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Saudi Aramco Reviews

Updated October 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work/life balance, great compensation (in 29 reviews)

  • Having a safe work environment is another reason employees will want employment with your company (in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • Tons of bureaucracy, poor middle management (in 11 reviews)

  • Poor management no career path, toxic working envoroment (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Good place to start and learn."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of learning opportunities, great courses to get free of charge.

    Cons

    Too much favoritizing and it's who you know which is wrong! POLITICS everywhere and if you disagree, you are OUT!

    Advice to Management

    Be humble, it's not always about the big dogs!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Intern"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work place and benefits

    Cons

    In some cases job title doesn't reflect responsibilities and tasks

  3. "national company, secured job forever"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Research Geophysicist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Research Geophysicist in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    best of best benefits for experienced hires, especially for whoms will retire soon

    Cons

    non-expericed for graduate level new hires


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Bureaucratic in processes"

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

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

    Pros

    High growth operations
    Total comp package

    Cons

    Tighten up on hiring processes
    Benchmark their expat comp elements - premium

    Advice to Management

    Be more nimble and less hierarchial


  5. Helpful (7)

    "Monetary benefits not bad, stress, and management incompetencies high, political mess"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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

    Pros

    Monetary benefits
    Safe and secure for kids and families

    Cons

    Frozen Career path
    several layers of managements, and silos between divisions, departments, organisations and business lines that you feel helpless and stressed

    Advice to Management

    reduce layers of mgmt. and stop the nonsense


  6. Helpful (4)

    "I was a full-time employee"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Rewarding Compensation and friendly enviroment

    Cons

    It just the weather in Saudi Arabia


  7. Helpful (1)

    "great"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Summer trainee"

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    • 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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "energy supplier"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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


  10. Helpful (12)

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

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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.


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