Its always a dream come true to work in Saudi Aramco
Senior Piping Designer (Current Employee) – Jazan, Saudi Arabia – 18 July 2018
1. This is the most unique company we see in oil and gas industry. 2. Always you will be enjoying highest available facilities in the company. 3. Because its a Saudi Government company there will be lot of work available all the time. 4. Basically Aramco is a client for many projects. There are many major EPC Contractors working under Aramco all the time. 5. Since it is Oil & Gas industry, Sometimes there will be a need for work in remote locations. We have to bear such conditions.
Great living area and many recreational activities
Personal Swimming Instructor (Current Employee) – Ash Sharqīyah – 10 June 2018
Saudi Aramco is a truly great place to work. The compound has many recreational activities that include swimming pools, tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts, soccer fields, and everything else. The work hours are great and the community there is all friendly with eachother. You will never have to go home and work extra, you will almost never deal with rude people, and you will always feel like Aramco is home regardless of how far you are from home.
Totally work orientated with no relaxation activities
SITE SUPERINTENDENT (LEAD ENGINEER of PMT) (Current Employee) – Ash Sharqīyah – 16 February 2018
Typical day at work: As per job duties description What you have learned: Learning is continuous and e-learning additional training is available to increase knowledge Management: As I am the strongest construction manager, I am stretched to the limit by management to cover additional requirements to ensure deadlines are met. Workplace culture: As an expat in this country and their type of cultural attitude, it is sometimes frustrating. Hardest part of the job: Constant training and handling of contractor's responsibilities (micro-management) due to low skilled personnel. The most enjoyable part of the: The authority of my position that enables me to intervene where mistakes are made and to replace incompetent personnel when person does not follow guidelines and instructions. Also the intervention when contractor lacks to expedite vendor activities and material procurement.
This review is written from the perspective a foreign expatriate worker. Pay and benefits are excellent, best I've ever seen, work environment is close to home, accommodating and non-stressful.
However, do not expect to advance in salary or position, ever. These roles are given to local nationals. Furthermore, there is no support for personal professional growth or education. Also the work ethic at the company is extremely poor, with as little getting done as possible. With some exceptions, management is very unconcerned with getting things done or supporting those who do.
Family support is outstanding, the schools are excellent, with small class sizes and great support from staff. Shopping can be challenging due to soon to ease driving restrictions, lack of physical address', prayer times 5x a day closing businesses.
The opportunity to travel and see this part of the world is wonderful.
travel, lifestyle, pay, benefits
security, lack of advancement, religious restrictions
Field Supervisor (Former Employee) – Demon – 13 September 2017
Supervising drilling operations learning how to communicate with none english speaking workers. The management micro managed to a over board extent but in general very professional. The workplace consisted of several different ethnics very interesting but the language was the hardest part to over come. The fact of being able to work in another country learning there ways was the enjoyable part.
Saudi Aramco is company that provide policies and standards to help benifit the company and its employees.
Asst. Shops Planner II (Current Employee) – Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia – 14 August 2017
Work in Saudi Aramco can be sometimes worth enjoying and on the other hand sometimes stressful. But at the end of the day you get to have the time to enjoy and relax with all sorts of amenities that it provides its employees. Moreover, here in Aramco they value the importance of family time which is what I like most about the company.
PROJECT ENGINEER (Current Employee) – Shaybah – 9 April 2017
At Saudi Aramco, one can enhance his career skills based on his work experience. You will be motivated and exposed to wider working environment. Your skills are identified based on your knowledge you and your openness.
Process Engineer (Former Employee) – Ras Tanura, S04 – 11 January 2016
Saudi Aramco offers you a lot of money and benefits, otherwise why one should move to KSA, one of the most boring places all over the world? Bureaucracy is monstruous, but they help you a lot. What I dislike completely is their job organization and people care. They can give you an assignment and you ask for some review. They can tell you each time is ok, but at the end it'll be told you it is not good enough.
house provided, free medical insurance and transportation
living in KSA could be hard, bureaucracy, poor communication and management
Iwas working with Aramco Company as console operator since 1996 1-i study apprenticeship in Aramco ITC from January 13 1991 to may 30 1992 English reading 7b and operator BOC and phase 2 for offshore GOSP OPERATOR 2- FROM JUN 1 TO NOVEMBER 30 1992 TAKE PHASE THREE ON GOSP JOB SIDE 3- from December 1992 –may 1993 .start up course for offshore gosp , gas gothering,utility and switch gear room 4-from January 1 1994 TO 1995 December work on safniyah wet crude handling (desolaters) as out side operator and take phase 2 and phase three 5-from January 1996 -2005 I worked as console operator on safanyyah crude control center with TDC 200 AND TDC 3000 and gas TDC stations since 2005-2008 work as oil/gas shift supervisor and I have all recurred COURSES AND EXPERIENCE since october 2010 i got over and i am working with rabigh refiynary &petrochemical company(petrorabigh) for 14 month as safety advicer in hydroteating plant/ for one year until now as shift supervisor in alkylation/sulfaric acid/isomeration plants.
CRANE OPERATOR (Former Employee) – SAFANYA – 20 December 2012
everyday work is somehow tiring but fruitful. I learned to adjust to the environment, focus on my job description,and follow the clients job order. I worked with camaraderie with my co-workers anytime. the most difficult part that I met was in the rough sea and also the crane malfunction. the most enjoyable part of the job is when i can finished the job order perfectly.