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Saudi Aramco Reviews

Updated 19 Jan 2020

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3.8
75%
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Saudi Aramco President and CEO Amin H. Nasser (no image)
Amin H. Nasser
173 Ratings
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  • "Only technical opportunities, no management roles possible for expats(in 75 reviews)

  • "You do your job and pass on your expertise to young Saudis(in 22 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Sexist backwards company that treats women like garbage"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saudi Aramco full-time

    Pros

    Possibly travel opportunities and opportunities to save as there is so little to do.

    Cons

    Expat Women are not allowed to be married or have children. A full blown disgrace in this day and age. No career advancement and a boring work environment with unsupportive male bosses with huge egos and sexist principles

    Advice to Management

    1. This is 2018. Women have every right in the world to be married and have kids and have a career with a company. Time to change!

    Saudi Aramco2018-10-07
  2. "Risk"

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    Former Employee - Risk Management 

    I worked at Saudi Aramco full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good working environment and compensation

    Cons

    There are no issues at all

    Advice to Management

    Excellent work environment

    Saudi Aramco2020-01-17
  3. "Sports Leader"

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    Current Employee - Sports Advisor in Abqaiq
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Best Company to work

    Cons

    No cons for this company

    Advice to Management

    Non

    Saudi Aramco2020-01-15
  4. "Horrible career progression..too much office politics..no future for eastern expats"

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    Former Employee - Engineer III 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saudi Aramco full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - health care is good - you can leave work at 4. Any extra work can be demanded as overtime (sometimes)

    Cons

    - horrible pay , especially now for eastern expats - general degratory attitude of local managers and staff towards expats in general and eastern expats in particular - hostile locals especially in the face of new anti expat propaganda - work in repetitive. Problems are never fixed due to lack of time or lack of interest by maintenance staff - no career progression. You will be constantly overlooked for not being a saudi for most trainings. - with the current inflation in saudi, you pay quickly becomes inadequate

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    Advice to Management

    Have some sense.

    Saudi Aramco2020-01-19
  5. "Armco"

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    Former Employee - Nurse Manager in Dhahran
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saudi Aramco full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    salary and benefits and holidays good free medical care and subsidised dental. great amenities for when you were not working. Amazing sport and recreation. every club you can imagine

    Cons

    autocratic management out of touch with reality not much chance to process in your job.

    Advice to Management

    its time to enter the 21st century, listen to your employees and give them the chance to advance their careers. not much point in professional development otherwise

    Saudi Aramco2020-01-18
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Nice place to work but not for very long"

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    Current Employee - Operations Engineer in Jeddah

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You learn a lot and you will work with diverse and intelligent people

    Cons

    Some times the work becomes repetitive

    Saudi Aramco2019-12-28
  7. "Social Worker"

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    Current Employee - Social Worker in Dammam
    Recommends

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I am enthusiastic about applying to the social worker with Saudi Aramco. I have a goal to become a mental health advocate for the under served population in Saudi Aramco to give back to the community. I am confident that admissions committee will find my experience commensurate with the requirement of Saudi Aramco.

    Cons

    every disadvantages will be fixed if there are intelligent employees.

    Saudi Aramco2019-12-24
  8. "Great company but not fitting for me."

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    Former Employee - Process Design Engineer, Refinery Processes in Riyadh
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saudi Aramco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    very stable, well established, pay is good though not the best, great benefits, respectable people.

    Cons

    a lot of politics because the opportunities are limited. It has an Aramco culture that other employees care about more than your job performance.

    Saudi Aramco2020-01-03
  9. "Excessive supervision"

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    Former Employee - Planning Analyst in Jeddah
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saudi Aramco full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Attractive salary, bonus, and strong management

    Cons

    Supervising officers have absolute power over the employees

    Advice to Management

    Mandate the Rotation of the supervising officers to different departments and locations

    Saudi Aramco2019-12-13
  10. "Traditional Enterprise, too much processes, less output"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Dhahran
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Compensation for western ex-pats is fine, however, only if you have no other choices as it is a dead career, it might affect you in the long run

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy and committee/project-based work in a very siloed environment at several levels, division level, department, organization and cross-organization, surprised that thing actually might get done worst working culture dead career for ex-pats, management do not care about people development nor cross assignments

    Advice to Management

    focus on people, break the silos, be diverse and just in your compensations regardless of nationality, sex, religion, or colour

    Saudi Aramco2020-01-18
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