Real people, real stories – No such thing as a typical day

Abdul Latif Jameel isn’t the average employer.  Our core values guide the way we work with our business partners, within our communities, and with each other, and we invest considerable time, effort and resources in maintaining a working culture that is open, collaborative and nurturing.  Today, we are a culturally diverse business, employing more than 16,000 people worldwide from a variety of professional backgrounds, representing over 40 nationalities.

Eduardo Mendoza, General Manager, Abdul Latif Jameel Land, grew up in the Philippines, where he worked as a project engineer.  He joined Abdul Latif Jameel as a site engineer in 1994 and has been promoted several times since, thanks partly to the regular and wide-ranging training opportunities he has enjoyed.

“One of the things I really appreciate about working for Abdul Latif Jameel is that they are fair.  Regardless of your nationality, race or religion, they value hard work and believe in equal opportunities for everybody.  You’re given a chance to show the best that you can offer, and I really appreciate that.

 There’s no such thing as a typical day, I’m always on the go, travelling from site to site and different offices, having meetings and checking paperwork, but I really like this diversity.  Being part of a multicultural team is also something I really enjoy.  It’s always interesting to understand how people from other countries work and think.

Jeddah is a very family-oriented place.  We dine out every Saturday night and enjoy picnics in the parks.  I’m very aware of the importance of staying healthy here, with so many restaurants and different cuisines it would be very easy to slip into unhealthy habits, so I play tennis, swim and often go jogging too – the corniche is a great place for an evening stroll after work.”

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