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Updated 10 June 2018
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  1. "Senior frontend engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Frontend Developer in Cairo (Egypt)
    Current Employee - Senior Frontend Developer in Cairo (Egypt)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - excellent community
    - high learning curve
    - very professional Colleagues

    Cons

    - no flexible time - working from home options


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Overall Nice Company, Can be made better!!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Lead in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Marketing Lead in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Scaling up environmanet with nice co-workers and excellent place to sharpen the skills, Nice equipment, Lots of pressure and things to do which i love

    Cons

    Every team has that one guy who is doing all the technicalities yet the progress is mever shared or appreciated by the heads or the C management because its never communicated, real quote would be preparing everything for the head to present to the management giving you 0 credit

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, CEO is cool, rest of them are Okay but not someone that you can follow if you are having an entrepreneurial mindset. I have one more suggestion to make sure all the team players are evaluated properlyand appraisals should be given more often acknowledging the fact that some people are really good at what they do.

  3. "Better to avoid working for TAJAWAL for your own mental health. Sanity is worth it."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good developers
    - FAKE positive reviews on Glassdoor.

    Cons

    Working in tajawal is like participating in Big Brother. The housemates are the employees, working in a specially-constructed startup friendly workplace. Employees are voted out (usually on a quarterly basis). During their stay in the company, the "contestants" are continuously monitored by their activities on Jira, youtrack, google docs sheets, trello and by asking them to give presentations with misguided objectives. Throughout your tenure, the CEO, issues directives and commands to "contestants".

    "Contestants" are employees backed by their teams and department, trying to prove they are better than other while hurting business objectives and the team environment in process.

    Tajawal hires good resources and destroys them in no time, either by laying off or causing them to flee and the remainder to lose all motivation.

    The only thing worse than having a bad job, is working at Tajawal, a job you'd love, only if it wasn't for the millennial management (CEO, CTO, CMO, CXO, COO, head of product) making you dread going to work everyday.

    Laying-off resources without giving any reason is a thing in Tajawal. You might be given a positive feedback on your performance a week before you get laid-off. NEVER trust your supervisor. They only do whats "good for the business".

    The whole HR department of this 3 year old startup is not more than 3 months old. You won't find anyone in the company who has worked for 2 years or more, other than the self proclaimed co-founders and handful of juniors. The total workforce is around 700, out of which 500 don't know what they're supposed to be doing, the rest are

    At your absolute best, you still won't be good enough for the management. Leave the swamp before it eats your soul. "Go Beyond Tajawal".

    I've moved on, I will let karma do the dirty work. My final advise; avoid working for Tajawal for your own mental health. Sanity is worth it.

    Advice to Management

    - Grow up, you are sabotaging your own success.
    - Stop gossiping in the corners and in the meeting rooms.
    - Be mature, ethical and responsible towards your employees
    - No one's stupid.


  4. "Best Tech Company I have ever worked with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at tajawal full-time

    Pros

    Lots of learning. Always updated with latest tech stack. Effective communication among different teams. Best managers. Cooperative team mates.

    Cons

    No cons, but I guess management process can still be improved.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. You will shine and rise.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Unhealthy Place to Be"

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    Former Employee - Senior Tajawal Survivor in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Senior Tajawal Survivor in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at tajawal full-time

    Pros

    - Good developers
    - Free fruits
    - Fake positive reviews on Glassdoor.

    Cons

    - C-level hate their job and openly express it.
    - Opinion driven work environment
    - Only 2-3% employees are passionate about travel
    - Unfair salaries
    - Bad management and constant blame games
    - Useless and generic processes which has nothing to do with a startup
    - Empty culture, values and promises
    - Heavy racial discrimination
    - Feels like some bad TedTalk area
    - Dirty, raw, unhealthy office
    - An environment where the employees are truly unhappy and literally afraid.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to Management: Management doesn't need an advice. They know the best.
    Advice to Employees: Leave the swamp before it eats your soul. "Go Beyond Tajawal"


  6. "Best Company with good culture"

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    Current Employee - Devops Engineer in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Devops Engineer in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    You will be exposed to latest technology with fast paced keeping up with the latest trend in all levels.

    Cons

    Didn't find any ;)
    No cons

    Advice to Management

    We will reach great height!


  7. "Why Tajawal"

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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

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

    Pros

    Innovative, fast paced, and ambitious company. Tajawal is by far one of the best companies I have worked in. The exposure you get in the company is great. I highly recommend Tajawal to everyone looking to apply.

    Cons

    Not applicable all is good

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire the best of the best
    Look at leaders with a critical eye
    Dream big
    Continue to scale

  8. "Best IT company in the region"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I've read some of the reviews here at Glassdoor and frankly, I beg to differ. I been working for this company for around two years and I have no complaints. The supervisors are helpful, the staff is incredibly respectful, and I love the fact that I can independently work on my own without being poked at or have a supervisor hovering over me. Very independent atmosphere and friendly! Lots of stuff to learn and experiment with.

    Cons

    I haven't personally experienced any downsides. I feel that the company has trained me well and I really hope that they continue to improve as all companies should.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Good IT company with lacking management practices"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Latest technologies for development
    Good learning and experimentation opportunities
    CEO and HR taking steps for improvement

    Cons

    No professional growth because of bias and insecurity in leads managers
    Negative work culture (favouritism, lack of recognition) that kills desire to deliver
    Every individual, team and department trying to prove they are better than other while hurting business objectives and team environment in process

    Advice to Management

    Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "How it's like to be part of tajawal"

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    Former Employee - Social Media Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Social Media Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Start up experience
    - Being involved with the overall process
    - Being exposed to different departments
    - Understanding the organisational status rather than only department status
    - Room for improvement and growth
    - Great supportive team
    - Young environment

    Cons

    - Clear growth path
    - Regular meetings with direct managers
    - Timely updates
    - Language used by some employees (too aggressive or unwilling to provide support)

    Advice to Management

    - Focus on good key players
    - Improve communication between managers and subordinates
    - Introduce better hierarchy structure
    - Give regular leadership and management courses for department heads
    - Improve appraisals system
    - Offer more trainings and courses to employees


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