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Dar Al-Handasah Reviews

Updated Aug 21, 2019

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3.5
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Dar Al-Handasah CEO Talal K. Shair
Talal K. Shair
123 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good salary, good work life balance, good place to work and learn(in 24 reviews)

  • "good experience - good fringe benefits(in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Best experience ever"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dar Al-Handasah

    Pros

    One of the best international companies to work for.

    Cons

    Long hours. Lots of overtime and less rest

    Advice to Management

    Decrease working hours. Flexibility to move to another center around the world.

    Dar Al-Handasah2016-10-14
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Bad Community"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Cairo, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dar Al-Handasah full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good salary, they allow gross

    Cons

    Bad community and starting to get kind of bureaucratic

    Dar Al-Handasah2018-08-26
  3. "Business analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dar Al-Handasah full-time

    Pros

    big company but not alot of growth

    Cons

    politics is bad, not everyone is treated equally

    Dar Al-Handasah2018-08-20
  4. "civil engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Dar Al-Handasah full-time

    Pros

    good team building, cross-functional

    Cons

    the manager always frustrated, no leadership skills

    Dar Al-Handasah2018-07-19
  5. "Summer Intern Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Dar Al-Handasah

    Pros

    Helpful mentors and co operative staff. Good peer group.

    Cons

    Can give interns more diverse and interesting projects

    Advice to Management

    I really enjoyed my stint at Dar. Please maintain the relationship with COEP

    Dar Al-Handasah2017-09-13
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Project Ar"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Dar Al-Handasah full-time

    Pros

    Lot of work, unpaid overtime, poor project management

    Cons

    Reward of work is more work

    Advice to Management

    hire good quality managers

    Dar Al-Handasah2017-04-17
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of potential but need to adapt to modern times"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dar Al-Handasah full-time

    Pros

    - Exposure to huge projects and opportunities - Opportunity to make good connections based on working on such big projects with big companies - Friendly colleague environment

    Cons

    - Policies are not always implemented as documented - Some people get special treatment due to certain relations - Some team leaders lack a proper sense of management - Not all departments are created equal

    Dar Al-Handasah2016-11-10
  8. Helpful (3)

    "mechanical engineer"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Buffalo, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dar Al-Handasah full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They have really very big and exciting projects to work on. Salary range is not less ( Average).It's possible to go abroad.It provide stability and very good for long run

    Cons

    Worst working environment. No one can live peacefully while working at Dar. You get something at the end of week that destroys weekend. One should consider that Dar is his first home. Too much restriction on work time and not flexible with absences and leaves.

    Advice to Management

    Take employees feedback in to consideration, handle professional and effective ways to monitor employees performance and their learning curve. - Flexible hours will be useful.

    Dar Al-Handasah2016-02-16
  9. Helpful (9)

    "Consultant- electrical Engineer"

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    Current Employee - PROJECT LEADER | ELECTRICAL DESIGN ENGINEER in Du Quoin, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Dar Al-Handasah for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It is a good place to work in. It is a community by itself that entails work forces from all over the world where each with different back ground. It provide stability and very good for long run

    Cons

    Work is priority where sometimes one forget that he or she has life. One should consider that Dar is his first home. Too much restriction on work time and not flexible with absences and leaves.

    Dar Al-Handasah2015-11-19
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Dar Al Handasah Architect Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Dar Al-Handasah

    Pros

    - Very interesting and challenging large scale projects in the Middle East and Africa region. - Coordination with other disciplines, within the firm, further enhanced my skills in developing a project throughout its phases from conceptual phase to design development, construction documents, tender and client presentation.

    Cons

    no paid overtime even though overtime hours could reach up to 5 hours per day.

    Dar Al-Handasah2015-11-04
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