GAC Qatar has been recognised as one of Qatar’s best workplaces by Great Place to Work®, the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures, after a thorough and independent survey analysis.
We asked HR & Administration Manager Hristina Georgieva, MD Henrik Althen and some of their colleagues to tell us what they think makes a company stand out for its staff.
"A great workplace is somewhere I enjoy getting ready to come to in the morning. I know I will always be greeted with smiles in the office. When I have the time, I can stop for a quick chat and always have an opportunity to help someone out – even if that means simply being there to listen.
"It is an environment that inspires you to challenge yourself to do your best because you see the actual results of your efforts. From customer satisfaction, successful projects and new business opportunities to cross-department collaboration, breaking down silos and peer-to-peer recognition. We openly share all success stories through our staff gatherings, team meetings, and email communication as recognition and to inspire everyone.
"For instance, departments are encouraged to work on Change Projects involving a contribution from the whole team for the company to find ways to work smarter, innovate, and meet the modern demands of our business. Giving such opportunities to be part of positive change – where one undergoes training, mentoring, support with resources and recognition along the way is one of the reasons individuals would want to do their best and feel proud of themselves.
"And of course, a great workplace will always have occasions to celebrate achievements and make you feel exceptionally proud of being part of the team – regardless of whether that achievement came from your team, the department, or the whole company."
"We have done our best to create a workplace where staff feel secure, included, and want to belong. We do this by giving close and thoughtful attention, personalising recognitions, relating stories about values and successes, and celebrating together through company events / gatherings, so our communication links to motivating everyone.
"It’s about trust and transparency aligned with openness about problems and successes across the whole community.
"A great workplace is a two-way street – it is as much about what its staff can do for the company as it is about what the company does for them."
- Stevens (QHSSE)
"The response I usually get from the staff through Training Evaluation forms is motivating and inspiring, with a satisfaction rate over 90%.
There are so many challenges that our personnel encounter when completing Corrective-Preventive Action Reports, being able to help them gives me a sense of belonging and satisfaction."
- Asanka (Liner)
"I feel proud to work for a company with such a great reputation and work culture, which gives you the opportunity to work with colleagues with different skills and expertise. The trust and support of the company's Management is truly empowering."
- Rupa (Finance)
"I feel proud to be a part of the GAC family. At GAC Qatar, everyone knows you. Not only your own team but colleagues from other departments. Everyone calls each other by their name, which makes us feel like we are one.