Dar Al-Handasah Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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Dar Al-Handasah Chairman & CEO Talal K. Shair
Talal K. Shair
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Pros
  • good salary, good hr policy, large scale projects, one of the largest companies in the world in engineering and management (in 7 reviews)

  • good salary with respect to other Lebanese design firm (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • 6 day working week, extremely long working hours, office will be relocated to smart village which is far from city center (in 6 reviews)

  • BAD MANAGEMENT / RESTRICTED RULES / NO FLEXIBILITY (in 3 reviews)

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  1. I did have a positive overall fruitful experience during my stint at Dar Al Handasah

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Beirut (Lebanon)
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Beirut (Lebanon)

    I worked at Dar Al-Handasah

    Pros

    -It's a huge multinational company where you get exposed to multiple multi-million projects.
    -Lots of resources and opportunities to build a solid experience.
    -Lots of seminars and workshops conducted to benefit the employee.

    Cons

    -It's hard to get vacations every now and then.
    -It's a high paced environment where you'll have to endure stress and pressure occasionally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Given that Dar Al Handasah is a huge firm and each department is divided into several units, I highly advise the management to implement a rotation program for fresh graduates for them to get the chance to get exposed to different systems involved in a certain trade.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Sr. Electrical Engineer

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    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Doha (Qatar)
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Doha (Qatar)

    I worked at Dar Al-Handasah full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Big name in the industry

    Cons

    Doha office is the worst place to join, very bad attitude in dealing with employees, I raised the issue to the court and won the case.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top management must review their choices who are managing this office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. A very well orgnized company always goes for mega projects.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Civil/Structural Engineer in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Civil/Structural Engineer in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)

    I have been working at Dar Al-Handasah

    Pros

    You can always find a very deep experience.

    Cons

    Respnsibality of the work and the challange always renewable and deserve to be taken.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the training courses to develop a new generations that can walk on a better career path.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Dar Alhandasah

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Structural Engineer in Mecca (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Senior Structural Engineer in Mecca (Saudi Arabia)

    I have been working at Dar Al-Handasah

    Pros

    Big projects, stability, work at many places

    Cons

    No career development, technical and managerial competancies are not valued

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Ok salary , but poor management

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Transportation Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Transportation Engineer in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Dar Al-Handasah full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary compared to other companies
    Good exposure to international projects

    Cons

    HR Policy very poor. No Casual or sick leave. Overtime expected but no payment for overtime. No extra benefits for employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. The company works on different international projects. It is considered one of the top 10 international companies.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Trainee Mechanical Engineering in Cairo (Egypt)
    Former Intern - Trainee Mechanical Engineering in Cairo (Egypt)

    I worked at Dar Al-Handasah as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Salary
    Friendly Work Environment
    Good Place to start your career
    Good Knowledge
    You will engage in different in international projects

    Cons

    High Work Load
    Long Working Hours
    Not Creative Work
    Routine Work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the work load on the employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. My experience at Dar

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dar Al-Handasah full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very good experience, working on mega projects and in several locations. Gives you the chance to meet lots of interesting people given the huge amount of employees in the office

    Cons

    Promotions are very slow, salaries are average. Sometimes is it not easy to get noticed given the huge number of employees in the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More flexible timing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Good Exposure to international projects and new softwares

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Pune (India)

    I worked at Dar Al-Handasah full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good Exposure to international projects and new software, Learning from the best talent in India, Good Colleagues. Work Interactions with Architectures and other trades help in gaining broader perspective.

    Cons

    Working hours can be long many times. This can result in less work-life balance. The trade is fixed, once you enter into a particular trade; you will have to stick to it. Trade switching is not encouraged leading to monotonous job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow switching of trades.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Great Firm

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

    I have been working at Dar Al-Handasah

    Pros

    Good environment and salaries always in time

    Cons

    Extra hours work non paid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Payment of extra hours

  11. How Worst Dar Al-Handasah Pune Structures Department

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Dar Al-Handasah full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Location, where it is situated.

    Cons

    Never get satisfaction, doesn't have knowledge sharing environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to allocate sometime to check global structural safety after freezing major changes from other departments. Because your recklessness costs Life loss.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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