SABIC Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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SABIC Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mohamed Al-Mady
Mohamed Al-Mady
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance, freedom and flexibility (in 11 reviews)

  • great company with good growth opportunities (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management changes every 2 years (in 6 reviews)

  • This is not a laid back work environment (in 5 reviews)

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  1. SABIC Review

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay and working hours. Overtime compensation

    Cons

    Lots of big-mouths who can't get anything done on their own


  2. Inside Sales Representitive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SABIC full-time

    Pros

    Small environment, great people, interesting business, comfortable work environment, relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    Career progression is difficult if you are trying to expand into different fields. Primarily a sales only office

    Advice to Management

    Encouragement for career advisement is a must, more involvement in the current staff to make it seem like less of a small office with only few employees


  3. Helpful (1)

    Commercial Operations

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SABIC full-time

    Pros

    Great people and great benefits.

    Cons

    Not a strong career path.


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  5. Review after working here for 1 year

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer
    Former Employee - Project Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SABIC full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work if you are looking for a big chemical plant and manufacturing experience. Many innovative materials are made/researched, but on a small scale. Good work life balance if you are not an upper level employee.

    Cons

    Too much politics involved in the management. Many other employees are quick to blame other people for problems that occur, and openly bad mouth coworkers. Management level does not spend the money they should on fixing EHS issues - instead on investing in a safe, sustainable new equipment or processes, they almost always prefer to spend the least amount possible & do a quick fix that isn't as safe. It is hard to switch career paths. For example, going from a manufacturing position to a technology position. Upper level employees are still in a GE mindset and do not try to do things differently. This clashes with newer employees.

    Advice to Management

    Don't talk negatively about employees - save that information for reviews/discuss issues in a professional matter.


  6. Helpful (2)

    hit or miss

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    Current Employee - Technology in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Technology in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SABIC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and job security, the only two reasons that employee turnover is low.

    Cons

    A lot of bureaucracy and politics. Management, is either incompetent, or too weak to make decisions. Too many decisions made in secret. Performance is measured based on how well you follow orders without any questioning. All of which is frustrating for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Implement a system where employees can rate management. Have more transparency and openness in decisions such as promotions, project approvals, etc. Maintain LONG TERM Accountability. This is quite important, i noticed that many individuals avoid being held accountable due to having vague KPIs and oftentimes moving to another part of the company / function without being held responsible for their actions. Create an independent task force to audit HR decisions at random Focus on results-oriented culture, specifically from service organization within the company


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great Place Overall

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SABIC full-time

    Pros

    The people our great and so are the incentives they offer. If you put in the work you can learn a lot from the years or knowledge and experience that is present here. Focused on longer term ambitions and work life balance

    Cons

    Constantly re-organizing every 2-3 years making it difficult to meet or keep long-term goals. Lack of transparency at the higher levels in the organization creates double work and unneeded stress at times.

    Advice to Management

    long-term goals need some kind of organizational stability for more than a 2 year period


  8. Unkept Promises

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SABIC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Insurance, pension, vacation, 401k, tuition assistance.

    Cons

    Employees are overworked and underpaid. Promises are made from management and not kept. They do not promote extremely talented people; they use them until they get fed up and leave. A lot of incompetent management that sit around and don't do their jobs. Also they think since you have good benefits they can pay you really low...competitors pay significantly more.

    Advice to Management

    Pay competent people more money. Crack down on the lazy employees and reward the hard working/talented ones.


  9. Strong Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There was a good compensation and benefits package, along with flexible hours and the ability to work from home. This was a big plus given my family life.

    Cons

    It was often a high stress environment and fast moving. Management could sometimes gloss over necessary details when making decisions.


  10. Commercial

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsfield, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsfield, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SABIC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    global exposure, knowledgeable engineers, good team enviornment, pension, work life balance, tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    old-minded GE leaders, constant change of leadership and direction, not many females in leadership, very political, USA division clashes with Saudi culture

    Advice to Management

    don't be so close-minded, try to support creativity and your career ladder is not the only way to have a successful career


  11. Safety focus but not friendly focus

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cash Applications Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Cash Applications Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SABIC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People really care about safety Lots of room for growth Tend to prefer to promote from within than recruit from outside

    Cons

    Many many incompetent employees A lot of rude people Lower salary compared to similar companies in same industry/area

    Advice to Management

    Look through your workforce and find the people with full time jobs who only work 4hours a day. They are killing your bottom line.



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