Saudi Aramco Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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Saudi Aramco President and CEO Khalid A. Al-Falih
Khalid A. Al-Falih
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    You stop learning after a few years.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer
    Former Employee - Project Engineer

    I worked at Saudi Aramco full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good salary, nice people, and work/life balance.

    Cons

    Not challenging, nepotism, and mediocre middle managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't focus only on the A-player. Focus on making the B-players to be A-players, there are many of them!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 3 people found this helpful

    Industrial Relations - ASC

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    Former Employee - Industrial Relations in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Industrial Relations in Houston, TX

    I worked at Saudi Aramco full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    On-site amenities (cafeteria, gym, clinic, workshops, etc.).

    Cons

    Egos and corrupt practices. Individuals in managerial roles with ineffective and often questionable leadership capabilities (with the exception of Technical/R&D roles). Non-existent on-boarding process. Lack of vision and communication between ASC and Saudi Aramco. Political/Hierarchal organization (refrain from addressing organizational gaps and contributing ideas).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Oil reserves are a gift, but character is a choice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    Good place to start and learn.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saudi Aramco full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of learning opportunities, great courses to get free of charge.

    Cons

    Too much favoritizing and it's who you know which is wrong! POLITICS everywhere and if you disagree, you are OUT!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be humble, it's not always about the big dogs!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful

    Monetary benefits not bad, stress, and management incompetencies high, political mess

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco

    Pros

    Monetary benefits
    Safe and secure for kids and families

    Cons

    Frozen Career path
    several layers of managements, and silos between divisions, departments, organisations and business lines that you feel helpless and stressed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reduce layers of mgmt. and stop the nonsense

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Summer trainee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco

    Pros

    Good place to make a few bucks

    Cons

    no formal training conducted during the summer

  7. A great place to start your career with lots of development opportunities.

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    Former Employee - Career Counselor in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)
    Former Employee - Career Counselor in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)

    I worked at Saudi Aramco full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    A great place to start your career with lots of development opportunities.

    Cons

    Too much politics and favortisim

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop allowing top management to grant their kids jobs and promotions. It is turning into a family business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coop Trainee in Yanbu` al Baḩr (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Coop Trainee in Yanbu` al Baḩr (Saudi Arabia)

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco

    Pros

    Big and well known company, good pay, great benefits, special compounds for employees

    Cons

    boring environment, no trust, employees compete for promotions

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. good experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saudi Aramco

    Pros

    good work environment, competitive teamwork, and good salaries.

    Cons

    long hours, but generally it's good

  10. 2 people found this helpful

    This opportunity is what you make it.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Come in, make your money, gain global experience and have an exit plan within 3-5 years. There is really no reason to stay any longer. Say bye, bye student loans!!!

    Cons

    Heed the warnings on housing. Whatever you've been promised it's simply not true. What is true is that you will absolutely not be living on camp...it's 100% full and has been for some time. They are building, but it will be at least 3 years before housing is ready on main camp. If you're heading to Riyadh, ask about your housing situation. Al wadi is a total dump...so is Star compound. The only acceptable option is Al Bustan Village, where the American School is located.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just be honest with folks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Very strict, no room to move or innovate

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    benefits and compensation are good. got to utilize some of the new technologies

    Cons

    no career progress, no learning o f new skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust and give more freedom to employees. establish accountability and responsibility

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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