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Saudi Aramco Reviews

Updated December 4, 2018
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Amin H. Nasser
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  • "Long working hours (More than 40 hours per week)" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Tons of bureaucracy, poor middle management" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Working at Aramco"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco full-time

    Pros

    Excellent pay, benefits, vacation time, my team was very engaging and welcoming. Great management. Great work life balance and adventure.

    Cons

    Limited promotion opportunities. Bureaucracy. Risk-averse culture


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Technician at Saudi Aramco"

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

    I worked at Saudi Aramco full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits for expats but not for the Saudis

    Cons

    different jobs have the same pay. Like in the military, it's based on your grade code.

    Advice to Management

    Open lines of communication with the technical staff

  3. "Good job and nice career path"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saudi Aramco full-time

    Pros

    Advanced degree program; work-life balance

    Cons

    You cannot get what you want in terms of development

    Advice to Management

    Make work-flow more flexible when it comes to get transferred


  4. "oil and gas maintenance technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saudi Aramco full-time

    Pros

    Good salary
    great health insurance
    good benefits

    Cons

    the difficult work environment and shifts


  5. "Educator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Saudi Aramco full-time

    Pros

    Interesting place to live and work.

    Cons

    Working with Saudis is extremely challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like you appreciate them and not like slaves.


  6. "College Program Trainee"

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

    Pros

    Great Staff
    Great Labs
    The program is really exceptional because of the opportunity it gives you for your futre

    Cons

    No privacy when it comes to student performance.
    Instructors can be rude
    A lot of work to do to keep up with everything

    Advice to Management

    Keep it going!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Overall"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator
    Former Employee - Machine Operator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good salary, nice atmosphere

    Cons

    There is no development unless you have connections

  8. Helpful (9)

    "Don’t work for Aramco"

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

    I worked at Saudi Aramco full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are great

    Cons

    As an ex pat there, you’re basically a well-paid slave. Expect no advancement. Expect the Saudi’s to take the credit. Expect them to lie. Expect the company to lie to you about money, compensation, where you all live, yearly performance reviews, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Management tends to be very insecure. And rightly so, they know very little as they have generally bought their degrees and know nothing about the positions that they’re in. That is a result of them changing from one senior position to the next and never understanding what they’re supposed to be managing


  9. Helpful (2)

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

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco full-time

    Pros

    good company and great opportunity

    Cons

    no thing all good i recommend the company for all

    Advice to Management

    no thing


  10. "Pilot"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment and new planes

    Cons

    Low salary and a lot of work

    Advice to Management

    Salary improvement