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John Keells Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2019

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John Keells CEO Susantha Ratnayake
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8 Ratings
  1. "Secretary"

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    Former Employee - Secretary in Colombo
    Recommends

    I worked at John Keells full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I would like to do typing and surfing internet.

    Cons

    should not be late hours.

    Advice to Management

    Prefered working hours from 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. 6.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

    John Keells2019-04-11
  2. "Executive"

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    Former Employee - Executive in Colombo
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at John Keells full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good working conditions and friendly top management

    Cons

    Nice place to work. Friendly atmosphere

    John Keells2019-02-24
  3. "engineering"

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    Former Employee - Chief Engineering Manager in Male
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at John Keells full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Place to learn and work under good environmental

    Cons

    good place to work and opportunities for attend to CSR work

    Advice to Management

    fabulous

    John Keells2018-10-07
  4. "Good for experience"

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

    I have been working at John Keells full-time

    Pros

    the companies reputation lets you find a better job or staying a while gives you a good experience

    Cons

    Low wages, no over time, staying late is almost culture though you see hardly any benefit for that. If you really want to make a decent salary, you have to stick for over 10 years but that also depends on the situation.

    John Keells2018-10-18
  5. "Friendly environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at John Keells full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment. Friendly colleagues

    Cons

    low career development is a biggest problem

    John Keells2018-10-08
  6. "The Best Place to Start Your Career in Hospitality"

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    Former Employee - Guest Services Supervisor in Colombo
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at John Keells for more than a year

    Pros

    Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo is one of the best five star hotels in Colombo and a busy hotel with 346 rooms. Training and development is good. Recognition and awarding system in practice. Safe and ergonomic work place. Open door policy in practice. Execellent staff

    Cons

    High staff turnover . Staff meal can be improved Staff transport can be improved. Not a new property. Nothing much than above few cons.

    Advice to Management

    Strategies to be implemented to retain the experienced staff.

    John Keells2018-06-12
  7. "Practice Manager"

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    Former Employee - Practice Manager in Colombo
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at John Keells full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Established Group, Good training, pay for certifications

    Cons

    Low Salary. Non qualified management staff, working environment issues

    Advice to Management

    Recruit management staff based on qualifications

    John Keells2018-06-12
  8. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Colombo
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at John Keells full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    One of the best Companies in Sri Lanka

    Cons

    There is down sides of working at JKH

    John Keells2018-05-28
  9. "Mixed Feelings"

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    Current Employee - Senior Executive in Colombo
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at John Keells full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Culture Growth Opportunities Management is Friendly Encourages extra curricular Insurance Travel Benefits

    Cons

    Below average salary Management decisions are short term Slow implementation of strategies

    John Keells2018-02-09
  10. "Flexible western type of employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colombo
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at John Keells full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Multi industrial exposure, experience recognised by everyone in the country

    Cons

    poor pay packets & internal politics

    Advice to Management

    appraisal systems must be changed or revised

    John Keells2018-01-23
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