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SABIC Reviews

Updated August 9, 2018
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SABIC Vice Chairman and CEO Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan
Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan
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Pros
  • "Great work life balance for the exempts" (in 36 reviews)

  • "Management, Support, Good work environment for growth and development" (in 40 reviews)

Cons
  • "Idiots running the show in Saudi Arabia do not even have a clue where to take this company" (in 14 reviews)

  • "Struggling to operate efficiently outside the kingdom, too much bureaucracy, Very silo'd approach to decision making - not nimble or agile" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Sr Inventory Accountant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Inventory Analyst in Murcia (Spain)
    Current Employee - Senior Inventory Analyst in Murcia (Spain)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SABIC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Big Company. Well paid. Mix of cultures. Nice benefits

    Cons

    Not really. Everything is fine here.


  2. "Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Metairie, LA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Metairie, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at SABIC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good managements, and professional work experience.

    Cons

    I haven't gone through any downside experience in my all year long ' Optional Practical Training' period.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the good work

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Support to drive change"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SABIC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are good
    There is space for good people to drive change
    If you are confident and driven you will find support

    Cons

    Decisions are painfully slow from
    Too many processes slow down speed
    Does not care about making money

    Advice to Management

    Less promotion based on who you know or who you are related too within kSA


  4. Helpful (2)

    "S. Accountant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Sugar Land, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are Many good leaders and many career opportunities recently . Good work and life balance. Company offers Good 401K match.

    Cons

    Higher level managers’ response is very slow. Especially from Saudi Arabia. Many new hires in lots of departments which make inefficient operations recently.

    Advice to Management

    Give more power to lower level managers.


  5. "SAP Consultant/Logistics"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SAP Consultant/Logistics in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - SAP Consultant/Logistics in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at SABIC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome SAP/ Bulk Truck/Rail -working to create customer orders and deliveries in SAP

    Cons

    Moving out of Charlotte, NC


  6. "Operator/Phenol"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operator in Mount Vernon, IN
    Current Employee - Operator in Mount Vernon, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good Pay and Benefits

    Cons

    Swing shift makes it hard to adjust.


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Arguing while sinking."

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Burkville, AL
    Former Employee - Engineer in Burkville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at SABIC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people at the site.

    Cons

    Company thinks it's purpose is to make procurement, IT, and HR happy. They have lost their focus on production. They are now losing their good people.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the sites. Modify FANAR to meet site needs, not IT needs.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Process Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Selkirk, NY
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Selkirk, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SABIC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are great, great friendships built here

    Cons

    Management is tough to please, always changing their minds and decisions.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Ok Company"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Huntersville, NC
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Huntersville, NC

    I have been working at SABIC full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and diavoubra

    Cons

    Very unorganized, management sucks, lack of communication through company


  10. Helpful (11)

    "I can't possibly imagine a worst place to work..."

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Many of the day-to-day employees are very talented and great to work with.
    -International company will give lots of international experience, such as travel and working with different cultures, which is a plus.
    -Strong pay & benefits

    Cons

    -The upper level management of the company is completely clueless about how to run a company
    -Constant reorganizations and position shifting leave employees without any stability
    -Shy away from new ideas and initiatives
    -Always over-promises and under-delivers, which creates a bad culture of distrust.

    Advice to Management

    Settle on what kind of business you want to be, then support and encourage your smart employees.


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