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Updated 16 Jul 2019

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Saipem CEO Stefano Cao
Stefano Cao
121 Ratings
Pros
  • "pleasant work environment with enthusiastic, motivated and international colleagues(in 29 reviews)

  • "good salary, possibility to growh up(in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • "Italian company, that only allows certain connected people grow to certain heights(in 47 reviews)

  • "Empresa deveria ter um plano de carreira para is funcion(in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "OK if your face fits or you're Italian"

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    Current Employee - Buyer in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Saipem full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Most people are nice. Money is ok if you got in at the right time. Soe training recently after 5+ years of employment

    Cons

    OK if your face fits or you're Italian. Lack of training, and processes and procedures implemented by corporate without proper rollout

    Saipem2018-05-27
  2. Helpful (1)

    "The Italian is King!"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Saipem full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Good company for developing young engineers. Salary is fair in comparison to Saipem's competitors Pension scheme is quite good. Company pays a few percent extra if the employee puts in a certain amount of money. Flexi Friday, as long as you work your contracted hours, employees can finish by 1pm on Fridays!!

      Cons

      The Italian is king! They have more opportunities to work in various Saipem locations worldwide and seemingly more opportunities to progress to the "upper echelons"...... My first 4years felt like someone pressed "pause" on my career. However the recent downturn of the oil and gas market brought about the unavoidable "right-sizing" and I've seen my work load diversify and...

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      Advice to Management

      Managers are meant to lead and manage, don't micro manage! Appraisals are not meant to be "tick-box exercise to please HQ", they are intended for employees to learn about how they have faired over the last year and set objectives for improving on the next year and so on..... Maternity package of some sort should be provided to encourage more women to work for Saipem!!!

      Saipem2017-06-20
    • Helpful (1)

      "Large multinational"

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      Former Employee - Buyer in London, England
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Saipem

      Pros

      Large projects and a lot of work. Good benefits overall.

      Cons

      Management is very concentrated in Italy. In the UK they bring basically all managers from Italy and the feeling is that you need to be Italian to get a supervisory role.

      Advice to Management

      Give foreign workers more opportunities.

      Saipem2016-12-09
    • Helpful (2)

      "Who you know, not what you know!"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend

      I worked at Saipem full-time

      Pros

      Some opportunity to work offshore. Interesting projects to work on. That's about it. I know so many people that have been screwed over by this company it's unbelievable.

      Cons

      Either you're in with the right people, or you're out the door (being Italian certainly helps you to be in with the right people!). Current state of industry has led them to make a number of redundancies. The selection process for this has nothing to do with your ability, it's all about who you know. Minimal opportunity for career progression unless you get lucky enough...

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      Advice to Management

      Treat all employees with the respect they deserve, as the majority that are left will soon have none for you. You say you are a company of integrity, perhaps you should try and live up to that claim.

      Saipem2016-12-16
    • 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)

      "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
    • "Was in charge of developing new softwares for the corporate and maintaining existing ones"

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        Former Employee - Software Developer in Port Harcourt
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Saipem full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Good work experience, exposure to professionals and world-class tasks

        Cons

        Italian company, that only allows certain connected people grow to certain heights

        Saipem2019-02-26
      • "A former gem transformed into crap"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milan
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at Saipem full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Very few valid people even though the best ones already left the company

        Cons

        Forget about your career here. Either you know somebody/you are friend with/a relative was /is an executive manager/your boss likes you or your career ends the day you enter here. Typical Italian company where 90 / 95% of the executives are in that position because of the reasons given above (friend with, relative of, lover of etc etc). One of the comments about one of the fresh...

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        Advice to Management

        95% of managers are shameful and indecent, you deserve NOTHING

        Saipem2019-03-26
      • Helpful (1)

        "Disorganized but generally relaxing to bi in once you get used to it"

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        Former Employee - ICT Service Lead in Milano
        Recommends
        Negative Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I worked at Saipem full-time for more than 8 years

        Pros

        The low pace that company usually cherish in the office environment does not generate tremendous workload. Salaries are not the best but far from the worst in the industry. They really care about the safety of the employees, sometimes a bit to much so they spam the office workers about safety policies on the installation sites (wtf). They fully respect their working law obligations so no problems about vacation days,...

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        Cons

        Italian company with mostly Italians in the Senior management. This is a slow company in more then few fields. Decision making is the slowest of them all. Information flow is extremely bad which slows down decisions even more. Generally they do not care about employees that much, so no extra health insurance, gym, zero education and...

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        Advice to Management

        You really should invest in your employees otherwise you will end up with 90% of them completely useless which slows you even more.

        Saipem2018-03-16
      • "Just OK."

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I worked at Saipem

        Pros

        Good on-the-job learning and career opportunities. Overseas opportunities. Can be flexible on timing. European culture - less patronizing. Pay is good but bonuses are pathetic. You get to work on big projects and I really mean BIG MEGA projects.

        Cons

        Progress depends on who are your bosses and if they can pull strings for you. Or whether they even want to. Some bosses do care for your development - and others are close to hopeless. HR management from Singapore side is horrible and inconsistent. Little done to identify and retain the high performers. Can result in substantial deadwood. Poor investment in human capital. Skilled and experienced locals may get overlooked...

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        Advice to Management

        Revamp your HR policies or expect to get left behind.

        Saipem2017-12-21
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