sectors like finance, technology, hospitality, logistics, etc., these companies have made it to the list based on aspects like:
One of the leading organisations in the logistics sector, DHL is a part of the world's top postal and logistics company, Deutsche Post DHL Group. With operations in over 200 countries including the UAE, the company boasts of a truly diverse global team. Employing approximately 340,000 professionals, DHL provides its employees with several career opportunities and creates certified specialists by offering them access to continuous learning and personal development programs.
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2. THE One
A leading name in the home furniture segment, THE One offers affordable luxury through its uniquely designed, great quality products. With furniture and accessories delivered at various price ranges and designs, the company began operations in 1996. Since then, the furniture retailer has built a remarkably strong presence in the interior decoration space. With homemakers in more than 9 countries as loyal customers, THE One has also launched 3 new brands - THE One Basics, FUSION by THE One, and THE One Junior. Great leadership, employee-centered programs and an inclusive work culture, these are some of the qualities that have been winning the company a position among the top five companies to work for in the GPTW list for 8 consecutive years.
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A reputed name in the hospitality industry, Hilton Worldwide has grown rapidly to become one of the largest hotel chains in the world. The company has consistently been featuring on the GPTW list and has climbed to the third rank this year. Owning more than 5,000 properties in over 100 countries, Hilton offers ample opportunities for its employees to grow and learn on-the-job. Attracting and keeping great millennial talent, this successful hospitality company establishes a connection with them and promotes a culture of excellence.
4. Cisco UAE
Recognised for its employee-focused approach, Cisco is well known as a leader in the IT and networking field globally. The company is ranked fourth in the 2019 GPTW list because of its 'Conscious Culture'. The latter empowers employees by facilitating creativity and generating satisfaction in its workplace. It has constantly been delivering specialised software solutions to its clients, given its tremendously satisfied workforce. Great benefits and perks, growth opportunities, competitive compensation plan and more make Cisco an excellent company to spend your working hours at.
5. Omnicon Media Group (OMG)
A media services division of the Omnicom Group Inc., Omnicon Media Group (OMG) is one of the most reputed global advertising, corporate communications, and marketing companies in the world. The company serves more than 5,000 clients in over 100 countries and has several other media specialist companies as its subsidiaries. As per the 2019 survey by the GPTW Institute, OMG ranked fifth among the top companies in Dubai, UAE, for its commitment to employee satisfaction. The organisation places great emphasis on equality among employees and is committed to offering excellent learning and growth opportunities.
Climbing up from the tenth rank to the sixth, FedEx (Federal Express) strengthens its place in the league of the best employers in the UAE. A world leader in the transportation industry, FedEx offers secure and swift delivery services in over 220 countries. Valuing its employees for working towards the organisational goal of achieving 100% customer satisfaction, the company is committed to providing its people ample growth and learning opportunities.
7. Weber Shandwick
A leading global communications and engagement agency, Weber Shandwick has slipped to the seventh position in the 2019 GPTW survey. This global company has a strong presence in close to 34 countries and 79 cities. With a diverse team of strategists, producers, designers, developers and analysts, it has been recognised for its employee motivation, relations and strategy.
8. WSPOne of the world's leading engineering consulting companies, WSP is more than 42,000 talented people strong. Based in over 550 offices, spanning across 40 countries, this reputed engineering professional services firm has made it to the GPTW 2019 list because of its outstanding efforts to attract, develop, engage and retain the best professionals in its fields of expertise. WSP places great importance on keeping its employees engaged and motivated through several initiatives.
A leading construction company not just in the Emirates but worldwide, Hilti is known to deliver world-class solutions to its clients. Founded in 1941, the organisation began its operations in the UAE in 1991 and has been consistently ranked among the best places to work at around the world. Ranked #9 by the GPTW Institute in 2019, it is dedicated to supporting and promoting a distinct work environment.
10. Hill + Knowlton Strategies
Founded in 1927, Hill+Knowlton Strategies is a leading global public relations consulting company firm. Headquartered in New York City, United States, the company has more than 80 offices in over 40 countries. Dedicated to encouraging its people to learn and grow, it has a rewarding and diverse culture that puts equality, health, and safety first for its employees.
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