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Saudi Aramco, officially the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (formerly Arabian-American Oil Company), is a Saudi Arabian multinational petroleum and natural gas company based in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.It is one of the largest companies in the world by revenue, and according to accounts seen by Bloomberg News, the most profitable company in the world. Saudi Aramco has both the world's second-largest proven crude oil reserves, at more than 270 billion barrels (4.3×1010 m3), and largest daily oil production of all oil producing companies.On 11 December 2019, the company's shares commenced trading on the Tadawul stock exchange. The shares rose to 35.2 riyals, giving it a market capitalisation of about $1.88 trillion, and surpassed the $2 trillion mark on the second day of trading.Saudi Aramco operates the world's largest single hydrocarbon network, the Master Gas System. Its 2013 crude oil production total was 3.4 billion barrels (540,000,000 m3), and it manages over one hundred oil and gas fields in Saudi Arabia, including 288.4 trillion standard cubic feet (scf) of natural gas reserves. Saudi Aramco operates the Ghawar Field, the world's largest onshore oil field, and the Safaniya Field, the world's largest offshore oil field.On 9 April 2019, Aramco issued bonds collectively valued at US$12 billion. Its first international bond issue received more than $100 billion in orders from foreign investors, which breaks all records for a bond issue by an emerging market entity.On Wednesday, 12 June 2019, Aramco reported its net income at $111.1 billion in 2018 compared to $75.9 billion in 2017, with total revenues at $355.9 billion in 2018.

Imagine how shareholders would react if Exxon Mobil gave away a third of the oil it produced, rather than selling it at market prices. There would be hell to pay, right?

But state-owned Saudi Aramco does something almost as ruinous, selling a third of its oil inside the kingdom for less than $6 a barrel. That’s a discount of 87 percent on the international price.

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Former Employee - Rig Foreman says

"Treat westerners like dirt. Promise you one thing the stab you in the back when you're not looking"

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Lots of behind the curtain activities, Backstabbing and politics. Obvious preferable treatment Lower standards of urban living"

Former Employee - Senior Treasury Analyst says

"No promotions unless you are Saudi"

Former Employee - Engineer says

"If you're career driven, or just want to do a decent job, it's not for you."

Former Employee - Visual Merchandising says

"constant turnover, 10 General managers in 6.5 years"

Current Employee - Financial Analyst says

"Supervisors and Management doesn't have any managerial skills. Working many hours to unnecessary activities. No growth for Non-Saudi. Bad environment. Best expat left the Department"

Former Employee - Secretary says

"If you get assigned to a difficult Manager it will negatively impact your overall experience. As a Westerner you may encounter disrespect and resentment. The Secretary role duties can be very mundane and there is very little scope for progression. You may be working in a building away from the main area which can feel isolating, with no canteen or few expats. Life on camp is ok, if bland. It is compound life and you do get used to it, but it can feel very enclosed. The houses are somewhat dated, but they are ok. Some expats (there are some exceptions, thankfully!) are surprisingly not that welcoming and friendly. Weather is very hot from April to October, particularly in June, July and August. Finally, it is a 'lucky dip' to which department you get assigned to. A good/bad Manager can make/break the experience."

Current Employee - Ops Foreman says

"Bullies,liars, working in an atmosphere of intimidation & fear"

Former Employee - Human Resources says

"Westerners are not respected and taken seriously"

Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant says

"Too much bureaucracy and committee/project-based work in a very siloed environment at several levels, division level, department, organization and cross-organization, surprised that thing actually might get done worst working culture dead career for ex-pats, management do not care about people development nor cross assignments"

Pilot (Former Employee) says

"I worked 13 years for that company and it is indeed the most sick environment I have ever seen. Management will destroy your career if you ask for your company rights."

Sr Control & Instrumentation Project Engineer (Current Employee) says

"Generally speaking, the day start early morning, filled with energy and ambition. The tasks are plenty, and range from easy to challenging. It has been a great experience working for Saudi Aramco. I have learned a lot and gained priceless experience. I have joyfully worked for long hours and days, some times during weekends and holidays, and I have contributed significantly. My management were very pleased with me and their complement was almost in a daily basis. Unfortunately, nepotism had spread in the company and only pre defined set of names were planned to be awarded despite the management well; and it doesn't really feel fair environment after all these years. Time to look for better opportunities.expanding facilities, american style of biz although this is fading awaynot well balanced life, nepotism, poor managment, falling morals"

CONTRACTS ADVISOR (Current Employee) says

"thishe is definetely best company in the world and universe if there is such a thing, good working atmosphere, collegues are helpful and bosses are nice, hr is wonderful and security is so careful and polite,goodno"

Construction Engineering Specialist (Former Employee) says

"Go to Saudi as a last resort. Its all a pack of lies about the work, the accommodation, the pay etc etc. Your lied to about the money from day one.Plane to go homePlane to Saudi"

Document Controller (Former Employee) says

"I got good exp.Management is very poorCo-workers - goodNo hardest part in my job"

medical secretary (Former Employee) says

"Hated every minute of it, treated white women badly, arrogant males and the women hate western women. restricted to move around town, covered up in costume not nice!, culture shock, they keep your passport and you end up spending more money to get out of the place. only good for people who do not care about other people, tolerant of racism towards other cultures who work there, nothing to do only one gym boring and nothing allowed not even womens magazine so be warned you will hate it.if you like money but dont want a life go for it better if you have no family or friendslong hours, no nightlife, boring, just sand and nothing to do hated it"

Projects Manager (Former Employee) says

"I had a very bad experience working at Aramco. It was a bad invorment workplace. No matter how hard you do your job, people get promoted or advance by knowing someone."

Drilling / Workover Consultant (Former Employee) says

"They will fire you and lay off for no reason, expats go first. You will work 14-16 hours per day. Each hitch 28/28, you will have a different supervisor every two weeks."

Field metal mechanic I-Grade code-9 (Former Employee) says

".safety procedures. .expect the unscheduled jobs or emergency jobs. .fair. .They have a professional jealousy. .To worked in a live plant. .After the job done well and safe.have a job trainings.No overtime"

Gas Drilling Foreman (Former Employee) says

"Pays good. Work in Saudi is bad. Managers & superintendents are very quick to lay blame to everyone but themselves & their favorites. Too much butt kissing goes on in the company."

Medical JV specialist (Former Employee) says

"I had a really horrible boss who undermined me, refused to properly train me, allowed my co workers to undermine my work. I could go on and on but don’t want to waste my time. It was literally the worst job I’ve ever had."

Systems Analyst (Former Employee) says

"While the job lasts, it is good. But brace yourself for bad news. Have your bags packed. there is a cultural gap between locals and expats which keeps growing. In Saudi Aramco all employees are equal. But some are more equal than others. Be ready to witness prejudice at its highest. Money is the best part. That's the only way to get folks out there. Nothing is what it seems. There is always a story going on behind the obvious. They treat you based on your nationality, religion, gender, etc. If you happen to be on the privileged list, then you are OK. Until one day they decide you are not. And they are never honest with you. If you decide to go there, make sure money is good enough for you to bear the other stuff.MoneyLack of civility, prejudiced environment, incompetent management, no room for career progress."

Qty. Surveyor (Former Employee) says

"Good management and leadership. Involves in Construction and maintenancefree housing and accomodationexcellent healtcare"

Cost Engineer (Project Management Team - PMT) says

"Good Coordination with Contractor. Safe jobsite. Involves huge vessels and equipmentsfreee housing and accommodationexcellent healtcare"

Senior Advisor (Former Employee) says

"The company management resent expats. Saudis must be the smartest and know all even when they don't. Saudis will never admit to not knowing something and will never rely on expats. Saudi management is extremely political, nepotism rules. Expats are held to company policy. company is held to nothing. There is no recourse and expats are beholden to Saudi labor laws. You are alone. Promotions are scarce. Saudi management is always difficult with approving entitled leave. Be very aware when going to Aramco---salary is not the only thing to consider."

Compliance & Behavioral Based Safety Implementation, Coordinator (Former Employee) says

"Saudi Arabia is the most horrible place in the world next to Antarctica Work is not that hard as the bar is set pretty low. Advancement is based on your relationship to a tribal leader and Americans don't have that. Pay for Americans is very good and it better be because that is the only good thing about the job. Retirement benefits are outstanding and you can get them after 5 yearsThe pay is great, the gym is greatfood is terrible and there is nothing to do in the entire country"

Organization Performance Advisor (Former Employee) says

"Old fashioned, fear based management and culture of prejudism, jealousy, and harassment. About 20 years behind in most practice areas and an unwillingness to apply new methods and methodologies. Punitive leadership with supervisors who are willing to go to any lengths to hide their incompetence. No prospects for advancement if you are unwilling to go along with unethical practicesGreat expat packageToxic work environment and lack of integrity."

Technical Architect/ Novell CNE (Former Employee) says

"It's S.A. in the Kingdom what do you think It's the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia the only reason to be there is the money. There's no, life, freedom or purpose beyond the moneyMoneyEverything else"

Senior Geologist (Current Employee) says

"Nice work environment, with work- life balance but needs improvement at all managerial levels. Salary/Benefits can vary dramatically depending on your nationality."

Senior Consultant (Former Employee) says

"It is the worest place to work with a very bad management of black vision and mentality. If you are not white American you can not find a good job. The exclude indians, arabs, blacks from their list of hiring, and sometimes they make a real discremination on ehinity basices. Try to make a interview, be sure they will not tell you about the result when they decide to exclude you from the list, or they sent one guy instead of three and this guy will not hire you once he discover that you are smarter than him or you have expertize higher than the others working as managers or directors in this company."

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