Dar Al-Handasah

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Dar Al-Handasah Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
63 Reviews

3.3
63 Reviews
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Dar Al-Handasah Chairman & CEO Talal K. Shair
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good salary, good hr policy, large scale projects, one of the largest companies in the world in engineering and management (in 6 reviews)

  • Good salary compared to similar organizations in india (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • heavy work load and long working hours (in 5 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Industry Giant, Bulk work, lack of innovation, a low quality design firm, focuing on 3rd world projects

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

    Pros

    A good choice for a long term career, benefits may be felt only if working with the company for at least 15 years. The company has an ability to produce huge buildings and engineering projects in a very rapid manner, a big company with good reputation.

    Cons

    Low salaries, endless working hours, no overtime compensation, six days of work one day holiday, occasionally holidays are a working days, no bonuses raises are very low, very low experience gain due to to the nature of the job and the number of employees tasks will be naturally very small, traveling to work in remote offices is not a choice, travel compensation is extremely low compared to other industry giants.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please focus more on research aspects, use modern management techniques and pay attention to your employees, after all corporate slavery in highest in 3rd world countries.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    General Over View

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

    Pros

    One of the best work environment / place to work and learn. rewarding for those who wants to reward their selves.

    Cons

    Glass ceiling in terms of certain nationalities. However management practices differ from country to country. A lot of traveling and career growth opportunities for Engineering professionals, Long term employment for those who are really committed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to adapt /upgrade current HR system to cater performance appraisals, compensation (salary grad definitions in a very proper way), promotion and succession planning, provision of training company wide and administrative position career planning would stay a big problem until properly addressed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    mechanical site engineer follows most of the mechanical application (MEP)

    Current Employee - Site Engineer  in  Mecca (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Site Engineer in Mecca (Saudi Arabia)

    Pros

    It is a very known company (international)

    Cons

    no bonus at the branch where I work (totally unfair) in addition to low salaries

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Equality with the other branches

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  5.  

    Bad one, it's the first time in my life i spend only 1 month working for a company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internal Audit Assistant Manager  in  Amman (Jordan)
    Former Employee - Internal Audit Assistant Manager in Amman (Jordan)

    Pros

    To consider a career path Dar is a very good place for a longterm job.

    Cons

    The working environment together with bad employees moral will affect Dar's reputation in the market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice is try to be neutral, in a way not to affect the performance of all employees, in addition, the strategy of the right person in the right place should be followed regardless of religion, home town etc..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Work experience

    Current Employee - Architect
    Current Employee - Architect

    Pros

    Great experience,multipurpose projects,introducing new softwares,green buildings

    Cons

    Very bad management and reqruiting system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To develop your staff, you must work on improving their talents and their capabilities, variance in projects and new ideas

  7.  

    explicit

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

    Pros

    very friendly work environment, high experience gain

    Cons

    heavy work load and long working hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Interesting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    Pros

    Professional -Multi National-Mult Culture-Wide exposure

    Cons

    Compensation - Gap Management and Team -Training-Professional development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train-Contact with Employee-Socilaize

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Senior Site Architect

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

    Pros

    They are perfect in financial wise
    kafalah wise

    Cons

    Jordanian managers are mostly bad
    there are some discrimination between nationalities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Best of the best

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

    Pros

    good salary, good hr policy, large scale projects, one of the largest companies in the world in engineering and management

    Cons

    not much to talk about

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    SYSTEM

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

    Pros

    multinational firm / big projects / good salaries / good experience / team work / good friends /

    Cons

    BAD MANAGEMENT / RESTRICTED RULES / NO FLEXIBILITY

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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