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Top 20 Companies To Work For In Jordan: The Results Are In - Check No. 8

After identifying some of the Kingdom’s leading companies in a variety of sectors based on the below selection criteria.
• Staff Turnover
• Pay Scale
• Benefits: Health, Family, Time Off
• Office Environment (Work Atmosphere & Social)
• Opportunity For Growth
• Market Credibility/Reputation
• Communication With Departments
• Physical Workplace
• Employee Training & Skills Development
• Community Involvement

We asked our readers to vote through our website. With over 50,000 votes in total and over 45 companies vying to make the cut, the competition was fierce.

The results are in and the “Top 20 Companies to Work for in Jordan” (in alphabetical order) are:
September, 2015
  • • Abu Khader Group

Founded in 1932 and with subsidiary companies in Palestine, Egypt, The United Arab Emirates and Lebanon, The Abu Khader Group is one of the leading business groups achieving growth in several business sectors including automotive spare parts, lubricants, automotive dealerships, tires, battery manufacturing, leasing, car rental, public transport, real estate, technology and education.

Why work there: An energetic and flexible environment where open lines of communication, a slew of benefits and ample opportunities for training are on offer for all employees, staffers at this group are very happy indeed.

Website: www.abu-khader.com

  • Arab Bank

Founded in 1930, Arab Bank is the largest global Arab banking network with over 600 branches spanning five continents. Arab Bank is also present in key financial markets and centers such as London, Dubai, Singapore, Geneva, Paris, Frankfurt, Sydney and Bahrain.

Why work there: Personal growth and education, respect and diversity, flexibility and recognition for excellence are some of the main attributes. Training and financial benefits are also especially impressive at this organization.

Website: www.arabbank.jo

  • Azadea Group

One of the region’s largest and most prominent fashion and lifestyle retail companies, the group currently manages over 50 brands. Since its inception, the company has made it their mission to keep their employees satisfied and currently boasts over 10,000 content staff members to prove it.

Why work there: Clear career paths, opportunities for growth and travel and special employee rates on products and services are among the major advantages.

Website: www.azadea.com

  • Bank al Etihad

Bank al Etihad is one of the fast growing banks in Jordan; it has been growing at double or triple the market growth rate over the last three years. Total deposits today are in excess of JD 1.6 billion and market share is around 5.4%.

Why work there: Employees list a thriving environment, professional career capacity building and generous incentive packages coupled with a strong corporate social responsibility agenda among the perks at this bank.

Website: www.bankaletihad.com

  • Eskadenia Software

A multifaceted company with a focus on telecom, insurance, enterprise, education, internet and healthcare IT products and solutions, Eskadenia’s main goal is to offer comprehensive software solutions to enable companies to thrive in today’s ever-changing markets.

Why work there: One of the most attractive salaries in the I.T. industry in Jordan, in addition to Medical Insurance for all its employees as well as a clear career path, competence development, and training program on technical and management skills have been listed by employees.

Website: www.eskadenia.com

  • Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC

Since it was founded in 1978, Hikma has grown into a leading specialty pharmaceutical group. Hikma focuses on a wide range of generic, branded generic and in licensed pharmaceutical products and was the first Jordanian company to join the FTSE 100.

Why work there: The list of advantages at Hikma is endless with highlights including an open door policy, respect, entrepreneurial spirit, result-oriented leadership, instilling a sense of belonging and continuous education and training on offer.

Website: www.hikma.com

  • Royal Jordanian Airlines

As the flag carrier airline of Jordan, the company is on a constant mission to provide innovative and high quality services to their customers in line with the latest developments and international standards. Royal Jordanian has obtained many accolades including being named one of the top 10 safest airlines in the world by AirlineRatings.com.

Why work there: Employees have listed high salaries, substantial bonuses and plenty of perks as the main reasons for their loving to work for this establishment.

Website: www.rj.com

  • Jordan Insurance Company

An all-encompassing insurance company whose product list includes marine, medical, causality, engineering, life, motor and property insurance in addition to supplementary products, this market veteran boasts over 63 years of experience and counting.

Why work there: Maintaining the vitality of the work climate where employees feel the importance of trust and teamwork is key. The company further appreciates the positive relationship between happy employees and the bottom line.

Website: www.jicjo.com

  • Al Mahmoudia Holding

Offering high-quality products and services, Al Mahmoudia has established itself as a corporate force to be reckoned with. Known for their personable client servicing and attention to detail, the company has come a long way since its catering beginnings back in 1930, and today boasts a diverse portfolio including real estate, infrastructure building, hotels, aviation, telecom, soft drink bottling, automotive, luxury retails, banking, manufacturing and IT.

Why work there: The company fully supports free dialogue and innovation, benefits are family-friendly and the company’s reputation in the market is laudable. Employees describe the office as comfortable.

Website: NA

  • Kawar Group

A leading group with investments in the fields of shipping and transport, travel and tourism, information and communication technology, trade and project development and healthcare, the company places strong emphasis on investing in a range of business ventures that support the economic development of the region.

Why work there: A friendly environment where dialogue and innovation are constantly encouraged, the company has low staff turnover and invests in employee training and skills development.

Website: www.kawar.com

  • Manaseer Group

Boasting 16 companies, over 7,000 employees and a capital investment of $1.5 billion, it’s hard to believe that Manaseer Group started with a modest 15 employees back in 1999. The group’s strength lies in infrastructure and building materials, energy, business solutions, food and services and chemicals and agriculture.

Why work there: The main goal is to keep employees happy through high job satisfaction, high job meaning and great salaries.

Website: www.manaseergroup.com

  • Naouri Group

This group of 20 companies operating in Jordan, Iraq, and the West Bank, with over 650 staff members specializes in shipping and logistics in addition to travel and tourism. The company, which was established in 1994 by its chairman Ibrahim Naouri, is the only company in Jordan to qualify for Jordan Customs Golden List program in the areas of customs clearance and freight forwarding.

Why work there: The company emphasizes an open two-way communication system with a focus on integrity and excellence. Simply put, their employees love coming to work every day.

Website: www.naouri.com

  • Nuqul Group

Established in 1952, today Nuqul Group runs different investments and industries including Hygienic Holding Group (HHG) and Eagle Holding. Led by an empowered team spanning several continents, this multi-billion dollar, award-winning conglomerate is a true success story.

Why work there: Visionaries in corporate governance and social responsibility, this group also prides itself on its open lines of communication and unbeatable opportunities for growth. The team’s energy level is practically palpable.

Website: www.nuqulgroup.com

  • Orange

Orange Jordan is a leading provider of integrated communications services in the Kingdom, with a broad lineup of fixed, mobile and Internet services and an expanding customer base now exceeding 4 million.

Why work there: With an impressive payscale, low staff turnover and lovely offices to boot, Orange staffers are living the dream.

Website: www.orange.jo

  • Umniah

Umniah’s impressive ride to success is greatly due to the telecommunication company’s innovation. Now one of the main telecommunications operators in Jordan, Umniah has managed to earn the respect and loyalty of households across the Kingdom.

Why work there: A winning market reputation and a huge focus on corporate social responsibility make Umniah the ideal place to work for those who value giving back. Plus, according to employees, it’s a fun brand to work with and, no matter the deadline, the environment is always positive.

Website: www.umniah.com.jo

  • Pharmacy One

A true local success story, Pharmacy One now boasts 73 locations and counting. A combination of offering a unique list of products and services and stellar customer care, this business model is truly one to emulate.

Why work there: The company attributes its success to the team and provides an unparalleled work environment, compensation and benefits for all.

Website: www.pharmacy-1.com

  • Al Sayegh Group

Established in 1932 and with 18 factories worldwide, the group’s core business lies in the production, distribution and export of paint. This leading multinational conglomerate of companies is also invested in a wide range of products, services and supportive industries.

Why work there: Employees are constantly afforded training opportunities as the company believes that business is only as good as the people who work for it.

Website: www.sayeghgroup.com

  • Aramex

Established in 1982, this logistics and transportation solutions company has quickly evolved into a global brand. Aramex is a leading global provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions. Established in 1982, Aramex became the first Arab-based international company to trade its shares on the NASDAQ stock exchange in 1997.

Why work there: As part of an extensive and varied global network, the potential for career growth and development is a key advantage.

Website: www.aramex.com

  • Zain

This telecommunications powerhouse’s potential is limitless. Established in 1995, the company quickly went on to become a leader in the industry thanks to their long-term policy of investment in adopting cutting edge technology to provide state-of- the-art services to customers.

Why work there: Solid benefits and great packages, plus the company’s massive team that is always ready to take on the next challenge.

Website: www.jo.zain.com

  • Zara Investment Holding Company

A group of independent investors, local banks, and investment companies partnered with the late Khalil Talhouni and Chairman of the Board Sabih Masri in 1994 with a common goal: to provide the country with a group of leading hotels and services to boost Jordan’s tourism sector.

Why work there: A family-oriented environment where innovation is key; employees have been loyal to the company from the get-go.

Website: www.zaraholding.com