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Saudi Aramco Interview Questions

Updated Nov 15, 2014
Updated Nov 15, 2014
46 Interview Reviews

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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Saudi Aramco.

    Interview Details

    Everything was done via email. The recruiting team was top notch. Unfortunately, I was completely dissatisfied with the two men from Saudi Arabia who Interviewed me. They kept mentioning my age (I look younger than I am). It was quite uncomfortable. Lucky for me I was offered the job I wanted (not this one).

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Exploration Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Saudi Aramco.

    Interview Details

    Very impressive process. Currently the promise stuff the can not deliver. At least in exploration they are having a hard time hiring people salaries are too low. It is a great place to raise a family. Lots of opportunities to travel,etc. they has been many things lost over the years. Girls sports almost Jon existent. My ears ago, there was swim kin, softball,dance, all driven by western expatriates. No it no longer exists

    Interview Questions
    • No question they ask, any qualified western can not answer   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Long. Even years ago it took months. Now it can take up to a year
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Saudi Aramco in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    You should know how you can add value and explain how they will benefit. Understand the history of the company, have knowledge of the country and its customs. You should also try to network with people who work there. I contacted them and they were quick to connect, but did not continue when I asked them follow-up questions.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    As student intern there were no interview for the internship, I just filled up the application and I attached my documents and the except it.

    Interview Questions
    • As student intern there were no interview for the internship, I just filled up the application and I attached my documents and the except it.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Saudi Aramco.

    Interview Details

    There is a significant difference between being employed as a contractor and being employed directly by Aramco. If you have the opportunity be employed directly by Aramco as the benefits and pay are significantly better than working only as a contractor. This does not only include pay but also benefits such as housing, air plane tickets, length of vacation, and many other perks.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no inappropriate or unusual questions. Just know the job and what you are expected to do.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Some people negotiate for higher salaries, especially if they are not a direct hire.
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Creative Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Saudi Aramco in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interview was conducted in their Houston location in a jammed packed 10x10 small room, with 3 individuals + myself; so 4 of us total. I believe they were interviewing for multiple positions in a very short span of time, my guess 10 interviews per day minimum... almost on a scavenger hunt. I believe I met their CMO out of Dhahran, an American but then there was a weird individual; who almost intimidated me and looked like a Saudi individual but on a higher position (well connected / influenced). I was easily intimidated because they put me in a spot, the Saudi guy made it look like... he is doing me a favor or something. Anyways, interestingly enough they even had a local Graphic Designer (from Houston) in the room for asking questions - how does that make any sense? They were not even sure which position I was called in for. And on top of that I felt I was discriminated by that "Saudi King" in the room.

    Interview Questions
    • Saudi King: You have to really convenience me, why you're the best. Really, really, really convenience me, go.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Project Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Saudi Aramco in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Face to face interview is the best thing to do here to get more insight into the job.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Leadership Development Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Saudi Aramco in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    3 Interviews before final written offer. One was in person, and the other two were via skype and telephone. Long and arduous process!

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I accepted the offer as received. It was better than I had hoped.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Saudi Aramco in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    There were four interviewers from the PRD and the first thing they asked me to do was to tell them the best of me in one minute. After that, they went through me resume and asked me couple questions about it. They explained to me responsbities of the mechanical engineer at PRD.

    Interview Questions
    • The only technical question was to talk about the HVAC systems and how they work in general.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 6 people found this helpful  

    Individual Contributor - Leadership Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Saudi Aramco in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    For full disclosure - I did not get an offer for the position.

    I received an email inviting me to an interview in Houston for a leadership development position. Alternate dates were proposed to coordinate with the hiring manager's visit to Houston. I chose a date and waited for confirmation.

    2 weeks prior to the interview date the recruiter called to explain there had been a mix up in dates - the hiring manager's schedule had been unclear. Fortunately I was flexible and waited for confirmation.

    Days before the interview I received confirmation for hotel accommodations as I was flying from the West Coast. 2 days before the interview I had not gotten a flight schedule but was told it was coming. Got the flight details the day before the flight.

    If I were currently employed the poor planning would have been very frustrating.

    I arrived early ahead of the interview time and checked in. The interview started an hour later than the scheduled time.

    The interview went well I thought and the hiring manager made a request to the recruiting group to schedule my flight for the next day so we could have additional time to talk about the major change and leadership development initiative at Aramco. I did get some red flags, though, including the hiring manager telling me he thought the Saudis were 'lazy'. The project and work was so exciting that I was willing to overlook the comment. I was told that I would hear something in 2 weeks.

    Three + weeks passed with no response so I called the recruiter. She told me that the interview was met favorably and that there was a Saudi management approval process. I should expect word within a week. A week and a half passed - I called - and the recruiter said she didn't know why a decision wasn't forthcoming and that other candidates in the same division were moving forward. She said she would send an email to Saudi Arabia. (Not looking good at this point). I hear nothing and call again after a week or so and the recruiter responded that it is difficult getting information from Saudi Arabia. Another week went by and I wrote an email directly to the hiring manager for some indication of status. Within 24 hours, nearly 2 months since the interview, I received an email from the recruiter informing me that my qualifications were not commensurate with the position. That was kind of bizarre but at least I got something.

    I was reimbursed for expenses promptly.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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