Gulf News Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Gulf News is a daily English language newspaper published from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It was first launched in 1978, and is currently distributed throughout the UAE and also in other Persian Gulf Countries. Its online edition was launched in 1996.
On 15 December 2013, Gulf News in its editorial claimed without mentioning any source that Pakistan and Afghanistan did not vote for Dubai in its bid for Expo 2020. The Foreign Office of Pakistan quickly brushed aside the allegations as baseless mentioning the facts that Pakistan was committed to bid for Turkey Izmir since Turkey approached Pakistan for its support in 2011 long before Dubai even expressed its interest to host Expo 2020. Javed Jalil Khattak, Consulate General of Pakistan in Dubai, in an open letter to Gulf News termed the editorial as an orchestrated attempt to damage and defame the historic fraternal relations between Pakistan and the UAE, while the editorial drew an angry reaction from the Pakistani expat community in the UAE.
Multimedia Intern for GNTV (Former Employee) says"very boring and not motivating. too old fashioned. not modernized in terms of using newer chanels and media. too traditional in technique. lack of excitement."
Writer/Contributor (Current Employee) says"I have not really worked here long so I cant objectively review this place.However, i believe it is a good company to work in even if the publishing industry itself is in a crisis mode"
Illustrator (Former Employee) says"i was only there for a month, i got removed because of the politics between the person who hired me and the other hiring person. Cons: politics, racism"
Data Entry Operator intern (Former Employee) says"Using SAP Production, Recording cash receipts, credit cards and online Transactions."
Financial Analyst (Former Employee) says"Its a fun environment with a lot of learning on various topics. Good western management, great colleagues. Loads of new initiatives and plans. Cons: No culture or career-path."
Editor/Writer (Former Employee) says"Interesting work with good latitude for choice of topics to write about. Editor was helpful with suggestions as to how to revise and refine topic choices"
Secretary / Sales Coordinator (Former Employee) says"First time to work on a publishing company which I learned so much in advertising and experienced working with whole floor of Sales and Marketing Department. Co-workers are very supportive and kind. So far I get well along with all my colleagues that is why there is nothing hard in part of my job. And enjoy most part of my job. Cons: Long hours"
Client Servicing Agent in the Appointments (Former Employee) says"• Preparing advertisement content for job vacancies for agencies and company’s and sending them for printing for the Appointments Section of Gulf News paper"
Proofreader (Former Employee) says"A good organization to work for. 5 day week with 2 offs. Depends on the job profile. Environment was good but lately lot of layoffs happened. Growth opportunities are less."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at GN Media full-time for more than 8 years Cons: Pro Indian. Management is oblivious to the people at lower levels. Higher ups get all the perks whereas middle management and lower gets to suffer a lot. No promotions for years. Management has no vision to bring the paper out of crisis and is losing ground to competitors and a dying print business."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at GN Media full-time Cons: Incredibly poor management, particularly the senior management. No direction and not willing to confront the huge changes affecting the business."
Current Employee - Software Engineer says"I have been working at GN Media full-time for less than a year Cons: There is no good salaries. No Salary raise since almost 6 years. Old mentality that is stuck with the old prints and old publishing techniques. No clear vision on what they are going to do. No Hierarchy nor any advancement potential. Flat organization, everybody is responsible about everything Managers do not care Endless work shifts"
Former Employee - Group Account Manager says"I worked at GN Media full-time for less than a year Cons: Politics. Politics and more Politics! Severe epidemic of groupism and favoritism. Lack of clear direction and support. Managers are self styled policemen with inflated egos and false pride. No clear direction and support from higher management."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at GN Media full-time Cons: - HR is not for all, they are just there for the really old employees - Team heads are partial to members of their own team to a level where you are forced to quit the job so that their favorite team member can stay there without even doing any work - No salary growth for years - Team Head will never guide you or take a stand for you - People crossed their retirement age are sitting in the company making sure the young talent doesn't floursih - Highly insecure and filthy minded people - Just a big brand name, working environment is worst - If you are hard working then the whole office will make sure to cut your wings and not let you grow"
Former Employee - Journalist says"I worked at GN Media full-time for more than 5 years Cons: Very poor benefits, no career growth, no promotions, no bonuses, no feedback, traditional mindset and unqualified management"
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I have been working at GN Media full-time Cons: The team and dept. you are in matters."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at GN Media full-time for more than 5 years Cons: Company has no policy and no support career development Old outdated organisation structure Old management who do understand digital Very political and a strong internal mafia keeping underperformers in jobs and backstabbing new talent arriving Very little autonomy - meaning good work gets changed/mismanaged by others"
Former Employee - Sales Representative says"I worked at GN Media full-time for less than a year Cons: Lot of back biting and also targets are high"
Former Employee - Senior Presenter says"I worked at GN Media full-time for more than 5 years Cons: Management lacks vision which changes every day"