SABIC

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SABIC Reviews

Updated February 23, 2015
Updated February 23, 2015
175 Reviews
3.4
175 Reviews
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SABIC Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mohamed Al-Mady
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits program, great community involvement, and supportive work life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • A world class company with good research work available (in 5 reviews)


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

  • Leadership staff, work environment, not actually doing work (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work, great company vision for success

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

    I have been working at SABIC

    Pros

    People are absolutely great. Intelligent and passionate with a great vision for the future of the business. Work life balance is a plus with great flexibility for anything you need.

    Cons

    Growth potential within a career discipline outside of sales is very limited and beginning to become even more so within the last couple of years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open with talent management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Fast paced and very demanding work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    excellent benefits which include a pension plan, 401k sharing, tuition reimbursement, and yearly bonus. Solid work life/balance. Good work/life balance

    Cons

    limited training opportunities. Daily grind can be stressful.Product knowledge can be quite overwhelming without any prior experience in the Plastic industry. Management are pretty involved in day to day operations. No commissions or overtime. Finally, promotions shouldn't be based on HR's ability to replace someone's current role but rather talent and production

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay all of your sales people commission, not just outside sales, this is essential motivation for any sales person. Keep providing excellent benefits, look to promote from within more often, and offer more opportunities for advancement at a faster pace. It's deflating to see top level execs always seeking outside people for the quality positions in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is a good place to work

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

    I have been working at SABIC

    Pros

    overall, treat the empolyee well

    Cons

    good place, no complaint till now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Impove the management skills

    Recommends
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  5.  

    SABIC Americas, Before and After SIP

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Scientist At STC in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Scientist At STC in Houston, TX

    I worked at SABIC as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, outstanding reputation in the industry, market share growth in the Americas.

    Cons

    In the beginning, and probably until a couple of years ago, SABIC Americas (SAI) was a phenomenal company that truly cared about its employees. After the acquisition of GE and the inception of SIP, things went downhill for the Houston folks specifically. It became a second thought for corporate in KSA, and its benefits package lost its charm with the regional 'harmonization" of benefits (SAI and SIP).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Global company who is trying to strengthen is global corporate infrastructure

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

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

    Pros

    Pays well for the area of the state where it is located in Massachusetts. There are not many job opportunities in this area which have the pay and benefits that SABIC offers.

    Cons

    Work-life balance challenges, limited in-house training opportunities, depending on the department there can be a great deal of micro-managing.

  7.  

    Amazing and laid-back

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

    I have been working at SABIC as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Engineering Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Engineering in Mount Vernon, IN
    Former Intern - Engineering in Mount Vernon, IN

    I worked at SABIC as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Many opportunities
    -The pay was good (especially for an internship)
    -Flexible hours
    -Good work/life balance
    -It was only for a summer.

    Cons

    -The projects there were trivial (low impact, easy to get done, but ultimately unsatisfying).
    -Bad site location
    -Long commute
    -Could not work overtime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There were way too many meetings during the day, and most of them were a complete waste of time and just an excuse for people to talk. They should cut down on the number of meetings. It seemed more like a ritual than an actual useful function.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fast paced and demanding plastic distribution company.

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

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

    Pros

    SABIC offers excellent benefits. The plastics industry is unique and there is always an opportunity to learn.The breadth of products in Polymershapes' distribution portfolio combined with having SABIC as a parent company yields job security even during tough economic times.

    Cons

    This is not a laid back work environment. Pressure and micromanagement from senior managers is a constant. Middle and Executive management positions are filled primarily from outside the company. Promotions into outside sales and management are rare. Workloads can be very heavy at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Significantly reduce the amount of micromanaging.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great job, great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Reliability Engineer Co-op in Burkville, AL
    Former Employee - Reliability Engineer Co-op in Burkville, AL

    I worked at SABIC full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Really interesting work for Reliability Engineers, more than enough work to go around. The people in the south are very friendly and outgoing. Great pay, but its a given in a remote location.

    Cons

    Somewhat dangerous work environment. They take safety very seriously but the chemicals involved are nothing to joke about.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Finance Co-op

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Finance Co-Op
    Former Intern - Finance Co-Op

    I worked at SABIC as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance.
    Constantly working alongside engineers.
    All professionals willing to help.
    Great benefits.

    Cons

    Not many, but I had to work in a partial plant setting. Growth within the company can be slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify young talent and retain.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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