Al Elm Information Security Company Reviews

Updated March 29, 2015
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  1. Magnificent!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Strategy Analyst in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Strategy Analyst in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

    I have been working at Al Elm Information Security Company

    Pros

    Culture, work environment, nature of business

    Cons

    Career path is in the development stage, but seems promising

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. I work as systems administrator, mange up 500 server based on Red Hat Linux

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Al Elm Information Security Company

    Pros

    Actually after I had earn RHCE certificate in Linux, I looking for a place to get in touch with my Linux skills.
    It is great environment to be professional and manipulate my skills.

    Cons

    It's depends on how to solve the problems

  3. Growth Pains and Lack of Vision & Planning

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

    I have been working at Al Elm Information Security Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Currently nothing, compared to ELM in 2008-2012

    Cons

    No space for offices, employees got stacked together in small rooms.
    No vision
    A lot of projects to be executed, but the number of resources is very limited.
    Unfair, Unfair, Unfair performance evaluation and appraisals process, you could get 5 out of 5, and your appraisal is 7%, while a colleague can be evaluated as 3 out of 5 and gets 25% !! that's true and it happens all the time, no body can deny it.
    Lately it's been very obvious how the management deal with Saudis v.s No-Saudis emplyess.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Elm was great place to work on from 2008-2012, 2013 and 2014 were awful, everything has changed in ELM's culture, you can see a lot of bureaucracy across the organization, everything is unplanned, there's no clear vision, out-dated processes, no clear policies for anything ...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. It was a Great exprience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Al Elm Information Security Company full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Elm has a very Healthy environment

    Cons

    The only con that I notice was a low salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please pay more to your employee!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Good company to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Control Engineer in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Quality Control Engineer in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

    I have been working at Al Elm Information Security Company full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Hierarchical work distribution system
    Chance to work with huge projects

    Cons

    nothing noticed yet will update if I finds any

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    will update after will come to know

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. It is a good place to start with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

    I worked at Al Elm Information Security Company full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    It is a good place to start with

    Cons

    There are no downsides of working at Al-Elm

    Recommends
  8. Database developer

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Al Elm Information Security Company full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Positive work environment and friendliness. The managers were too cooperating and coworkers were helpful every time you need them.

    Cons

    Too demanding and small pay. It;'s hard to get a raise and the amount of work was unbelievable. Changing employees structure was also a drawback.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. Good Company to work with fast growing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Architect in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Senior Architect in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

    I have been working at Al Elm Information Security Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunity to work on mega projects, fast growing company

    Cons

    No clear Internal process, growing pains

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build the internal process

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    One of the best work environments in Saudia

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

    I have been working at Al Elm Information Security Company

    Pros

    Progressive and fast growing, very ambitious in it's growth targets. Encourages and supports the employees to grow and expand their professional capacity. Very supportive of the national initiatives and has a great social agenda.

    Cons

    Right now it is growing rapidly because of which there are instances of not being able to do justice to some of the employees in assessing and rewarding performance. However this is not by intent and the company remedies such situations when approached by those affected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be great if the higher management listens more closely to those on the ground and put effort to retain talent. There is a lot of improvement in this area since there is needless attrition because of feelings of frustration by some.

    Recommends
  11. Great place to join

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

    I have been working at Al Elm Information Security Company

    Pros

    -Equality between employees.
    -Challenging tasks.
    -It's a growing company.
    -Good salary package and benefits.

    Cons

    -Recently I started feeling some difference in dealing with Suadis and expatriates.
    -Some departments are not well-organized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Elm business is growing, but he number of current employees need to doubled in order to meet deadlines and deliver accepted quality.
    So much pressure, don't get mega projects before making sure that you have enough resources for that project, it's affecting ELM's image, sometimes you need to work on multiple huge projects simultaneously within short time and you are expected to deliver the same quality for all projects, which is not possible !

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