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ADCO Reviews

Updated July 24, 2017
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  • No career growth at all, Constant threat of lay off due to emiritization policy of the company (in 4 reviews)

  • No job security and required upgrade in my carrier (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "all that glitters is not gold"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Supervisor in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Field Supervisor in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    no work if you can rate that as a pro

    Cons

    living in the prehistoric ages. Huge differences between what you are offered and what you get. Discrimination between employees belonging to GCC and other citizens.

    Advice to Management

    embrace modern management techniques and overhaul the whole system.


  2. "salary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    not very heavy work load

    Cons

    too low not very comfortable medium

  3. "A professional quicksand ..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at ADCO full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    stability, low level of stress, lots of holidays, lot of free time

    Cons

    No recognition, salaries are never increased (I mean NEVER), overly bureaucratic, lousy training programs, not an equal opportunity employer, demotivating environment, fine printing for everything they offer to you

    Advice to Management

    The more valued resource of ADCO is not the oil underground, is the people, keep them happy and motivated, touch ground!


  4. "Current employee"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    No work if u can rate that as pro

    Cons

    Worst company I have ever worked. The place is full of crap

    Advice to Management

    Save the company millions by firing yourself that is to the CEO and all the svps and all the managers under them and the team leaders etc etc etc etc


  5. "Management not transparent"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Light work load, living in abu dhabi, many public holidays

    Cons

    No anual salary increase (it is exactly like that, no matter how good is your performance review your salary never change), management is not transparent, HR is the worst, lazy, and less supportive of all companies i have worked for, unfair treatment with foreigners, no recognicion, technically weak management, office politics are everywhere ...

    Advice to Management

    Know the business, motivate people, be transparent, honor your promises!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Worst employer anyone can work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ADCO full-time

    Pros

    Slow, technically is the lowest I saw, so a starter can excel only if does not work. A place to spend time. Keep your manager happy and it doesn't matter if you do the work wrongly.

    Cons

    Not trustworthy employer. Contract changes as and when they wanted. It only require an email. The past two years contract changed twice only for expats, so what you sign is not necessary what you get. Expats are treated as separate, what goes on expat doesn't go on others. Stressful work-environment, not because of work but politics.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Bad Employer-dishonest"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Petroleum Engineer in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Senior Petroleum Engineer in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at ADCO full-time

    Pros

    Nothing really. Maybe holidays, profession wise nothing.

    Cons

    Deceiving employer. Changes contract without discussion. They have just reduced expat salary by 30-60%.
    Management is weak, only after flattering, and politics all over the place. no honest. Almost slaving expats, unrealistic requests based on no knowledge of work requesting work that normally take months to be done in few hours.
    Honestly don't come unless desperate. Not safe environment nor balanced.

    Advice to Management

    Take your head of the dirt. Treat expats equal.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Modern day slavery"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Nice city for family life.

    Cons

    Expensive city, salary cuts, contracts disregarded, slave-type disrespect, systematic enslavement, double standards,... Stay away!

    Advice to Management

    Use common sense, copy and paste what other companies are doing. You don't need to be a genius for that. Value people!


  9. "Maintenance Planner and Scheduler"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Planner & Scheduler in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Maintenance Planner & Scheduler in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at ADCO full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Salary and Benefits, Good Work life balance

    Cons

    No career growth at all, Constant threat of lay off due to emiritization policy of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Please do not spoil the career of a person by taking him in to your company and spoiling him with good salary but not offering him any career growth as well as terminating him once a national is recruited with out any mercy.


  10. "retirement home"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Accountant in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at ADCO (More than a year)

    Pros

    work hours are very good

    Cons

    glass ceiling for expats no promotion realistic


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