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Saudi Aramco Reviews

Updated April 21, 2017
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Amin H. Nasser
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Pros
  • Great work/life balance, great compensation (in 26 reviews)

  • Professional work environment and Great opportunity (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • Absolutely horrendous middle management (in 10 reviews)

  • Not so much in the room of future career path (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (10)

    "If you want to come here, be flexible and you will enjoy it."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Geological Research Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Geological Research Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits package, great community life, good schools, safe quiet surroundings, exposure to different cultures, good salary, interesting work and plenty of it. Great vacation package and easy to reach superb and exotic destinations (e.g., India, Nepal, China, Philippines, Thialand, other Gulf States, etc.). Friendly people. 401K is matched by company at 9%, retirement pension is outstanding and rare in today's corporate world. Can take lump sum payment at early retirement (10 years service and over 50 years of age).

    Cons

    You are away from the US. Some people find this disconcerting at first, but it does lessen with time. Prices in community are rising. Some communication problems. Some restrictions on daily westernized lifestyle.

    Advice to Management

    Increase cost of living and expatriate premium benefits greatly as these are a bit outdated.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "energy supplier"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer II in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Engineer II in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    best company in all aspect

    Cons

    the company is expanding and more work/manpower is needed.

    Advice to Management

    none


  3. Helpful (4)

    "I was a full-time employee"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Rewarding Compensation and friendly enviroment

    Cons

    It just the weather in Saudi Arabia


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  5. Helpful (7)

    "I have a scholarship with Saudi Aramco"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Petroleum Engineer Sholarship in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Petroleum Engineer Sholarship in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I reached to them after high school. They have a restricted program for scholarship mostly for Saudi Students. Now I study Petroleum Engineering at LSU (Louisiana State University). The program is excellent, they provide every thing from monthly salary ( more than $2000) which increase by 15% when you finish half your major. They also take care of the tuition and they provide book allowance each semester that is $ 1000. The pay a close attention to their student with a visit each semester and a private meeting with each student to check up on them. They give also rewards each semester for those who perform well that ranges from ( 500$ to 1000$) depending on their GPA. At the last summer of your study, they refer their student to some of the large companies in U.S to do an internship. For me I have been offered Baker Hughes,Schlumberger and Exxon and I did an interview with BH and got accepted last week

    Cons

    Some times it is not easy to get a response from your supervisor. They give me a hard time when i try to ask for some information or permission to drop or add other courses. Also, it is true they provide an insurance but it lacks dental coverage.

    Advice to Management

    Love you guys, for the time being .. hhhhhhhhhhh


  6. Helpful (9)

    "Perfect career move...."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Job security...Top pay...friendly atmosphere. ..A solid renowned company.

    Cons

    There is none. Management is there to assist you taking all the cons out of the equation.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for having trust in expats! !


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Benefits at Aramco"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the best in the industry. Their retirement package and salary package for US Citizens is excellent.

    Cons

    Prospects for growth is limited.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "senior planning analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco full-time

    Pros

    great compensation package, excellent community facilities

    Cons

    one of the hottest places on earth


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Business system analyst III"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco full-time

    Pros

    Team work, learning new skills, engaging in lots of projects, learning a lot about leading teams ans projects

    Cons

    lots of unplanned assignments, complication with management, hidden rules, different pay roles and not fair to many people, they pay you depends on your nationality which is really weird


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Saudi Aramco..where you work happily"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was a contractor. Saudi Aramco is the best company in the world. No pressures, just daily work, good colleagues, family, nice vacations, and routines

    Cons

    being bored, not having a say

    Advice to Management

    make changes but consult with your workforce


  11. Helpful (7)

    "Expat Employee"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Saudi Aramco full-time

    Pros

    I worked at Saudi Aramco from 2007-2013 and loved it. Employee satisfaction varies greatly by division - I consider the years I spent at Aramco to be among the best of my professional life. I had great supervisors and formed lasting connections with my colleagues. I was well-compensated and life on "camp" was great. I felt safe and protected by what many called "Mother Aramco."

    Cons

    Life in Saudi Arabia isn't for everyone. It can be draining. I have heard from friends who are still there that the community aspects have changed and that some changes in management have led to more wide-spread dissatisfaction. (Not based on first person knowledge, I left for different reasons.)

    Advice to Management

    Keep in mind that the international workforce makes sacrifices to work for Aramco. When children who grew up as Brats return as Aramcons, you have built something very special...that only continues with continued effort at sustaining a high level of morale within the international workforce.



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