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tajawal Reviews

Updated 8 January 2019
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Muhammad Chbib
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  1. Helpful (5)

    "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.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Not a company"

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    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  4. "Project Coordinator"

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    • 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 :)


  5. "Up to you"

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    • 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


  6. Helpful (10)

    "They are good at loosing excellent developers."

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    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.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "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

  8. Helpful (5)

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

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    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


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Best IT Company"

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    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    - Cutting edge technology with a well thought architecture
    - Not a single bit of legacy code
    - Opportunities to grow and learn. There are lots of projects, you can pick any project look at the codebase, learn from it and contribute if you want. There are around 10 teams, you can pick anyone's codebase, review it and ask for why they have done something the way they have done.
    - Have the best IT team in the region. Opportunity to work with top-notch, ego-less and friendly team members.
    - CTO is the best. Super friendly, supportive and the most knowledgeable guy. You can expect him to be always there for you, no matter what. Pushes you to learn and be better not just for the job but for your own self. Need a book? want some course subscription? want some paid training? need to go to some international conference? want to attend some meetup but it is paid? have some emergency and want to work from home for sometime? are stuck at something and want someone to help or assist? all you have to do is ask and he will do it for you. I have worked wit dozens of managers in the past but nobody comes close to the CTO that we have got here; the best manager ever.
    - No micro-management involved; infact you are asked to take as much time as you want but to produce a better quality code.
    - I consider myself a picky person and mostly don't stay at any company more than a year as I believe none of my past companies have been so rewarding and challenging for me in my growth more than a year spent with them. For tajawal, I have been with them three times the average time that I have spent at any company and I still have no plans to leave them any sooner, because there is always something new to learn, some new challenge to tackle and some growth opportunity.

    Cons

    Personally, I haven't noticed any cons so far. Except there should be more team events which they are working to improve.

    Now let's talk about the bad reviews here on glassdoor: unfortunately for Dubai, it is the region where the good IT companies and good talent is scarce. There are mostly expats here coming from different parts of the world, people of different attitudes and nature. And when you are hiring so many people you are definitely going to get some hypocrites. There is no norm for the employees to give feedback to the employer although the company begs you to give it so that they can improve or help if there is something wrong. They ask for anonymous reviews and nothing actionable or complaints comes up and yet they come here on glassdoor to whine as if it is going to help in any way. I believe tajawal is the best company in the region and anyone should disregard these negative reviews on glassdoor and should figure it themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Everything is good. Keep doing what you are doing and tajawal is definitely going to reach new heights.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Great Place and Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at tajawal full-time

    Pros

    - Great place to learn
    - Multi-cultural organization
    - Flexible working hours
    - Startup culture - a lot of flexibility in work and clear growth path

    Cons

    A little loud which makes it a little difficult to focus due to the fast-paced environment in the office.