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Updated 25 January 2019
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  1. Helpful (9)

    "OK for a short stint"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Decent workplace (after moving from warehouse in Al Quoz)
    - Flexible working hours
    - Daily cereal, coffee, games
    - Employee discounts on travel
    - OK to learn and then move on after a while

    Cons

    - Very immature management that takes random decisions.
    - No focus on employee development
    - People leaving and coming all the time
    - Employees are not valued except a few preferred by higher management
    - Multiple senseless projects start and then get thrown away. This is understandable in some cases but it really frustrates when it becomes a routine
    - Management focuses only on finding work arounds if there is a issue instead of fixing the actual problem
    - If you are a silent hard worker, no one will even notice you. You will be only noticed if you brag about yourself or resign.
    - Salary distribution is not fair. The preferred employees get much higher despite doing less work and achieving less than many other hard working employees

    Advice to Management

    - Focus on fixing the problems instead of finding work arounds
    - Focus on career growth of people
    - Treat everyone equally and only judge people by merit instead of color, nationality or previously working with you in some company.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Run away"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cairo (Egypt)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cairo (Egypt)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at tajawal full-time

    Pros

    You will be surrounded by good developers with strong technical knowledge.

    Cons

    No flexible hours.
    No working from home.
    No transportation.
    Bad internet connection.

    Bad working environment (working area, chairs, supplies, no dining area, no praying area, limited meeting rooms).

    Management doesn't aware of Egyptian labor law and employees rights.

    Dubai team treats egypt team like slaves although some of the guys in egypt team are more qualified than them.

    Very bad and unprofessional evaluation process.

    Overall bad management, most of the time you will feel like working at a governmental agency.

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Toxic Environment be aware of your mental and physical health!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at tajawal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours

    Good location

    free coffee and fruits ))

    Cons

    - There is no culture there and arrogant people only looking for themselves without considering their teams.

    - No life balance managers do not know what they want and they change the requirements very often, so you have to work late night or work from home to make their dream come true without any kind of appreciation.

    - Immature managers, they hire and fire without any clue nor a proper hiring process.

    - So many people are working there and most of them are unqualified the reason they got hired because they're either family relative or a friend to somebody working there.

    - Isolated HR department they don't help you if you asked for something unless you keep asking 100 times, no surprise they changed the team 3 times and still acting the same!

    - No salary structure so you can find your colleague getting double your salary and doing the same job.

    - Hard to grow and to learn unless you are self-study.

    Advice to Management

    build a culture and be fair!


  4. Helpful (13)

    "Not a company"

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

    I worked at tajawal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Operates in Travel which is a very interesting and dynamic industry.
    - Good location.
    - Flexible working hours

    Cons

    If you care about your career development and your mental health don’t work for this company. The only things you will learn are arrogance, politics and disrespectfulness.

    Far from being a proper company, just bunch of people running around, caring about their individual achievements, at all levels of the organization. If it wasn’t for investments given by AlTayyar, the company would have failed financially long time ago.

    Young Leadership, not prepared, working in an unstructured ways, following no practices. Their decisions are based only on opinions, what they think and do today 90% will change next day. No transparency and clarity to the lower levels of the organization.

    Arrogant and inexperienced middle management including tech, product, data, marketing, commercials, contracts etc. with a lot of nice talks but clueless about how companies are actually built and operated. Very limited professional and life experience while pretending to advice you on every aspect of your professional and personal life.

    No real culture, values or ethics, just bunch of metrics defined by some consultants at the mother company AlTayyar.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work - Career & Work-Life Balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at tajawal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment, friendly people, making an effort to keep employees happy

    Cons

    Employee travel benefits relatively weak for a travel company. Top Management not very approachable.

    Advice to Management

    Top Management (Post-Muhammad Chbib) - Be more approachable to employees at every level to increase motivation.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Project Coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at tajawal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Self Development
    Managers are good leaders

    Cons

    There are cons, but the pros outweigh if you shift perspective :)


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Up to you"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at tajawal full-time

    Pros

    Lots of very talented people.
    Own your projects

    Cons

    Management isn't always aware of what's happening within the teams

  8. Helpful (11)

    "They are good at loosing excellent developers."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Android Developer in Cairo (Egypt)
    Current Employee - Senior Android Developer in Cairo (Egypt)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will be surrounded by good developers with strong technical knowledge.

    Cons

    No flexible hours.
    No working from home.
    Bad working environment (working area, chairs, supplies, no dining area, no praying area, limited meeting rooms).
    No transportation, ironically, it's part of Al Tayyar group.
    Overall bad management, most of the time you will feel like working at a governmental agency.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to start of thinking about Tajawal as an IT company, not a regular tourism company.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Tajawal"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cairo (Egypt)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cairo (Egypt)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    1) Good Salary Ranges in Egypt
    2) Amazing community where you can learn and grow faster
    3) Lots of activities , latest Macbooks allowns

    Cons

    1) No work from home
    2) No flexible hours


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Grow, learn and turn trips into amazing experiences!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at tajawal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Full transparency on strategy and business KPIs
    Strong feedback culture
    Fun, smart, warm people to work with
    Work with cutting-edge technologies
    International atmosphere
    Matured company, which means good processes
    A lot of different challenging tasks
    CTO with lots of knowledge and sense of ownership and a very good problem solver
    Team leads give autonomy and ownership, no micromanagement

    Cons

    For me this company is the best. If i will look at myself few years back i would say that it was the best decision of my life to come and work for tajawal.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to optimise the OKRs process and improve cross team communication