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Saudi Aramco Reviews

Updated April 21, 2017
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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. "best company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saudi Aramco full-time

    Pros

    Invest in developing the young talent.

    Cons

    All upstream operations are in one country.


  2. "10 years and counting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highly focused on employee development. Massive organization

    Cons

    because its so big things take time to happen which can be frustrating at times


  3. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saudi Aramco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company to have on your CV.

    Cons

    Sometimes people have the old management mentality. Promotion sometimes depends on how long have you been with the company

    Advice to Management

    Empower the young innovative employees. Make meritocracy the basis for promotion


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  5. "Geologist 3"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (1)

    "ok"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

    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. Helpful (1)

    "analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Saudi Aramco full-time

    Pros

    good benefits and salary... vacations

    Cons

    no career development... very few career opportunities


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Expat Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Chief Electrician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    pays OK, most companies were stacking rigs and Aramco was still drilling during the time I worked there.

    Cons

    The company was very wasteful, probably 85% waste, and disorganized. The technical team men were almost all from either Pakistan or India, and they did not seem to respect anyone not from Pakistan or India.

    Advice to Management

    Get advice from outside company, preferable U.S. companies, as to how to operate a drilling contracting company.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Fire Protection Engineer (Intern)"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company with a lot of opportunities

    Cons

    A lot of divisions which can be confusing

    Advice to Management

    Talk to the employees and listen to their complaints



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