Anybody know when aramcons will start and take the professional verification exams?
I see the last online editions of Aramco publications were dated December 2021, even weekly Arabian Sun last Edition was December 15,2021. Did they lay off all publications staff or IT people who update website?
Does anyone have any idea how much are contractors with the same qualifications cheaper than expats? Some say as many as 10 times. Is that correct?
I know two in Finance, plus a third when school is over in the Summer. January of 2021 was really big, but January 2022 could be a record breaker. Not sure who (if anyone) will show up to replace them. Seems like the company is basically downsizing... — read more
Remember, remember, first week of December...
All you do is complain about the company, the country, the people...everything. But it's not as if somebody is forcing you to stay here. You make that choice every single day. Frankly, if I was THAT unhappy and if I despised my surroundings that... — read more
I guess that letting others know that the money employees have placed in this company stock in against the policies, but it's true, be careful with the employee RSU as they are getting deposited into non-active bank accounts and months go by and the... — read more
OK guys, since we're in The Layoffs let's do an exercise: Put whatever comes to your mind after the phrase "Aramco is"
You guys getting some nice fat raises next July?
During Russia 2018 worldcup, mysteriously, a lot of people ask for vacation, was sick and/or required urgent travel. I hope Company start hiring right now to be ready. Doesn't matter schedule's or plans, everybody leaves in that months.
I recently got contacted by a friend who got an offer from Aramco. It basically was the same grade code and position as mine but 15% less than the initial offer I got 7 years ago. At this rate it's going to be hard for them to attract any real... — read more
I see somebody was laid off last week, does that mean that layoffs are ongoing instead of taking place all at once?
It was something that I’ve dreaded for several years now and it has finally happened. It is a stress-relieving event for me. This is no longer the company of choice. It is common knowledge that those expats on the older pay and benefits plan are... — read more
Things have gone from bad to worse. Our mechanics and ground support crews, consisting of Saudis and Filipinos, went on strike this month due to not being paid in four months - one vendor paid up and the other still has not. Their company is... — read more
That's how I experience work at Aramco, I have to be constantly on the alert. I worked in other companies in the industry as well and there were certainly a lot of people who were classic opportunists who didn’t care about others, but nowhere did I... — read more
Once again the Company will make itself lean and parasite-free. In your home theatres this september!
Is it worth trying to get promoted here at all? I worked as hard as I could, trying to add some value... all in order to get promoted, but the effort was in vain. It seems to me increasingly that promotion really has nothing to do with hard work.
(...) Also I have to add the typical passive aggressive behavior of withholding information and resources needed to complete a task while demanding to meet an absurd deadline. I literally had to steal information from certain people's computers by... — read more
If you worked for Aramco, you had a lot of opportunities to travel before Covid age, to get some money to pass without issues this time, to knew a different culture that soon will no longer exist, I mean the compound life. So if you leave and you are... — read more
Nothing is really going on in KSA other than targeted (minor) layoffs of US expats on the older, more lucrative pay & benefits package. The Company is on a hiring campaign to replace and supplement the existing workforce with newer expats that will... — read more
A lot of couples are going now for divorce, I guess, pandemic is part of this but compound life and surroundings had also their part.
Is this the company with the most issues related to favoritism you’ve ever worked for? There is favoritism everywhere but here they don't even try to hide it anymore. If you are among the favorites then you don't have to put in much effort. All... — read more
Existing US Expats on the lucrative, older pay and benefits package should be required to re-apply for their existing positions to see if they actually meet the minimum job requirements. Some US Expats have liberal arts degrees (e.g. photography... — read more
I made a cardinal mistake when I left a much more stable job and came to Aramco because at that moment I needed higher pay and better benefits. Now I would be much happier if I could go back to the previous company. Have you ever been under more... — read more
Nobody's had sour grapes comment about Q2 $25.5bn profit yet?
Hi. Someone could explain what salary classification 14 is? Any insight about a position as pet. Eng. Sys. Analyst 1 In the drilling tech dpt? Thanks
Check this out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHMNa9APfcg Seems more reductions coming up in terms of personnel and benefits...
The Company currently needs new hire expats that are willing to work for lower pay and little benefits. Expats on the older pay and benefits package are being encouraged to resign or be eventually laid off. In other words, the Company does not want... — read more
I see more abd more final exit sales mostly western expats? Why is that? Covid restrictions or structured cut on western expats gradually not like last year?
what did you enjoy about your time at Aramco? I enjoyed the education of seeing how others parts of the world got by; realizing just how blessed I had been being born where I was. My heart really went out to the laborers that make the middle east... — read more
2018 or maybe even earlier?
Saudi Aramco has become too toxic a place with too many of those who are more engaged in underhanded tactics that make others look bad than they are engaged in their business. I know people who say they can’t wait to leave Aramco, while at the same... — read more
Just logged onto to this and see the multiple negative comments, a few requests from people looking for jobs and wondering about all the negativity, and to be fair a few comments from employees giving balanced views. Here are my thoughts from a 30... — read more
We are hesitant to go there we watched a video talks about someone being fired after their kid got Ewing sarcoma or Langerhans cell histiocytosis from "environmental" agents in Dhahran. Apparently there are several cases not random. Any information?... — read more
Oops! 14,524 employees personal data? That’s a lot! And precise location details? Network architecture? SCADA design details? Hmmmmm! That a LOT of data for $5million... — read more
*Its all part of Aramco's "get cheap" policy. They have adopted the Exxon HR model. If you need an employee that costs X, hire two and pay them 50% of X. One will probably leave or be useless and get downsized, but then you have the other at 50% of... — read more
In most cases, management is completely incompetent. Someone said it well, the more they try to fix things, the worse they get. I used to really like working here but now I am counting down the days until retirement and I am glad that I will not be... — read more
No surprises here. https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/Huge-Dividend-Cripples-Worlds-Largest-Oil-Company.html
How is KSA for internal travel, sightseeing and camping? Is it safe to move about freely and enjoy the culture, sights and locals personalities of KSA? Would you feel comfortable doing such with your wife and children?