Saudi Aramco Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
149 Reviews

3.3
149 Reviews
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Saudi Aramco President and CEO 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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    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
  2. 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
  3. 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
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Well Organized

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    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

  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work and raise family

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    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Saudi Aramco is best one organization of the World w r t its standard, quality,safety, security, faciltiy, benifts etc

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    Current Employee - HSE Manager KGC  in  Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)
    Current Employee - HSE Manager KGC in Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Safety and quality is main identification of the organization. Though other fcacilties and benifts for the its regular employees are remarkable even the care of subcontrator's emplyees is also excellent of S/Aramco which I personally observed

    Cons

    I think so far envrionmental point of view there need more efforts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As Mashallah it is best and profitable organization and as many other huge progressive step has been taken. It would more good for company and for the betterment of the people if the oreganization starts online inernationl self-paced various diploma and degree courses preferably HSE and Environmental Sciences at begging with nominal charges so that organazation can select some extra ordinary students/candidates and also it would be the remarakable contribution of the company for the betterment of human race

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    Quality beyond standards to prescribe.

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    Current Employee - Senior Construction Specialist [ Electrical ]  in  Rabigh (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Senior Construction Specialist [ Electrical ] in Rabigh (Saudi Arabia)

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco as a contractor

    Pros

    Professionalism with expertise to be enjoyed than carving.

    Cons

    As of now nothing to spell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Professionalism at it's Best with glowing maturity.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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