Abdul Latif Jameel Reviews

Updated 13 Nov 2019

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3.5
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Pros
  • "Busy work environment, there's always something to do(in 6 reviews)

  • "ALJ has heritage in the automotive industry not in KSA only but world wide(in 3 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Experienced Risk Analyst with 6+ years"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Risk Analyst in Jeddah
    Recommends

    I worked at Abdul Latif Jameel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Large organization, Flexibility at work, Good atmosphere and Colleagues, Infrastructure & Proper use of technology

    Cons

    Process bit slow, Responsibility of employees, Demotivated employees because of Nationalization

  2. "Professional graveyard... Unless your last name is the right one!"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Jeddah
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Abdul Latif Jameel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Really good talent to learn from.

    Cons

    Disgustingly dirty workshop. Still use aerosol cans of brake cleaner to clean engine parts. Disconnected management whose soul goal is numbers. Unfair wages. Nepotism like you've never seen before. Racism like you've never seen before. Elitism like you've never seen before. Very political company. Employee abuse is normalized and is part of the corporate culture. No matter what position you're in... Dead end mate. Overworked staff. Underpaid staff. Archaic approach to management. I really can go on and on for hours.

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  3. "Wonderful and best company in Saudi Arabia for automotive"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Auto Technician in Jeddah
    Recommends

    I worked at Abdul Latif Jameel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Schedule training, incentive and good benefit

    Cons

    Excellent working environment, friendly management

  4. "Working with Abdul Latif Jameel is an Honor for me and I am totally satisfied with their services"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Abdul Latif Jameel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It is one of the biggest company in kingdom who give full rights to their employees

    Cons

    I faced challenges which make me more strong

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  5. "Supply Chain Logistics and Procurement"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior General Manager in Mecca
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Abdul Latif Jameel full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Employee training , Motivation and development

    Cons

    Long working hours and weekend shifts sometimes

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  6. "End to End Supply chain responsibility"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director, Supply Chain Management in Jeddah
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Abdul Latif Jameel part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Definite career path, growth and job satisfaction, excellent salary package and benefits, training and certifications

    Cons

    Lengthy working hours. Not flexible for vacations.

  7. "Unkown"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Abdul Latif Jameel full-time

    Pros

    Comfortable Environment or Work at one of the largest companies in KSA

    Cons

    Unfair Payments. in addition to very slow career advancement.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Talented Saudis : Look somewhere else"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Department Head in Jeddah
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Abdul Latif Jameel full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Toyota brand association and inflated job titles

    Cons

    1-Salaries: The only company in Saudi that does not include 50% of the salary in the contract or GOSI. Instead, you have a to speculate every quarter or 6 months on how much you will be paid(or deducted) of your total salary. Arbitrary rules are applied. not based on your effort, but on how the top management likes you. To sum it up, your salary is always at risk and you will always be under pressure to do whatever necessary to secure your guaranteed salary. Punishing down is the way to go. 2-Bonuses: No annual or semi-annual bonuses are paid as the bonus is considered part of your total pay (again, the only company in Saudi that does that). 3-Medical insurance: the lowest level possible is offered. any addition or upgrade should be paid by the employee(parents are not covered). 4-Promotions and increases: Again, arbitrary and not merit-based but based on likeness and desperation. 5-Human Resources: Horribly managed function. Nothing good comes out of it. This function is maintained in that way by design. Compromised HR will do whatever the business wants regardless of the situation. Saudis are the victims. 6-Continous layoffs, restructuring and outsourcing: No explanation is needed 7-Parent-Child hierarchy: Senior managers are treated like children. and yes you get grounded at any time if you don't listen to your dad. 8-Moneygrab culture: In such a down market, everyone is scrambling for financial gain at the expense of everyone else. 9-Really good at hiring bad managers, really bad at keeping the good ones. 10-Shouting at your inferiors is the norm 11-Finance department runs everything in the company. Expat cult that dictates all activities and holds any activity to positively improve the company for the employees captive and under threat of getting cut at without notice. Everything is justified by the phrase "this is a family business"

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good owners, horrible senior management"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Jeddah
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Abdul Latif Jameel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Good employee discount on Toyota & Lexus cars and Toshiba electronics - Relaxed work environment with the least amount of pressure - No qualification required to progress - Respectful owners

    Cons

    - Highly unqualified people at the top who will not let any qualified people stay long enough in the company. Your life will be made miserable through internal politics and you will be forced to leave. - Career progression non-existent unless you're friends with the family or related to the higher ups - No professional development encouraged among employees and if you try to do something yourself, the senior management would feel threatened. - Segregation in functions based upon nationality. For instance, Finance is heavily occupied by Indians and Pakistanis. Whereas, operations is controlled by the Egyptians. People are better off working with their own nationalities as the culture at ALJ does not support diversity in any form and most people working under a manager who has a nationality different that theirs would suffer. - Most of the senior management is 10 years or older and most of the old timers have no plans of leaving the company any time soon, which makes it harder for new recruits to progress in their careers.

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  10. "A company with nasty ethnic politics"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Riyadh
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Abdul Latif Jameel full-time

    Pros

    You can buy Toyota Lexus at deep discount

    Cons

    Imagine a badly managed company and it’s chracteristics and multiply it by 10 times and you have ALJ. They hire qualified people from all over the world at senior management level and then puts them in “dog eat dog world” competition, no empowerment, then add strong doses of saudiazation and ethnics politics to make it more interesting. From owners to the teaboy, no one cares. They will put many things in the contract without telling you that their internal politicians will later negate all those terms. By the time you figure it out it’s too late. Lack of ethics prevalent at all levels. Specially at the top level. So if you are not coming through favoritism, my recommendation is find some other place to work.

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