Cisco among top 10 best places to work in the UAE
Source: OAK Consulting for Cisco , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Wed May 9, 2018 12:33 pm

UAE. Cisco has been ranked among the top 10 best places to work in the UAE, by Great Place to Work® (GPTW), a global research, training and consultancy firm that identifies the best workplaces in over 50 countries worldwide.

The top 25 companies were awarded at the GPTW annual event, recently held at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray in Dubai. Cisco UAE was recognised for its commitment to creating a workplace that fosters trust, pride and fairness amongst its employees.

“Receiving this recognition as one of the best places to work in the UAE in our first year of participation is both exciting and a great honour. We believe that technology alone doesn't drive innovation, people do — which is why we aspire to give our employees the space, freedom and support to make amazing things happen. Our people and culture remain crucial to our success, and this recognition provides us with the opportunity to continue learning, improving and transforming Cisco UAE into an even greater place to work,” said Shukri Eid, Managing Director – East Region, Cisco Middle East.

The GPTW’s mission is to build a better world by helping organisations become great places to work. It analyzes policies, process and practices in each participating company along with data obtained from direct surveys with employees offering a rigorous representation of the organisation from an employee perspective, and an overall portrait of the workplace culture.

Photo Captions:
1. (above)  Cisco team receiving the award at the GPTW annual event held at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray in Dubai
2. (inset)   Shukri Eid, Managing Director – East Region, Cisco Middle East (File photo)

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About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is a global research and management consultancy that recognizes the best workplaces in over 50 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 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 in the UAE’ list
Any UAE workplace with 50 or more employees is eligible to participate in the fee-based program. Any work place that appears on the list is selected primarily on the basis of their employees' responses to the Great Place to Work Trust Index©, a proprietary employee survey developed by Great Place to Work.

In addition, the Institute evaluates materials submitted by the work place, including the work place's response to the Great Place to Work Culture Audit©, any accompanying materials submitted by the work place for consideration, as well as information gathered from other reputable sources such as media stories about the work place.



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