Great Place to Work® Middle East reveals the ‘Best Workplaces in the Middle East™ List for the year 2023’


Gulf Cooperation Council, 2023:

Great Place to Work® – a global research, training and consultancy firm that recognizes the Best Workplaces™ in over 60 countries worldwide – has revealed the Best Workplaces in Middle East™ List for the year 2023. This year, we have identified the top 70 businesses from all industries across GCC region, who have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to prioritizing their employees.

The Middle East continues to witness substantial growth in diverse industries, and it is the commitment of these exceptional companies towards their employees that has propelled them to the top. They have surpassed industry standards, going above and beyond to create workplaces that prioritize employee satisfaction and well-being, leading to increased productivity, creativity, and overall success.

Commenting on this year’s Best Workplaces in the Middle East™ list, Jules Youssef, Managing Director for Qatar, Oman, Kuwait and Bahrain, Great Place to Work® Middle East, said: “This announcement and recognition of the Best Workplaces in the Middle East for the year 2023 will undoubtedly inspire other organizations to strive for excellence in their respective industries. It serves as a reminder that prioritizing employees’ needs and fostering a work-life balance can lead to remarkable business growth and success. Congratulations to all of the winners of the Best Workplaces in the Middle East for 2023!

Commenting on this year’s Best Workplaces in the Middle East™ list, Ibrahim Mougharbel, Managing Director for the UAE, Great Place to Work® Middle East, said: “The Best Workplaces in the Middle East for 2023 award celebrates the achievements of these outstanding companies and encourages others to follow their example. The winners have proven to be the best of the best in the region and are a true testament to the power of employee-centric organizations. We hope their commitment to their employees will serve as an inspiration to other businesses in the Middle East and beyond. Congratulations to all winners!

Commenting on this year’s Best Workplaces in the Middle East™ list, Tanzeel Rehman, Managing Director for KSA, Great Place to Work® Middle East, said: “We are proud to recognize these companies for their commitment to their employees. Their dedication to creating an equitable work environment helps to ensure that employees are able to thrive and contribute to their fullest potential. We are confident that the recognition these companies have received will inspire more employers in the region. We extend our warmest congratulations to the winners and commends their unwavering dedication towards creating workplaces that empower and inspire employees.

Top Best Workplaces in the Middle East ™ for the year 2023:

Top 20 – Large Category:

Rank               Company name y name
1 McDonald’s UAE by Emirates Fast Food Company LLC
2 Dubai Electricity and Water Authority
3 Splash UAE
4 Centrepoint UAE
5 Chalhoub Group
6 Abu Dhabi Customs
7 Al Dabbagh Group
8 DHL Express
9 Hilton
10 PepsiCo
11 Shoe Mart
12 Ajmal Perfumes Group
13 MenaBev
14 Globelink West Star Shipping L.L.C
15 SAMI Advanced Electronics Company
16 FIVE Hotels
17 McDonald’s by Al Mana Restaurants and Food Co W.L.L
18 Teleperformance
19 Babyshop
20 Hilti

Top 20 – Medium Category:

Rank               Company name y name
1 THE One
2 Century Financial
3 Pizza Express
4 Leminar
5 Cisco
6 Metropolitan Group
7 Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA)
9 Majid Al Futtaim – Accor Properties
10 Middle East Paper Company (MEPCO)
11 PetroGas
12 Medtronic
13 Smart Cities Solutions Company
14 DHL Global Forwarding
15 Welldone Solutions
16 Bahrain Public Transport Company
18 AstraZeneca
19 Edenred
20 Servier

Top 30 – Small Category:

Rank               Company name y name
1 Shift Electronic
2 Accuracy
3 Eaton Business School
4 Biogen
5 Blue Ocean Academy
6 Shift WLL
8 International Diplomatic Supplies
9 Time Entertainment Company
10 Adriatic Aluminum & Glazing
11 Faith Healthcare Group
12 Howden Guardian Insurance Brokers L.L.C.
13 LLH Hospital & Medical Centers
14 Burjeel Day Surgery Center, Al Reem Island
15 Water Solutions Company – WSM
16 DOW
17 ZenHR
18 Marc Ellis
19 Saudi Intelligent Solutions
20 Bacardi Ltd
21 Burjeel Farha
22 Top Talent Solutions
23 Ingaz for Human Resources
25 Nour Massah
26 iot squared
27 Hawsabah
28 beaconsmind
29 Charterhouse
30 TishTash

About Great Place to Work:

Great Place to Work® is a global research and management consultancy that recognizes the Best Workplaces™ in over 60 countries worldwide and provides premier business and advisory services.  Its mission is to improve peoples’ lives and create a better society by improving the workplace experience. Great Place to Work was founded in 1991 to provide a simple, research-driven methodology that could be widely used to understand and assess organizations.  A proprietary employee survey and assessment of HR policies form the foundation of the Institute’s research and consulting services and has been used by companies from all over the world to create strong workplace cultures based on trusting relationships. Great Place to Work believes that in a society of great workplaces, employees feel respected, proud, and trust that management is committed to “doing the right thing.”

Following increased demand from the GCC countries for its workplace evaluation services, Great Place to Work expanded to the UAE in March 2010 as a licensed division of Best Companies Group. The UAE operation serves as the regional headquarters for the Middle East, with consultants and sales staff appointed in each market.

About the ‘Best Workplaces™ Lists:

Any company based in the Middle East, falls within the industries belonging to the lists and employs 10 or more employees is eligible to participate.  Any company that appears on the list is selected primarily based on their employees’ responses to the Great Place to Work Trust Index©, a proprietary employee survey developed by Great Place to Work®.  In addition, the Great Place to Work® Middle East evaluates materials submitted by the company, including the company’s response to the Great Place to Work® Culture Audit© with accompanying materials submitted by the company for consideration. Organizations can apply from now and until the beginning of the following year for the 2023 Best Workplaces™ list.

Great Place to Work® Middle East conducts a rigorous audit of every participating company before it can be listed as one of the Best Workplaces™ in the region.

To obtain Best Workplace™ ranking, the companies are scored. A large portion of a company’s score is based on the confidential feedback of their employees while the remaining score is attained from an audit of management and HR practices- a reflection of the company’s solutions to specific criteria. Within this framework, organizations were asked about their values, trust process, leadership methods, innovation processes and how they maximize their employees’ potential. The heroes that are continuously building a greater environment for their employees have stood out, and we are always here to celebrate them.