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Habtoor Leighton Group Reviews

Updated Sep 7, 2019

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  • "Lack of career growth in the company(in 3 reviews)

  • "No new good projects for the year 2016(in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Finance Department Employee, Dubai"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Habtoor Leighton Group

    Pros

    Leading construction firm with good brand value in middle east with experience in handling big building & construction projects. Above Average Work life balance. Opportunity to work with multi cultural environment. Understanding team members. Skilled manpower for building projects. Management changes are in pipeline to overcome the major financial problem which company is facing now.

    Cons

    Poor revenue & cost control. Poor estimation team just quoting below the competitors without looking into the cost. Loss making infrastructure projects due to unskilled labourers. No Proper Training No good ERP to streamline the process flow especially for finance department. No new good projects for the year 2016. Company facing financial instability & losing its face due to latest media news. Company is... striving to get operating fund as one of the partner sold his stake.

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    Advice to Management

    Please streamline the process flow by introducing good ERP. Kindly take decisions about the new partners & fund raising plans urgently.

    Habtoor Leighton Group2016-08-19
  2. Helpful (1)

    "8 years of stagnency"

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    Senior Quantity Surveyor in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Habtoor Leighton Group for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Multinational company and mega construction projects offering a chance to work on landmarks in the UAE and ME region

    Cons

    Incompetent senior management, bias towards employing western "managers", corruption, lobbying and a lot of politics inside every project, no increase in salaries for many years,.....etc

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of incompetent managers, reward academic and work achievements, retain high achievers and acknowledge performance regardless of nationality, religion or any other irrelevant factor.

    Habtoor Leighton Group2016-07-31
  3. "Business Development Manager"

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    Business Development Marketing Executive Manager in San Diego, CA
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Habtoor Leighton Group for more than a year

    Pros

    20 + Professional Mature Experience, Positive Attitude, Provided Success Tract Record, President's Club Top Gun.

    Cons

    Advanced software service. I'm the Negotiator--with the experience.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the bucks and get the season pro.

    Habtoor Leighton Group2015-05-12
  4. "Document Controller"

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    Former Employee - Document Controller in Dubai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Habtoor Leighton Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I can learn more things from Habtoor Leighton group.

    Cons

    Habtoor Leighton group was reputed company

    Habtoor Leighton Group2019-09-07
  5. "career opportunities will be excellent"

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    Former Employee - Safety Officer in Doha

    I worked at Habtoor Leighton Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Salary package than other company

    Cons

    Delayed Salary. mix accommodation. Prison food might be better

    Advice to Management

    Food must improve and accommodation.

    Habtoor Leighton Group2019-09-08
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Mechanical Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Dubai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Habtoor Leighton Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I cannot think of any.

    Cons

    1. Poor management 2. Corruption at all levels- From site admin to Project directors. 3. Forget about any monetary bonus or increase in salary or promotion. 4. Worst work life balance imaginable. Work starts at 6:30am and extends beyong 5pm on most days with full working days on Saturdays. 5. Slavery mindset 6. Company is still living in the 70s

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers based on experience, values and competency and not based on relations you develop while having a drink in a pub or golf course.

    Habtoor Leighton Group2019-08-14
  7. "Senior safety officer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Safety Officer in Doha
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Habtoor Leighton Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Management has a very high Regards for company safety policy and implementation.

    Cons

    There are No Obvious downsides with HLG that i know, because square peg are put in square hole.

    Advice to Management

    The support for safety policy and it implementation should be sustainable.

    Habtoor Leighton Group2019-03-17
  8. "Poor Management and No Commitment"

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    Former Employee - Safety Officer in Doha
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Habtoor Leighton Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Salary Package, Good Benefits and Compensation, Medical and Health Insurance Coverage

    Cons

    No Career Growth, Poor Management, Poor Leadership and Commitment, Poor Organizational Structure, Poor Safety Culture, Reactive Approach towards Incident, Near Misses and Dangerous Occurence

    Habtoor Leighton Group2019-02-16
  9. "Senior Commercial Manager"

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    Former Employee - Commercial Manager in Stokesley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Habtoor Leighton Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent introduction into dispute resolution processes

    Cons

    Unfortunately extremely focused on disputes

    Advice to Management

    Avoid disputes

    Habtoor Leighton Group2019-02-05
  10. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Qaţār
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Habtoor Leighton Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good Benefits, good work environment.

    Cons

    no new coming projects are the main reason for the company to terminate the employees.

    Habtoor Leighton Group2018-09-25
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