Saudi Aramco Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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Saudi Aramco President and CEO Khalid A. Al-Falih
Khalid A. Al-Falih
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Pros
  • Great work-life balance and good place to raise a family (in 9 reviews)

  • Good Pay for All local, and expats (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • No management opportunities for expats (in 22 reviews)

  • Camp housing is completely full (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (8)

    If you want to come here, be flexible and you will enjoy it.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Geological Research Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Geological Research Consultant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits package, great community life, good schools, safe quiet surroundings, exposure to different cultures, good salary, interesting work and plenty of it. Great vacation package and easy to reach superb and exotic destinations (e.g., India, Nepal, China, Philippines, Thialand, other Gulf States, etc.). Friendly people. 401K is matched by company at 9%, retirement pension is outstanding and rare in today's corporate world. Can take lump sum payment at early retirement (10 years service and over 50 years of age).

    Cons

    You are away from the US. Some people find this disconcerting at first, but it does lessen with time. Prices in community are rising. Some communication problems. Some restrictions on daily westernized lifestyle.

    Advice to Management

    Increase cost of living and expatriate premium benefits greatly as these are a bit outdated.


  2. Helpful (1)

    energy supplier

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer II in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Engineer II in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    best company in all aspect

    Cons

    the company is expanding and more work/manpower is needed.

    Advice to Management

    none


  3. Helpful (4)

    I was a full-time employee

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Rewarding Compensation and friendly enviroment

    Cons

    It just the weather in Saudi Arabia


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  5. Helpful (4)

    I have a scholarship with Saudi Aramco

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Petroleum Engineer Sholarship in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Petroleum Engineer Sholarship in Baton Rouge, LA

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

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

    Pros

    I reached to them after high school. They have a restricted program for scholarship mostly for Saudi Students. Now I study Petroleum Engineering at LSU (Louisiana State University). The program is excellent, they provide every thing from monthly salary ( more than $2000) which increase by 15% when you finish half your major. They also take care of the tuition and they provide book allowance each semester that is $ 1000. The pay a close attention to their student with a visit each semester and a private meeting with each student to check up on them. They give also rewards each semester for those who perform well that ranges from ( 500$ to 1000$) depending on their GPA. At the last summer of your study, they refer their student to some of the large companies in U.S to do an internship. For me I have been offered Baker Hughes,Schlumberger and Exxon and I did an interview with BH and got accepted last week

    Cons

    Some times it is not easy to get a response from your supervisor. They give me a hard time when i try to ask for some information or permission to drop or add other courses. Also, it is true they provide an insurance but it lacks dental coverage.

    Advice to Management

    Love you guys, for the time being .. hhhhhhhhhhh


  6. Helpful (9)

    Perfect career move....

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

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco

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

    Pros

    Job security...Top pay...friendly atmosphere. ..A solid renowned company.

    Cons

    There is none. Management is there to assist you taking all the cons out of the equation.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for having trust in expats! !


  7. Helpful (2)

    Benefits at Aramco

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

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

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

    Pros

    One of the best in the industry. Their retirement package and salary package for US Citizens is excellent.

    Cons

    Prospects for growth is limited.


  8. senior planning analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco full-time

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

    Pros

    great compensation package, excellent community facilities

    Cons

    one of the hottest places on earth


  9. Helpful (2)

    Business system analyst III

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

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco full-time

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

    Pros

    Team work, learning new skills, engaging in lots of projects, learning a lot about leading teams ans projects

    Cons

    lots of unplanned assignments, complication with management, hidden rules, different pay roles and not fair to many people, they pay you depends on your nationality which is really weird


  10. Saudi Aramco..where you work happily

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Morrisville, NC

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

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

    Pros

    I was a contractor. Saudi Aramco is the best company in the world. No pressures, just daily work, good colleagues, family, nice vacations, and routines

    Cons

    being bored, not having a say

    Advice to Management

    make changes but consult with your workforce


  11. Helpful (3)

    Fantastic Company (for Expat Employee)

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

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    For an Expat Employee, there is no better Company than Saudi Aramco. The compenstation and benefits...particularly retirement benefits...are fantastic.

    Cons

    Expat Employees are brought for specific roles...if you can accept that fact, it's a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Management is striving to create a safe and satisfactory work environment for all employees. This pursuit can be improved by reducing the turnover in the middle-management ranks.



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