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Saudi Aramco Engineer III Reviews

Updated 24 Apr 2019

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Amin H. Nasser
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  1. "Community Engagement"

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    Former Employee - Engineer III in Dhahran
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance and community engagement

    Cons

    Not many career development opportunities

    Saudi Aramco2019-04-24
  2. "Electrical Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer III in Dhahran
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good work life balance -Excellent benefits only if you are from western countries -Good work environment -Friendly colleagues

    Cons

    -Low pay and benefits for locals and employees from eastern countries.

    Saudi Aramco2016-10-23
  3. Helpful (11)

    "An Oil and Gas legend has become a disaster"

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    Current Employee - Engineer III 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco

    Pros

    Money, period. As an expat you get paid more than you ever will back home. However consider the cons

    Cons

    Terrible Middle Management, as many have previously stated, some of the worst middle management I have ever seen in this industry (and I have seen a lot). Overly oppressive CYA fear based work culture where everyone is scared of their supervisor and manager as they make or break your quality of life. As an expat, YOU HAVE NO CAREER!!! FULLSTOP!!. PERIOD!! You will NEVER be allowed to progress past your grade code or...

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    Advice to Management

    You need to stop becoming a company that's job is just to provide jobs for incompetent people!

    Saudi Aramco2016-07-04
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer III in Dhahran
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco

    Pros

    Good Compound to stay for family and good salary

    Cons

    Beware what they tell you during orientation in London or houston.Ask and clarify with the recruiter where in the salary band your offer falls since if you are 90percent and above than there will be no merit increase even if you get an excellent PMP rating in your appraisal. You will only get an merit increase if you are given a next grade code which usually takes 4 to 5 years. Hence ask before you'll join as to where...

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    Advice to Management

    Be fair with the expats youll recruit

    Saudi Aramco2016-03-17
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent compensation package"

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    Current Employee - Petroleum Engineer III in Dhahran
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great compensation package and low work pressure, really nice compound to live with family, more than 50 day-off per year and it is great for people retiring.

    Cons

    For an expatriate it is hard to move across business lines in case you were not allocated initially in your field of expertise, high bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce bureaucracy

    Saudi Aramco2014-09-29
  6. "7 years in aramco"

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    Current Employee - Engineer III in Dammam
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good home ownership program for saudies capped at 1500000 SR

    Cons

    Unclear business goals, performance rating system, arranged tasked for high ranked people to justify this rating

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent

    Saudi Aramco2013-06-26
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Big Company with Big company's problems"

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    Current Employee - Engineer III in Dhahran
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco

    Pros

    they offer a decent pay and a nice raise every year depending on your performance. the work really depends on where you are assigned. there are areas where work is very engaging and interesting, while other areas where work is really only on and off

    Cons

    the large workforce and and the lack of qualified local workforce has forced the company into highering many "Average" or "Below Average" individuals who are dragging the company. due to local work laws, it is extremly difficult, "if not impossible" to fire a local full time employee. this adds to the problem, if you hire a low performer, your stuck with him for life.

    Advice to Management

    Managment need to work on balancing benefits with corrective measures. it is absolutely fair that all employees are not compensated the same way. the company is moving in a direction that is forcing all employees to be "Average"

    Saudi Aramco2009-03-08
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