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Saipem Reviews

Updated Sep 16, 2019

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Stagnant"

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    Former Employee - Procurement Officer in Khobar
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Too big to fail Huge projects portfolio

    Cons

    No job security, hire and fire as and when they please Lack of growth within the company employee discrimination based on race, the italians always come first!... poor paymasters

    Advice to Management

    Change your entire HR strategy!

    Saipem2015-04-15
  2. Helpful (8)

    "Great and though experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The company give you opportunity to grow up quickly, lot of responsibility, very interesting job

    Cons

    if you are expatriate, the rotation are bit long, very difficult to get a familly contract, only single, salary in expatriation are not so high compare of number of hour that you spend!! HR Dpt is a real disaster, no communication, you are just a number; Italian management can be difficult for you if you are not italian too....

    Advice to Management

    Change your HR policy

    Saipem2015-02-27
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Pay's good, because they need too."

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     in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Saipem

    Pros

    Good pay, decent benefits, nice diversity.

    Cons

    Pretty much everything else. Lackluster management, too many ex-patriot employees, no upward mobility (unless you're Italian), poor business development, entitled executive class, little to no training, bad social environment.

    Advice to Management

    Send the ex-pats home, and hire some local management. Invest in your employees, it will pay off. Realize that working in Canada is not the same as working in a 3rd world country. Spend some money on team building now and then. Our company name is reviled in Alberta due to our inability to adjust to local standards and practices.

    Saipem2015-01-30
  4. "Sono coinvolto in attività di acquisizione con una speciale focalizzazione sul vendor management"

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    Gestione Fornitori - Approvvigionamento in San Donato Milanese
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    (Translated from English)

    I have been working at Saipem

    Pros

    Saipem è un'azienda molto impegnativa, essendo una delle più grandi aziende italiane con la sede centrale che si trova in Italia (San Donato Milanese) e siti operativi presenti in tutto il mondo

    Cons

    Possibilità di andare all'estero per visite di valutazione nell'ambito dei processi di qualificazione dei venditori e anche per trascorrere alcuni anni in Saipem Yards presente in tutto il mondo

    Advice to Management

    È importante che il top management spinga i giovani impiegati a trascorrere almeno 1 anno in un sito operativo dell'azienda per fare esperienza

    Saipem2014-12-10
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Head HR / HR Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saipem full-time

    Pros

    For technical profiles, good as an "opening" company, give lot of training (but do not do anything to retain) Flexible work environment. If you know your way around you can just float and no one really notices

    Cons

    - Too entralized and looks at Corporate office for evertyhing and anything, - Its very difficult for non-italians to get recognition and career growth, - HR department is just glorified "personnel" management -

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to advise you guys know everything, but just leaving it to be like this

    Saipem2014-11-13
  6. Helpful (1)

    "If you want to get bullied by foreign workers.... It's a perfect place for you!"

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     in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Saipem

    Pros

    Good place to start off your career and learn dirty politics

    Cons

    If you are not Italian no matter how hard you try, you won’t be one of them. You will constantly feel discriminated based on your skin color. From my experience, if you are not Italian no matter you are French, brown, black or Asian they treat you like garbage No team work. You would be stranded without any help from others... and if you ask that could be used against you that you are incompetent. This company... doesn't believe in working collaboratively as it was directly communicated to me once that don't expect team work here and if you don't like this type of culture... go elsewhere!! Very limited growth opportunity. Company really don't care what your future goals and plans. There are no performance reviews. I had performance reviews and the whole conversation was about how incompetent I am and how my boss is not happy. When I discussed my plans for next year... the reply was “it’s too early to discuss that". Basically this company isn't interested in your professional growth and development. HR is the most useless department in this company and is very corrupted. While the HR executives are being paid exorbitant amounts of salary... the work is just not there. The overall employee morale is low and if you dare to complain to HR about your experience... that can be used against you in ways you can only imagine. I've personally tried to discuss issues i had with my boss to HR business partner...all I got from him was "I know that's how it is there but sorry we can’t do much, good luck!" Sense of insecurity - Majority of the people I've met in the company were scared about their jobs and fear that they might get canned the next. Anything you say or do can be used against you. This company will take you for granted if you offer them over time therefore you will NOT have work life balance. I've put in endless overtime hours which never got paid or approved. Upon request my boss said " oh you shouldn't be asking for overtime since its expected of you to finish all work in time and there no need to put OT" whereas, I was required to work overtime to finish certain reports. BUT if you are Italian you get treated like first class citizens. Poor benefits - Comparative to other companies in Oil and Gas industry in Canada, Saipem's benefit package is below average

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    Advice to Management

    Culture needs to get change and managers needs to connect with their employees so the communication gap is filled. Management needs to treat everyone equally and not based on if they are Italian or not

    Saipem2014-12-05
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Endlessly frustrating, if your not European, you are worthless."

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    Current Employee - Pipefitter 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay, sitting around and doing nothing because management can't manage to figure out what country there working in, how can we expect them to organize a job site? A Italian speaking labour was taken 1 month into her job, given a lead hand position with no experience, no she attempts to run the crew when she doesn't even know how to use a measuring tape.

    Cons

    if your canadian, you are scum. You get the worst jobs, and no respect. We are the scapegoats of there unexeprienced managements problems. It's seems like management was born yesterday.

    Advice to Management

    Get some experience then try to come back to Canada and compete with our powerful workforce, you all look like idiots.

    Saipem2014-11-30
  8. "Emerging company in Canada that is still learning the Canadian market"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to interact with technical experts from all over the world. It is a multi-cultural company, and you learn a lot from the people around you. The fast growth means you get opportunities to participate in big projects, that you probably wouldn't get anywhere else.

    Cons

    It is a growing company, that needs to stabilize its growth. Many of the Italian leaders treat their Canadian counterparts badly. It is not an exceptional place to work yet, but is improving all the time.

    Advice to Management

    Hold the Italian Expats to the same standard you hold Canadians to. It is frustrating to know the Italians have immunity while everyone else is accountable for their actions.

    Saipem2014-10-18
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Ex Manager, Saipem Construction Canada"

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    Former Employee - Mid Level Management in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Is there anything? If yes, all for Italians only. Only good thing is, if you sustain with Saipem Canada for two years, your will survive anywhere in the world.

    Cons

    Endless. There is no Management, no guidance, no leadership from the senior management. There are two many cumbersome processes and systems which are difficult to follow for anybody. Top management speaks only Italians and they consider all Canadians are aliens. Safety of people is only siad for the business, never believed by senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Change yourself to see changes in the world.

    Saipem2014-11-16
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Canadian's shame to allow them to have a business in our soil"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Italians cannot speak English Do not pay contractors on time Cannot order material in average 3 month Italian way to run business Never listen to employees Extreme Micro Management kills everybody who wants work hard Too many foreign workers Basically very few Canadian Treat employees like a disposible garbage Finish lunch within 30 min or punished A lot of mouses and you can see mouse poops on your... keyboard You don't know who will be fired next day

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    Cons

    You can wear Jeans you will hear curse whole day in Italian and learn very Good change to meditate under worst management to make yourself stronger fot the next job

    Saipem2014-11-07
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