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SABIC Reviews

Updated June 6, 2018
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SABIC Acting Vice-Chairman and CEO Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan
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  • "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. Helpful (2)

    "Support to drive change"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Difficult times"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SABIC full-time

    Pros

    People are trying to do a good job

    Cons

    People are scared to speak up

    Advice to Management

    Demand accountability

  3. Helpful (2)

    "S. Accountant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  4. "SAP Consultant/Logistics"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  5. "Operator/Phenol"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  6. "SABIC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SABIC full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance for the exempts.

    Cons

    relatively limited opportunities to work.

    Advice to Management

    More inclusive.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "POOR MANAGEMENT SKILLS"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SABIC full-time

    Pros

    Pay & benefit is ok.

    Cons

    Management_ It depends which team you end up with.
    Finance team is very unorganized, one-way communication, management change their plans and decisions in a blink of an eye.

    Advice to Management

    Effective managers listen to their employees, consider alternative viewpoints, and are fair decision-makers.

  8. "Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Well established workflows and relaxed environment

    Cons

    Nothing to mention at the moment


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Arguing while sinking."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. 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.


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