Saudi Aramco Employee Reviews about "expats"

Updated 27 Dec 2020

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Saudi Aramco President and CEO Amin H. Nasser (no image)
Amin H. Nasser
324 Ratings
Pros
  • "Learning more about the work environment(in 66 reviews)

  • "The work environment is outstanding, with work/life balance unlike any other company I know(in 53 reviews)

Cons
  • "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)

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

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  1. "Engineer"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good Salary and worklife balance

    Cons

    No career development if you are an expat

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  2. "excellent experience"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Engineer I in Dhahran
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    every thing is very good

    Cons

    just the expat layoff policy


  3. "Think Four-times B4 Joining!"

    3.0
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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Dhahran
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saudi Aramco for more than a year

    Pros

    Unmatched Salary (relative to competitors)!

    Cons

    Lack of Respect for Expat Hard Work and Genuine Added-Value!!!

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  4. "Great Company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Dhahran

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco full-time

    Pros

    As an Expat, benefits are awesome.

    Cons

    None I can think of.

  5. Helpful (2)

    "PPMD (Planning & Performance Management Department"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Dhahran
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Salary and benefits, location, colleague are really nice

    Cons

    Supervisors and Management doesn't have any managerial skills. Working many hours to unnecessary activities. No growth for Non-Saudi. Bad environment. Best expat left the Department

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  6. Helpful (4)

    "Horrible Company"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Engineer in Dhahran
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Money and that's really it

    Cons

    Everything, Culture is Corrupt, Racism, Abusive Saudis who hate Expats. Abusive Supervisors who yell at Employees and get away with it because they are Saudi and you are an Expat. Company is all marketing but behind the Abaya its basically a horrible local company that used to be an American owned and is the reason why it has the reputation it used to have, good job screwing it up.

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  7. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible career progression..too much office politics..no future for eastern expats"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Engineer III 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - health care is good - you can leave work at 4. Any extra work can be demanded as overtime (sometimes)

    Cons

    - horrible pay , especially now for eastern expats - general degratory attitude of local managers and staff towards expats in general and eastern expats in particular - hostile locals especially in the face of new anti expat propaganda - work in repetitive. Problems are never fixed due to lack of time or lack of interest by maintenance staff - no career progression. You will be constantly overlooked for not being a saudi for most trainings. - with the current inflation in saudi, you pay quickly becomes inadequate

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  8. "Poor Management"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Consultant in Dhahran
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saudi Aramco full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good company which pays well to expats with excellent family packages. long term employer. The company had tremendous resources which manage correctly can benefit the Saudi nation

    Cons

    Poor Management with selfish aims across the whole management chain. They are there to serve their best interest.

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Go for the Money, Stay for the Money, Expect Nothing Else"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Dhahran
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Above average compensation, when compared to what the same CV is worth in one's home country. This is the entire retention model.

    Cons

    Nothing done according to internationally accepted principles and methods. Projects are done incorrectly and are late, often never finished. No professional satisfaction whatsoever. Virtually no respect at all given to expat employees, it is a common viewpoint of the native population that you are only there for the money. Everyone knows nothing else is offered. Every year fewer opportunities for expats.

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  10. "Corrosion Engineer"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good salary, length of vacation and expat allowance.

    Cons

    Work culture, local people, reckless driving

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