Saudi Aramco Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 11 Dec 2020

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3.9
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Saudi Aramco President and CEO Amin H. Nasser (no image)
Amin H. Nasser
320 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. "Finance Professional"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dhahran
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Facilities, Remuneration, work life balance

    Cons

    Growth opportunities is one criteria to consider

  2. "Excellent company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Riyadh
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Remuneration Work life balance Good work experience

    Cons

    No career growth Too much work load


  3. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance and benefits

    Cons

    Performance evaluation system and merit increase

  4. "Fantastic place to work and live"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Group Leader in Dhahran
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work environment is outstanding, with work/life balance unlike any other company I know. Diverse workforce from all over the world, challenging and rewarding career path, excellent employee training.

    Cons

    This is a huge global company with over 70,000 employees worldwide, so management hierarchy still exists to control approvals which can sometimes be a little slow.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "good pay including benefits and work life balance"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Dhahran
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay including benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    place is sometimes very hot and some of the employees dont do much

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Too political"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Saudi Aramco

    Pros

    Good Work life balance Health insurance

    Cons

    Political environment Kills motivation Slow pace

  7. "Working at Saudi Aramco"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technology Consultant in Dhahran
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Money, benefits, pension, work life balance

    Cons

    no career progression, unfair PMP process. Expatriate employees not dealt with fairly.

  8. "Great benefit"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate JV Manager in Beijing, Beijing
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very good work-life balance. No work overtime.

    Cons

    Limited promotion space, because the managers are almost sent from their country.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Ups and downs"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contracts Advisor in Yanbu
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance (based on job nature) Good pay Job security Home ownership assistance

    Cons

    Worst performance appraisal system ever Unfair treatment is common and accepted by high management Too much to do that you have to stay more hours with no overtime Unhealthy environment appraisal system makes employees hate each other Show is more important than work

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  10. "Good for settlement, bad for career progression"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good work life balance not very demanding, depends on where you work

    Cons

    no career development opportunities management is based on seniority, so old minds hold the decision seats

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