Saipem Employee Reviews about "italian"

Updated 29 Jun 2020

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  1. Helpful (1)

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

    1.0
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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.

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  2. "Emerging company in Canada that is still learning the Canadian market"

    4.0
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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.

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  3. Helpful (1)

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

    1.0
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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

    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

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Not recommended company for fresh graduates"

    2.0
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    Current Contractor - Fresh Graduate Engineer in Jakarta
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Saipem for less than a year

    Pros

    -if you get some luck , u will be assigned to saipem engineering centre, gain alot of work experiences. -multicultural company so will have a lot of connection around the world. -you will have experience with big greenfield project EPCIC -health insurance is good. -good working situation -good training quality but very minimal frequency. - Project Sharing. if in your country has no project, you can also be involved for doing some project in another country.

    Cons

    -Do not expect more if u are not italian and french. -less experience in project, since saipem just only dealt with big project and remotely directed from paris and milan. -there is no clear training development and further career path. retention time for assigned in project average around 3-7 months. -treatment for local engineer is not good, all rules controlled by expat. -Young graduate will be joined in YG program for about 3 years being Junior Engineer. fresh graduate engineer will be bounded for first year as contract employee in a year,and the second year will also be bounded again for one year as contract, for the third year u will be permanently hired. there is penalty if you hired by another company while you still be bounded with saipem. -you will be paid gross, no basic salary or other bonuses, just only overtime. there is compensation with inflation rate. -turn over of the employee is very high, since some of them never get satisfied with management treatment.

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  5. Helpful (1)

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

    1.0
     

    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 .

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  6. Helpful (3)

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

    1.0
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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.

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  7. Helpful (3)

    "Good to start after graduation"

    3.0
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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

  8. Helpful (9)

    "Saipem Project Sites_ Worst Place to work"

    1.0
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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 in Canada. Their attitude and behaviour with site employees is worst. These sites are already a very stressed places and they increase more stress to their employees' work environment. They shout and yell at their employees very often. Most of the management have experience working in middle east, asian and africa, so they treat the employees in Canada likewise. They dont provide their emloyees with any kind trainings, professional development and very reluctant to share information with them and there is no learning culture. They don't have any work related ethics and have very poor relationship with their employees. Harrasment and bullying is very common. Employees are suffering alot, and while most of them are immigrants, and need experience in Canada for their future, so they are reluctant to complain or protest against this injustice.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Exciting projects and operations but poor corporate culture and resource management"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris

    I have been working at Saipem full-time

    Pros

    - Thrilling "frontier" projects: remote eareas, deep water. Every project is an adventure. Great for those that fear the routine of office work. - Worldwide presence, even though mainly in "difficult" countries - Best in class operational assets

    Cons

    - Increasingly hierarchical management - Poor career management and visibility - Predominance of Italian nationality, especially in managerial positions

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  10. Helpful (2)

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

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    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.

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