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Updated 21 Jun 2019

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Amin H. Nasser
150 Ratings
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  • "Only technical opportunities, no management roles possible for expats(in 72 reviews)

  • "Appraisal system for Expats is partial, as the company looks to parse positions for nationals -> Saudization(in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Engineer"

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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

    Advice to Management

    Hubris will destroy the company

    Saudi Aramco2016-04-07
  2. "Work place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Saudi Aramco full-time

    Pros

    Good workplace and environment

    Cons

    No chance of career growth for expats

    Advice to Management

    Do not conduct sudden change

    Saudi Aramco2019-05-12
  3. Helpful (5)

    "As a member of the Human Resources Department... I do not recommend"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Dhahran
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Average 32 vacation days per year, work/life balance, company covers majority of costs to send children to boarding school (high school children only).

    Cons

    Honestly, Aramco in general is a hostile working environment. They speak of 'great initatives' however, do not expect to see those initiatives come to life. Women are not valued (Saudi and expat), the performance rating scale is forced - if you are not a favorite, don't expect a good annual bonus. Many say the salary is great however, content is required. The salaries are higher than most companies - if you look outside...

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    Saudi Aramco2019-05-08
  4. "Largest oil producing company to work with"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Saudi Aramco full-time

    Pros

    Excellent environment, Lots of money, Huge Budget, Great perks and benefits

    Cons

    Only technical opportunities, no management roles possible for expats.

    Saudi Aramco2019-04-04
  5. "Saudi Aramco"

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      Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst 

      I have been working at Saudi Aramco full-time

      Pros

      Good benefits and compensation and rewards

      Cons

      - No clear career path - Discrimination based on nationality. - Hiring of average expat with high salaries.

      Saudi Aramco2019-03-30
    • Helpful (2)

      "Disrespectful"

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      Current Employee - Training in Dhahran
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Benefits and salary are good

      Cons

      Benefits and salary are good for a reason. You will be disrespected continuously in the work environment as a expat. They are not interested in your experience or background, knowledge or skills. They are looking for "workers" who do what told to get the work done since the locals cannot and will not. Don't expect to be treated fairly or equally. Don't expect integrity and accountability for locals. Credit for your work...

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      Advice to Management

      Fire the management.

      Saudi Aramco2019-03-15
    • Helpful (6)

      "Terrible"

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      Current Employee - Financial Analyst 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Best company to work for in the world (If you are a NON Saudi) Good benefits ( Full medical, for everyone in your household, housing is provided in the company compound, American/European schools for your kids) Holidays. Light schedule during the month of Ramadan, Great salary (and tax free)

      Cons

      The company discriminates against Saudis. (I'm not a Saudi, but it happens all the time to my coworkers) Saudis are treated poorly, and they get paid less than Expats, (Even though they're far more experienced and have better qualification, and are really smart and passionate about building their country, especially the younger generation) Some of the expats...

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      Advice to Management

      Improve your background checks on expats. Pay Saudis fairly

      Saudi Aramco2019-02-28
    • Helpful (1)

      "Going in a new direction.........again, again, again, again"

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      Current Employee - Senior Rotor Wing Mechanic in Ras Tanura
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      great insurance and retirement benefits awesome 401K

      Cons

      12 and 2 work schedule is horrible then swamping from days to nights every other week. not good for the so called safety culture. The people in charge of me are only there because they are from the Sunni tribe no other reason. They can't even do my job much less there job. Lots of favoritism among the locals. If your a expat and think your gonna move up the career ladder, don't your not that's just how it goes over...

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      Advice to Management

      Need to remove all middle managers just really lost and have no clue, most of them can't even show up on time.

      Saudi Aramco2019-02-22
    • "Salary too low for saudis pilot"

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      Current Employee - Pilot in Dammam
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Lifestyle is great and the private area you can access.

      Cons

      The salary for the Saudi pilot is way to low compare to the expat pilot while both of them doing the same job. Also the lowest pilot salary in the kingdom.

      Advice to Management

      You guys need to step up in the competition with other companies and raise the salary otherwise they will keep leaving.

      Saudi Aramco2019-02-12
    • "Regrets and trapped"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Good pay and nothing else

      Cons

      Unfair appraisal for expats Expats are targets when come to dismissal Expect to work more but not appreciated as you are expected to do so At the mercy of local supervisor No way to air grievance without been marked Has to be Yes man You will lose pride and dignity Do Not join unless you have no choice!

      Advice to Management

      Do away with forced ranking in appraisal. Be a fair and global company!

      Saudi Aramco2019-01-17
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