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Best companies to work for in Portugal revealed

Consumer electronics and communications technology company Cisco Systems Portugal has been voted the best company to work for in Portugal by the Great Place to Work Institute.

The Secretary of State for Employment, Valter Lemos, presented the award to representatives of the company at a ceremony at the Fundação Champalimaud in Lisbon on February 23.

Valter Lemos said: “Awards such as these are important initiatives to highlight good examples of business practices, particularly during a time when the labour market is difficult.”

Equipment pooling company Chep Portugal and Microsoft Portugal were also awarded for being great employers and featured in the top 10 of the listings.

Other companies featured in the top 30 of Best Work Places 2011 were BMW Portugal at number seven, Mars Portugal in at 11 and Barclays Bank was at number 22.