SABIC – Why Work For Us?

SABIC ranks among the world’s top petrochemical companies and is a leader in the production of polyethylene, polypropylene and other advanced thermoplastics, glycols, methanol and fertilizers. SABIC’s businesses are grouped into Chemicals, Polymers, Performance Chemicals, Fertilizers, Metals and Innovative Plastics. The company continues to lead the plastics industry with customer collaboration and continued investments in new polymer technologies, global application development, process technologies, and environmentally responsible solutions that serve diverse markets. SABIC has significant research resources with 17 dedicated Technology & Innovation facilities in Saudi Arabia, the United States, the Netherlands, Spain, Japan, India and South Korea. The company operates in more than 40 countries globally with more than 40,000 employees.

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Choosing an employer is a life-defining decision. So why SABIC?

We build and cherish long-term relationships – with our employees, customers, and the communities we work in.

Through trust and dedication we work openly together to plan and build the futre. We succeed through the success of these relationships and of our partners – not at their expense.

We aim to be a partner in your professional and personal development, giving you every chance to build a challenging and satisfying career that maximizes your existing strengths while unlocking others that you never knew you had. Our desire is to help you achieve your ambitions.


SABIC has evolved into a truly global organization with around 40,000 people working in more than 40 countries for customers in over 100 countries.

We are already among the top petrochemical companies in the world and we are now implementing an ambitious growth strategy that will take us to the top of the global rankings by 2020.

In fact, we could be the biggest business you have never heard of. From the food and drink packaging in your refrigerator to the clothes you wear and the car you drive, our products are indispensable to 21st century living. Chances are the screen you are reading right now was made using a SABIC product.


With state-of-the-art technology centers of excellence all over the world, SABIC is passionate about the power of technology. With employees from around the globe, we thrive on a mix of cultures and backgrounds. With some of the best learning and development programs in our sector, we continue to invest in equipping our people to excel.


So, whether you are a student, a graduate or a professional, we can offer you a wide choice of career and development opportunities in a working culture that values challenge, innovation and diversity.


There are so many reasons to develop your career with SABIC. Not only do we share your drive and ambition, but we also understand that we can only achieve our vision in partnership with people like you.


Your benefit: The rewards and opportunities we offer you match the scale and scope of our global operations.

SABIC is among the world’s top petrochemicals companies. We are international market leaders in the production of polyethylene, polypropylene and advanced thermoplastics, glycols, methanol, and fertilizers. We are also one of the Middle East’s biggest steel producers. We operate in every part of the globe.


Your benefit: You can be part of our global success story by helping us to become even bigger.

We are implementing an ambitious expansion strategy that will make us the preferred world leader in chemicals. Our mission is to provide quality products and services through innovation, learning and operational excellence while sustaining maximum value for our stakeholders.


Your benefit: You can take advantage of opportunities to live and work in a diversity of cultures around the world.

Based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, SABIC has major operations in the Americas, Asia, Europeand the Middle East & Africa.

We are structured into six business units: Chemicals, Fertilizers, Innovative Plastics,Metals, Performance Chemicals and Polymers.

We are committed to building close relationships with customers and we invest continually in developing distribution, research, and manufacturing facilities worldwide.


Your benefit: You can plan your long-term future in the knowledge that SABIC is here to stay.

The Saudi Arabian government owns 70% of SABIC’s shares, and the remaining 30% are held by private investors in Saudi Arabia and other countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council.



SABIC is implementing an ambitious expansion strategy, but we do not believe in growth at any cost. That is because we share everyone’s concerns about the future of our communities and the environment.

Joining SABIC makes you part of an organization that takes its social, ethical and environmental responsibilities seriously.


Based on an uncompromising commitment to integrity, the values we share - Inspire, Engage, Create, Deliver - are a living, breathing part of our working culture. Each person is expected to bring these values alive in the way they approach their work, their colleagues, their contacts and everyone else associated with SABIC.

  • Inspire with a winning attitude and passionate approach in everything we do
  • Engage people to become a positive influence locally and globally while valuing each other's differences
  • Create sustainable solutions and building strong working relationships with customers
  • Deliver best-in-class quality in a responsible way


When it comes to making business decisions, we believe that our ethical commitments are just as important as economic factors. We are committed to following sound business practices at every SABIC site and office. We will use our natural resources and human talent to their best advantage by innovating, educating and using the latest technology.


The wellbeing of our people and our natural resources is one of SABIC’s defining qualities. We challenge ourselves every day to ensure we meet our safety, health and environmental targets – and work hard to exceed them.

Our environmental efforts extend to our customers and stakeholders. We are committed to helping our customers develop products capable of saving energy, water and other precious resources while reducing harmful emissions.





We are confident that our learning and development courses are among the best in the business. We invest intensively at every step of your professional and personal development – from entry-level programs to management training and executive leadership courses.


We develop employees at all professional levels through on-the-job coaching, mentoring programs and formal educational opportunities.

In partnership with best-in-class learning institutions worldwide, we develop leadership programs to support employees at different stages of their growth – from emerging leaders to experienced executives. Our aim is to equip people with the skills to lead the business, their teams – and themselves.


We train all our professional employees to master the fundamental skills that are essential to business success. Our programs equip our employees with strong interpersonal, change management and project leadership skills.  Alongside formal programs, SABIC also runs business simulation programs.


SABIC delivers programs that focus specifically on enhancing your skills in your chosen area of expertise. We have a well established track record for successfully customizing programs in sales and marketing, technical, finance and supply chain management.


SABIC Learning Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


SABIC works hard to ensure our compensation and benefits schemes are the most competitive in our industry. We reward our people according to their contribution And we also offer a range of incentive programs.


We thrive on the diversity of our people and value it as one of our greatest strengths. We employ people from a wide range of regions, countries and cultural backgrounds. To achieve our ambitions, we will continue to recruit and retain the best talent worldwide while applying our Fair Employment Practices Policy in the strictest terms.

"We value the personal, social and cultural differences that define our working culture."

SABIC Reviews

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SABIC Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mohamed Al-Mady
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    Amazing and laid-back

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    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in Charlotte, NC
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    I have been working at SABIC as an intern (more than a year)


    It's the best first internship where you can get your foot in the door to the business world. They treat you like an adult and not some lowly intern.


    I think the only con is that sometimes the work is not challenging enough in the long run, which can make you burnt out.

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    I think that intern turnover is way too high and that the biggest problem facing retention is the pay received and work load. I would say there are too many interns, which can make the work load too light sometimes.

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SABIC Interviews

Updated Jan 30, 2015
Updated Jan 30, 2015

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    Engineering Generalist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
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    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at SABIC.

    Interview Details

    Initial communication with SABIC was very cordial and professional. The recruiter did a great job of setting up a good time to chat and answering my questions. He was prompt about getting back to me and passing on my information to the hiring manager. That is where this interviewing process fell apart. The hiring manager was nearly unreachable. After an interview over the phone with the hiring manager I was asked to fly out for an onsite interview. One week went by and no contact. Another week went by, still no contact. 4 weeks went by with me emailing or calling at least once a week to find out what was going on and still no contact. Finally, a meeting was set up for 2 weeks from then. I waited for flight and hotel information - 1.5 weeks go by and nothing. Once again, I am forced to track down someone to let me know when I should be flying out and where I'll be staying. During the interview I met with some great individuals. I felt the interview went well - in fact, I thought I had killed it. The one problem was that the hiring manager wasn't even there that day. I still have not met him face-to-face. I came home and was told that a decision would be reached and that I would be contacted within 1 week. 3 weeks later I am forced to once again track down the hiring manager. He doesn't return my calls or my emails. I send in an ultimatum and am contacted by the recruiter the next day telling me that I was no longer being considered for the position.


    Now it's been another 4.5 weeks and I'm still waiting to be reimbursed for the trip.

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Additional Info

Headquarters Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1976
Type Company - Public (2010)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year


In today’s business world we know that both quarterly targets and longer term strategies are important. We get how business works and what brings sustained growth and market leadership.

That’s why we’re grounded in materials – but ultimately we help POWER OUR CUSTOMERS’ COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE for the long term.

It is from our customers’ commercial ambitions that we challenge the status quo. It is with relentless drive and genuine commitment that we deliver on that challenge.

We bring together unparalleled capabilities:
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