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Abdul Latif Jameel Reviews

Updated September 18, 2018
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Pros
  • "Job Security, Good Training ,Well Structureed Organization" (in 3 reviews)

  • "ALJ has heritage in the automotive industry not in KSA only but world wide" (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • "Furthermore, no one holds responsibility for anything and leadership accountability is almost existent" (in 2 reviews)

  • "no career path management for employees" (in 2 reviews)

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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. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great environment and people to work with

    Cons

    there is no opportunity to grow


  4. "So far so good"

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    Current Employee - IS Business Analyst Co-op in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - IS Business Analyst Co-op in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    fit to international standards in term of business processes organization based on audit recommendations.

    Cons

    no career path management for employees.


  5. "Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abdul Latif Jameel full-time

    Pros

    Hard working team, multi cultural environment

    Cons

    Stagnant salary yet still fair


  6. "Accounts Manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Ad Dammām (Saudi Arabia)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Ad Dammām (Saudi Arabia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Travel Abroad with my family

    Cons

    The company's policy is applied according to the management's benefits

    Advice to Management

    To be fair with below level staff


  7. "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

  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. "Technical Service Advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


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