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tajawal Reviews

Updated 22 Apr 2019

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3.2
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54%
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69%
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Muhammad Chbib
9 Ratings
  1. "Great environment, professional people"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Dubai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at tajawal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Good environment in general - Management cares - Flexible hours - Great place to grow

    Cons

    - Nothing major, lets say parking space is a problem

    tajawal2019-04-22
  2. "I learned"

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    Current Employee - SEO Specialist in Cairo
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at tajawal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Rapid work environment (room for growth but not for long) Friendly staff

    Cons

    Objectives not always clear Management takes ages to take any action necessary for people's comfort

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people.

    tajawal2019-04-20
  3. Helpful (9)

    "OK for a short stint"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dubai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at tajawal full-time for 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...

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    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.

    tajawal2019-01-24
  4. Helpful (9)

    "Run away"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cairo
    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...

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    tajawal2019-01-08
  5. Helpful (6)

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubai
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at tajawal full-time for 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...

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    Advice to Management

    build a culture and be fair!

    tajawal2019-01-25
  6. Helpful (14)

    "Not a company"

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

    I worked at tajawal full-time for 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...

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    tajawal2018-12-18
  7. Helpful (3)

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at tajawal full-time for 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.

    tajawal2018-12-04
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Project Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Dubai
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at tajawal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Self Development Managers are good leaders

    Cons

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

    tajawal2018-11-14
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Up to you"

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    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

    tajawal2018-11-13
  10. Helpful (11)

    "They are good at loosing excellent developers."

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    Current Employee - Senior Android Developer in Cairo
    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.

    tajawal2018-11-01
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