Saudi Telecom Reviews

Updated Aug 2, 2021

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4.2
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Saudi Telecom Chairman Abdulaziz A. Alsugair
Abdulaziz A. Alsugair
83 Ratings
Pros
  • "good work environment and good colleagues(in 17 reviews)

  • "Appreciation for work, good salary package(in 12 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Bureaucracy - Limited Career Path - Local(in 11 reviews)

  • "There is no career growth for the expats especially(in 7 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great place to work

      Jul 21, 2021 - ICT Advisor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good exposure to technologies. Good working conditions

      Cons

      Nothing in particular that I can think of.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good Company and environment

      Aug 2, 2021 - Human Resources Systems Analyst in Jeddah
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good Company and environment good salary

      Cons

      depend on the department and division

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Installations and repairs

      Jul 18, 2021 - Fibre Optic Technician in Riyadh
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Company was very good and all was well..

      Cons

      In my no any problem

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Greatelecom company

      Jun 22, 2021 - Engineering Manager in Dubai
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good experience High tech Great income

      Cons

      Operational cost is high need more efficient management

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Best working environment

      Jun 12, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Riyadh
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great experience Good salaries Healthy environment Strong leadership Clear vision

      Cons

      For passionate employees work life balance can sometimes be a challenge

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Working from home

      Jun 13, 2021 - Business Analyst in Riyadh
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Working from home service from HR.

      Cons

      no cones that I can think of.

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company but a lot of old luggage keeps it from moving forward

      Jun 27, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Riyadh
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great amenities and employee programs

      Cons

      Politics due to residual from older employees

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good

      Jun 26, 2021 - Analyst in Riyadh
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work environment Working hours Salary Work life balance

      Cons

      Structure Culture Age gap Very big org

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Senior Level Advisor (Foreigner) at STC

      Apr 27, 2021 - Advisor in Riyadh
      Recommend
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      Pros

      General facilities (NOT work space for most senior level foreign workers and advisors). Telecom space Market opportunities for company growth. A few really nice folks (like in any place).

      Cons

      Wasteful spending, rites and rituals, renovations, procurement, ceremonies, etc. Office space politics. Every year a large batch of Saudi's get promotions (especially to Grade 35, Section Leader). Then there is a huge rotation of space to create offices for these Section Leaders at the expense of even more senior and experienced foreign advisors. Section leader offices are come with a complete standard inventory of furnishings. Many foreign senior level advisors (some with Director-, VP-, or higher-level past experience from elsewhere) are pushed into cubicles, or two sided work spots or simple long form / open-space desks with no privacy or dignity. This shuffle happens regardless of the fact that most of these foreign advisors are paid significantly MORE than these section leaders, and perform work of significantly more impact and value than the local Section leaders. It's a big ritual of 'Keeping Up Appearances.' - Too frequent change of leadership and staff. Too many transformation programs. - STC is slow to change, even as telecom requires fast and furious speed. - I've seen many new local employees sit around for days, weeks, and even months with no real work. It is as if they hire first, and then try to figure out something for the employees. - Too much emphasis on clocking in by 8:30. Not enough emphasis on real contribution. - Many recognition events in departments are a sham: I've seen too many loafers get recognition awards. - Performance ratings are more about helping Saudi nationals qualify for the home loan program than about their performance. Foreign workers are invariably given lower ratings so that nationals can get the higher ratings. This reinforces a really bad culture of entitlement. - Too many people in management and leadership who are really very bad at it. - Too many people Grade hunting and going for Director- / GM- level jobs in areas they know nothing about. - STC could be significantly more profitable and competitive without the above forms of waste, 'wasta', and without the politics at the board and other levels.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      good experience

      Apr 26, 2021 - Infrastructure Operations Specialist in Riyadh
      Recommend
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      Pros

      there a lot of challenging environment and you can learn a lot from it

      Cons

      need some hard work to be able to coop

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