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Alec Reviews

Updated March 14, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Cashier"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Being a cashier can be an attractive position for people who enjoy interacting with the public. In addition to engaging in conversation with customers while ringing up their purchases, cashiers serve in a customer service capacity by answering questions and helping resolve complaints. During busy periods, cashiers often experience a steady flow of customers through their line, which can make the workday move quickly.

    Cons

    Complains more about the customers than anything else. Pay is better than nothing. I think anyone can have a job and make it into a good or bad thing you can never expect someone else's story to match everyone's story. Different stores have different managers/people/employees so what you may find true in one store you may find it not to be true in another.


  2. "LIfe at ALEC"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Construction Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Construction Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Alec full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Tier 1 Construction company
    Good systems and procedures
    Good salaries
    Great vison, strategy & objectives

    Cons

    Long working hours
    Top management is easily not assessable
    Lack of communication to staff
    Low mentorship program

    Advice to Management

    Practice ALEC business value: "Valued People"
    There is a 'gap of integrity' in the HR department that needs to be addressed


  3. "Good overall, if you can tolerate the long hours and average salary"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Designer in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Designer in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alec full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun, friendly colleagues, great projects, good project experience to be gained, appreciation of efforts, good learning ground for large commercial and hospitality projects

    Cons

    Extremely long hours, constant pushing to work longer hours due to excessive workload, efforts are recognised and stated to be appreciated but not rewarded, systems need to e revisited to realign with current project criteria.

    Advice to Management

    Longer hours do not equate to more productivity, in fact the opposite is proven to be true.


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  5. "Best Construction Company in the Middle East"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Progressive, Simple, Award winning, Good Experience working on extremely large scale projects, Value the staff and decent career progression if the employee is keen and performing.

    Cons

    Too large to get noticed sometimes as an individual employee


  6. "Racial compney"

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

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

    Pros

    The online system is nice.

    Cons

    Worst compney. U will be treat on behalf of ur color and nationality

    Advice to Management

    Treat evryone as equal


  7. "Worked in ALEC for more than 5 years"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alec full-time

    Pros

    Salary's on time, Good projects

    Cons

    Employee review system is made every year but does not seem to have an effect.

    Advice to Management

    Will suggest that higher management should also take reviews from other employees and not just from the line manager.


  8. "Good"

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

    Pros

    Good company with a lot of motivated people, good career plan in a promising field with great outlook.
    Nice offices, surrounding environment with perspectives.
    I liked the cat on the rooftop because I needed air one day and he was here listening to my problems.

    Cons

    Too much overtime and unpaid, hard to keep up with crazy deadline. The outside of this Curry's exclusive is white enamel and black glass, while the inside of the oven is also lined with enamel - designed to make it easier to clean. But can it roast, simmer and grill to perfection? Find out below how this freestanding cooker got on in our tough tests.

    Advice to Management

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  9. "Quantity Surveyor"

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    Current Employee - Quantity Surveyor in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Quantity Surveyor in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Employee will feel comfortable when they are working with ALEC. You will get your salary on time and medical insurance is at satisfactory level.

    Cons

    Asians hardly get a chance for their carrier advancement in ALEC. They have to spend many years in the same position without getting chance to move to the next level. If someone is looking for a rapid career development, ALEC is not a good place to join.


  10. "Unequal Opportunities"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Site Engineer in Doha (Qatar)
    Current Employee - Site Engineer in Doha (Qatar)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Management is knowledgeable and down to earth
    If you end up with the right boss he will assist you and you will learn alot
    Pay is on time

    Cons

    Long working hours, we literally arrive at 6 am and leave at 6 pm with only an hour break,

    This is the real show stopper, Opportunities and Salaries..

    Depending on who you are, where you come from and if you knew the right people..

    Your Salary and Grade will be affected by that immensely, a colleague from college and I both work at ALEC with the same experience and same job title

    I was offered a salary exactly 50% less than what he was offered and also my grade was less, which was( and still is) honestly very depressing

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone equally, many people are leaving the job by themselves which proves that there is something wrong yet the management seems like it doesn't care that much about the turnover

    cause all what it does is let other people take care of the people who left their jobs work instead of employing new people... This adds up all the workload onto the existing employees which makes them misreable


  11. "Document Controller"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Document Controller in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Document Controller in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Alec full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best Management in the company.

    Cons

    Best working place for the staff.


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