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Saudi Aramco Reviews

Updated March 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work/life balance, great compensation (in 26 reviews)

  • Professional work environment and Great opportunity (in 26 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 (1)

    "great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    one of the best companies in the kingdom

    Cons

    the company is very big to be coordinated


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Summer trainee"

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

    Pros

    Good place to make a few bucks

    Cons

    no formal training conducted during the summer


  3. Helpful (1)

    "energy supplier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


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  5. Helpful (10)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  6. "Geological consultant"

    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
    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


  7. "Feild operator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Pros

    Good company with good repetitive as its one of the largest company in oil and gas industry on the world.

    Cons

    need to be present on the field and with hard working in sometimes.


  8. "consultant specialist engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saudi Aramco full-time

    Pros

    previous experience and great employer/client

    Cons

    there are no down sides


  9. "Great Company to work for!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. "sad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 .


  11. "Unique culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.



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