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Updated May 8, 2017
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  1. "Traffic Controller"

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    Former Employee - Traffic Controller in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Traffic Controller in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

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

    Pros

    extremely professional environment helping staff always aware about celebrity news due to working in radio.

    Cons

    there is no much to say about only i met very positive people energetic look forward to make thing better

    Advice to Management

    keep progresing achieve more make gulf news bigger and better


  2. "Extremely poor organisation, badly led and no direction"

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

    I worked at GN Media full-time

    Pros

    Worked with some great people and the Gulf News name does mean a lot in Dubai

    Cons

    Incredibly poor management, particularly the senior management. No direction and not willing to confront the huge changes affecting the business.

  3. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at GN Media full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great enterprise, leader in business. Many successful products/services company.

    Cons

    So far so good. Could be better.


  4. "Customer Service Agent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at GN Media full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good healthy working environment.

    Cons

    Pay scale doesn't increase for a long time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  5. "One of the worst workplaces in Dubai"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at GN Media full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nobody is nagging for your tasks. You can come in and out at anytime you want

    Cons

    There is no good salaries.
    No Salary raise since almost 6 years.
    Old mentality that is stuck with the old prints and old publishing techniques.
    No clear vision on what they are going to do.
    No Hierarchy nor any advancement potential.
    Flat organization, everybody is responsible about everything
    Managers do not care
    Endless work shifts

    Advice to Management

    Close the company and open some new business next to Dubai Canal.


  6. "Head Supplement sales & marketing"

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    Former Employee - Head of Supplements Sales & Marketing in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Head of Supplements Sales & Marketing in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
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    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Market leader, good training and development opportunities

    Cons

    Keep doing what you are doing :)

    Advice to Management

    All the best


  7. "Lost in the woods!"

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    Former Employee - Group Account Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Group Account Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at GN Media full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The organisation is one of the larges media and publishing houses in the UAE. If you can put up with a toxic, politically charged environment then you can easily find your feet and seek opportunities across the company.

    Cons

    Politics. Politics and more Politics! Severe epidemic of groupism and favoritism. Lack of clear direction and support. Managers are self styled policemen with inflated egos and false pride. No clear direction and support from higher management.

    Advice to Management

    Have a proper system in place to make people accountable for their actions. And the whole work culture needs a complete overhaul and self styled mavericks have to be kept in place.

  8. "Fairly good salaries with growth prospects"

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    Current Employee - Sub Editor in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Sub Editor in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at GN Media full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The salary is the best in the industry by far as its the leading media company in the uae

    Cons

    Growth is slow, wish they would allow more inter department movement

    Advice to Management

    Allow people to move across sections more freely


  9. "For Digital Roles - you will not advance your career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at GN Media full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great brand with strong potential in digital
    Good work/life balance
    Resources available to do projects

    Cons

    Company has no policy and no support career development
    Old outdated organisation structure
    Old management who do understand digital
    Very political and a strong internal mafia keeping underperformers in jobs and backstabbing new talent arriving
    Very little autonomy - meaning good work gets changed/mismanaged by others

    Advice to Management

    Appoint a CEO and directors capable of transforming the business


  10. "Good exposure to begin your career in Media selling"

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    Former Employee - Account Group Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Account Group Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Respect you get while dealing with clients & advertising agencies, solely because of the brand Gulf News.

    Cons

    No motivation to stay longer in the company in terms of career growth & perks

    Advice to Management

    Consider higher pay scales for employees so they are able to afford an overall better life style.


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