Orascom Construction Reviews

Updated June 24, 2014
Updated June 24, 2014
21 Reviews

3.8
21 Reviews
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Nassef Sawiris
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  1.  

    Alot of responsibility if you're willing to work for it.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Orascom Construction

    Pros

    - Early responsibilities
    - Growth opportunities
    - Reasonable salaries

    Cons

    - Too entrepreneurial, not enough mentoring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more defined roles and responsibilities, create an infrastructure for 360 reviews

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    i had experience of electrical transmission system and lighting design with the voltage drop and short circuit cal.

    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer  in  Cairo (Egypt)
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Cairo (Egypt)

    I worked at Orascom Construction as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    i learnt a lot of things with this company

    Cons

    an effort to prevent extra costs being passed onto the consumer

  3.  

    Well established operation that reward excell employees

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Finance Manager  in  Cairo (Egypt)
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Cairo (Egypt)

    I worked at Orascom Construction full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    No boundaries, reward talents good training capabilities.

    Cons

    Growth targets over stretched, sometimes takes uncalculated risk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Beware of too much internal politics can obstruct vision.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Supply chain executive /senior buyer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Orascom Construction full-time

    Pros

    gain experience and stability, large business network

    Cons

    no upgrading and no HR system or evaluation system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    to look again for evaluation and KPI system

  6.  

    It is a good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)

    I have been working at Orascom Construction full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Stable supportive environment that has been the main achievement for the this company that can do design build specialty industrial project

    Cons

    Work locations, very demanding situations, many issues to resolve in terms of assigning tasks and specifying what is expected. Not taking action against underperformers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward excellence and discourage inaction

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    it was worth it

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    Current Employee - Technical Office Engineer - Structure  in  Cairo (Egypt)
    Current Employee - Technical Office Engineer - Structure in Cairo (Egypt)

    I have been working at Orascom Construction full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    it provides you with a Professional environment to work in - multinational company - intelligent senior management - invest in employees - team work

    Cons

    promotions are not such an easy job - no salary structure or may be there is one but they don't stick to it - no specific career path

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the company is a stable multinational one and work atmosphere is great, but yet the HR are not very helpful and they are misleading in the interviews, they give promises they don't intend to keep.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Working atmosphere

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior IT Systems Administrator  in  Cairo (Egypt)
    Current Employee - Senior IT Systems Administrator in Cairo (Egypt)

    I have been working at Orascom Construction full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very good working atmosphere in OCI

    Cons

    None as the work atmosphere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Senior Mechanical Engineer

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    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer  in  Cairo (Egypt)
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Cairo (Egypt)

    I worked at Orascom Construction full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Got to learn a lot, colleagues were nice and supportive

    Cons

    no actual career path, salaries were much below market average with tremendous variations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Salary structure linked with a will defined career path.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Ask jobs and ORASCOM

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pantier  in  Osijek (Croatia)
    Current Employee - Pantier in Osijek (Croatia)

    I have been working at Orascom Construction as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Finish maisterPantier grinder draywall CONSTRUCTION

    Cons

    Pantier grinder driver finish maisterCONSTRUCTION

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very good in general

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Office Architect  in  Cairo (Egypt)
    Former Employee - Technical Office Architect in Cairo (Egypt)

    I worked at Orascom Construction full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work environment is very good

    Cons

    HR department deal with people like boxes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Innovation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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