Alghanim Industries Reviews

Updated August 18, 2015
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Alghanim Industries CEO Omar K. Alghanim
Omar K. Alghanim
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  1. Motivated to do a lot

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alghanim Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of stuff going on, lots of initiatives at the top and highly ambitious plans to do lots of different projects. There were lots of changes going on when I was there, with initiatives to bring in the most modern of western management practices. This provides lots of opportunities to do a lot at an early stage in one's career. They had a very strong emphasis on hiring bright new people with high potential.

    Cons

    Lots of focus on appeasing the more senior people. The company had a cliqueish atmosphere at times where departments would divide by race (indians in accounting, Lebanese in retail, etc). Kuwait City in itself leaves a lot to be desired. On the otherhand, it does force closer net communities outside the office as you've got nothing to do in the city otherwise.

    Advice to Management

    Empower more of the middle level management


  2. Very good place to destroy your career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Alghanim Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Apart from the Name, don't see any They have good facilities, nice cafeteria

    Cons

    I have been with Alghnaim for Three years now, very bureaucratic company, everything is based on politics and Wasta, Too much layers and no one cares about anything but securing his position, Backstabbing is the norm in this company, no clear goals, no clear career. Dominated by Lebanese Mafia. The CEO is always absent and away. Simply the worst I ever worked in

    Advice to Management

    You all have to quite, un-qualified management in the first place


  3. Hire and Fire

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alghanim Industries full-time

    Pros

    Large Conglomerate, Work Life Balance, Lot of Initiatives

    Cons

    Lebanese Mafia all over, very difficult to survive if you are non lebanese. Company reviews and fires employees more than often.

    Advice to Management

    Bring International work culture if you wish to retain talent


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  5. run away...run!!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kayfān (Kuwait)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kayfān (Kuwait)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Money and perks. Good Food in HO Cafeteria. Good Systems.

    Cons

    Lebanese Mafia all over the Group.. especially in Top Management , Electronics (Xcite) and Furniture and Automotive (General Motors and Honda). If you are not Lebanese you won't last long. All the values system is just talk. Don't believe it is applied. Top management apply it when they like, on who they like. HR role is a joke, they are obedient to the Lebanese Mafia. CEO is absent all the time, and far away from his staff and employees. don't count that he will apply what he preaches for. If you are happy where you are but looking for money or experience, don't come here, its not worth it trust me. It will be a harsh experience and you won't last long unless you are loyal to certain people in Top management and if you have a certain Nationality.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up, apply what you preach for. You are being renowned for being unfair and intolerant.


  6. Inventory Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inventory Analyst in Kuwait (Kuwait)
    Current Employee - Inventory Analyst in Kuwait (Kuwait)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alghanim Industries (More than a year)

    Pros

    Alghanim Industries always allows the employ to think out of the box, the management is always transparent to the Staff, Staff is more and more motivated by the supervisor Continues staff tanning is conducted to enhance the thinking of the employ Alghanim Industries Gives the staff the opportunity to identify new ideas and plan in order to improve the company standard and environment

    Cons

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    Advice to Management

    To Conduct more and more tanning and workshop


  7. Very good experience and exposure

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Kuwait City (Kuwait)
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Kuwait City (Kuwait)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Alghanim Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Professional atmosphere, Learning opportunities and Job security

    Cons

    Large company size unclear career path


  8. head of operations

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Head of Operations in Kuwait City (Kuwait)
    Former Employee - Head of Operations in Kuwait City (Kuwait)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alghanim Industries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits, work life balance is good, regional focus, no global ambitions, good for people ready to stay in one position for years. Diverse employee base but slowly becoming Arabic culture

    Cons

    Hire and Fire policy, no attempt at retaining talent , very unstable and short sighted top management, lot of focus on promoting arabic people, its like a mafia

    Advice to Management

    have long term vision , have a good CEO


  9. Excellent place to work when you are in Kuwait

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

    Pros

    Offers good work life balance Western managment style Decent salaries

    Cons

    There is no significant discount to employees on product and services


  10. The worst experience of my life

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Kuwait City (Kuwait)
    Current Employee - Manager in Kuwait City (Kuwait)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Alghanim Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Not many good things to say except lunch good in main alghanim

    Cons

    Don't follow labor law don't live to values or policies Wasta and national mafias rule ie Indians in finance lebanesese elsewhere etc in not in you won't win

    Advice to Management

    Change management inc Omar he leads from the fron all this culture it's his instruction to HR not to follow law


  11. "Wasta" culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Kuwait City (Kuwait)
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Kuwait City (Kuwait)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alghanim Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good salary is only reason to be alghanim industries. Don't try finding professionalism there. Only suckers and lickers get advancement. Talent management is nil.

    Cons

    This company doesn't go by the value system they have in writing... very bad senior management. No one walk the talk. They don't value meritocracy. . Its all about 'wasta'

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk and please set example by working towards the 7 values the company has on created...



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