In the largest-ever study of workplace culture, the world's best 25 workplaces were laid out on the table. 

The study, published by research firm Great Place to Work (GPTW) in collaboration with Fortune, surveyed more than 8,000 organizations, representing the voices of more than 12 million workers globally. The world's best employers have only been improving the workplace experience by keeping their employees satisfied. How? By building and maintaining an inclusive culture. 

This year’s ranking of the 25 World's Best Workplaces has been published by leading global workplace culture authority Great Place to Work, in partnership with Fortune. Several companies, with regional offices in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, made it to the list. 

For the first time, tech giant Cisco topped the list, followed by global hospitality giant Hilton. These two, along with two others on the list, have a presence in the UAE and Saudi Arabia including DHL Express and AbbVie. American multinational developer SAS, another company in the ranking, also has an office in Saudi Arabia.

"It is a big challenge to build a high-trust culture that is great for employees in many countries across the globe. These organizations have bold leaders who have risen to the challenge--they are the vanguard showing millions of organizations worldwide that is possible and desirable to create a great place to work for all," said Michael C. Bush, the CEO of Great Place to Work (GPTW). 

Michael Burchell, chief executive officer of GPTW Middle East, also expressed pride in the regional teams of the top-ranked international companies. 

"Our objective is to evolve the work culture in the GCC countries and the Middle East via empowering employees and accelerating performance, to reach their full potential," he said.

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Top 25 'great places to work'

  1. Cisco
  2. Hilton
  3. Salesforce
  4. DHL Express
  5. Mars, Incorporated
  6. SAP
  7. EY
  8. Striker Corporation
  9. SAS
  10. Workday
  11. The Adecco Group 
  12. Roche 
  13. Mercado Libre
  14. American Express
  15. Adobe 
  16. AbbVie
  17. Intuit Inc.
  18. Admiral Group
  19. Belcorp
  20. Scotiabank
  21. Atento
  22. Natura
  23. McDonald's
  24. Santander
  25. AT&T Latin America