Alghanim Industries

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Alghanim Industries Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
17 Reviews
2.6
17 Reviews
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Alghanim Industries CEO Omar K. Alghanim
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  1.  

    Motivated to do a lot

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

    I worked at Alghanim Industries full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    Empower more of the middle level management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    The worst experience of my life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Kuwait City (Kuwait)
    Current Employee - Manager in Kuwait City (Kuwait)

    I have been working at Alghanim Industries full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Large, bureaucratic organization, slow, has limited opportunities for professional growth and development.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Kuwait City (Kuwait)
    Former Employee - Manager in Kuwait City (Kuwait)

    I worked at Alghanim Industries full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Provides good networking opportunities, get to work with some interesting people and co-workers. Company provides some benefits. Gives opportunity to interact with different business units.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, very slow decision making. Large organization makes it very slow at decision making and have to wade through layers of management to get things done. Quick decision making and implementation is very difficult. Sometimes it is like working in a ministry. Lower level employees have limited empowerment. Limited opportunities for professional and personal growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the bureaucracy, provide more opportunities to employees for training. Adopt professionalism and merit in employee appraisals and promote employees based on merit. Empower employees with greater decision making ability to act in the business unit's best interests

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Experience with a big corporate company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Kuwait City (Kuwait)
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Kuwait City (Kuwait)

    I worked at Alghanim Industries full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Various business units and ability to move around
    Employee improvement programs
    Availability of resources for employee growth
    Senior managers are supportive of young talent

    Cons

    Management changes frequently which causes concern to employees. Evaluations from Day 1. Expected to 'show results' within short duration of time or risk termination.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    "Wasta" culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Kuwait City (Kuwait)
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Kuwait City (Kuwait)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    good learning of how back stab

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Kuwait City (Kuwait)
    Former Employee - Manager in Kuwait City (Kuwait)

    I worked at Alghanim Industries full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    about only posituve is the marketing experience. other issues were really done on child scale

    Cons

    company is not loyal to its employees. probably high management are out of touch with their stakeholders

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    become more human and really engage wth your employees instead of dreaming up statistics on employee satisfaction

    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good avenue to learn tricks of the trade

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Kuwait City (Kuwait)
    Current Employee - Manager in Kuwait City (Kuwait)

    I have been working at Alghanim Industries full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Diversity of people
    Lot of improvement opportunity - if one wants to work

    Cons

    No values - only on paper
    No clear process
    No career development - one tend to get stagnated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to what you preach....
    Come out of the pond, World is developed and advanced...we are still in stone age

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Bad Company Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Ḩawallī (Kuwait)
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Ḩawallī (Kuwait)

    I worked at Alghanim Industries full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits for senior management positions.
    One of the largest employers in Kuwait
    Big operations

    Cons

    High turnover rate due to frequent company layoffs.
    Unclear strategy that changes too frequently
    Ask for a fixed contract if joining from abroad so you don't get surprised getting laid off before 1 year of joining due to restructuring or whatever other unclear reasons.
    Power is concentrated with top level management and medium and lower levels don't have a say on how to operate the business, whom to promote, etc...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employee feedback.
    Be willing to let go of some of the old guard who have tight control on some businesses.
    Focus on improving the culture not just getting the numbers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    exellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Auto Technician in Kuwait City (Kuwait)
    Current Employee - Auto Technician in Kuwait City (Kuwait)

    I have been working at Alghanim Industries full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    very good company and good atmosphere

    Cons

    i never felt bad while work in alghanim

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management was very good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Too much politics and personal issues

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT in Kuwait (Kuwait)
    Former Employee - IT in Kuwait (Kuwait)

    I worked at Alghanim Industries full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay in some business units
    good place to learn

    Cons

    Politics, Connections, Personal conflicts
    Top Management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to be fair to the employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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