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Top Companies To Work For

Author: Umran Mehmood

UAE’s Best Employers

Take a look at the UAE’s Best Employers

The global research, training and consultancy firm Great Place To Work knows the value of a good work environment. They hold an annual study and awards scheme that recognises the employers who go above and beyond to create a great workplace for employees.

The survey assesses levels of credibility, respect, pride, fairness and camaraderie within each organisation, with 66% of each company’s score derived from confidential response of the company’s employees, while the remaining third is based on an audit of HR practices and management. We take a look at the top companies to work for in the UAE, as determined by A Great Place to Work’s Awards 2016.


Top spot for “Top Companies to Work for in UAE” goes to DHL, who also won Great Place to Work’s best employers in Asia Pacific for 2016, as well as Computerworld’s best place to work in IT. After entering the top five in 2013, DHL rose to first place in 2014 and, despite a rise in Awards entrants, has maintained pole position for the last 3 years.

DHL claims first place due to its employee benefits and training programmes, which include on-the-job training and numerous opportunities for ambitious employees, who can set their own annual development plans and are given the opportunity to work with charities.


Furniture retailer, THE One scooped second place in Top Companies to Work For in UAE, as well as 7th best workplace in Asia. The luxury retail company is no stranger to being recognised for its great employee benefits, having placed in the top five, five times in the last six years.

The Omnicon Media Group

Completing the top three companies to work for in UAE is the Omnicon Media Group. The media services division of the leading advertising and marketing communications agency, Omnicon Group Inc. retains third position for the third year running, having been placed in the top ten since 2012.

The Top 20:

1 - DHL (logistics)

2 - THE One (retail)

3 - Omnicom Media Group (media)

4 - Splash (fashion)

5 - The Estee Lauder Companies (health and beauty)

6 - EMC (IT)

7 - Weber Shandwick (communications)

8 - Hilti Emirates (technology)

9 - Hilton Worldwide (hospitality)

10 - FedEx (logistics)

11 - WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff (engineering, professional services)

12 - Hyatt (hospitality)

13 - AstraZenea Gulf (pharmaceutical)

14 - Al Ghandi Auto Group (automotive)

15 - Leminar (industrial)

16 - Dulsco (HR and industrial services)

17 - Eros Group (technology)

18 - Apparel Group (retail)

19 - 3M (manufacturing)

20 - UAE Exchange (finance)

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