Qatar Foundation Reviews

Updated March 9, 2015
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  1. A visionary education and research organization

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qatar Foundation

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 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.

  3. Great Organization to Work At But Has Some Issues

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    Current Employee - Program Officer
    Current Employee - Program Officer

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Senior Project Specialist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Doha (Qatar)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Doha (Qatar)

    I worked at Qatar Foundation (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Great staff facilites

    Cons

    Expatriate development is not the organisations key focus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Performance based development

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 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)

    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.

    Recommends
  7. very good

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    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)

    Pros

    to gain money and also to be famous person

    Cons

    there is no any challenge at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please manager just allow the forieghn people to work with you

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 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

  9. Positive Experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Professional in Doha (Qatar)
    Current Employee - Senior Professional in Doha (Qatar)

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

    Pros

    Competitive salaries; great employee and dependent benefits (housing, children's education, medical insurance, annual leave, transportation allowance, etc.); professional work environment; and respectful people.

    Cons

    Qatarization; politics; bureaucracy; and inappropriate planning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Macro-manage not micro-manage. Fill critical positions with qualified, experienced professionals. Provide opportunities for advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. QF offers great benefits and the opportunity to work for an organization with a powerful vision to unlock human potentia

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    Former Employee - Manager in Doha (Qatar)
    Former Employee - Manager in Doha (Qatar)

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits for expats. Good pay. Never a dull day.

    Cons

    Difficult to get promoted. You will likely stay at the grade you enter the organization in. Political atmosphere.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. Good money

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Qatar Foundation

    Pros

    They pay well. The offices are nice.

    Cons

    Office politics. Incompetent people. Wastage of resources. Bad planning.

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