SABIC Reviews

Updated August 3, 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. Strong Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SABIC

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    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.


  2. Commercial

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsfield, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsfield, MA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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


  3. Safety focus but not friendly focus

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cash Applications Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Cash Applications Analyst in Charlotte, NC

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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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  5. Average

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evansville, IN

    I worked at SABIC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary, benefits and working conditions are good.

    Cons

    Amount of hours required to work, advancement, middle and lower management still has the GE mindset.

    Advice to Management

    Drop the GE mindset, advance employees based on performance and not connections, think outside of the box.


  6. Organization of Top Talent in Market

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at SABIC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    SABIC's Supply Chain organization is a great place to work with competitive salaries, strong benefits, and and the ability to grow within your role or on to other positions within the company. The management team is solid and cares about employees.

    Cons

    This is a very analytic environment, and if your skill set is not focused on Supply Chain analytics, it can prove to be challanging for career growth.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be employee advocates, finding the right balance between results and work life balance. Continue to promote those with strong results.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good work life balance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SABIC

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance and interesting work environment.

    Cons

    Good middle management positions, but if you want to move up further through the ranks, you have to move to rural area locations to "check the boxes"


  8. Helpful (1)

    Reliability Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reliability Engineer in Ottawa, IL
    Current Employee - Reliability Engineer in Ottawa, IL

    I have been working at SABIC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company overall and they are truly interested in investing in their people through training. Can't complain about the pay, benefits, and career opportunities.

    Cons

    As of lately there has been a lot of management movement and instability within the company which makes it difficult to stay focused on the task at hand.

    Advice to Management

    More structure and duidance is needed when it comes to young engineers and their career.


  9. Operations Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at SABIC

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits Global experience Job have large scope and responsibility Enjoy and respect the local workforce

    Cons

    Global projects are not well run or planned Work like balance is starting to shift to work all the time Decisions are very political


  10. Good company (in US & Europe)

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsfield, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsfield, MA

    I have been working at SABIC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Starved for talent, easy to shine, they'll pay extra for you, awesome benefits.

    Cons

    Ceiling is lower than other companies because of Saudi administration at the top. Company doesn't really have a mission, still looking for real innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Give more opportunities to Westerners at top-level roles.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Potential to grown but stuck with older employees that damaged the environment they tried to create

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at SABIC (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    My manager didn't have high expectations of me. Or if they did then it wasn't followed through

    Cons

    Everyone is too complacent. Older employees that can't adjust to younger employees making, clashing. Made to feel like things are what they are...



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