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Abdul Latif Jameel Reviews

Updated Jun 14, 2019

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Pros
  • "Busy work environment, there's always something to do(in 6 reviews)

  • "ALJ has heritage in the automotive industry not in KSA only but world wide(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "(in 4 reviews)

  • "Slow Career Growth, Always Work Under pressure,Bureaucracy(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good but not Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Abdul Latif Jameel full-time for 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

    Abdul Latif Jameel2018-04-12
  2. Helpful (9)

    "Tough place to work at a management level"

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    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...

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    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...

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    Abdul Latif Jameel2016-02-14
  3. "Supply Chain Logistics and Procurement"

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    Former Employee - Senior General Manager in Mecca
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Abdul Latif Jameel full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Employee training , Motivation and development

    Cons

    Long working hours and weekend shifts sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Relax working hours and allow employees to come in and leave an hour early if they so desire

    Abdul Latif Jameel2019-06-14
  4. "End to End Supply chain responsibility"

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    Former Employee - Director, Supply Chain Management in Jeddah
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Abdul Latif Jameel part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Definite career path, growth and job satisfaction, excellent salary package and benefits, training and certifications

    Cons

    Lengthy working hours. Not flexible for vacations.

    Abdul Latif Jameel2019-04-04
  5. "Unkown"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Abdul Latif Jameel full-time

    Pros

    Comfortable Environment or Work at one of the largest companies in KSA

    Cons

    Unfair Payments. in addition to very slow career advancement.

    Abdul Latif Jameel2019-03-24
  6. "Talented Saudis : Look somewhere else"

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    Current Employee - Department Head in Jeddah
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Abdul Latif Jameel full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Toyota brand association and inflated job titles

    Cons

    1-Salaries: The only company in Saudi that does not include 50% of the salary in the contract or GOSI. Instead, you have a to speculate every quarter or 6 months on how much you will be paid(or deducted) of your total salary. Arbitrary rules are applied. not based on your effort, but on how the top management likes you. To sum it up, your salary is always at risk and you will always be under pressure to do whatever necessary...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work until you run the company to the ground. Owners will eventually cut ties with the business and stay abroad to avoid risk and other well-known problems.

    Abdul Latif Jameel2019-03-21
  7. "Good owners, horrible senior management"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Jeddah
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Abdul Latif Jameel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Good employee discount on Toyota & Lexus cars and Toshiba electronics - Relaxed work environment with the least amount of pressure - No qualification required to progress - Respectful owners

    Cons

    - Highly unqualified people at the top who will not let any qualified people stay long enough in the company. Your life will be made miserable through internal politics and you will be forced to leave. - Career progression non-existent unless you're friends with the family or related to the higher ups - No professional development encouraged among employees and if you try to do something yourself, the senior management...

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    Advice to Management

    - The owners need to wake up and make a drastic change in their senior management who are driving the company down to the ground. Furthermore, the culture of nepotism needs to stop and people to be hired and retained because of their competencies and not because their father is the CFO/MD or close to the owners.

    Abdul Latif Jameel2019-04-07
  8. "A company with nasty ethnic politics"

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    Former Employee - Middle Management in Riyadh
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Abdul Latif Jameel full-time

    Pros

    You can buy Toyota Lexus at deep discount

    Cons

    Imagine a badly managed company and it’s chracteristics and multiply it by 10 times and you have ALJ. They hire qualified people from all over the world at senior management level and then puts them in “dog eat dog world” competition, no empowerment, then add strong doses of saudiazation and ethnics politics to make it more interesting. From owners to the teaboy, no one cares. They will put many things in the contract...

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    Advice to Management

    Until the owners wake up, and realize that the existing leaders are counterproductive, nothing will matter. However, I don’t see that happening in our life time.

    Abdul Latif Jameel2019-03-16
  9. "Paying good but the work enviroment is zero"

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    Former Employee - SERVICE ADVISOR in Dammam
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Abdul Latif Jameel full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    paying good, good benefits, and good company reputation.

    Cons

    No career developing, No training, no work environment, there is no stability in work and management

    Abdul Latif Jameel2019-02-06
  10. "Great learning experience but lack of HR developement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Casablanca

    I have been working at Abdul Latif Jameel full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    * Nice people to work with * Busy work environment, there's always something to do

    Cons

    * Hours are long and tough to manage work life balance * Lack of HR developemnt activities

    Abdul Latif Jameel2019-02-06
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