Al Salem Johnson Controls Earns a Top Spot on Best Saudi Workplace List

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For second consecutive year, ASJC named among Best Saudi Company to Work For

JEDDAH (8 July 2013) - Al Salem Johnson Controls (ASJC), a global leader in delivering solutions that increase energy efficiency in buildings, ranks fourth on the annual top-ten Best Saudi Company to Work For list, in the category of ‘’Large Enterprises’’ for providing ideal work environments. ASJC employs more than 1,700 people in Saudi Arabia.

The Best Saudi Company to Work For list is released by Al-Eqtesadiah Newspaper and launched in partnership between TeamOne Consulting and the Saudi Research and Publishing Group. The survey assesses companies on multiple factors including management style, corporate values, training and development, and work-life balance.

‘’Integrity, innovation and career development are some of the fundamental values which lead to the success of our company and valuable employees,” said Eng. Basil Abdulaziz, vice president and general manager KSA and Lebanon offices for Johnson Controls.

The company supports the Kingdom’s government nationalization target to achieve 50 percent Saudization, the national policy to encourage employment of Saudi nationals in the private sector, by 2015. The company is recognized for a five business-day work week, silver and gold medical insurance programs, housing and transportation allowances, annual airline tickets similar to non-Saudis, and a company nursery.

Dr. Mohannad Al Shaikh, director of operations and administration at Johnson Controls said: ‘’We have set new compensation and benefits policies based on the best local and international standards, including a new payroll structure, which is on par with the multinational corporations.’’

Training is provided to employees who have access to 300,000 online educational materials through Johnson Controls. Employees also have the opportunity to take international job shadowing assignments in the United States or technical trainings in Europe and Asia. In addition, an in-house training center provides a variety of courses such as technical expertise, soft skills development and safety training.

ASJC encourages employee involvement through programs such as Ideation, where staff is encouraged to share ideas on how to increase safety, quality, environment and process efficiency and effectiveness. Employees join monthly Town Hall meetings to discuss projects, achievements, awards and upcoming events. Community activities are encouraged through programs such as Blue Sky Involve, where employees dedicate time to do volunteer work. Family activities, such as bowling tournaments, are also organized to boost employees’ health and well-being.


About Al Salem Johnson Controls

Established in 1991, ASJC (Al Salem Johnson Controls) is positioned as a pioneer in providing its customers with integrated solutions that incorporate HVAC equipment, fire and security systems, building management systems and controls that increase energy efficiency in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Lebanon.

The synergy between Al Salem group of companies and Johnson Controls International, a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries, brought a diverse range of quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings to the Middle East. ASJC worked on a number of high profile projects in the region, including the expansion of the holy mosques in Makkah and Madinah, King Abdulaziz International Airport, and Princess Noura Bint Abdul Rahman University for Women.

With a workforce exceeding 1700 employees, ASJC is strategically located across the kingdom of Saudi Arabia to serve its’ diverse customers and industries. For two consecutive years, ASJC was awarded the Best Saudi Company to Work For.

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