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Saudi Aramco Reviews

Updated January 12, 2018
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Pros
  • Excellent Work/Life Balance compare to others (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)

  • Long working hours at the expense of personnal life (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Business system analyst III"

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    • 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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "senior planning analyst"

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    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

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Field Metal Mechanic"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They are impressive in improving the employees skills

    Cons

    The life is not going to be balanced between your work and actual life


  4. Helpful (5)

    "You stop learning after a few years."

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer
    Former Employee - Project Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good salary, nice people, and work/life balance.

    Cons

    Not challenging, nepotism, and mediocre middle managers.

    Advice to Management

    Don't focus only on the A-player. Focus on making the B-players to be A-players, there are many of them!


  5. Helpful (12)

    "Be careful what they offer you because that may change when you get there"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Maybe salary is better not extraordinary compare to haedahips you will encounter

    Cons

    Almost everything they offered me job in one location and accordingly the housing but once I got there I found out my job is really middle of nowhere as well the housing.
    Too much favoriteism and politics

    Advice to Management

    When hiring individuals from west be open dont just show the bright side but based on your experince let them know the downside eg. Housing issues commuring issues no carrier advancement etc.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Management consultant and leader development"

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

    Pros

    Great pay nada chance to travel

    Cons

    Very harsh climate. Slow to adapt to international business practices

    Advice to Management

    Let expats have leader titles


  7. "Satisfied"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay and Friendly environment

    Cons

    Job was part time due to the company bring out of the country

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Benefits at Aramco"

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    • 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.


  9. Helpful (9)

    "Perfect career move...."

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


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Industrial Relations - ASC"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Industrial Relations in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Industrial Relations in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saudi Aramco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    On-site amenities (cafeteria, gym, clinic, workshops, etc.).

    Cons

    Egos and corrupt practices. Individuals in managerial roles with ineffective and often questionable leadership capabilities (with the exception of Technical/R&D roles). Non-existent on-boarding process. Lack of vision and communication between ASC and Saudi Aramco. Political/Hierarchal organization (refrain from addressing organizational gaps and contributing ideas).

    Advice to Management

    Oil reserves are a gift, but character is a choice.


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