If Saudi Aramco is such a cr---y place to work as so many expats working here are trying to paint it as being, what are you still doing here? Why don't you pack your bags and head back home where I'm sure O&G companies will welcome you with open arms... — read more
What do you think will happen to SA if there is a global recession?
A lot of people are deciding to resign. It doesn’t affect me much for now, but I guess for those who stay here it might start having a huge impact on their work eventually?
Missiles, bullying claims, a tragic death: what’s going on at Saudi Aramco? When Alwyn Whitcher took a job with Saudi Aramco in 2017, he believed he was joining a company with a history of valuing the expatriate engineers who helped build and run... — read more
Expatriate Executives Flee Saudi Arabia’s Bad Bosses In the summer of 2020, two videogame companies canceled sponsorship deals with Saudi Arabia’s planned city-state of Neom following fan complaints about the country’s human-rights record. Neom... — read more
Is it possible that there are those who got laid off during the COVID pandemic and have not yet found an adequate job? Someone told me that there are such cases, but I'm having a hard time believing it.
Outsourcing of non-productive, inefficient departments are currently scheduled for mass layoffs. Those elements of some key organizations will be retained and moved to other areas of the Company. Layoffs of costly U.S. expats will occur.
Departing employees can either be your company's ambassadors or reputation killers. It all depends on how you treat them on the way out the door. Share your experience.
I have been here for a very long time and I loved working here, but there is less and less professionalism. It's as if professionalism is no longer important to anyone here? It is sometimes shocking which roles are given to the greatest... — read more
it looks like new layoffs are happening after Ramadan
Stop worrying and enjoy the good times while they last. Saudi Aramco net revenues double to $110bn on surging oil demand Saudi Aramco has reported its highest annual earnings since an initial public offering in 2019, as the world’s biggest oil... — read more
Under current market where bigest oil consumers are looking to deal in their own currency, If SAR leaves their constant 3.75 rate to let's said 3, you will se how expats will abandon the ship. I can't imagine better Saudization program.
Never worked in a place where I’ve been hired to give specific advice, yet when producing my findings was told to “look online” and see what I could download!!?? WTF!? Only been in this space 20 years and worked at a number of majors, I’m an expert... — read more
When quitting this place the best & only reason to give is "family". To avoid what kind of trouble? Why you can't say "I found another opportunity" or "I need a change from this environment" or simply "no reason" ? What kind of retribution are the... — read more
They laid off some expats, one of who was truly excellent, because said employees had a morale problem. Management decided it would be easier to just outsource. A year and a half later, they are bringing in valuable people from other areas (that... — read more
Anyone know where $14250 sits in this band, asking for a friend.
Seems management couldn't wait to get rid of expats at $40 oil. At $80, the employment door has swung wide open! The only problem is that now not so many ex employees have good things to say about the company. When I joined Aramco, it was because I... — read more
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.