ADCO
2.6 of 5 14 reviews
www.adco.ae Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 5000+ Employees

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Updated Feb 03, 2014

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Lots of office politics, but keeps you busy.

Customer Service (Former Employee)
Washington, DC (US)

I worked at ADCO full-time for more than 3 years

ProsCustomers, Location, Hours, Insurance, Clean

ConsPolitics, Gossip, Not open to new ides

Advice to Senior ManagementOut with the old.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not as good as it advertised.

Foreman (Current Employee)

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

ProsEasy to get personal loan. Abu Dhabi is a nice place to live in.

Cons1. If you're lazy and careless, you'll be fine. If you're smart and diligent, all the workload will be burdened on you and you alone. 2. Not fair assessment. 3. Unfair work schedule and allowances. Just because you are in grade 10- that doesn't mean that you have to work more than those who are in 10+. We work at the same remote area, why the allowance for locals is 3 times higher than expats?

Advice to Senior ManagementGet down to the ground, see what we suffer. More implementation on Management Commitment; only words not practice. Do not over protect supervisors/managers and blame something to foremen.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)

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

ProsNo work if u can rate that as pro

ConsWorst company I have ever worked. The place is full of crap

Advice to Senior ManagementSave the company millions by firing yourself that is to the CEO and all the svps and all the managers under them and the team leaders etc etc etc etc

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A professional quicksand ...

Senior Engineer (Current Employee)
Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)

I have been working at ADCO full-time for more than 3 years

Prosstability, low level of stress, lots of holidays, lot of free time

ConsNo recognition, salaries are never increased (I mean NEVER), overly bureaucratic, lousy training programs, not an equal opportunity employer, demotivating environment, fine printing for everything they offer to you

Advice to Senior ManagementThe more valued resource of ADCO is not the oil underground, is the people, keep them happy and motivated, touch ground!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It has potential for being much better

Senior Engineer (Current Employee)
Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)

I have been working at ADCO full-time for more than 5 years

Proshours, life/work balance, stable (as long as emiratization is not fully implemented), gym, pool, restaurant

Consno yearly salary increase, discrimination between expats/locals, women do not get same benefits as men if they are not head of families, bad appraisal system, no motivation to work if you are not friends with the boss

Advice to Senior Managementtreat expats/locals the same, give women same benefits as men even if not head of families, change the appraisal system (the PCR is not fair), please increase salary every year, 5 years and no salary increase is not fair.

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Great when you are young with big family, not attractive for experienced older employee

Senior Engineer (Current Employee)
Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)

I have been working at ADCO full-time for more than 10 years

ProsSituated in excellent country, good for those who have family with smaller children

ConsNo salary increase, limited career for expat, No (or extremely low) field allowance for office based employees

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn from other big companies how to handle company and their employee, ADCO has unused potential to be the best employer, just need willingness.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at ADCO

Prosnot very heavy work load

Constoo low not very comfortable medium

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all that glitters is not gold

Field Supervisor (Current Employee)
Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)

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

Prosno work if you can rate that as a pro

Consliving in the prehistoric ages. Huge differences between what you are offered and what you get. Discrimination between employees belonging to GCC and other citizens.

Advice to Senior Managementembrace modern management techniques and overhaul the whole system.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to receive a steady tax free income and create a buffer

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)

I worked at ADCO full-time for more than 10 years

ProsLarge enterprise , In demand product ( Crude oil ) , Reputed operations , Progressive

ConsHas the usual public sector connotations :)

Advice to Senior ManagementWorth acting on knowledge shared by your best

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not worth the Headache no matter how bad the economy

Helper (Current Employee)
Crystal Lake, IL (US)

I have been working at ADCO full-time for less than a year

Prostip's are sometimes very good

Consas an employee you are looked over for things that another company would really appreciate... Management is out of touch with the job and its employee's that its hard to communicate things without being reprimanded for something that may not be your fault

Advice to Senior ManagementHappy employees are hard working one's

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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