Saudi Aramco

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Saudi Aramco Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
186 Reviews
3.0
186 Reviews
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Saudi Aramco President and CEO Khalid A. Al-Falih
Khalid A. Al-Falih
93 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    i worked as machinist II , it was in Shedgum with MSSD

    Former Employee - Mechanical Design Engineering in Dammam (Saudi Arabia)
    Former Employee - Mechanical Design Engineering in Dammam (Saudi Arabia)

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

    Pros

    i liked the environment of the work witch Saudi Aramco has

    Cons

    challenging every where in Saudi Aramco ,especially when its come to promotions on grades.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    safety first , safety second ,safety always .

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    5 years in drilling & workover

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

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

    Pros

    work at both Engineering & operation

    Cons

    working 24 hrs every 7 days a week

  3.  

    good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco

    Pros

    good company and secured jobs

    Cons

    not fair some time in jobs

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  5. 7 people found this helpful  

    Conditions so bad that I left

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)
    Former Employee - Accountant in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)

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

    Pros

    Good pay. At least there are several others there in the same circumstance going through same experience but most of them are Pakistani, Indian or African, so maybe they are already experienced in living in terrible locations and cramped accommodation.

    Cons

    Once you pack up your things and ship them here there is very little that can be done once things turn out to be a lie. Packed up everything and shipped only to be told on arrival that there suddenly was no house available and we would have to go on a waiting list. T/hen all my beautiful furniture got put in storage and we (3 children family) were put in a two bedroom flat. The furniture was terrible and it was so cramped with no outside place for children to go. Family was very unhappy at me for taking them there into such bad circumstances.. SO I LEFT after about 4 months

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Confused Company

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

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

    Pros

    They don't take your passport. Gas is almost free which is good as it is a long way to drive anywhere.

    Cons

    Lack of facilities for family, lack of housing, very very boring. Non logical work environment with crazy non compatible assignments. The job of many people is not as explained at the interview, nor is the housing, nor the location, nor the facilities, nor the technology.

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

    Who's Money

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Only 50 min drive to work. Heaps of indian food available, there are so many indians here it is like little india.

    Cons

    difficult to get family to visit, no senior school have to send children away for school. I went bachelor status as the wife refused to stay here, it was too isolated for her and there was nowhere for the children to go outside and play.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to add international experience and to share know-how.

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

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

    Pros

    Moneywise very ineteresting, technology oriented company with state of the art equipments, polite and understanding colleagues and supervisors, and a lot of in camp activities for free.

    Cons

    The risk to stay there for good, due to some disconnection to the outside world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Giving the chance to expat employees -- after maybe some years of service-- to apply for a sabbatical or other alternatives to "recharge the batteries" and in order to avoid more robust solutions, such as resignation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Lots of unhappy people to communicate to

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    You dont have to drive they provide the bus for the three hour round bus route to work

    Cons

    I get angry people shouting at me all time because they don't getting the house they expected, I can't help them there is no houses left to give them. Before was good but now very not good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    why you tell people they get something they wont

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Long experience in this diversified company..

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

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

    Pros

    Good for family oriented people. Good for saving money. Employee gets lots of training opportunities and development.

    Cons

    Diiferent payroll scales depending on your passport. Performance rating is unfair. Saudi nationals dominating all management levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat all employees equally by their performance not by their citizenship.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Human Resources

    • 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

    Good pay, great benefits, see a bit of the world, diverse work culture, global experience, great peer group, it is what you make it.

    Cons

    Somewhat unethical recruiting practices, little accountability, no career growth for expats, housing can be an issue depending on your work location

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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