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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. "Sr.process engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Large operations, big projects, very good school, excellent campus for family

    Cons

    low employee satisfaction, no development, expat Asians are are paid not at par with western expats, though working capabilities are similar.


  2. "Saudi Aramco NDT Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ndt Technician in Dammam (Saudi Arabia)
    Former Employee - Ndt Technician in Dammam (Saudi Arabia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment to work at.

    Cons

    Working outside labs is difficult during the summer.


  3. "Excellent place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Saudi Aramco full-time

    Pros

    Great tax free salary and potential for savings!
    Wonderful colleagues and staff from many nationalities!
    People are unfailingly gracious, polite with great hospitality.
    No micro management.
    Great opportunities for travel.

    Cons

    It's Saudi so you have to be aware of the rules.
    Uncertainty. Although things have improved quite a bit.
    It's a desert and extremely hot for at least 4 months.
    Avoid controversies, keep a low profile and you will be fine.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair.


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  5. "Excellent working place."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities. Challenging work. Good culture.

    Cons

    Risk averse. Heavy bureaucracy. Lengthy processes.

    Advice to Management

    Minimize bureaucracy by splitting into smaller companies.


  6. "Aramco Helicopter Pilot"

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    Former Employee - Helicopter Pilot in Ras Tanura (Saudi Arabia)
    Former Employee - Helicopter Pilot in Ras Tanura (Saudi Arabia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, training, travel and schedule

    Cons

    remote work site, long hours.


  7. "Great history with company but major difficulties ahead."

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay with great benefits. Education benefits are a big plus as with retirement. Work schedule is good for family life.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy is rampant. New Saudi government vision for year 2030 looks to make a major impact on outsourcing and Joint Venture to seperate a major part of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in those individuals that are understanding operational needs and hurdles that will achieve major goals in the company future. Using consultant groups that do not understand peripheral problems that hinder progress will continue to present poor performance.


  8. "Great Company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abqaiq (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abqaiq (Saudi Arabia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, medical coverage for the employee and his family

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic system when it comes to promotion

    Advice to Management

    Avoid the show. Instead, give some attention to your employees so that to express their talents. You have such great system and standards, yet you're only utilizing them for some people whom you like.


  9. "sad"

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

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco full-time

    Pros

    more Training courses than you thought

    Cons

    they do not Appreciate the hard work you put in .


  10. "Unique culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco full-time

    Pros

    Strong compensation. Amazing work/life balance. Lots of nice amenities in compound,

    Cons

    Near impossible to get a promotion as expat.


  11. "Geological consultant"

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

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

    Pros

    Family benefits, travel, boarding school expenses. For Muslims closer to two holy cities

    Cons

    Routine life living in a bubble

    Advice to Management

    To utilise the skills for each person properly ( sometimes under utilise), inefficient employees survived for several years



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