SABIC Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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SABIC Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mohamed Al-Mady
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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. Accountant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SABIC (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work and life balance

    Cons

    No room for advancement except you are in the corporate office.

  2. positive and uplifting environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SABIC full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Professional and inclusive environment that is very pleasant. I look forward to coming to work

    Cons

    None that come to mind

  3. Great place tobwork

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    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in Huntersville, NC
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in Huntersville, NC

    I have been working at SABIC

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment to work in, great benefits

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth without switching departments

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Strong global company with a focus on the future

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Manager in Pittsfield, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Manager in Pittsfield, MA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A true focus on future success.
    Financial backing to make investments for growth
    One of the strongest global reaches in the industry
    Great team members

    Cons

    Still trying to establish a brand in North America
    Some residual "hangover" from the GE Plastics days in leadership and risk taking

  6. Great place to be

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Pittsfield, MA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Pittsfield, MA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    This company has a good moral compass and they truly understand that employees are their best asset. I've been around through many changes and majority have been positive.

    Cons

    Cyclical business tied to oil prices.

    Advice to Management

    Continue treating your employees as you would want to be treated. It speaks volumes about your character

  7. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work, great company vision for success

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SABIC

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    Be more open with talent management.

  8. Fast paced and very demanding work environment

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    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  9. Helpful (1)

    It is a good place to work

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at SABIC

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    overall, treat the empolyee well

    Cons

    good place, no complaint till now

    Advice to Management

    Impove the management skills

  10. SABIC Americas, Before and After SIP

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    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)

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

    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).

  11. Helpful (2)

    Global company who is trying to strengthen is global corporate infrastructure

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    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.

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