Asia's Best Workplaces 2019

Great Place to Work® is proud to release its 5th annual list of the Best Workplaces in Asia. Great Place to Work® has identified the top organizations that create great workplaces in the Asia and the Middle East regions through publishing the annual Best Workplaces in Asia for the year 2019. The list recognizes companies in three size categories:

  1. 25 Best Multinational Organizations
  2. 25 Best Large Workplaces in Asia 2019 (501+ Employees)
  3. 25 Best Small & Medium Workplace in Asia 2019 (20-500 Employees)

To be considered for inclusion, companies must appear on one or more of our national lists in one of these countries (Greater China, India, Japan, South Korea, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka and United Arab Emirates) represented on the list and meet our minimum quantitative threshold on the Trust Index© survey. Please note that the ranking of Asia 2019 is based on the India assessment conducted in FY 2017-18 and the assessment for FY 2018-19 will be considered for Asia 2020 ranking.

More than 1,200 organizations were eligible to be considered for the honors this year. We are delighted that the companies in India have a great representation among the best workplaces in the Asia region and are committed to building a Great Place to Work FOR ALL.

Better for People. Better for Business. Better for the World.

25 Best Multinational Workplaces in Asia 2019

RankCompany nameIndustryNo. of Employees GloballyWebsite
DHL Express (Greater China)
DHL-Sinotrans International Air Courier Ltd. (Greater China)
Blue Dart Express - DHL (India)
DHL Express (India) Pvt. Ltd.(India)
DHL Supply Chain India Pvt Ltd(India)
DHL Japan, Inc.(Japan)
DHL Korea Ltd. (South Korea)
DHL (Keells) Pvt. Ltd (Sri Lanka)
Dalsey, Hillblom and Lynn - DHL KSA (Saudi Arabia)
DHL Express (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. (Singapore)
Transportation / Package & Freight
Cisco (Greater China)
Cisco Systems Korea Ltd. (South Korea)
Cisco (Singapore)
Cisco (UAE)
3Hilton Worldwide
Hilton (Greater China)
Hilton (India)
Hilton Worldwide, Inc. (Saudi Arabia)
Hilton (UAE)
Hospitality / Hotel /
SAP (China) Co., Ltd.(Greater China)
SAP Labs India Pvt. Ltd. (India)
SAP Japan Co., Ltd.(Japan)
SAP Korea (South Korea)
SAP Asia Pte Ltd (Singapore)
5Mars, Inc
Mars (Greater China)
Mars Japan Limited, Royal Canin Japon(Japan)
Mars Korea INC. (Korea)
Manufacturing &
6InterContinental Hotels Group
InterContinental Hotels Group (India) Pvt. Ltd. (India)
InterContinental Hotels Group (Saudi Arabia)
Hospitality / Hotel /
7Smith & Nephew
Smith & Nephew Medical (Shanghai) Limited. (Greater China)
Smith & Nephew (UAE)
Manufacturing &
Roche Diagnostics (Shanghai) Limited (Greater China)
Roche Korea Pharmaceuticals (South Korea)
Biotechnology &
9Salesforce (India) Co.,Ltd. (Japan)
Salesforce (Singapore)
10American Express
American Express India (India)
American Express (Japan)
Financial Services & Insurance
Hays (Greater China)
Hays Specialist Recruitment Pte Ltd (Singapore)
12Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt India Consultancy Pvt. Ltd. (India)
Hyatt (UAE)
Hospitality / Hotel /
13Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Systems India Pvt Ltd (India)
Adobe Systems Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Paypal (Greater China)
PayPal India Pvt. Ltd. (India)
15Cadence Design Systems Inc
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (Greater China)
Cadence Design Systems - India (India)
Cadence Korea Ltd. (South Korea)
Meltwater (Greater China)
Meltwater Japan K.K. (Japan)
FedEx Express (India)
Mountain Hawk Express (Pvt) Ltd (Sri Lanka)
FedEx Express (UAE)
Kantar Health(Greater China)
Kantar Worldpanel (Greater China)
Kantar's Global Delivery Centre (India)
EY (Greater China)
Ernst & Young, India (India)
Ernst&Young Hanyoung (South Korea)
20Landmark Group
Lifestyle International Pvt Ltd (India)
Splash (UAE)
Iconic (UAE)
Kronos (Greater China)
Kronos Inc (India)
22S.C. Johnson
S.C. Johnson Products Pvt. Ltd. (India)
S.C. JOHNSON Korea Inc. (South Korea)
Manufacturing &
SAS Institute (India) Pvt. Ltd (India)
SAS Research and Development Pvt. Ltd (India)
SAS Institute Japan Ltd. (Japan)
SAS Saudi Arabia (Saudi Arabia)
Signify Innovations (India)
Philips (UAE)
Mastercard (Greater China)
Mastercard (Singapore)

25 Best Large Workplaces in Asia 2019 (501+ Employees)

RankCompany nameIndustryNumber of employeesWebsite
1THE OneRetail /
2SHINHAN CARD CO., LTD.Financial Services & Insurance / Banking/Credit
3KOREA SOUTH-EAST POWER Corp.Construction, Infrastructure & Real Estate /
4Godrej Consumer Products Limited
Manufacturing &
6Music Broadcast Ltd.
7Mahindra & Mahindra Automotive & Farm Equipment Sectors
Manufacturing &
8Indus Towers Limited
9Bajaj Finance Limited
Financial Services &
10BUSAN BANKFinancial Services & Insurance / Banking/Credit
11Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Ltd.
Financial Services &
12Korea Airports CorporationSocial Services and Government
13Value Management Co., Ltd.Professional Services 884
14Barbeque Nation Hospitality Ltd.
15Korea Water Resources Corporation (K-water)Social Services and Government
16Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
Financial Services &
17Nord Anglia Education (India)Education &
19NTPC Limited
Manufacturing &
20Bharat Financial Inclusion Ltd.
Financial Services &
21Marico Limited
Manufacturing &
22DISCO CorporationManufacturing &
23Capital Market AuthorityFinancial Services &
24Diesel and Motor Engineering PLCIndustrial
25HNB Grameen Finance LimitedFinancial Services & Insurance / Banking/Credit

25 Best Small & Medium Workplaces in Asia 2019 (20-500 Employees)

RankCompany nameIndustryNumber of employeesWebsite
1HuluInformation Technology / Internet Service
2Royal Plaza on ScottsHospitality330
3SplunkInformation Technology / Storage/Data
6InMobi Information Technology (Shanghai) Co., LimitedMedia / Online Internet
7Korea Forestry Promotion InstituteSocial Services and Government
899X TechnologyInformation Technology /
9Hyosarang Family HospitalHealth Care /
10Tata Communications (Hong Kong)
11Katalyst GroupConstruction, Infrastructure & Real
12Shalom International Movers Pte LtdTransportation / Package & Freight
13Piramal Finance Ltd.
Financial Services &
14Alkhabeer Capital CompanyFinancial Services & Insurance /
15Leminar Airconditioning CompanyIndustrial
17Cybozu, Inc.Information
18Expack Corrugated Cartons (Pvt) Ltd.Manufacturing & Production / Pulp, paper and paper
19Softlogic Restaurants (Pvt) LtdHospitality / Food and Beverage
20Oxford College of Business (Pvt) LtdEducation &
21Al-Dabbagh Group Holding CompanyFinancial Services & Insurance /
22and factory,incInformation
23Kinan International Real Estate Development Company Construction, Infrastructure & Real Estate / Property
24GRIT Inc.Education & Training82
25Equitas Development Initiatives Trust
Non-profit and Charity

View the report here for more details.

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Organisations that create great workplace culture for their employees, perform better.

Attract & Retain Talent

Customer Centric Mindset

Growing Bottom Line

Agility & Speed

Develop Culture of Innovation

Professional Excellence

Project Your Employer Brand Externally

Earn National Recognition

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Organizations that create great workplace culture for their employees, perform better.

How it Works?

Our proprietary and globally validated framework is considered the Gold Standard in workplace culture assessment.

About Great Place to Work®

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Step 2:
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Step 3:
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Step 4:
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About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work® Institute is the Global Authority on Workplace Culture Assessment. Our proprietary and globally validated framework is considered the Gold Standard in workplace culture assessment and is endorsed by over 10,000 organizations in more than 58 countries across the globe. These organizations trust the Great Place to Work® Model to enable them to build and sustain a High-Trust, High-Performance Culture™. In India, we study more than 700 organizations every year and identify the best as Great Place to Work – Certified™ Organizations.