Saudi Aramco

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Saudi Aramco Reviews

Updated December 4, 2014
Updated December 4, 2014
183 Reviews
3.0
183 Reviews
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Saudi Aramco President and CEO Khalid A. Al-Falih
Khalid A. Al-Falih
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance and good place to raise a family (in 9 reviews)

  • Good Pay for All local, and expats (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • There is differentiation between salaries based on nationality (in 3 reviews)

  • Middle management is what will bring this company down (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Management consultant and leader development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saudi Aramco

    Pros

    Great pay nada chance to travel

    Cons

    Very harsh climate. Slow to adapt to international business practices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let expats have leader titles

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Satisfied

    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saudi Aramco

    Pros

    Good pay and Friendly environment

    Cons

    Job was part time due to the company bring out of the country

  3.  

    Research Geophysicist at Exepc ARC Saudi Aramco, Houston Research Center

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Geophyscist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Research Geophyscist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    national company, steady, not a lot work, never laid off

    Cons

    poor salary to new empolyees, few staff and training class in Houston, or other place around the world.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 7 people found this helpful  

    Fulfilling technical, commercial, and operational requirements over most of 22 years in Saudi Arabia and the US.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Leader in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Leader in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed working overseas and it was similar to my 13 years at Caltex (eight in Bahrain), but included one of the most magnificent desserts in the world. Also my family and I were always treated with consideration and rewards for work well done.

    Cons

    While praise and salary are appreciated, one must accept that they are developing a huge number of young, well educated people to a World-class level of project work, leaving expatriates in place to assist in the development of their young people. Also, much of the freedom an expatriate had always felt in years past is currently constrained due to the well known political difficulties the Middle-Eastern countries are facing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saudi Aramco

    Pros

    Great work place and benefits

    Cons

    In some cases job title doesn't reflect responsibilities and tasks

  7.  

    national company, secured job forever

    Current Employee - Research Geophysicist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Research Geophysicist in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    best of best benefits for experienced hires, especially for whoms will retire soon

    Cons

    non-expericed for graduate level new hires

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco

    Pros

    one of the best companies in the kingdom

    Cons

    the company is very big to be coordinated

  9.  

    Less attention in terms of financial support towards the quality of sports and recreation.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sports and Recreation Advisor in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Sports and Recreation Advisor in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)

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

    Pros

    Supporting colleagues and good work conditions.

    Cons

    Big Transportation problem for SMP working in community.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please provide Transportation to the needy and also give promotion to the deserving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to add international experience and to share know-how.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Science Specialist in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Science Specialist in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Moneywise very ineteresting, technology oriented company with state of the art equipments, polite and understanding colleagues and supervisors, and a lot of in camp activities for free.

    Cons

    The risk to stay there for good, due to some disconnection to the outside world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Giving the chance to expat employees -- after maybe some years of service-- to apply for a sabbatical or other alternatives to "recharge the batteries" and in order to avoid more robust solutions, such as resignation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Long experience in this diversified company..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Geologist in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Senior Geologist in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good for family oriented people. Good for saving money. Employee gets lots of training opportunities and development.

    Cons

    Diiferent payroll scales depending on your passport. Performance rating is unfair. Saudi nationals dominating all management levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat all employees equally by their performance not by their citizenship.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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