Aramco Americas Reviews

Updated 30 Apr 2020

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2.2
16%
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26%
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Aramco Americas President and CEO Mohammad Alshammari (no image)
Mohammad Alshammari
7 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance due to the 9/80 work schedule(in 19 reviews)

  • "Professional enviornment, work-life balance, friendly atmosphere, meaningful work(in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "ASC lacks consistency and runs like a start-up company(in 5 reviews)

  • "There is also no room for growth in the company(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Recruitment Team"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Every other Friday is a paid Holiday,

    Cons

    Really just too many to mention,, sexists, disorganised, HR are a joke, totally incompetent, but they do have a multi faith room, that only Muslims are free to use !! stay clear people

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  2. "Benefits"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior SAP Developer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Half Marathon, Benefits, Compensation, Work week schedule

    Cons

    Good old boy system, less training, management IT decisions

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  3. "Not sure? Hard work and loyalties is rewarded with lay-offs"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting Staff Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and retirement were great . Our Controller and VP were very appreciative of my performance

    Cons

    Supervisor did not treat employees fairly and should not shout at employee in front of others

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  4. "Review of Aramco Services Company/Aramco Americas"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Procurement in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work is interesting and the salary is comparable to other companies in the oil industry..

    Cons

    Company is a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, and the management is handled by Saudi employees who are transferred to the US for three year increments. The company discriminates employees for age, sex and religion. No matter where and how your yearly reviews were rated, woman over the age of 60 years are tagged for layoff.

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  5. "Ethics are nonexistent"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Procurement Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salaries and benefits in most cases unless you are a contractor.

    Cons

    Repeatedly violates own procurement rules to favor Saudi based firms including disclosure of competitors prices

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  6. Helpful (4)

    "Don't buy in just because it's Aramco"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IR Advisor in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits - medical & retirement, 9/80 work schedule

    Cons

    People see the name Aramco and automatically think that they want to be part of an organization of this magnitude. It's not what you think! The company is changing in the worst way possible. Layoffs are being made regularly and have been going on for over 2 years. It's debilitating to it's employees and leaves it to where there is no moral or motivation to want to be positive. Saudi Arabia sends their "scrubs" that they don't know what to do with to become management/administrators at Aramco in Houston. This terrible level of management/administration is being allowed to lie, falsify reports, demote people, and engage in illegal activity on the backside of layoffs, all while knowing absolutely NOTHING about the people or department they are suppose to be leading. It's sad that this is the "legacy" they are leaving for the next Saudi Administrator that comes along. And you might be thinking "well just report them to HR." Ha! The human resources department will, literally, look at you and shrug their shoulders. HR has absolutely no respect for the employees and are "yes people" to management to protect themselves. There is also no room for growth in the company. It's really sad to see what it has come to at Aramco. So, don't buy in just because you see the name and know it's magnitude in the oil and gas industry. There are much better, FAIR, companies to work for.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Hard work and loyalty is rewarded with lay-offs"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The pay is fair and slightly above market. - The benefits package is decent. - Knowledgeable, competent and personable coworkers.

    Cons

    - Constant lay-offs, approaching danger zone with understaffed departments. - Management only cares about short-term cost-cutting measures and will do anything to get their bonus. Oh did I mention that the management also constantly changing? - Morale is really low due to the absence of training and care from management.

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  8. "ASC Review"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Summer Intern 

    I worked at Aramco Americas full-time

    Pros

    Great people, everyone was very kind and always willing to help!

    Cons

    Contact with HR was slow and frustrating

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Caution! Think before you apply"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IR Advisor in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aramco Americas full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    ASC has phenomenal benefits such as the medical, 401k plan and the retirement plan if you are focused on retirement this is the place for you. Work life balance due to the 9/80 work schedule.

    Cons

    ASC lacks consistency and runs like a start-up company. I work in the IR department and have seen many people come and go over the years. The last 5 years have seen significant turnover within personnel at the company. In the past the merit increases were phenomenal but for the last 5 years they have decreased to barely providing a cost of living increase unless you are one of the chosen who receive the highest merit ratings every year because you are on of the chosen. The company uses forced ranking for the merit ratings and rarely will you see your rating change even if you are a superstar for the year and out shine the chosen ones. It is very frustrating to be asked to come up with good ideas and positive feedback that is ignored by Saudi and American management. The morale has decreased over the last 3 years as layoffs have made the environment harder and harder to deal with. Some of the layoffs don’t make sense and the length of time that they have been going on is debilitating to many employees. The company is hiring a younger workforce as they are laying off and losing employees but the benefits and pay does not cater to a younger workforce. Lack of ability to work remotely. The company used to all employees to work remotely and now there is not any type of opportunity. Lack of training and opportunities for advancement.

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  10. Helpful (6)

    "Stay away"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aramco Americas full-time

    Pros

    Teams outside of management get along wonderfully, retirement plan

    Cons

    Worst management I’ve ever seen, zero transparency, no mobility, business decisions made based on personal impulses, entitled/incompetent management

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