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Updated Sep 16, 2019

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3.6
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Saipem CEO Stefano Cao
Stefano Cao
130 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. "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
  2. "Quella che una volta era una gemma si è trasformata in spazzatura"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Milan
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    I have been working at Saipem full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    "Pochissime persone valide, anche se le migliori hanno già lasciato la compagnia"

    Cons

    "Dimenticatevi della carriera qui. O conosci qualcuno/sei amico di qualcuno/un tuo parente era o è un manager esecutivo/piaci al tuo capo, oppure la tua carriera finisce il giorno in cui entri. Tipica azienda italiana in cui il 90/95% degli esecutivi è in tale posizione per una delle ragioni citate sopra (amico di, parente di, amante di, ecc.). Uno dei commenti riguardo ad uno dei nuovi manager esecutivi è stato:... una persona che ha fatto del tendere imboscate la sua ragione di vita...qual è stato il risultato? MANAGER ESECUTIVI...STATE ALLA LARGA!"

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    Advice to Management

    Il 95% dei manager è vergognoso e indecente. Non vi meritate NIENTE

    Saipem2019-03-26
  3. 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
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Disorganizzato ma generalmente rilassante una volta che ci si è abituati"

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    Former Employee - Responsabile Servizio ICT in Milano
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO
    (Translated from English)

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

    Pros

    "Il basso ritmo di lavoro, che l'azienda di solito ha a cuore nell'ambiente d'ufficio, non genera un enorme carico di lavoro. I salari non sono i migliori ma nemmeno i peggiori del settore. Hanno davvero a cuore la sicurezza dei dipendenti, a volte un po' troppo quindi sommergono gli impiegati con politiche di sicurezza sui siti di installazione (?!). Rispettano pienamente i loro obblighi di legge sul lavoro, quindi... non ci sono problemi per quanto riguarda i giorni di vacanza, i congedi per malattia e simili."

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    Cons

    "Azienda italiana con prevalenza di italiani nell'alta dirigenza. Si tratta di un'azienda lenta in diversi settori. Il processo decisionale è il più lento di tutti. Il flusso di informazioni è pessimo, il che rallenta ulteriormente le decisioni. In genere non si preoccupano così tanto dei dipendenti, quindi nessuna assicurazione sanitaria aggiuntiva, palestra, nessuna formazione e investimenti in competenze o... benefit simili."

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    Advice to Management

    "Dovreste davvero investire nei dipendenti, altrimenti vi ritroverete con il 90% di loro completamente inutile, il che vi rallenterà ancora di più."

    Saipem2018-03-16
  5. "Just OK."

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    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 for promotion in favour of less experienced French/Italian colleagues.

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    Advice to Management

    Revamp your HR policies or expect to get left behind.

    Saipem2017-12-21
  6. "Contract manager"

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    Current Employee - Contract Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Saipem full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Not much else to add. Skilled people can be found though. Really nothing more positive to be said

    Cons

    Hierarchy is bloated. No advancement (unless you are italian). Very low salary. Weak compensation (no payment for overtime, no salary escalation). Low resources. Very very political structure, one way vertical management from Milan to overseas structures, very mafia-like. Management do not value people and skills. No transparency.

    Saipem2017-10-04
  7. 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 increase which has greatly increased... my experience and confidence. No maternity package!!!! Shocking for a company of this size and apparent "repute".

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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
  8. "Senior estimator"

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    Senior Estimator in Milan
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    (Translated from English)

    I worked at Saipem

    Pros

    Stabilità, esperienza multiculturale a livello mondiale su progetti enormemente importanti. Buoni salari per contratti all'estero. Buona rotazione dei contratti all'estero

    Cons

    Non c'è meritocrazia il che causa naturalmente uno scarso management. Scarse possibilità di carriera. Stile italiano con enormi semafori verdi per alcuni e tanti rossi per la maggior parte

    Saipem2017-05-11
  9. "Buyer"

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     in Calgary, AB
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Saipem

    Pros

    Flexibility, minimal supervision as long as work is done Large project that allows great work on many aspect and challenge

    Cons

    Minimal advancement opportunity for non-Italian Heavy procedure that doesn't work in Canada Disorganized and poor training

    Advice to Management

    Invest more on local employees. Don't be cheap on the local employees who can actually get the work done, don't close the door, and use english.

    Saipem2017-04-09
  10. "A company of multi culture"

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    Project Engineer in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saipem

    Pros

    Great company for oil sector, every body hard working, capable to perform any challenging project in due time. Resourceful, excellent wages and may learn a lot from job training. Safety on top of every step. Respect multinational employees.

    Cons

    Higher management and middle management are not capable enough to merge with the procedures of North American business. Impatience practice and hire and fire attitude is a serious negative practice with the middle management of Italian staff.

    Advice to Management

    Despite of learning in the beginning in Canada the company's top management and middle management never been reshuffle much to improve the business.

    Saipem2017-02-13
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