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Saudi Aramco Reviews

Updated July 10, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work/life balance, great compensation (in 28 reviews)

  • Having a safe work environment is another reason employees will want employment with your company (in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • Absolutely horrendous middle management (in 10 reviews)

  • Long working hours at the expense of personnal life (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Chief Electrician"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Fire Protection Engineer (Intern)"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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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

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Aramco"

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

    Pros

    Money, Vacation, Health insurance and Life style

    Cons

    No place for improvements
    Old school management


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Business Development Consultant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Overseas"

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

    Pros

    Salary, Comany Housing, Schools for children

    Cons

    No real opportunity for advancement


  6. "Great company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good work and very good

    Cons

    more good work and very good

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work you are good management


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Drilling Supervisor"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Getting to big for the experience of the personel

  8. Helpful (8)

    "All that glitters is not gold."

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation, travel, international co-workers, good leave policy

    Cons

    All tha glitters is not gold. The expat camp at Ras Tanura is in very bad condition and updates are not happening. Before you leap to take your position and leave your life in the US or elsewhere, make sure you are prepared for less than adequate accommodation and overall poor health care.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great W/L Balance with lots of development opportunities"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Geophysicist III
    Current Employee - Geophysicist III
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great W/L Balance , Great Developments , Good environment , lots of data to work with ,

    Cons

    Salaries , evaluation system , Not a lot of conferences , not a lot of asset team work.

    Advice to Management

    Review the Evaluation system
    Start asset teams
    rotate the conference attendance employees


  10. Helpful (16)

    "I am not staying for long..."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The salary is ok, is a good thing not need to pay taxes and the vacations are enough to visit your home country.

    Cons

    Recruitment always try to offer to much and when you arrive you realize that not everything is as they promise, I was offered a house in the main camp (I have pictures in my email of my supposed camp house sent by recruitment) and I ended out of the main camp, so my family live now in a small area and if they want to move I need to take them to every place because the women are only allowed to drive inside the camp.
    Additionally they offered a position different to the one I am now working at, and now they are asking me to commute to a 6 hours location leaving my family behind in a place where they will not be able to move because they are not in the camp, the salary does not pay that.

    Advice to Management

    Control recruitment to avoid false expectations in the employees, we quit our jobs trusting the company and come to work here and then you realize half of the promises are not true, you don't want to be a quitter but with those situations they force you.


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