Lead Technician (Former Employee) – Riyadh, SA – 8 May 2017
A typical day was working with aircraft assigned.. Learning and interacting with the co-workers....Americans and co working side by side with the Saudis to accomplish aircraft modifications and day to day aircraft maintenance. Management was very good and involved with the day to day operations.
Material Controller (Former Employee) – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – 13 March 2017
Expectations of all employees were always high in order to meet the production schedule. Everything that needed to be done to meet and accomplish the production level was communicated to all employees which enabled mission objectives completed on time.
Aircraft Technician (Current Employee) – RIYADH, SA – 27 January 2017
Great work environment. Friendly, professional and highly experienced co-workers. Most enjoyable part of the job was the opportunity to learn other areas of the F15 more in depth. No opportunity for advancement unless you are a local resident. Management doesn't support all personnel.
I've worked for a total of 8 years for the company , of witch the last 5 years I was lead on the alternate/swing shift. The days then started at work by 15h00 and we get the scheduled jobs to complete if possible for the shift. How to allocate jobs according to priorities with the understaffed personnel we had. Management overall was never available on the alternate shift , we that were on this shift was left to manage ourselves. I never had problems with my co-workers and if there was one it was solved as soon as it arise. The hardest part of the job was the lack of sufficient support on the shift and the lack of proper tools/tooling . The best part was when you completed a difficult project with the limited tools and support and its completed according to the TO/TCTO/ER or SB's...
Paid Housing, Travel Money, Medical Aid.
No advancement, No Salary increase (for 8 years), no addisional training, absent management.
The weather here is extremly hot. The company need to improve on taking care of it people first.
Production supervisor (Current Employee) – Riyahd, Saudi Arabia – 2 November 2015
Pay could have been better with more benefits for the amount of work that is put out. No pay increase over the past 5 years. You have to be able to work in a hot environment, and able to deal with the local Saudi people and the(Royal Saudi Air Force).
Have had an opportunity to learn and apply the many other skills ncecssary to be successful in the aviation industry.
Manufacturing Supervisor (Former Employee) – Riyadh Saudi Arabia – 1 August 2015
During these past 2 years, I have had the challenge of working as a Quality Inspector in the Manufacturing/Production of F-15 Aircraft Wings, In this very fast paced environment I was able to apply my prior knowledge and skills in many areas.
Great work environment, Learned a lot about many other cultures
Aerospace Propulsion Journeyman, (Former Employee) – khamis mushayt saudi arabia – 21 July 2015
I do not recommend this company to anyone. They don't pay enough for all the things you have to put up with. Security level is below standard.If there is any way for them to cheat you out of money they will find it. All around bad experience and company in every way possible.
living condition, low pay, no advancement, working conditions, poor tools, bad management, security on living area
Supervisor Development (Former Employee) – Riyadh, S01 – 30 December 2014
Being a lead, I have to make sure balance atmosphere is carry forwarded. Listening to the subordinates as well the seniors. Hardest and most enjoyable part of the job is to deliver the user requirement on time
F-15 SA Conversion Recruiting Manager (Former Employee) – Riyadh, S01 – 4 April 2014
Alsalam is an aircraft company in KSA that provides maintenance to the civilian and the Royal Saudi Air Force. They have a very centralized (Top-Down) management approach. There is little if any room for advancement. Alsalam provides great benefits for American Workers, however, they provide only partial benefits for TCN's. As a recruiting manager, I was sold during the interview on their willingness to support my recruiting initiatives based on my 16 years in the industry and a widespread network of contacts. However, their approach to recruiting was to do it 100% by phone and on the internet. They refused to allow recruiting to build the relationships to obtain the most qualified applicants. The company has a very high attrition rate to include Saudi Nationals because of the management approach.
For Americans: Housing, transportation (Company cars for overhead positions), health care
Zero direction, no formal training (Learn through osmosis), Doesn't trust their employees to do their jobs
Ground Support Technician (Former Employee) – Khamis Mushayt, Saudi Arabia – 2 December 2013
My typical day at work was arriving at 7 am and working solo until 3pm. I maintained all the ground equipment with help from my supervisor. I learned a lot about the culture and found the military and towns people very friendly for the most part. The hardest part of the job was risking my life riding the work bus to and from work. The most enjoyable part of the job was working alone side my supervisor.