Saudi Aramco

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  1.  

    good experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saudi Aramco

    Pros

    good work environment, competitive teamwork, and good salaries.

    Cons

    long hours, but generally it's good

  2.  

    great experience and excellent environment for self development.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern - Monthly in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Intern - Monthly in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)

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

    Pros

    great management
    great facilities and housing

    Cons

    some kind of pressure but everything is worth it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should give remove some discretion from the supervisors for the evaluation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    This opportunity is what you make it.

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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 (less than a year)

    Pros

    Come in, make your money, gain global experience and have an exit plan within 3-5 years. There is really no reason to stay any longer. Say bye, bye student loans!!!

    Cons

    Heed the warnings on housing. Whatever you've been promised it's simply not true. What is true is that you will absolutely not be living on camp...it's 100% full and has been for some time. They are building, but it will be at least 3 years before housing is ready on main camp. If you're heading to Riyadh, ask about your housing situation. Al wadi is a total dump...so is Star compound. The only acceptable option is Al Bustan Village, where the American School is located.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just be honest with folks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    process engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good chance and better in future

    Cons

    there is no downsides in my work before

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Financially rewarding, great development projects but incompetent, vengeful, middle and senior management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Company Technical Expert In Central Engineering in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)
    Former Employee - Company Technical Expert In Central Engineering in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)

    I worked at Saudi Aramco

    Pros

    Worked in Aramco for many years. Great family environment for a young family IF you can get on-camp housing. Large mega projects, exciting to work on. Able to exceed all my family's financial goals

    Cons

    Young nationals are quickly promoted into management positions for which they have neither the technical expertise nor the maturity to handle. Autocratic top down system. Most Aramcons mellow into a minimum effort, avoid controversy, approach which serves them well. If you care about the projects, if you care about your area of technical expertise and recommend improvements, it will not be appreciated. Not a company that encourages "thinking out of the box".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote expatriates to management roles. Make national employees earn their position instead of being automatically promoted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior expat personel at aramco

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Senior Exploation Systems Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Exploation Systems Consultant

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

    Pros

    Stable job, good pay, good retirement

    Cons

    Career suicide. No chance for advancement. Most boring place to work. No raises. People with same number of years at other Major Oil Companies make much more money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You come up with theses great slogans. Apply them for real.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    I was lied to. Worst professional decision in my life.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco

    Pros

    Compensation is better than most in the oil & gas industry.
    Never worry about budgets or financial constraints, at all.
    Good number of vacation days.

    Cons

    I am doing what I was doing 13 years ago straight out of university!
    No chance of internal mobility.
    The videos they advertise in Youtube are all lies. Life is not like that here.
    Administrative nightmare, in every way.
    Human resources is useless, completely useless.
    Throw your career out the window, and forget about continue to build skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the people who have been there forever, and are only dead weight on the company. There are also too many expats who have been there forever, doing nothing but gossiping and making life miserable for those new expats who want to get things done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    most interactive

    • Comp & Benefits
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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

    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
  10.  

    Racist, incompetent unorganized management, unfair

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

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco

    Pros

    Training, facilities, camp, some benefits

    Cons

    Nepotism, favoritism, double standards, racism, no real leadership. Self-centered management. No real development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to be open, transparent, fair. Management positions should be only for adequately ethical & competent professionals. Walk the talk and practice the values the company claim about itself

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Operator || oil /gas

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

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