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SABIC Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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  • No Career path for the long term contractor employees (in 7 reviews)

  • Idiots running the show in Saudi Arabia do not even have a clue where to take this company (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Same problems as every other place"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Huntersville, NC
    Former Employee - Analyst in Huntersville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some really good managers and the company has money to spend. Not a chance they will go out of business.

    Cons

    HR doesn't recognize talent and promotes poor managers.

    Advice to Management

    Don't use HR, seek coworker advise before hiring/promoting.

  3. "lead fabricator"

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    Former Employee - Lead Fabricator in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Lead Fabricator in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has some excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Limited jobs available within large area because of small branches.

    Advice to Management

    Increase number of branches to serve customers better.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Working at SABIC"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has long term vision and is not prone to the fluctuations resulting from quarterly earnings beat or misses. It continues to progress well towards its long term goals

    Cons

    Decision making at SABIC is slow and goes through various layers of approval. So one has to be patient with actions on any project.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to drive the company towards its long term vision in a rapid and proactive manner. The strategy of the company is solid and effective execution will be critical for success.


  5. "Sr. Engineering Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Montgomery, AL
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Montgomery, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Progressive forward thinking company that is willing to invest in the future

    Cons

    No major cons at this time

    Advice to Management

    Keep the continual focus on investment within the Americas


  6. "Shift Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - OPERATIONS TEAM LEADER/SHIFT SUPERVISOR in Seymour, IN
    Former Employee - OPERATIONS TEAM LEADER/SHIFT SUPERVISOR in Seymour, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SABIC (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Awesome place to work. Excellent pay and benefits. The Management team thrives off of employee involvement. Great work-life balance working for this company. I was employed there almost 17 years, and had a very difficult time walking away from the business. I would encourage anyone wanting to learn a valuable skill in a high paying industry with a leading petrochemical company to look at applying for a job with this company.

    Cons

    A little difficult to obtain a job with Sabic without a good prior work history. A lot of the working environment is hot, just as with most plastic or chemical extrusion facilities.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to place value in your employees, and the company will continue to grow.and be a very profitable business.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "West meets Middle East"

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    Former Employee - Director in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Director in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SABIC full-time

    Pros

    Long Term Outlook (20+ year Visoin) vs making decisions with a "meet the quarter" perspective. Financially sound

    Cons

    Pride can cloud objective facts. Not a strong performance culture, particularly in the KSA.

    Advice to Management

    Leverage the diversity of the talent outside of the KSA. Develop a broader world view.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Ok place to work - not suitable for growth"

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    Current Employee - Lead Scientist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Lead Scientist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice colleagues, good work life balance. Not much stress. People are generally helpful. Could be even better of management paid attention.

    Cons

    Lack of focus, constant change in organization, too much bureaucracy, lack of growth. Losing lot of good people. Transparency needs to be improved.


  9. "Lead Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Lead Scientist in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Scientist in Sugar Land, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Personal Training, rich, global, empowering people

    Cons

    Slow pace, too many administrative layers

    Advice to Management

    be more innovative


  10. "extruder specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Extruder Specialist in Newburgh, IN
    Former Employee - Extruder Specialist in Newburgh, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SABIC (More than a year)

    Pros

    great pay
    great benefits
    plenty of overtime

    Cons

    hot humid environment.
    not a place to work if you have breathing problems.

    Advice to Management

    Come around more and be more involved more.


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