Al Elm Information Security Company

www.elm.com.sa
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Al Elm Information Security Company Reviews

Updated May 25, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Elm Employee

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Elm is one of the biggest software houses in KSA

    Cons

    Career path is not that strait forward


  2. Magnificent!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategy Analyst in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Strategy Analyst in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Culture, work environment, nature of business

    Cons

    Career path is in the development stage, but seems promising

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  3. I work as systems administrator, mange up 500 server based on Red Hat Linux

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

    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


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  5. Growth Pains and Lack of Vision & Planning

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    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 ...


  6. It was a Great exprience

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

    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 Management

    Please pay more to your employee!


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good company to work with

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

    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 Management

    will update after will come to know


  8. It is a good place to start with

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

    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


  9. Database developer

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

    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.


  10. Good Company to work with fast growing

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

    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 Management

    Build the internal process


  11. Helpful (2)

    One of the best work environments in Saudia

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

    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 Management

    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.



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