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Saipem Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2019

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "No room for growth if you dont speak italian . Sunshine clear on the job discrimination ."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Saipem

      Pros

      good entry for for people with no experience

      Cons

      No room for growth if you dont speak italian . Sunshine clear on the job discrimination .

      Advice to Management

      Change all your staff to local staff and local management

      Saipem2014-02-21
    • Helpful (3)

      "If you want to put halt on your career chart then this the best!!"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      It will teach you new language weather you want to learn or not. It will be Italian.

      Cons

      People might think I am biased but to be honest, I am kind of person who always tries to find way out of situation and most the time, I am very successful. This is the first company I have come across who likes to sit on problem rather then solving it and improve the methods of working for better tomorrow. Opportunity to climb the ladder for non Italian is null.

      Advice to Management

      You are not in middle east or third world country where people will take your attitude and unethical way of speaking. Please show some respect and appreciation who works diligently for welfare for your company.

      Saipem2014-02-15
    • Helpful (3)

      "Good to start after graduation"

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      Former Employee - Internal Auditor 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      - International experiences and mobility - Learn on the job

      Cons

      - Italian rather than international mentality - Difficult internal mobility - Managers mostly grew inside the company not allowing new perspectives to be brought inside the company - Company requiring a lot from employees and not giving much back

      Saipem2013-12-08
    • Helpful (2)

      "Worst Company. No Ethics"

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      Current Employee - Senior Staff in Dammam
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I have been working at Saipem full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Mega Projects. Good for Beginners. Different work culture.

      Cons

      No Ethics. Same experienced & Similar post people have varied salaries like 2 times. Growth Rate is poor. Salary double in 15 to 20 years. People Good friends with Italians make promotions. Increments are sometimes at incredible 0% to 1.5%. Unexpected people get 5%. No Rules. Random Management. People removed with little or no reason. You have to skip or or postpone Vacations, but Italians dont lose even a single day....

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      Advice to Management

      Stop Double standards. Maintain ethics. 0% to 1.5% Increment is ridiculous.Give increments at least 5%. Let not people applying butter make rules. Reduce Kerala & Philippine People & your Company sure will prosper.

      Saipem2013-11-10
    • Helpful (4)

      "SIS"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Saipem full-time

      Pros

      Good place for immigrants to start

      Cons

      Unethical practices, employees treated with a lack of respect, many many people getting fired on an ongoing basis for daring to express any kind of opinion. The Italians keep information to themselves. The working atmosphere is unorganized and chaotic. Expectations change without any apparent communication to English speaking people. Chaotic environment. Crisis management, lack of respect and bullying is common.

      Advice to Management

      They won't care anyway

      Saipem2013-10-14
    • Helpful (9)

      "Saipem Project Sites_ Worst Place to work"

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      Current Employee - Projects in Calgary, AB
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

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

      Pros

      A plus just to get experience in a relevant field, or to work and get industry exposure as a newcomer to Canada (especially for immigrants).

      Cons

      Home office work environment in Calgary is ok, Project Sites like Horizon, Fort Mackay and Husky Project Site are the worst places to work. 12 people got fired since November 2012, 4- resigned, 4- removed from the site (Horizon), the only reason is that site management dont like them. 95% of management is Italian people. They come from a very different culture, they dont realize our values, respect, freedom and dignity...

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      Advice to Management

      They should hire qualified and experienced Canadians and Permanent Residents as managers, and provide many trainings realted to ethics, positive attitude , harrassment and manners to Italian managers before they assign them any responsible role .

      Saipem2013-03-20
    • Helpful (2)

      "Fair employer who is offering broad opportunities for personal development, however HR is a lot to be desired."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook

      I have been working at Saipem full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Ample opportunities for development, dynamic environment especially on offshore projects, friendly people who are open for sharing knowledge, fair compensation and good life-work balance

      Cons

      Poor career management, no sincere and constructive evaluation feedback, no clear objectives and generally HR is lacking transparency. Management is still mainly Italian.

      Advice to Management

      From the project management point of view you have to improve lesson learn, further empower project teams and perform sincere and honest post project analysis. To HR, be more transparent and proactive.

      Saipem2012-09-23
    • Helpful (2)

      "steep learning curve, poor camaraderie"

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      Former Employee - Project Engineer in
      Doesn't Recommend

      I worked at Saipem

      Pros

      unstructured work environment so you get to work on a lot of different aspects of project management. Travel to new countries is a plus Great LAvazza Coffee for FREE!!!

      Cons

      Clash between Italian and French creating a disharmonous work environment Quite a few project managers were too inexperienced to lead projects. Poor commitment to diversity. All management is pretty much just Italian. Extremely misogynist environment. Frat boy culture. A use and throw mentality towards non Italian engineers

      Advice to Management

      Focus more on diversity Focus more on training and development and retainment of engineers Keep the Coffee!

      Saipem2011-01-18
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