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Saudi Aramco Interview Questions

Updated Dec 17, 2014
Updated Dec 17, 2014
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  1. 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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Field Compliance Coordinator II Interview

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

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Saudi Aramco in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    I have been made offers by Armaco on 2 separate occasions 2 years apart. Accepted the offers both occasions. Did not make it to the orientation the first time, offer w/drawn. 2nd time my passport was in Houston for processing. Offer withdrawn for background. No explanation either time.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    After I already accepted the offer and came to Houston for a second time for a physical and sent my passport to the embassy, the offer was withdrawn. No explanation given.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Industrial Trainer Interview

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

    I applied online – interviewed at Saudi Aramco.

    Interview Details

    Questions were focused on experience with certain equipment, technical and on overseas experiences

    Interview Questions
    • Give us an example of a complex process control loop then asked to draw it on flip chart   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Research Geophyscist Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Saudi Aramco in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    explain what you did in the past

    Interview Questions
    • basic math of signal processing, numerical solver to wave equation, inversion method, not hard   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    poor salary
    Accepted Offer
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Content Editor 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 September 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was invited for an interview 4 months after applying, which was a first for me, but is common for SA due to the high volume of applicants. The interview was the most engaging, challenging, and positive interviews I've ever had. The panel was knowledgeable and interested.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked to read sample of my wiring, which was unusual, but very refreshing. The panel was very receptive.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Project Engineer II Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Saudi Aramco in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    It takes a long, long time to go through the process and the background check is very thorough. Sometimes, it seems as if there are lot of hurdles to cross (and there are) but Aramco has a process that works. The interview and information session went well and if they are really interested, you get a call back rather quickly after interview. In my case, I got an offer within a week of the interview. The information session is spot on as they do a great job of describing life in Saudi Arabia. The staff at Aramco Services is very good and they are very pleasant and they do a good job of working for you. If you are going through the process, be patient...it will eventually happen. The waiting is the most agonizing part of the process. Interview is fairly standard and just be sure you know your job and you'll get an offer. They know if you have been doing the job through your answers so apply for something you are good at. Best wishes and hope to see you here after the process!

    Interview Questions
    • Describe the EPC process and the interactions.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate without appearing to be greedy. I had a counteroffer from my employer and Aramco was good about revising my offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Project Engineer II Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Saudi Aramco in January 2008.

    Interview Details

    submitted the cv and was asked lots of questions about my experience and how ai am going to contibute to the company and the project in specific in houston. what qualifications did i have to join the team and work on the projects. i passed and joined the team in houston..

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    excellent
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Saudi Aramco.

    Interview Details

    Not for the position the resume was given for. The interview was for a very senior role, whereas I did not have the experience and everything was in the resume, should've been seen.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
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    Engineer IV Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Saudi Aramco in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    applied online 10 months before the called for an interview. Basic interview just asked about the details of the CV information. Asked me if I don't mind anywhere in the western part at any given time whenever the job need you. I took a wind energy course.

    Interview Questions
    • Is it ok to work all over the red sea whenever they need you?
      you would be all over the KSA for the 3 years?
      What are the three factors for chosen a wind plants?
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineer I At Consulting Services Division (Engineering Services) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I applied online for a position - but I got a call for interview for a similar position after 3 months. The interview was scheduled within few days in London. We couldn't agree a mutual time for face to face interview in London - so I attended the video conference / Skype interview in September 2014 with two interviewers who interviewed from London Office. Both interviewers were nice and pleasant persons to deal with, but no idea how the interview in Europe or America is conducted. After few minutes of introduction, they started asking questions. Only one general question - why I changed so many jobs in my 25 years of career. All other questions are purely technical, but very basics. I could have answered 100% correctly if I was interviewed 15 or 20 years back. As I worked in a senior team lead role, I answered 80% correctly and remaining 20% I told them where to find those information e.g. code paragraphs etc. But, they were expecting me to answer exact value e.g. a specific value from a code paragraph. Overall, the interview went very well and the interviewers seem happy. I am awaiting for the outcome. I would have asked more tricky / situational type / competency based questions / a normal technical discussions rather than memory check type questions for such a position. Anyone with 5 years exp. could have answered Saudi Aramco questions correctly, but may not be able to perform the job what they are looking for.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

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