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Saudi Aramco Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 9 Jun 2019

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Amin H. Nasser
149 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. "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. "Engineer"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Saudi Aramco full-time

      Pros

      Good work life balance Friendly environment

      Cons

      Slow promotion process Long processes

      Saudi Aramco2019-04-08
    • 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
    • "Penny pinchers"

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

      I have been working at Saudi Aramco

      Pros

      Good work/life balance and decent work environment.

      Cons

      Its hard to believe you are working for the most valuable company in the world! Financial incentives are diminishing every year due to following: 1. Increasing  Saudi taxes you are expected to pay lump sum while other companies pay them on behalf of their employees. 2. Bring you over from a foreign country and make you pay full rent & bills (electric etc.) of housing in the camp. 3. Education allowance no longer covers...

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      Advice to Management

      You need to find a way to compensate staff for all these rising costs and reduce the financial burden and make it more attractive if you want to  retain current staff and hire top talent in future....

      Saudi Aramco2019-01-19
    • "Good job and nice career path"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Saudi Aramco full-time

        Pros

        Advanced degree program; work-life balance

        Cons

        You cannot get what you want in terms of development

        Advice to Management

        Make work-flow more flexible when it comes to get transferred

        Saudi Aramco2018-11-27
      • "Working at Aramco"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Saudi Aramco full-time

        Pros

        Excellent pay, benefits, vacation time, my team was very engaging and welcoming. Great management. Great work life balance and adventure.

        Cons

        Limited promotion opportunities. Bureaucracy. Risk-averse culture

        Saudi Aramco2018-10-15
      • "Choose wisely"

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        Current Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Dhahran
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

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

        Pros

        Work-Life balance, travel opportunities and tax savings from living overseas

        Cons

        No career development opportunities for expats, lack of challenging work, constantly changing and unclear management direction, team leads keep all interesting projects to themselves, non-existent raises, very dull work culture, poor morale

        Saudi Aramco2018-09-29
      • "Oil and Gas Company"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        No Opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Saudi Aramco full-time

        Pros

        Work life balance, great pay and benefits

        Cons

        Disconnect between job title and actual job

        Saudi Aramco2018-08-26
      • "Excellent balances"

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

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

        Pros

        Excellent work life balance Good Saudi development program Excellent leadership courses Good experience

        Cons

        High competition Minimum salary adjustment in short run Constrained employees evaluation

        Advice to Management

        Free The employees evaluation Constrain budget rather than ratings Ease cross organization movement

        Saudi Aramco2018-08-05
      • "Anonymous"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

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

        Pros

        Excellent pay, benefits, vacation time, my team was very engaging and welcoming. Great management. Great work life balance and adventure.

        Cons

        Heard experiences can depend a lot on what department you are a part of

        Saudi Aramco2018-04-14
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