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SABIC Reviews

Updated December 1, 2018
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SABIC Vice Chairman and CEO Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan
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  • "Pace of reorganization too slow to spoil people's experience with 'business as usual' especially in Saudi Arabia" (in 14 reviews)

  • "Indecisive leadership from senior management where they rely too heavily on consultants and are paralyzed by risk aversion" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Sr Inventory Accountant"

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    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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    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 (1)

    "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Staff Scientist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Staff Scientist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and good colleagues. Work is challenging.

    Cons

    I can't find many cons. It is like all big company. But GE HR system makes performance review process very hostile.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of GE HR.


  4. "product manager"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    global company with long term vision, with good work-life balance

    Cons

    slow paced, very hierarchical, inefficient, many organizational changes


  5. "Engineering Co-op"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Mount Vernon, IN
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Mount Vernon, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SABIC (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, great support/training network for new hires and interns, good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Locations are rural, hard to persuade management to change processes/ideas that are already in place.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employee ideas and work with them. Look to long term solutions instead of the short term turnover.


  6. "Global opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of functions and many internal opportunities

    Cons

    The way they perform their annual performance review


  7. "Good but not great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    No Wall St pressure on and long term plans

    Cons

    Highly bureaucratic culture and consistently "asking up" for basic approvals

  8. "Information Security Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsfield, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsfield, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SABIC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Slow paced allows to focus on tasks

    Cons

    Lack of training and at times to slow and too many approvals to get work done.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Support to drive change"

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    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


  10. Helpful (2)

    "S. Accountant"

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    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.