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3.8
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SABIC Vice Chairman and CEO Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan
Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan
228 Ratings
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  1. "Engineering Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SABIC

    Pros

    Management, Support, Good work environment for growth and development

    Cons

    Locations are strict and unwaivering

    SABIC2018-04-25
  2. "Good workplace"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Engineering Co-Op 

    I worked at SABIC

    Pros

    Very friendly people and relaxed work environment

    Cons

    Understaffed, so a lot of people were a little over worked

    SABIC2019-10-13
  3. "Finance Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Finance in Mount Vernon, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SABIC for less than a year

    Pros

    Finance team is helpful when you seek it. They treat you like an employee not an intern. You get out what you put into it. Great internship to get real experience that boosts a resume. You will do more then make copies or get coffee, so be ready to actually work if you want work here as an intern. Mostly friendly work environment. I really enjoyed my time here!

    Cons

    Most in office are approachable and will help you understand tasks and such, but not all. (They are busy though, but still could be better) Internship program is still somewhat of a work in process, but is improving with every rotation. Getting access can be a pain, but it’s a big company so it is to be expected to a certain extent.

    Advice to Management

    Keep improving the internship program, and more people will apply. Keep challenging interns, although some don’t like to be challenged, you will see what interns really could be potential employees this way!

    SABIC2018-10-19
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering Co-op"

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

    I worked at SABIC for 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.

    SABIC2018-09-17
  5. "Great experience for Co-ops"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 

    I worked at SABIC

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, great projects, good pay

    Cons

    USA locations aren't near many large cities

    SABIC2017-03-24
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Mostly good.....little bad"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - FANAR+ SAP Site Administrator for AMR in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SABIC for less than a year

    Pros

    Great mix of cultures and traditions, Nice work environment and great colleagues. As a contractor, I have to manage the SAP role Administration of all of the Americas (Both North America and South America). Huge step for me from my previous job where my responsibility was for the students of University. We had many training sessions and learnt a lot.

    Cons

    Not many traditions going on around here. Even for the employees. There's a casual Fridays and occasional lunches. Nothing much exciting going on specifically in the IT department. Always focused on work and very little socialization outside of work.

    Advice to Management

    Engage in more Socializing activities.

    SABIC2017-01-27
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Process Availability Leader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SABIC full-time

    Pros

    Very interesting and satisfying work environment.

    Cons

    The culture between engineers/management and technicians very negative toward anyone in management. Upper management does not do a thorough job in vetting promotions. Training for new managers is non-existent. Executive level management is very secretive. No disclosure on company and enterprise statistics. No disclosure of compensation ranges. Employee rating system is flawed and ambiguous. If you want to move up, you have to move to Mt Vernon and do a round there. Very dead end at most plants. High deductible health care system.

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    Advice to Management

    Train new managers to properly coach employees. Actually take care in developing goals. There is one attitude: keep the process running and that's all they care about. Disclose more information about job prospects

    SABIC2016-09-30
  8. "Great place to work"

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    I worked at SABIC

    Pros

    Great work environment and team driven. Great place to get your foot in the door.

    Cons

    Just wish they would have had more opportunities.

    SABIC2016-07-22
  9. Helpful (13)

    "SABIC in Houston, TX"

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     in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at SABIC for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Decent salary - Unique corporate environment with benefits of working for a Saudi company in the U.S. - Opportunities to travel both domesically and internationally - Somewhat friendly work environment - Quickly hired after being interviewed

    Cons

    - Unprofessional H.R. and staff - Very little opportunity for growth and advancement - Unequal pay between staff members who have equal to more experience - Unfair treatment of employees' (favoritism by supervisors and managers) - Micromanagement by supervisors which creates tension - Little support from H.R. when needed - Extremely high turnover rate in many departments - Little room for autonomy - No sense of teamwork - A work environment that expects all to praise management, no matter what - Extensive responsibilities for the amount of pay

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    Advice to Management

    Management from the top should take a microscopic look into the lack of professionalism, and lack of competence within the departments. Many of the challenges can be easily resolved by shifting positions from those in a supervisory and management role, into a lower position or transfer. By doing this, it may increase camaraderie between employees' and decrease the extremely high turnover rates within SABIC, especially the departments who are suffering tremendously.

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    SABIC2016-04-22
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Working conditions at Sabic"

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    Engineering Co-Op 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SABIC

    Pros

    excellent working environment at the company

    Cons

    nothing really so far experienced at the company

    SABIC2015-12-01
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