The best workplaces in the world have risen to the challenges of 2020 in truly amazing ways by putting their people first.

These companies have the highest levels of trust and most inclusive cultures in the world.

They not only survived 2020, but  have seized the opportunity to become better—to courageously connect in new ways, to deepen their commitment to their communities, and to get  creative in how they care for their people.

2020 Global Culture Leaders

Learn more about the people at our top three workplaces

#1 - Cisco

As millions of workers worldwide went remote, demand for Cisco’s collaboration technology tripled.

Employees worked around the clock to provide those critical connections for teams, and Cisco leaders dared to trust clients with new lines of credit.

The courage continued as Cisco’s leaders faced the racial reckoning with bravely creating space for tough, yet supportive conversations.

#2 - DHL Express

When the pandemic struck and commerce all but ground to a halt, DHL Express continued to deliver on its promises to employees, customers and our global society.

By safeguarding the physical and emotional wellbeing of its people and using the health crisis as a reason to double down on its mission to improve lives, the world’s most global organization deepened its commitment to community.

#3 - Hilton

The hotel industry was devastated by Covid-19.

But even as it laid off and furloughed workers, Hilton’s leaders came up with novel ways to support employees and help them land jobs elsewhere. It also got creative about using empty hotel rooms to house medical professionals on the pandemic frontlines.

Throughout the crisis, Hilton has innovated to live up to its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company.

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Philippines Best Workplaces™ 2024 Methodology

Employees respond to over **60 survey questions** describing the extent to which

their organization creates a great place to work For All™️.

85% of the evaluation is based on what employees say about their experiences of trust and reaching their full human potential as part of their organization, no matter who they are or what they do.

Great Place to Work® analyzes these experiences relative to each organization’s size, workforce make up, and what’s typical in their industry. The remaining 15% of the rank is based on an assessment of all employees’ daily experiences of innovation, company values, and the effectiveness of their leaders to ensure these are consistently experienced.

To be considered, companies had to meet the Great Place to Work-Certified™

standard. Trust Index©️ survey results are accurate to a 95% confidence level with a 5% margin of error or better to ensure the survey results truly represent all employees.

We review any anomalies in survey responses, news and financial performance to ensure there aren’t any extraordinary reasons to believe we couldn’t trust a company’s survey results.

Companies with 10 to 99 people were considered for the Small category.

Companies with 100 employees or more were considered for the Medium category.

Companies exceeding 1,000 employees were considered for the Large category.


To be eligible for the World’s Best Workplaces list, a company must apply and be named to a minimum of 5 national Best Workplaces lists within our current 58 countries, have 5,000 employees or more worldwide, and at least 40% of the company’s workforce (or 5,000 employees) must be based outside of the home country. Extra points are given based on the number of countries where a company surveys employees with the Great Place to Work Trust Index©, and the percentage of a company’s workforce represented by all Great Place to Work surveys globally. Candidates for the 2017 Worlds Best Workplaces list will have appeared on national workplaces lists published in September 2016 through August 2017.