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Bibliotheca Alexandrina Reviews

Updated June 26, 2017
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Dr. Ismail Serageldin
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  1. "Musician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable income with good benefits

    Cons

    No chance for growth or self development


  2. "Good for short term"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bibliotheca Alexandrina (More than a year)

    Pros

    people are fun and collaborative, unique projects

    Cons

    upper management are so bad to deal with

  3. "Good Place for Stable Jobs"

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    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Alexandria (Egypt)
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Alexandria (Egypt)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bibliotheca Alexandrina full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable jobs with good work/life balance

    Cons

    Low compensations and benefits & Saturation after many years

    Advice to Management

    Take care of staff


  4. "ERP Oracle Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - ERP Oracle Project Manager in Alexandria (Egypt)
    Current Employee - ERP Oracle Project Manager in Alexandria (Egypt)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bibliotheca Alexandrina full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stability are the most inportant factor in the organization

    Cons

    Promotions are slow and no end of year profit share


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Not Recommended"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Alexandria (Egypt)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Alexandria (Egypt)
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    - Fixed working hours
    - work-life balance

    Cons

    - Salary is WAY BELOW MARKET
    - Unhealthy working environment
    - Management kills your motivation to any kind of improvement
    - HYPOCRISY LEVEL 1000
    - Doesn't encourage developing your career

    Advice to Management

    - You should empower your employees
    - Their is a big difference between being a manager and being a leader ! so try to know how to lead your people, not manage them !
    - Crisis Management is an ART, you should learn about.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "working at the B.A"

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    Current Employee - Refrence Librarian Specialist in Alexandria (Egypt)
    Current Employee - Refrence Librarian Specialist in Alexandria (Egypt)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A well known and well established organization

    Cons

    My job title is unknown in the job market so we face difficulties to apply for new employes


  7. "software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bibliotheca Alexandrina full-time

    Pros

    Annual leaves and sick leaves are good to take
    fixed time to leave at 4:30 pm is good too

    Cons

    1-very bad management
    2-raise are not stable at all
    3-old technologies for some teams

  8. "Has its pros, but overall not a very good experience!"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Alexandria (Egypt)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Alexandria (Egypt)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Job stability
    * Most teams have seniors of great experience
    * Usually annual raise is good

    Cons

    * Very bureaucratic environment
    * Promotions are mostly based on number of years of experience rather than technical and leadership skills, that leads to teams with horrible team leads and project managers
    * No much room for innovation
    * Very hard and long process to switch teams!
    * Annual raise is sometimes cancelled due to economic situation in Egypt.


  9. "wasted two years of my life for the salary"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Alexandria (Egypt)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Alexandria (Egypt)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bibliotheca Alexandrina (More than a year)

    Pros

    + Stability (They wont fire you no matter how bad you are)
    + Work/Life Balance
    + Most non-managerial employees are very nice and friendly

    Cons

    - your creativity is not welcomed
    - old technologies and no intend for improvement or change
    - very hierarchical (you can never correct an older employee even if he is wrong)
    - little to no investment in your career and skills
    - managers don't really care about your feedback and suggestions

    Advice to Management

    Ask for feedback from your developers and try to give them a sense of ownership to the products they make.


  10. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bibliotheca Alexandrina full-time

    Pros

    Open to new ideas and workflows, Great Environment with focus on quality as well as delivery. large scale projects.

    Cons

    Many bureaucratic processes, employees evaluation procedure is bad, current hiring process is messy.


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