Dar Al-Handasah

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Dar Al-Handasah Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
77 Reviews
3.2
77 Reviews
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Dar Al-Handasah Chairman & CEO Talal K. Shair
Talal K. Shair
15 Ratings

Review Highlights

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.  

    Electrical Engineer at Dar Al Handasah

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Beirut (Lebanon)
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Beirut (Lebanon)

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

    Pros

    Great peers. Alot of learning potential.

    Cons

    Very beaurocratic. Underpaid employees and required to do overtime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees if you would like to keep them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    highly competitive

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Architect in Cairo (Egypt)
    Current Employee - Architect in Cairo (Egypt)

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

    Pros

    Great exposure, working on upscale open budget projects, stable throughout most economical and political crises.

    Cons

    6 day working week, extremely long working hours, office will be relocated to smart village which is far from city center.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It is the best consultant firm among all in KSA

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    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Give better consideration to quality than others in KSA.
    Best company and acceptable package compared to all consultant firms in KSA.

    Cons

    Mid level management mostly from local or neighboring Arab countries are making the life tough for personal reasons or unnecessary interference to others work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never let a single nationality dominate in any particular project; a blend of several nationalities in Management level as well is a must.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Laborious.... poor management....inhuman

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

    I have been working at Dar Al-Handasah full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stability of job in case of recession is one of the main aspects ..... (however in some departments even this is not guaranteed)

    Cons

    Many......
    obscene amount of overtime..... no human values..... we pay u we bought you attitude of higher management which percolates deep into the system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management.....?? what management?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Bad

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

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

    Pros

    good salaries and nothin else

    Cons

    Daily overtime and work on holidays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nuthin much to say ..

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Good experience and compensation

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

    I worked at Dar Al-Handasah

    Pros

    Good experience, Good compensation, Good location

    Cons

    Overloaded with work, no prospect of growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    meet more with the employees and ask them about their concerns

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    rich experience but not satisfactory on all aspects

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

    I have been working at Dar Al-Handasah full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    if you want to gain experience in the corporate world and technical experience in mega complex projects.

    Cons

    it is a big corporate and the career opportunity is very limited to a very limited group of people, it is run individually according to departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    open up the career opportunities to the more fit and adequate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Dar gives a good opportunity for gaining experience

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

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

    Pros

    I think it a stable company, with multi international branches, rated all over the world.
    Furthermore, it is a well organized company.

    Cons

    I think working under pressure is the most problem in the company especially the fast track projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To improve the ability of engineers about leadership.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    i worked with Dar as a highway design engineer, and i gain a lot of experience in a very short time

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dar Al-Handasah

    Pros

    Dar is one of the best companies in the world. It is the best place where you can gain experience and learn how to deal with difficulties in a creative way.

    Cons

    I can't find any !

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Big company in engineering

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dar Al-Handasah

    Pros

    It is a strong and stable envrironment where you can learn more and more

    Cons

    administartion need to be more clear for employees to know their rights and to give the company the most beneficial efforts

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