Saudi Aramco
3.5 of 5 142 reviews
www.saudiaramco.com Dhahran, Saudi Arabia 5000+ Employees

Saudi Aramco Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.5 142 reviews

                             

68% Approve of the CEO

Saudi Aramco President and CEO Khalid A. Al-Falih

Khalid A. Al-Falih

(71 ratings)

68% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    4 Months Here and Can't Wait to Get OUT!

    Engineer III (Current Employee)
    Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)

    Pros- Do nothing: If you are lazy, this is your place.
    - Pre-Retirement: If you are about to retire and want to put some $ in your nest egg, this might be an option.

    Cons- Housing: There is not enough. Have to drive 75 km. to work every day.
    - Career Stopper: This is a place for older folks ready to retire. If you are younger than 45, don't come here.
    - Work Environment: They are still using policies and procedures over 20 yrs. old! Politics among expats. Both, expats and Saudis are very lazy, that is why they have so many people.
    - Skills: You get none here.
    - Oil & Gas: It has become so bad that they are hiring several people from outside the O&G industry, who of course think this is great. Obviously they don't have a clue of what they are doing. If you work in Oil & Gas, and have worked as an expat before, don't come here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou still think you are the greatest employer out there, but not really. Wake up and smell the labor market. Most of the expat friends I have who have arrived this year are like me - can't wait to get out.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Racist.. various payrolls based on nationality not qualifications

    Career Counselor (Current Employee)
    Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)

    ProsDevelopment is good, big impact and you see the results of U'r work faster than other places.

    ConsFavoritism, westerners are getting the best of the deal, paid up to 7-10 times more than locals. Highly political and decision makers r mostly incompetent. Least professional and most arrogant entity.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAppreciate what u have, and treat U'r ppl better. U'r wasting the country's resources and ppl r losing their moral.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Going downhill

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood training. good education opportunities if you are still motivated.

    Consexpats get everything. no plan for young locals. lots and lots of bureacracy.

    Advice to Senior Managementtalk to your people. know where you are headed. stop caring about yourself alone. your people are your most valuable asset.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Many foreman and drilling superintendents with very little practical knowledge down time due to that experience.

    Drilling Foreman (Current Employee)
    Dammam (Saudi Arabia)

    ProsConsistency of work and the amount of different class rigs.

    ConsSuperintendent with very little practical knowledge. Down time due to that experience. Going against the rest of the worlds oil company's policy's & procedures and think it's normal. Low pay the reasons for not getting and keeping oil field hands with practical knowledge.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    very political, and beuqacratic overhead

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
    Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)

    ProsSalary and benefits for expats if they do not mind the dead career end

    Conscareer death
    politics, very political indeed
    overhead in logistics, support, almost everything
    no trust, nor transparency, nor accountability or taking responsibility
    blame culture and trying to find the scapegoat

    Advice to Senior ManagementUtilize an open mindset, be decision makers not paper pushers
    trust your employees
    fire the slackers and ass lickers

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Horrible, working with bunch of idiots in a dictatorial monarchy.

    Engineering Consultant (Current Employee)
    Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)

    ProsMoney and benefits are excellent. Package is very attractive. If you live inside camp is a very family friendly and well kept compound. Lots of restrictions to just enter or invite some one to visit you.

    ConsHorrible, working with bunch of idiots in a dictatorial monarchy. Ridiculous amount of restrictions to just enter camp or invite some one to visit you. If you want to loose you skills and connection with technology and commit a carrier suicide its a place to be for you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey need to hire qualified expatriates, who wouldn't get involved with racial, tribal, religious politics in making their decisions

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Have your bags packed and ready

    I T Specialist (Former Employee)
    Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)

    ProsMoney, compensation, salary, benefit, dollar

    Consincompetent management, no room for growth, Nepotism, Nothing is as it looks

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to run a company as a company, not a political organization.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Petroleum Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsJob Security, Average Salary, baaaad!

    ConsNo improvement
    Less Money than other oil companies

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo improvement

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Pay but Mind Draining

    Engineer IV (Current Employee)

    ProsGood Pay
    6 weeks Vacation
    International Company
    Big Company Experience

    ConsNo Innovation
    Brain Dead Management
    Incompetent Employees getting promoted
    Expats are slaves to Bosses

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