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SABIC Reviews

Updated 14 Jun 2019

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SABIC CEO Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan
Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan
166 Ratings
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  • "The CEO may be valued in Saudi Arabia, but he has literally destroyed the Americas business(in 16 reviews)

  • "New business contracts and JVs are not generating enough profits unless they have feedstock advantage coming from the KSA government(in 11 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Metairie, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at SABIC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good managements, and professional work experience.

    Cons

    I haven't gone through any downside experience in my all year long ' Optional Practical Training' period.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the good work

    SABIC2018-08-09
  2. "Great place to work, enjoyable"

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    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SABIC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    International Development Positive atmosphere Fun Learning from superiors

    Cons

    Lack of direction Strategy Beuraucracy Disconnect between management and employees

    SABIC2019-06-03
  3. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SABIC

    Pros

    Working conditions pay career options

    Cons

    None good company to work for

    Advice to Management

    Listen to subordinates

    SABIC2018-09-10
  4. "Opportunities that play to your strengths are available."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at SABIC full-time

    Pros

    Remuneration is fair and benefits are competitive. Opportunities to develop are available. Global outlook.

    Cons

    HR can improve by being more integrated into department activities.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on long-term outlook.

    SABIC2017-09-22
  5. "Good Employer on Teesside"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Teesside County Borough, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good employer on Teesside Sabic is a good employer on Teesside with a committed and talented local team. Work is demanding but satisfying, and there is a good team spirit.

    Cons

    Requirement to conform with global processes (even if they are less effective for the Teesside site) can be frustrating, although it is understood that these are often necessary. The number of initiatives imposed on the site can be detrimental to overall progress as focus is diverted from important work and valuable improvements.

    Advice to Management

    Keep striving to improve, but consider giving more flexibility to individual regions. Reduce number of initiatives, focus on the most important and valuable ones.

    SABIC2017-08-09
  6. "Accurate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SABIC full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, good holiday entitlement, good development

    Cons

    Not a con as such but you have to put the work in

    SABIC2016-10-23
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Production technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at SABIC full-time

    Pros

    Professional, safe company. Great workforce.

    Cons

    Management tried to change T's & C's.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the workforce.

    SABIC2015-07-24
  8. "lots of poltics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SABIC

    Pros

    you get a secure job in a large corporate that pays good money. if you are an expat they take care of your taxes

    Cons

    the work enviornment is full of poltics and favorism. the company seem to be heavily loaded in saudi rather than being global and there is an absence of diversity

    Advice to Management

    diversify the work force because with diversity comes different opinions and different views of the world. give equal opportunity to all staff

    SABIC2015-07-06
  9. "scholar"

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    Current Employee - Student in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very helpful educational team. the supervision is very well-structured.

    Cons

    limit your prospective career once you enrol in the programme

    SABIC2015-04-09
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Huge ambition and resources but highly conservative with a lack of empowerment."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    SABIC has huge growth ambition and the resources and long term decision making focus to see this achieved. There is a strong focus on delivery and growing momentum towards global collaboration and innovation.

    Cons

    The culture is highly conservative and decision making can often be slow (& frustrating). Sometimes the desire to achieve results and achieve top quartile benchmark status in every area can lead to unrealistic aspirations and sub-optimal decisions versus value creation.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your workforce. Focus on reducing layers of bureaucracy and provide the headroom for people to take greater levels of empowerment.

    SABIC2015-02-16
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