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Amin H. Nasser
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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. "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
    • "Great Company with embedded discrimination"

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      Former Employee - Engineer in Dhahran
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Great place to work, self motivation can take you places, management is usually supportive

      Cons

      Discriminatory payrol policies, certain nationalities are showered with benefits and the others are given peanuts. Big gap between base pays of western and eastern nationals.

      Advice to Management

      Treat all employees equally. Quality of work they perform doesn't change by the passport they hold, rather it depends on how you treat them.

      Saudi Aramco2018-11-28
    • Helpful (1)

      "Worked in the past, not now"

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

      I have been working at Saudi Aramco full-time

      Pros

      Great pay, no rain, diverse workforce

      Cons

      Recruiters lie about job role and housing lies about housing issues. Once in your job, impossible to move to a new role as the tribal management will not allow. Saudi nationals given all the perks while expats just work. Fees for dependants, fees for visas going up every year.

      Advice to Management

      Sell now, oh I guess you are IPO

      Saudi Aramco2018-02-08
    • "Business Systems Analyst/Contract Advisor"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Saudi Aramco

        Pros

        Nice place to develop sport skills and sports interest. Excellent company facilities and lots of different nationalities who share common interest and peaceful neighborhood.

        Cons

        Different nationality groups have different pay and benefits package, i.e. $ Payroll, Pound Sterling, Saudi Arabs, Other Arabs, Near Asians, Far East Asians in that order. The Company saved a lot and spent less in hiring Filipinos from the Far East who are equally capable with their American and European counterparts during the late 70's to early 2000s.

        Advice to Management

        Start tapping the women's sector for the office-clerical positions.

        Saudi Aramco2017-07-26
      • Helpful (1)

        "Big as it is, Saudi ARAMCO needs balance"

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        Current Employee - Information Security Analyst in Dhahran
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

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

        Pros

        Organization structure. Mature work processes. Organization size, allows for very specific specialization. Employees can really work in their specific area of talent.

        Cons

        For non executives, Work load is not gauged or appreciated. The existence of Blame games. Polishing image is more effective than actual work. Large pay gap between foreigners and nationals (advantage to foreigners)

        Advice to Management

        It's easy to pile tasks on job roles, but creating load balance creates more effective results. Chief position holders tend to follow the trend, and pile more tasks on already overburdened roles

        Saudi Aramco2016-05-24
      • Helpful (1)

        "Great Company, Competative Working Environment, Low Pay"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook

        I worked at Saudi Aramco full-time

        Pros

        Support training and employee development Competitive environment It's a heaven for expats and the compensations are extremely high.

        Cons

        Saudi Nationals pay is extremely low You are expected to work after working hours without being paid Micromanagement is everywhere. Expect Not easy to move from one department to another and some finds it hard to move from one unit to another within the same department

        Advice to Management

        Saudi employees are assets. Treat them with respect.

        Saudi Aramco2015-12-08
      • Helpful (4)

        "The worst-case scenario"

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        Former Employee - Industrial Skills Trainer in Al Khawwārī
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook

        I worked at Saudi Aramco full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        Very good salary, industry top benefits

        Cons

        Poor, lazy and unknowledgeable management, 100 percent of management Saudi nationals, the working culture is unique and does not fit to western business culture

        Advice to Management

        To completely change approach to employees, develop proper training and development, and treat their own people like they are humans not slaves

        Saudi Aramco2015-11-22
      • "Freshly resigned PDP"

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        Former Employee - Engineer IV in Dhahran
        Recommends
        Negative Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I worked at Saudi Aramco

        Pros

        I am a fresh graduate from KFUPM , i have a bachelor degree in engineering , Worked for Aramco about year and half , Specifically the Facilities planning department. Aramco is an enermous company and each person experince depends on the departmentvthat he was assigned to. For me ( FPD ): Pros: 1- Experience ( for FPD only ). 2- Always interacting with high managment ( For FPD only ) 3- Professional Enivorment (...

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        Cons

        1- unsatisfactory Job, most of the time you will be doing the same boring job over and over again. 2- obsolete old burcaticr management. 3- there is big different between expats and saudis career tracks , managments positions are only for saudis , however expats are compensated with a lot of money, 3- Salary is based on your nationality. 4- High Job Pressure and High expectations , most of the time people come...

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        Advice to Management

        Abonden That old style managment , keep on motivating people , they need it at FPD and do not waste the enginers times by assigning them additional useless tasks extra to the important ones . Time is a valuable resource at Fpd.

        Saudi Aramco2015-07-10
      • Helpful (3)

        "Business system analyst III"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Saudi Aramco full-time

        Pros

        Team work, learning new skills, engaging in lots of projects, learning a lot about leading teams ans projects

        Cons

        lots of unplanned assignments, complication with management, hidden rules, different pay roles and not fair to many people, they pay you depends on your nationality which is really weird

        Saudi Aramco2015-05-28
      • "Great"

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        Current Employee - Project Engineer II in Khobar
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

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

        Pros

        Client side ... Lots of interaction with international firms...lots of training...big responsibilities...equal opportunities...mentorship programs...opportunities for advanced degree

        Cons

        Minimum additional pay...no overtime...nationality quota on positions...yearly evaluation is not solely based on ones evaluation

        Advice to Management

        None

        Saudi Aramco2015-06-07
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