SABIC

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SABIC Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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3.4 145 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

SABIC Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mohamed Al-Mady

Mohamed Al-Mady

(47 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance, freedom and flexibility(in 8 reviews)

  • Stable company with good financial backing from its parent company in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)(in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior Management in the Kingdom suffers from the " Ready Aim Aim Aim Aim " syndrome(in 6 reviews)

  • No career growth for IT personnel outside of Saudi Arabia(in 3 reviews)

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    Excellent.

    Shift Lead (Current Employee) Mount Vernon, IN

    ProsGreat wages, excellent benefits. For the most part a great work environment.

    Conswork life balance could be better. Be prepared to spend quite a bit of time at work. Of course it is better than having no work though

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    This company does not know how to be Global. All opportunity lies WITHIN the Kindom of Saudi Arabi

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThe people are good, but the "Sauditization Program" is an effort to replace Global Talent with Saudis

    ConsBureaucracy, Hierarchy, and Cronyism are rampant. Decisions are made in a vacuum then "forced down" through the layers of management. Reorganizations take months and months, no one knows if they are going to have a job and have to wait nervously to hear even a shred of news.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGlobal does not mean do everything from the "Kingdom" and screw all other regions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Company is struggling through changes and unsustainable growth at the Sugar Land site.

    Lead Scientist (Current Employee) Sugar Land, TX

    ProsThe Sugar Land site utilizes a 9/80 working schedule if you are a fan of every-other-Friday off. Also, the site in Sugar Land is growing very fast which should lead to a lot of opportunity in the future even though there is very limited opportunity to advance within the site today. Finally, this is a global company and offers employees a lot of opportunity to travel internationally. Local management encourages employees to take extra time to see the area(s) visited rather than just conduct business which is a great opportunity for individuals and their families.

    ConsMany employees are difficult to interact with and there is a growing sense of us versus them between the different teams at the Sugar Land site. The issues between employees are made more difficult by the unsustainable rate of growth at the site. Temporary office arrangements are not good and the original sense of community at this site has disappeared completely. Management is largely occupied dealing with change and seems to either not know or not care that these interpersonal issues are making the site more and more unpleasant. Recent changes to bonus and benefits programs make total compensation at this site no longer outstanding.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe HR organization needs to be completely reassigned. The current team in Houston area routinely make mistakes that have frustrated onboarding employees and existing. Have actually been told by one Senior HR person there that he did not care about my problem before he even heard it, and he went on to say he was sick and tired of hearing people whine. While there is always some degree of employee disgruntlement that comes off as whining it is never appropriate for an HR person to dismiss an employee before listening to the issue at hand.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    General Review - SABIC IP AMERICAS

    EHS Leader (Current Employee) Pittsfield, MA

    ProsStable company with good financial backing from its parent company in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

    ConsProject management at the support/corporate level is poor. Initiatives of any type take too long to be implemented or just fade away. When implemented, they are often of poor quality due to lack of proper resourcing. KSA mandated the implementation of its Safety, Health, & Environmental Management System (SHEMS). SHEMS is a monsters bureaucratic nightmare that has a negative effect on productivity and safety moral. KSA has a reporting and classification problem with safety incidents and looks down on the America's for is safety performance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementResource initiatives better and do not always try to pull on people who already have a full plate. Push back as appropriate with SHEMS and/or resource it better.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun and interesting but chaotic at times.

    Laboratory Technician (Current Employee) Wixom, MI

    ProsPeople are great, the projects are interesting, relaxed environment.

    ConsThings can be chaotic, management isn't always on the same page, not the best communication.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more people in so that ppl aren't doing multiple jobs and hire a supervisor that is good with time management.

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    A great global company to work for.

    Operations Technician (Current Employee) Mount Vernon, IN

    ProsA great multi-cultural atmosphere that thrives on the beliefs, opinions, and ideas of its employees. The benefits are great.

    ConsUnless you are in a professional role, you will be working a swing shift....meaning days, evenings, and midnights.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep looking to your (current) employees to advance the organization to the next level of excellence. Those who have invested their time, energy, pretty much their life for the organization, should be considered First before outside interests.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall good company, some of the staff leaders need to work on their personable skills.

    Supply Chain (Current Employee) Huntersville, NC

    ProsBenefits and fellow team members...

    ConsLeadership staff, work environment, not actually doing work

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your staff with the respect they deserve. Stop with all the nonsense meetings.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Driven to succeed with best in class resources available

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat global business opportunities within a company with the resources to fund growth programs. Few companies these days have the financial position to invest for long term growth. Great long term vision business that doesn't get distracted by quarterly economic swings.

    ConsStill trying to build global identity

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Challenging place to work, but overall good.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCareer growth opportunities, if you are patient.

    ConsLack of formal leadership development program, questionable promotions, lost focus on Six Sigma.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good place to work, not perfect.

    Technology Engineer (Former Employee)

    Prosexposure to other peers
    technical tools
    carrer path

    Consnot so many career development opportunities

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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