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SABIC Reviews

Updated February 6, 2019
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SABIC Vice Chairman and CEO Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan
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  • "The CEO may be valued in Saudi Arabia, but he has literally destroyed the Americas business" (in 15 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. "Pay is great. Schedule is terrible."

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    Former Employee - Operator in Mount Vernon, IN
    Former Employee - Operator in Mount Vernon, IN
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are the best in the area.

    Cons

    Rotating shift schedule is awful.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Work here if you need a paycheck; there's no other reason to apply otherwise"

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    Current Employee - Market Research in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Market Research in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    3 people to do the job of 1; light workload and company culture focuses on avoiding work and keeping things running while hoping leadership doesn't catch up.

    Also, their employee retention is super low so you can avoid trouble easily because in all reality, your manager will be gone in 6 months anyway

    Cons

    Saudi centric culture with promotion, salary and advancement going to the expats

    Advice to Management

    Kick the expats out. They're expensive, wasteful, and an indicator to employees that this company exists to employ Saudis instead of make money


  5. 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.


  6. "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


  7. "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.

  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. "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.