Saudi Aramco Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
159 Reviews
3.1
159 Reviews
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Saudi Aramco President and CEO Khalid A. Al-Falih
Khalid A. Al-Falih
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance and good place to raise a family (in 8 reviews)

  • Saudi Aramco is a great place for those seeking job security (not career security) (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • There is differentiation between salaries based on nationality (in 3 reviews)

  • Middle management is what will bring this company down (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Something new for me, a very big company, with a future and a vision of management for minimum 25 years.

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    Former Employee - Industrial Skills Trainer  in  Al Mubarraz, Riyadh Province (Saudi Arabia)
    Former Employee - Industrial Skills Trainer in Al Mubarraz, Riyadh Province (Saudi Arabia)

    I worked at Saudi Aramco as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Good company, good payment, very good work conditions, a vision to ensure the future of the saudi arabian people because SAUDI ARAMCO represent 75% Saudi ARABIA

    Cons

    Here i find what is the arabian culture, habits, different hours to work, the values of this company and the golden rules must be respected very strict, is a requirement of the management, but the restrictions and social life after work program it be easy to pass when you look in personal bank account.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Safety must respect all the time, take a chance for a people to maked a mistake in this documents, because is not a good ideea to terminate one contract without tell their person were is problem.
    The employees for the contractor = vendor is treated different like Aramco employees. Check how is treated expats by the contractors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A great place from 1992-2012

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    Former Employee - Geological Consultant  in  Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)
    Former Employee - Geological Consultant in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)

    I worked at Saudi Aramco full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits, excellent covered medical, save money, enjoy the lifestyle, and retire early and securely.

    Cons

    Not much negative when I was there except things changed after 9/11 for some locals (us vs. them). Since I left it seems the main gripe is where they are homing folks (far from work) and this is quite legitimate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You depend on Westerners -- treat them like you depend on them!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Benefits at Aramco

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saudi Aramco full-time for more than 10 years

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Business Administrator  in  Thuwal (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Business Administrator in Thuwal (Saudi Arabia)

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very Good salary and employees dependence benefits

    Cons

    could not understand the work preacher, it's maybe comes from the big organizations that lead progresses and old timers management style!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to change the normal working hours and lead for new opportunity to reduce the offices working hours by using the latest theory of working hours that utilized by other international companies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Perfect career move....

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Thank you for having trust in expats! !

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Well Organized

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco full-time

    Pros

    Safety Precautions is highly Respected

    Cons

    Tasks Take time in administration process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep technically qualified persons

  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    I had served the company in an excellent manner and enjoyed my entire service and I am proud of it.

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    Former Employee - Communications Systems Technical Specialist  in  Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)
    Former Employee - Communications Systems Technical Specialist in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)

    I worked at Saudi Aramco full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent salary, long terms benefits, rich development sources along with working relationship as you feel owning company.

    Cons

    Peaceful working environment and promotions are given in according to performance of each individual.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Each individual has assigned tasks and given fair evaluations on base of their performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    I have a scholarship with Saudi Aramco

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    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 for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Love you guys, for the time being .. hhhhhhhhhhh

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Aramco family benefits

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    Former Employee - Environmental Engineer  in  Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)
    Former Employee - Environmental Engineer in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)

    I worked at Saudi Aramco full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great family benefits, health, schools, travel tickets. Good balance between work load and family time.

    Cons

    Living in Muslim culture is just different, management is not very proactive and do not make desicions easily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To be more proactive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work and raise family

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Science Consultant  in  Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Research Science Consultant in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Diverse work environment.
    Has the opportunity to learn about many fields.
    Smart and hard work is rewarded.
    Generous compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Processes are complicated in certain areas.
    Too lenient with lazy employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pushing for transformation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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