Qatar Foundation Reviews

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  1. Helpful (1)

    A visionary education and research organization

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

    I have been working at Qatar Foundation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The opportunity to contribute to the development of Qatar through education and the chance to understand the Gulf Region. Good salaries and benefits.

    Cons

    Understanding the Qatari way of managing a business. Different concepts of time, authority and resource allocation mean you must remain flexible and willing to give up your pre-conceptions.

    Advice to Management

    Hold cross cultural conversations among managers and employees to explore cultural references. There is a great opportunity to create grass roots diplomacy and understanding between the Gulf and the world.


  2. Good employer

    Former Employee - Online Education Specialist in Doha (Qatar)
    Former Employee - Online Education Specialist in Doha (Qatar)

    I worked at Qatar Foundation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of interesting learning at this job

    Cons

    Sometimes things are too slow to get done.


  3. IT Professional with more than 5 years of experience in 2nd and 3rd line support, managing and maintaining servers and d

    Current Employee - IT Support Engineer in Doha (Qatar)
    Current Employee - IT Support Engineer in Doha (Qatar)

    I have been working at Qatar Foundation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Qatar Foundation is very large an organization with a large number of technology staff in Qatar, it has the latest equipment and technology network devices, and this will definitely help me to develop myself greatly in the field of IT

    Cons

    Simply All Qatar Foundation IT team working through outsource companies and This affects the rights of staff


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Researcher at Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Researcher in Doha (Qatar)
    Current Employee - Researcher in Doha (Qatar)

    I have been working at Qatar Foundation full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Salary and offered package is good. Most people make at least 3 times more than USA, of course 4-5 times more than Europe. 2-3 months of vacation

    Cons

    Very primitive HR and management. Top executives are like a big gang, they only consider to get more money. Wasting this country's resources, most of the time intentionally. Employees who are hired during 2010-2013 are not even eligible to work, very weak scientific background. Most of them came through connections. Hence, there is now a clash between new hires and the old guys who are used to sit and get money.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is to leave this country.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Ok, but much could be improved.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qatar Foundation

    Pros

    Good Salary and benefits package, tax free earnings...why is there a 20 word minimum in this field?

    Cons

    Unorganized, strong hierarchy structure, promotion based on relationships and nationality instead of performance.


  7. Great Organization to Work At But Has Some Issues

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

    I have been working at Qatar Foundation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Qatar Foundation is a great place to work. It is stable, well-established, reputable and welcoming. The pay and benefits are really good.

    Cons

    Like many other organizations in the GCC region, there is a some level of bearucracy and top-down decision making. However, overall it is a good working environment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and allow more internal transfers among QF centers.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Senior Project Specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Doha (Qatar)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Doha (Qatar)

    I worked at Qatar Foundation (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good work life balance Great staff facilites

    Cons

    Expatriate development is not the organisations key focus

    Advice to Management

    Performance based development


  9. Still Developing

    Current Employee - School Administrator in Doha (Qatar)
    Current Employee - School Administrator in Doha (Qatar)

    I have been working at Qatar Foundation full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    The MONEY was by far the best. Also, HOUSING was great. I enjoyed the number of school holidays and the travel opportunities from the country

    Cons

    INCOMPETENT WORKERS! The company has the potential to be really good. I also didn't like the hassle of having to get a Visa to leave the country when I wanted; that was a BIG drag.


  10. very good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Secretary in Doha (Qatar)
    Current Employee - Secretary in Doha (Qatar)

    I have been working at Qatar Foundation part-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    to gain money and also to be famous person

    Cons

    there is no any challenge at all

    Advice to Management

    please manager just allow the forieghn people to work with you


  11. One of the best companies to work for in qatar

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qatar Foundation

    Pros

    Good package great facilities and a goid community.

    Cons

    None I can think of



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