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Saudi Aramco Reviews

Updated December 6, 2017
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Amin H. Nasser
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Pros
  • Great work/life balance, great compensation (in 31 reviews)

  • Having a safe work environment is another reason employees will want employment with your company (in 36 reviews)

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

  • Poor management no career path, toxic working envoroment (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "entry level chemical engineer"

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

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco full-time

    Pros

    good pay, friendly work environment

    Cons

    Long work hours, working on weekends


  2. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Saudi Aramco full-time

    Pros

    Good compensation, benefits and paid vacation.

    Cons

    Poor work ethic and management

  3. "Review of internship"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Saudi Aramco as an intern

    Pros

    People are very nice and helpful.

    Cons

    Did not have anything to do for most of the time.


  4. "Great Pay, Tough to Grow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of cool projects, pay is good, but for expats no room for growth

    Cons

    Takes getting used to live in Saudi Arabia


  5. "Geologist 3"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saudi Aramco full-time

    Pros

    Comfortable and great pay in contrast to the local market.

    Cons

    Extremely hierarchical and slow upward mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Times are changing.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Saudi Aramco full-time

    Pros

    It's a great company for someone with a family. The pay is good and the hours are good, stress levels are generally low.

    Cons

    If you are looking for a dynamic company, with minimum bureaucracy, and to feel like you've changed something or accomplished something significant in a short time then this is not the place. Everything here takes a long time, but it's due to the size of the company and its history.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to move from the military style and adapt to newer leadership styles.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "ok"

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

    I worked at Saudi Aramco full-time

    Pros

    pay was ok. they payed for food and lodging , and the co-workers were nice to work with and had after work activities

    Cons

    The area was a war zone site was very close to Yemen

    Advice to Management

    take care of your workers

  8. "Working for Saudi Aramco"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saudi Aramco as a contractor

    Pros

    Money is great and other expatriates are fun to be with.

    Cons

    Saudi Arabia is a hell hole.

    Advice to Management

    Loose the thobs.


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Industrial Trainer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Katy, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Katy, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saudi Aramco (More than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation - financial. Head boss was a good leader and trusted the foreign staff to accomplish the job - minimal supervision. Single guys can save a lot of what they earn - nothing in the way of entertainment and relatively cheap prices for goods and services.

    Cons

    location, caught between under-achieving trainees and sometimes overly oppressive middle management. Not for married people or families - unless you are guaranteed a spot on the compound. Likewise, the quality of life on the compounds has been falling as well.

    Advice to Management

    Review and make decisions regarding some elements of the middle management from countries in the region - their efforts run counter to the goals and missions proclaimed by both Aramco and the majority of the foreign staff.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Business Development Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco full-time

    Pros

    Salary & benefits. Working on large-scale projects. Travel opportunities. Community.

    Cons

    Limited promotion opportunities. Bureaucracy. Risk-averse culture.


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