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 $5million... — read more
*Its all part of Aramco's "get cheap" policy. They have adopted the Exxon HR model. If you need an employee that costs X, hire two and pay them 50% of X. One will probably leave or be useless and get downsized, but then you have the other at 50% of... — read more
In most cases, management is completely incompetent. Someone said it well, the more they try to fix things, the worse they get. I used to really like working here but now I am counting down the days until retirement and I am glad that I will not be... — read more
No surprises here. https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/Huge-Dividend-Cripples-Worlds-Largest-Oil-Company.html
How is KSA for internal travel, sightseeing and camping? Is it safe to move about freely and enjoy the culture, sights and locals personalities of KSA? Would you feel comfortable doing such with your wife and children?
Anyone can be a good engineer, accountant, IT Guru but you also need to know how to be a politician. Otherwise, you will struggle personally and professionally. If you boss is an a$%, guess what, it's your fault because you failed to manage upward... — read more
Anyone care to share what what the package is like? It's not in the HR manual anymore. Is it a month of your Base for every year of service or half a month? Can someone also confirm that this is completely separate from the RIP? Regards,
You can google "Missiles, bullying claims, a tragic death: what’s going on at Saudi Aramco?" and read the article for free. Here is just a taste: But five whistleblowers who spoke to the FT — including current and former Saudi Aramco employees —... — read more
I’m being offered a position with downstream Technical Support Division. Anyone know if this a good place to be? I’m also hesitant to accept and unable to comprehend how can Aramco be hiring and firing at the same time. I’m told that they are... — read more
I have a feeling that no one is trying to keep their job anymore because it has become clear to everyone that there is no logic when it comes to cuts. They manage cuts in such a bad way that they do twice as much damage to the company than they... — read more
That is, how do you push back against an impossible deadline without being targeted as a troublemaker? Deadlines were short even before but I always managed to do my job, however, lately these are really impossible deadlines that would be hard to... — read more
That those who work hard and have good skills are hard to replace in SA as someone says? I know a person that every company would like to have, a great expert from whom many had much to learn, but he is no longer there. They got rid of him very... — read more
People leave here for a variety of reasons. And luckily I got a chance at another company and I’m leaving too. I could no longer bear to have all the work laid on me just because I once agreed to work a lot harder to get the job done faster. A... — read more
Anyone know what's going to happen to those that refuse to be vaccinated for whatever reason? I mean, will they still be asked to take PCR tests to come to work? The company is staying quiet, but I heard an email went out to management last week... — read more
This is a company where you can make good money (until they show you the door) and where you can lose all self respect. I got an offer to move to another company and I accepted without much thought because I am almost certain that there is no company... — read more
Now everybody is forecasting a new oil price bo-m era and then personnel and equipment will be in shortage again. In recent layoffs a lot of competent people was fired and once start the oil price to rise, all companies will start to increase their... — read more
The question you should ask, the same question I ask myself, is the money worth the environment and degradation of your career progression. If you're happy, you're set, don't worry about layoffs. If you find money isn't worth the environment, you... — read more
Hi, If somebody received an offer but doesn't know anybody at the company, what questions could (should) they ask to find out what the job is really like? Are there any places on the internet where such a person could hook up with former or... — read more
I still feel very comfortable here, but lately I am thinking more and more often about what the future holds for this company. Many advise me that it would not be bad to think about transitioning skills from O&G to renewable energy job as soon as... — read more
I've heard we might have more cuts before the month is over, is this true?
I hadn’t even tried to look for a new job before because I was happy with my pay. Back then I had some other priorities. However, money is not enough for a sense of fulfillment at work. Maybe for some people money can drive day-to-day satisfaction... — read more
People talk a lot about leaving here, and they are leaving, it seems to me more than ever. Among them are many talented people who are not as easily replaceable as they think at the top. I wonder if Saudi Aramco is doing the same to keep its... — read more
The company is now resorting to debt to play shareholders. The old rob Peter to pay Paul business plan. No looking good.
There are tons of opportunities now on the Aramco website and some are for expats. I had an interview and might be expecting an offer. It’s sounds like it’s too late to join Aramco now and the best days are over. Do you guys think it’s worth it? — read more
How many people have left voluntarily since the beginning of the year? In a very short period of time, several of my colleagues have quit. People have left before, but this now seems like a very worrying trend to me. The best people are leaving. No... — read more
Can anyone confirm the following? “M” PMPs will no longer receive SAIP US Expats are all receiving “M” ratings US Expats are being quietly laid off Expat Camp life is becoming unbearable US Expats are leaving on their... — read more
Which is worse???? Reading comments from ingrate Saudi's who fire the people who built Aramco and continue to do the real work (and then come back to do the work as consultants and contractors) Working and living with fellow expats who are... — read more
For expats, the major (steady) flow of expat layoffs are continuing with a vengeance. Very secretive, but quietly apparent. I just got it, but I’m not alone. I wish the survivors well. It was good while it lasted.
Who all is affected. Company is firing expats again. They are trying to hide it by releasing fewer at a time. But my sources say more are planned and management doesn’t want a repeat of the fuss with the previous round.