Weber Shandwick MENA has once again been honoured by the Great Place to Work® Institute UAE, part of the global research, training and consultancy firm that recognises the best workplaces in over 50 countries worldwide.

The agency was ranked #7 among 15 shortlisted organisations for this year’s ‘Top Companies to Work for in the UAE’ listing, the second consecutive honour since the launch of the Middle East programme in 2010. Last year, Weber Shandwick MENA was ranked #9.

To pick the ‘Top Companies to Work for in the UAE’, the Great Place to Work® Institute UAE conducts an evaluation of each participating company. Two-thirds of the company’s score is based on the results of the Institute’s Trust Index survey, which is sent to the employees from each company. The survey asks questions related to their attitudes about the management’s credibility, employee engagement and job satisfaction. The other third of the scoring is based on the company’s responses to the Institute’s Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefits programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring, communication, and development.