Saudi Aramco

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Saudi Aramco Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
186 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 9 reviews)

  • Good Pay for All local, and expats (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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Got out quick

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Administrator in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Former Employee - Finance Administrator in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

    I worked at Saudi Aramco full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    It is not a long flight back to the UK. They make it clear real quick once after arrival that what will be delivered as housing is going to be nothing like they misled you into believing prior to coming. Advice to those thinking to come don't burn any bridges before you leave as it is highly likely that you wished you had options out.

    Cons

    Very nice up until the time I stepped of the air plane, then it all changed. Unimaginable how such a large company can be so deceptive.

    If you want a good environment for you family then this is not the place for you, a lack of housing and none available in the Aramco Camp. The recruiters are pushing on as hard as ever however. Management has launched a slow down in completing any housing for employees due to the low oil price, but still they are recruiting. Sub standard out of compound housing is all you will get. Think twice, three times before you damage your career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Low down dirty trick employment policies don't make for loyal employees,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Be careful what they offer you because that may change when you get there

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco

    Pros

    Maybe salary is better not extraordinary compare to haedahips you will encounter

    Cons

    Almost everything they offered me job in one location and accordingly the housing but once I got there I found out my job is really middle of nowhere as well the housing.
    Too much favoriteism and politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When hiring individuals from west be open dont just show the bright side but based on your experince let them know the downside eg. Housing issues commuring issues no carrier advancement etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    most interactive

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco

    Pros

    good to work with multi country expats and good experience

    Cons

    difficult environment outside the office, hard rules and regulations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good to keep these much expats

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Operator || oil /gas

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operator || Oil/Gas in Al Jubayl, Eastern Province (Saudi Arabia)
    Former Employee - Operator || Oil/Gas in Al Jubayl, Eastern Province (Saudi Arabia)

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

    Pros

    Seeking a challenging position in a dynamic environment to strive for betterment of the organization which provides me an opportunity to reach and exhibit best of my abilities to grow with job.

    Cons

    It is a country inside Saudi Arabia country.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The work itself is on the flow and we will never stop Aramco. On the other, the management effects company employees positively or negatively.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Deceptive, tricky and mean. BEWARE

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    Current Employee - Industrial Skills Trainer in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Industrial Skills Trainer in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Bahrain is not too far away, and there are many people here who may well have been tricked just like you will have been if you turn up and have believed the absolute bull dust that the employment services division has fed you during the recruitment phase.

    Cons

    You may well be faced with comments such as
    * " oh you are the first person to ever complain about noise, even though we placed you next to a 10 lane express way we never thought it would be an issue." or
    * "We know that your accommodation is nothing like you were shown but suck it up, you can't do anything about it now, we are above the law." or
    * " We know it has taken 6 months and your family still does not have a visa, but don't rush me I need to meditate after lunch" or
    *"I'm going to give you a traffic violation because you did not dip your head lights early enough when approaching a check point, Its only going to effect your pay by a couple of percent so suck it up and remember to dip your head light next time" or
    *" We know when we hired you that you made it clear were not allowed to drive due to medical issues, but one of your co workers doesn't like to leave the office so we have decided you should ignore the doctor and drive anyway, either that or leave what do you prefer"
    Believe it or not these are real statements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Poor performance, real poor.
    Why are you still hiring new people when you don't have housing to put them in and the oil price is plummeting. You know you are going to have to slash places soon, start to face reality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Very strict, no room to move or innovate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    benefits and compensation are good. got to utilize some of the new technologies

    Cons

    no career progress, no learning o f new skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust and give more freedom to employees. establish accountability and responsibility

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    disorganized

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    Current Employee - Planning in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Planning in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)

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

    Pros

    don't get attached to the work, therefore makes sure you always put family first. You know there is no chance of promotion so you wont be tempted to bust yourself trying

    Cons

    very little job satisfaction if any at all and the place is real real boring. Seriously you will not have been to such a boring place previously.

    Work is chaotic as management do not like to make decisions until it is way to late to have any semblance of work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    All to get your backside on the seat

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Planning in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Planning in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco

    Pros

    well when you start the money is fine, but forget any decent pay rises as with most things everything is devised to get your backside on the air plane seat to come, no real pay rises once you get here.

    Cons

    IT IS A CON!
    They work on the principal that once they trick you into resigning your job and coming that you have burnt your bridges and it is hard for you to leave. So they will work real hard to get you here and then treat you with disdain from day one.

    Here are the facts
    1 The housing is sub standard, and you will not be given anything like what you see on the you tube videos they send.
    2 Your tech skill will die, you will become a generalist
    3 Very little consideration will be given to what your education and experience is in, they will put you in the most unappropriated roles for your experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Management consultant and leader development

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

    I worked at Saudi Aramco

    Pros

    Great pay nada chance to travel

    Cons

    Very harsh climate. Slow to adapt to international business practices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let expats have leader titles

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Satisfied

    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saudi Aramco

    Pros

    Good pay and Friendly environment

    Cons

    Job was part time due to the company bring out of the country

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