Cisco has been identified as one of the “Best Workplaces in Saudi Arabia,” by Great Place to Work (GPTW) Middle East, achieving second position in this year’s list.
GPTW recognized 25 private and nine public and nonprofit entities in the Kingdom, evaluating their success based on a comprehensive employee satisfaction survey and external audit.
“We are extremely grateful to see the recognition that Cisco Saudi Arabia is receiving. I would like to thank each and every person on our team, who helps create a work environment which we look forward to each day. We remain committed to our people, with a vision of inspiring and uplifting them to achieve their full potential. We will continue to uphold these values and ensure that Cisco remains one of the best companies to work for in the Kingdom,” said Salman Faqeeh, managing director, Cisco Saudi Arabia.
Cisco Saudi Arabia’s achievement comes in part from its adoption of a “conscious culture.” To create a positive working environment, Cisco ensures that its employees are encouraged to reflect on their practices and become increasingly self aware. Greater awareness helps the company enhance trust, empathy and integrity among peers.
Cisco has a diverse workforce, consisting of different genders, ethnicities, religions and more. Cisco’s goal is to be diverse across every function of its business, in every region and at all job levels. In ensuring diversity and inclusion, the company aims to illustrate equal opportunities for all of its staff.
Additionally, employee well-being is regarded as a priority, with the organization having introduced its own mental health strategy and campaign to raise awareness and reduce stigma.
Cisco also runs the Pavelka Program — a well-being initiative focused on providing employees with the advice and resources needed to enable a healthy lifestyle.
Michael Burchell, CEO, GPTW Middle East, said: “Every organization that made it onto the list should be proud of this noteworthy accomplishment. Based on our annual benchmarking study, we can say, without a doubt, that these 34 entities are the best workplaces in Saudi Arabia. Congratulations to all the list makers.”