Saudi Aramco Reviews

Updated 12 May 2021

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3.9
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Saudi Aramco President and CEO Amin H. Nasser (no image)
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297 Ratings
Pros
  • "Development Work environment Excellent payment(in 68 reviews)

  • "The work environment is outstanding, with work/life balance unlike any other company I know(in 55 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "lack of professional development (for non Saudis)(in 25 reviews)

  • "Sometimes very difficult to negotiate with Management as we had the Company (Saudi Nationals and some expats, some Americans) to deal with(in 25 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Great place to work!

      9 Feb 2021 - Human Resources Generalist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Its a structured work environment, good progression opportunities, supportive management and interesting challenging work

      Cons

      Very different hierarchical structures throughout the company, I prefer flat organisations.

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Interesting work

      15 Mar 2021 - Sales Associate in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great culture, lots of cool people

      Cons

      Demanding hours, work life balance not ideal

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Saudi Aramco in Dhahran

      22 Sep 2020 - Human Resources Advisor in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A pleasing community to live in camp. Pleasantville Arizona... Don't rely on getting across to Bahrain easily, as so are 40,000 others - and it really doesn't have much to offer. Lot's of interesting projects to work on, with very nice Saudis. Warm and pleasant, humorful and non-judgmental. Surrounded by well educated and generally pleasant colleagues from all over the world, who have a great community social life. Everything is only 5 minutes away if you live in camp. Opportunities abound for those who are willing to be agile, productive and positive. A good and surprisingly large hospital, in the camp. Many excellent Saudi staff, surgeons etc.

      Cons

      Many people will arrive on there first day at work to be told that they don't have the role they've been contacted for. Bit frustrating after a year to get gain the position and actually get there. Managers move around and the info doesn't always get to the replacement. You still get paid though. If your managers really don't want you after you have arrived, they may play the 'don't give her any work' game. Then as you have been sitting around twiddling your thumbs they'll call you in on your 90th day and tell you that you've failed probation because you haven performed, so go home again and pack. Managers often can't make decisions and don't read for more than 30 seconds - which may mean a shift in your expectations - or you can just allow it to irritate you; or you can just carry on and smile. The camp families tend to be a bit cliquey, so if you don't fit their social circle you could be politely avoided. Specific religious beliefs, married or single, that kind of clique. Don't expect a reference when you leave - they just don't give you one, unless you personally request from a friendly manager. It's difficult to come back into the real world if you have been there for 5 years or more, as your overseas experience will be probably ignored by recruiters.

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Excellent Company with good rewards

      19 Oct 2020 - Lead Piping Engineer in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice environment and good salary.

      Cons

      Projects are running down now

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Not worth it

      18 Dec 2020 - Software Engineer in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good company I recommend it

      Cons

      I enjoyed working for that company

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great benefits and colleagues

      17 Aug 2020 - Teacher 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great teammates, great benefits nicely supplied classroom

      Cons

      Living overseas, the weather, safety concerns

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Very good

      29 May 2020 - Instrumentation Engineer in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Professional good nice friendly service

      Cons

      None to mention good company

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Chemicals Consultant

      30 Oct 2019 - Senior Consultant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good Salary, and a challenging job

      Cons

      Mostly it is on Contract base,

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      It was fun

      28 Sep 2019 - Project Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice salary, no tax, new culture

      Cons

      Boring environment, no evolution prospects

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Secretary

      2 May 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I gained value and knowledge working for a good team

      Cons

      I was not always praised

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