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SABIC Reviews

Updated February 18, 2017
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SABIC Acting Vice-Chairman and CEO Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan
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Pros
  • Great work-life balance working for this company (in 28 reviews)

  • Work Environment & Inspire & Team Work (in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • No Career path for the long term contractor employees (in 7 reviews)

  • hierarchy and the relationship with Sabic in Saudi Arabia (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (6)

    "Global, progressive..inclusive with some challenges"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Global company with global growth opportunities. Many of my projects include people from 3-4 continents..I am always amazed to see so many nationalities working together on one project.

    Inclusiveness, open culture, progressive management, truly cares about the community and the employees. Unlike most fortune 50 company, the bottom line is not the money, it is the whole picture: employees, community, customers, environment, financials.

    Cons

    Major acquisitions over the last 2 decades introduced conflicting cultures greatly undermining the core value of the company. Fortunately SABIC proved strong and resilient, and it is managing to absorbent and unify, but it is taking costly, painful time. Every few years, we get run over by the "Saudization Train" and we loose valuable talent, only to replace them later

    Advice to Management

    Reward performance, not silence. Reward innovation and new ideas, not "lay low" --make no mistakes-- and wait for promotion. Too much emphasis on limited individual KPIs every year, taking away from other work for the greater good.


  2. "Very Positive Experience at SABIC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SABIC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Developing a strong culture in EHS

    Cons

    HR group out of KSA very inefficient and non-responsive

    Advice to Management

    HR needs to fulfill job duties


  3. "Engineering Coop"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SABIC full-time

    Pros

    I loved working at SABIC because of the great atmosphere between the people

    Cons

    It was a little slow working as a coop


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  5. "Sabic review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SABIC full-time

    Pros

    Great manager in reliability department

    Cons

    None that come to mind


  6. "Good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SABIC full-time

    Pros

    Huge company with lots of growth options

    Cons

    Huge company, can get lost in the mix.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of work, only strong leadership skills at the very top."

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    Former Employee - EHS Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - EHS Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SABIC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Steady work, lots of opportunities to travel, ability to work from home, casual Friday.

    Cons

    Too much workload, working late most days, pay does not equal responsibilities, PHDs do not have management skills.

    Advice to Management

    Hire MBAs with leadership skills, appreciate the entire team, educate all levels.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Overwhelming and no end in sight"

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Specialist in Huntersville, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Specialist in Huntersville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SABIC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company offers Good pay and good benefits. Leaders are understanding when employees are overwhelmed. Plant and warehouse teams are willing to help wherever they can.

    Cons

    Horrible implementation of SAP and no end in sight. CS team is so overwhelmed, working double shifts. Departments have been instructed not to answer phone/emails from customers and sales team due to all the issues. Customers are actively looking to spec competitors because the"8 week" lead times are not accurate.
    Supply chain teams won't answer questions and yell at you if you call plant directly
    Existing, loyal employees are usually overlooked for new employees who job jump

    Advice to Management

    Turn off SAP, fix issues and turn it back on.
    Dismantle SC in Huntersville, their lack of responsiveness is causing customers to leave


  9. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SABIC (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed everything about this company

    Cons

    Moved HQ to Houston Texas


  10. Helpful (3)

    "What a mess"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work if you are Saudi, easy promotion if you know the right people. Really good at getting rid of talented people and demotivating the people who try hard and want to make change for the better

    Cons

    Constant change leads to non productive work environment and dissatisfied employees, not enough definition is given at the constant reorganizations... leaving employees wasting time trying to figure it out

    Advice to Management

    Implement change and let it work for a meaningful period... before rushing to judgement that it is in effective


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Great benefits, terrible managers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SABIC full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and pay are second to none in the area.

    Cons

    Leadership is clueless and politics plays a big role. Having trouble keeping people.

    Advice to Management

    Stop accepting poor performance from people in positions of power. Make people do their jobs.



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