Great Place to Work, a global research and consultancy firm, has revealed the UAE’s great places to work with five governmental, 25 large and 50 small and medium organizations making this year’s list.
The top five UAE companies to work for in the large category include fast-food chain McDonald’s, air-conditioning company Leminar Group, family conglomerate Al Dabbagh Group, fashion retailer Centrepoint, and luxury retailer Chalhoub Group, the study showed.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority, Sharjah Electricity Water and Gas Authority, Government of Sharjah – Department of eGov, and Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority were identified as the top five government workplaces in the country.
“The organizations that made it to the list have proven that employee well-being does not need to be comprised to achieve growth, in fact, both go hand-in-hand,”
the firm said.
Great Place to Work said organizations on this year’s list have been working diligently in bridging the gaps, transforming cultures, and evolving into being best workplaces.
The consultancy firm said companies in the UAE are introducing creative ways to connect with employees and continue to offer well-being initiatives to enhance work-life balance.
“Despite the challenges we have faced during the pandemic, we are proud to witness even more continuous advocation for work-life balance among leaders in the UAE and we are here to celebrate them. We are therefore not celebrating companies; we are celebrating heroes,”
said Ibrahim Mougharbel, managing director for the UAE, Qatar, Oman, and Kuwait, Great Place to Work Middle East.
With perpetual communication across all levels of the organization, Great Place to Work said employees felt resonated with and cared for.
The ‘Best Workplaces UAE for the year 2023’ are represented by a diverse number of governmental entities and industries including logistics, technology, finance, media, retail, fashion, FMCG, hospitality, healthcare, and manufacturing.
UAE’s top five great workplaces in the large category
McDonald’s by EFC
Al Dabbagh Group
UAE’s top five great workplaces in the small to medium category
UAE’s top five great workplaces in the government category
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority
Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority
Sharjah Electricity Water and Gas Authority
Government of Sharjah — Department of eGov
Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority