Saudi Aramco Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Benefits at Aramco

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saudi Aramco full-time (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.


  2. Helpful (9)

    Perfect career move....

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


  3. Helpful (6)

    Industrial Relations - ASC

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Industrial Relations in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Industrial Relations in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saudi Aramco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    On-site amenities (cafeteria, gym, clinic, workshops, etc.).

    Cons

    Egos and corrupt practices. Individuals in managerial roles with ineffective and often questionable leadership capabilities (with the exception of Technical/R&D roles). Non-existent on-boarding process. Lack of vision and communication between ASC and Saudi Aramco. Political/Hierarchal organization (refrain from addressing organizational gaps and contributing ideas).

    Advice to Management

    Oil reserves are a gift, but character is a choice.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    I have a scholarship with Saudi Aramco

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    • 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco full-time (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 Management

    Love you guys, for the time being .. hhhhhhhhhhh


  6. Research Geophysicist at Exepc ARC Saudi Aramco, Houston Research Center

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Geophyscist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Research Geophyscist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    national company, steady, not a lot work, never laid off

    Cons

    poor salary to new empolyees, few staff and training class in Houston, or other place around the world.


  7. Helpful (8)

    Fulfilling technical, commercial, and operational requirements over most of 22 years in Saudi Arabia and the US.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Leader in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Leader in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed working overseas and it was similar to my 13 years at Caltex (eight in Bahrain), but included one of the most magnificent desserts in the world. Also my family and I were always treated with consideration and rewards for work well done.

    Cons

    While praise and salary are appreciated, one must accept that they are developing a huge number of young, well educated people to a World-class level of project work, leaving expatriates in place to assist in the development of their young people. Also, much of the freedom an expatriate had always felt in years past is currently constrained due to the well known political difficulties the Middle-Eastern countries are facing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Good place to start and learn.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of learning opportunities, great courses to get free of charge.

    Cons

    Too much favoritizing and it's who you know which is wrong! POLITICS everywhere and if you disagree, you are OUT!

    Advice to Management

    Be humble, it's not always about the big dogs!


  9. Helpful (1)

    Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work place and benefits

    Cons

    In some cases job title doesn't reflect responsibilities and tasks


  10. national company, secured job forever

    Current Employee - Research Geophysicist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Research Geophysicist in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    best of best benefits for experienced hires, especially for whoms will retire soon

    Cons

    non-expericed for graduate level new hires


  11. Helpful (4)

    Bureaucratic in processes

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

    I worked at Saudi Aramco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    High growth operations Total comp package

    Cons

    Tighten up on hiring processes Benchmark their expat comp elements - premium

    Advice to Management

    Be more nimble and less hierarchial



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