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Qatar Foundation Reviews

Updated Mar 4, 2020

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4.1
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Pros
  • "Good salary, good vacation, good place(in 6 reviews)

  • "Relaxed working environment in most of the time (of course not before deadlines)(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "lacks organization and oversight, need to know someone to get in the door(in 3 reviews)

  • "Office Politics, little room for advancement(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great Mission"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Qatar Foundation full-time

    Pros

    great educational mission and support for international initiatives

    Cons

    lacks organization and oversight, need to know someone to get in the door

    Qatar Foundation2020-03-04
  2. "Great mission, difficult circumstances"

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    Former Employee - Communications Specialist 

    I worked at Qatar Foundation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The mission and leadership of the organization is great

    Cons

    It doesn't trickle down to the staff, upward mobility is difficult

    Qatar Foundation2019-12-16
  3. "Drama"

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    Current Employee - Teacher 

    I have been working at Qatar Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Great remuneration package and bonuses.

    Cons

    Very hot and conservative.

    Qatar Foundation2019-08-28
  4. Helpful (1)

    "English teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Qatar Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Benefits which included free housing in the ECCH housing complex, school tuition (for children), wi-fi, utilities, and lots of community programs and activities available.

    Cons

    Starting to take away benefits such as travel allowance to bare minimum, was going to have individuals pay for their own wi-fi. These are just some examples. There's a saying when QF takes something away from employees and essentially 'breaks contract' -- the saying is "it's so QF"

    Qatar Foundation2018-02-18
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Qatar Academy KG Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Qatar Foundation full-time

    Pros

    The perks and benefits are excellent Diverse teaching staff from all over the world

    Cons

    You have to sign on for another school year in November. After signing though, the school may change certain things, ie. teaching structure, teaching assignments, class sizes, etc. So keep this in mind when deciding whether or not to stay another year.

    Qatar Foundation2016-09-24
  6. "QF"

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    I worked at Qatar Foundation

    Pros

    Relatively short and flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Slow work processes when understaffed in certain departments.

    Qatar Foundation2015-10-12
  7. Helpful (2)

    "A visionary education and research organization"

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Qatar Foundation

    Pros

    The opportunity to contribute to the development of Qatar through education and the chance to understand the Gulf Region. Good salaries and benefits.

    Cons

    Understanding the Qatari way of managing a business. Different concepts of time, authority and resource allocation mean you must remain flexible and willing to give up your pre-conceptions.

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    Qatar Foundation2015-01-01
  8. "None"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist 
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Qatar Foundation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent environment for family life and work balance

    Cons

    None do far. Trying to improve

    Qatar Foundation2020-02-09
  9. "Positive experience"

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    Former Employee - Development Coordinator in Doha
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Qatar Foundation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good salary and perks in general

    Cons

    Not many cons. Long hours sometimes

    Qatar Foundation2019-11-10
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Researcher"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Doha
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Qatar Foundation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    No Tax Family accomodation Transportation allowances Full furnished living Good facilities

    Cons

    Weather Small Country no much places for outdoor activities

    Qatar Foundation2019-10-19
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