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Saipem Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2019

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Saipem CEO Stefano Cao
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121 Ratings
  1. "my experience"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Saipem full-time

      Pros

      plenty of great project work

      Cons

      quite a heirarchical organisation, very italian workplace culture

      Saipem2016-03-01
    • "Very bad experience"

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      Former Employee - Quality Manager in Fort McMurray, AB
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Saipem full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      While we were working they had plenty of overtime, no limit to work money was good, it should be one of the reason of several incidents

      Cons

      If you aren't Italian you are out of the circle, no high positions for you, they have lot of experience but they brought to Canada the worse management team their policies are obsolete their quality program is a joke their understanding of the Canadians standard is zero and their opportunities to grow below zero... They want to control and micromanagement everything again is a multicultural company just in papers... Because...

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      Advice to Management

      Make a real multicultural company not just an Italian controlled company this is not Italy this is real multicultural country update your policies make everyone equal not just in paper and get manager with technical knowledge, also get manager able to speak and write in English ....

      Saipem2016-02-11
    • "It's Good for Beginners...and offcourse for Italians"

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      Current Employee - Project Engineer in Kazakh
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Saipem

      Pros

      GOOD Learning experience with good salary

      Cons

      No growth if you are not Italian

      Advice to Management

      Minimize Overhead Expenses

      Saipem2016-01-07
    • Helpful (4)

      "Italians No.1, British No.2 and then the rest of the pack."

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      Former Employee - Project Engineer in London, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Saipem full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Good for young engineers with little or no experience in oil industry. Lots of exposure early on, but this is where it ends.

      Cons

      No career prospects in long run, if your not Italian or British (in UK office). Chaotic organisation not for everyone, but for most flexible and resourceful people. Poor managers, not interested in development of young engineers. HR very poor. Making a lot of simple mistakes, slow, unresponsive, and very unprofessional.

      Advice to Management

      Treat all equally and engage with people. Don't be arrogant.

      Saipem2015-12-04
    • Helpful (1)

      "No room to grow"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Saipem full-time

      Pros

      No room to grow, for non italian

      Cons

      Horrible Management, Directors and Senior level Staff.

      Advice to Management

      Quit giving promotions based on Favoritism. Make logical decisions and support your employees

      Saipem2015-12-23
    • Helpful (2)

      "Career only for Italians"

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      Former Employee - Project Engineer in Milan
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Saipem

      Pros

      Experience of working in EPC company.

      Cons

      Worst HR function ever known. No chance to be promoted if you are not Italian. Too Italian menthality- favouritism at all levels.

      Advice to Management

      Please reset your HR function, it is shameful how they treat the personnel - we are in 2015. Remember that the project requirements should always prevail over the personal likes/dislikes of HR. Eliminate "favoritismo", project needs should prevail over focus on individual careers. Make procurement process more transparent and auditable.

      Saipem2015-11-18
    • Helpful (1)

      "good start but not good on the long run."

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      Current Employee - ASSETS MAINTENANCE ENGINEER in Cairo
      Doesn't Recommend

      I have been working at Saipem full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great experience for a fresh grad or 1-3 years experienced guy. but no career or personal development on the long run.

      Cons

      Racist company, Italians treated differently than non-Italians in everything. Especially career path and promotions

      Saipem2015-10-27
    • Helpful (5)

      "My life my job."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Globe, ME
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Saipem

      Pros

      Very vast in experience in oil & gas.

      Cons

      Limited growth for people that are non-Italians

      Advice to Management

      Give equal opportunity to all employee to be member of the company.

      Saipem2015-08-20
    • Helpful (1)

      "A good place to work, but..."

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      Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Saipem full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      If you have talent and ambition, most of the management in London will back you and give you good opportunities. If you prove yourself you can gain responsibility quickly.

      Cons

      The company as a whole is experiencing the sector slow down, and seem to be overly protective of the Italian parts of the company, to the detriment of other places.

      Saipem2015-09-08
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      "Lead Engineer"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Saipem full-time

      Pros

      In case you don't find job anywhere else in EPC business in Canada, then consider Saipem as an option!!!

      Cons

      Low respect at work, Old style of management, Arrogant expats, screaming and yelling at people, inexperienced young Italian managers, Non-Italians are always second handed.

      Advice to Management

      This is Canada, not middle east!

      Saipem2015-05-28
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