PH best workplaces named

Published March 11, 2021, 1:14 PM

by Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat

Great Place to Work® (GPTW), the global authority on workplace culture and the people behind the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For™ list since 1998, has announced the Philippines’ Best Workplaces for 2021.

This year, GPTW took into consideration the companies bold acts of leadership and heroic response to the COVID-19 crisis, in relation to how they protected and took care of their people.

The organization gathers and evaluates employee high-performance cultures using their rigorous methodology. Their annual research represents the voices of more than 12 million employees from companies of varying sizes and industries,  in over 60 countries worldwide.

In a statement, GPTW named  Philippines’ Best Workplaces include DHL Express Philippines, Synchrony Global Services Philippines, and Canva Philippines. Completing the top 10 Best Workplaces are S&P Global,  American Express, Atlassian, Paypal, Ericsson, Ingram Micro, and Western Union AROC.

DHL Express Philippines emerged as this year’s top performer, with 98 percent of its employees saying it is a great workplace. The company specializes in express delivery of documents and parcels to over 220 countries and territories worldwide. Guided by the purpose of “Connecting people, improving lives”, the pandemic did not stop DHL Express from connecting people and businesses securely and reliably, putting them at the forefront of the global fight against COVID-19. 

Norberto dela Cruz, Human Resource Director for DHL Express Philippines, said “DHL Express Philippines is built on a strong foundation that is based on trust, open communication, passion, and most importantly, love. This is why we cannot separate work from personal. Each one of us has shown passion to uplift each other because DHL is personal to us.”

Synchrony Global Services Philippines a subsidiary company that manages Synchrony Financial’s call center operations,is at second place, with 95 percent of its employees saying it is a great workplace.  The company already enforced precautionary measures to protect their employees prior to the implementation of the ECQ. They provided free accommodations for their employees who volunteered to be housed in nearby hotels. They were also provided with transportation services, free on-site meals, and work allowance.

“It’s an honor to be recognized as one of the Best Workplaces in the Philippines. Caring for one another, especially amidst the challenges we faced in 2020, demonstrates the big heart that we have for our people and for our company. This is a tribute to Synchrony’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and employee development, and it reaffirms that when we work together, we can make our culture even stronger,” said Liwayway Langit, SVP and Business Leader for Synchrony Global Services Philippines.


Canva Philippines comes in third place, with 94 percent of its employees saying it is a great workplace. Canva has over 40 million monthly active users across over 190 countries, working together on a mission to empower everyone to design. At the onset of the pandemic, the company prioritized staying connected with staff, provided them with a daily food stipend and transportation for employees. Canva also shared its software to support tens of thousands of teachers, students and non-profits.