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Abdul Latif Jameel Reviews

Updated May 24, 2018
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  1. "Good but not Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Abdul Latif Jameel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Deep employees discounts for new cars
    Friendly welcoming atmosphere
    Relaxed hours
    Great onbaording process

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity for growth
    Favoritism and Nepotism are concerning
    Senior Management are disconnected from reality
    Exit process is a mess and the company always owe employee money


  2. Helpful (9)

    "Tough place to work at a management level"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Abdul Latif Jameel full-time

    Pros

    Monthly paycheck reliable.
    Large company with many good, friendly people.

    Cons

    Poorly managed
    Unbelievable lack of empowerment
    Complete lack of respect:
      Once you are hired, you are just a pawn in high level politics. Your experience and advice means nothing.
      Policies and practices are archaic and unfriendly. For example, while they offer you a transport allowance, they illegally deduct it during vacation days! And try to get an expense account through! Their primary goal is to hire a huge staff in their Finance department with strange policies designed to hurt employees, vendors and support the politics of the day.
    Antiquated in technologies, management styles and employ treatment.
    A very political company.
    While they have repeatedly hired expert management from the outside, they typically last two years or less before leaving in complete frustration.
    Poor ethics. Violate contracts with vendors and do not come close to honoring payment terms.

    Advice to Management

    1. Hire competent, experienced management at the level below the owners that is relevant for a company this size.
    2. Wake up to the way the world treats professionals now. Upgrade HR (giving them responsibility and power); have this important function report to a capable leader.
    3.Change out the senior politicians. Strip the power and bloated staff from Finance.
    4. Consider pushing an ethical view. Pay bills according to contracts. Honor contracts with vendors, and make even the final payment complete and on a timely basis. Changing the terms after the fact just because you are large and powerful is not right.

  3. "Deputy General Manager"

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    Former Employee - Deputy General Manager in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
    Former Employee - Deputy General Manager in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Abdul Latif Jameel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Abdul Latif Jameel Pays Fairly

    Cons

    Closed Door Management & Cheap Labour


  4. "IT Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Abdul Latif Jameel full-time

    Pros

    Renowned company in Saudi Arabiya and potential to develop your skills.

    Cons

    Some of the areas related to the service departments should be appreciate and highlighted.

    Advice to Management

    Ground level employees should be appreciated


  5. "ALJ"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Abdul Latif Jameel full-time

    Pros

    ALJ has heritage in the automotive industry not in KSA only but world wide. Innovation and continuous improvement are core DNA of ALJ.

    Cons

    TO many layers of managment

    Advice to Management

    Digital transformation


  6. "Technical Service Advisor"

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    Former Employee - SERVICE ADVISOR in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Former Employee - SERVICE ADVISOR in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Abdul Latif Jameel full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Gives the financial satisfaction and the eagerness to enhance my expertise.

    Cons

    No promotions and races in promoting staffs

    Advice to Management

    Knowing their employer ability and performance, evaluate the expertise of their managerial positions.


  7. "Not the best place in the world"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Abdul Latif Jameel full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salaries and bonuses are quite good once you get to a management role

    Cons

    Very Bureaucratic institution, worse even than government institutions. Everything is slow moving around here, people require lots of manual paperwork to process even the slightest request. People are also very rigid with processes even when they don't make sense or hurt the company. Politics is also very prevalent here, where people get promoted on who they know, not what they achieve. Furthermore, no one holds responsibility for anything and leadership accountability is almost existent.
    The culture is surely not a positive one, with stated Toyota way not even remotely implemented.

    Advice to Management

    Top management needs to focus on a major cultural change in the company before it is too late. The company is already losing market share and reputation is somewhat tarnished. A lot of top and old managers need to be replaced and owners should be more involved in running the show.

  8. "ASM"

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    Former Employee - Sales Supervisor in Dammam (Saudi Arabia)
    Former Employee - Sales Supervisor in Dammam (Saudi Arabia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Abdul Latif Jameel full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Top in Home appliance in KSA

    Cons

    Employees not judge properly by management

    Advice to Management

    Keep employ those how r working very hard.


  9. "Senior Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Abdul Latif Jameel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to grow & present your ideas

    Cons

    Huge Organisation, delay in decision making.

    Advice to Management

    Recognise your skilled assets in current tough market situations.


  10. "My opinion about ALJ"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Abdul Latif Jameel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    1- Salary paid on time.
    2- You'll gain a good experience.

    Cons

    1- Very very long working hours, even if you don't have any pending tasks.
    2- The company does not care about your social life.
    3- The number of "Expats" is very high, and they're handling most of the executive positions. most of those Expats have no families here so they spend more than 10 hours at the office and if your manager is one of them you will struggle.
    4- Basic salary is very low.
    5- If you worked in the industrial city they will not consider it as a remote area (although it's more than 50km away from the city) you will be working 10 Hours a day, regardless the time you spend on traveling to and from work. (in my case it was 1 Hr and 20 Mins on a single trip, 2 Hrs 40 minutes of daily traveling a total of 12 Hrs 40 Mins outside your home.

    Advice to Management

    Most of the Saudi youth employees will not spend more than 3 or 4 years at the company due to the cons I mentioned, most of them have a very good potential.

    "Treat your employees like your customers"


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