Mubadala

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Mubadala Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
8 Reviews
3.3
8 Reviews
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Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak
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  1.  

    Excellent overall - one of the most professional investment firms in the Gulf

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)

    I worked at Mubadala full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work at the senior level; very active across many industry groups; pay and benefits as an expat are excellent; not very stressful compared to similar firms in NY or London

    Cons

    Quality level and professionalism of investment professionals can be spotty depending on the group / function. Work culture in Abu Dhabi is very different that in USA/Europe. Most of the junior staff are locals and quality / work ethic vary widely!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Technician job

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mubadala

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere ,good training team

    Cons

    Needs continues good performance to be on track

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Place to work depending on which deparment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)

    I worked at Mubadala as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Salaries, Good work like balance and benefits

    Cons

    Litlle to bureaucratic. No space for development except for some

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    A decent company in its values and segments it operates in but terrible middle/unit management & resulting work culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)

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

    Pros

    - A variety of industries it operates in makes certain jobs interesting and a decent set of values to aspire
    - Great packages but the initial package euphoria weans off once office politics engulfs the work

    Cons

    - No sense of passion. Employees do not understand their work linkage to the big picture
    - Lots of wastage in terms of staffing and inefficiencies in processes
    - Performance assessments can be extremely subjective depending on pre-determined judgments
    - Hiring process is cumbersome and extends up to 6 months due to various security requirements

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Do a thorough clean-up of processes and staffing needs irrespective of what unit directors think
    - Talk to lower rungs of employees and massive number of contracted staff to have a real story and opinions about middle management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Amazing company IT management is not fit for purpose

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

    I worked at Mubadala as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    amazing company. Doing so many things, huge potential massive reach. Permyt employees are cared for and rewarded.

    Cons

    IT management is about 10 years behind. last skills to deliver a world class IT. Poor service and lack control.With a culture of removing anyone who would question.

    Senior management outside IT have proved great leaders but seem duped by layer below

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    asses against mature world class organisations IT

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome, a lot of work but in the end it was worth it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)

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

    Pros

    Could not have worked on this type of projects anywhere else

    Cons

    Too many "juniors" thinking of themselves as "seniors"...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Verify information on resumes before you hire

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    lots of personal intrests and friends of upper managment get all the percks

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

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

    Pros

    Salary is a huge perk, you get more perks if you have a close personal relationship with the high-ups

    Cons

    Getting ahead in the company has nothing to do with talent and performance and everything to do with who you hang out with. Upper management has little or no clue how things are run. I have seen millions spent on nothing. There is no culture of trust or transparency, although they say otherwise. Sadly, the culture rewards those who don’t perform.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A good organizational shakeup is not a bad idea, get rid of those who are not performing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Interesting experience, but there is room for improvement

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mubadala

    Pros

    - Good compensation.
    - Exposure to different industries.
    - Good learning opportunity

    Cons

    - Too much bureaucracy.
    - Decisions sometimes are not done in a rational way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Make sure the vision and mission of the company are well implemented and communicated to the employees.

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