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Eni Reviews

Updated December 3, 2014
Updated December 3, 2014
89 Reviews
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Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance on 28 days on off rotation really getting me to focus on life and work adventure (in 10 reviews)

  • possibility to work all around the world (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Unfair people management, Hight level of favouritism, No meritocracy (in 5 reviews)

  • if you are Italian you are okay but any other nationality could face strange difficulties (in 16 reviews)

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  1.  

    The mirror of Italy...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Knowledge Management Analyst
    Current Employee - Knowledge Management Analyst

    I have been working at Eni full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you're an employee there are some pros: low work load, benefits, in the summer free friday afternoon, no one will fire you unless you kill someone.

    Cons

    I work here as a consultant and I've never seen an environment like this: parasitism, bureaucracy, incompetent executives, no meritocracy at all. This is a real mirror of Italy unfortunately. There are people I can consider smart, but just few people. Without consultants this company would be dead. I'm trying to run away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're there just for political connections, just for filling empty spaces.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    no sense

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Control in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Control in Houston, TX

    I worked at Eni as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    challanging, friends, Okay, down town

    Cons

    not systematic, troubling, not easy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Honestly it was the worst experience of my life.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Eni

    Pros

    Good salary, great benefits (10% 401k match), short work week (37 hrs), and lots of vacation (5 weeks).

    Cons

    Horrible management, endless bureaucracy, managers moved in and out of positions every 1-2 years. Very cold and unfeeling company. Management used a recorded video (that was delivered via email and didn’t work on half of the company computers) informing ~150 employees that the office was closing and that they might (or might not) be offered a transfer. Severance was unfair and health insurance stopped on the day you left the office. Horrible experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    If you're not Italian forgetaboutit

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eni

    Pros

    Pension scheme 30+%, In house cafe good

    Cons

    People, motivation, no opportunities for non Italians

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Good for two years after graduation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Eni full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging project to work.
    Good possibility for traing and developing technical skills at the beginning of your career. Nice co-workers.

    Cons

    Impossible to make a career. Every year the salary scheme and the career impovement get worse. Senior Managment is terrible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    working in the headquarters will drive you crazy

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Evaluation in San Donato Milanese (Italy)
    Former Employee - Business Evaluation in San Donato Milanese (Italy)

    I worked at Eni full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - possibility to work all around the world
    - good colleagues
    - many courses for employees
    - terrific cafeteria
    - short working day

    Cons

    - nothing to do
    - many offices are just elephant's cemeteries; you just hope to end un in the right office at the right moment
    - mobility among offices is just impossible
    - flat salary as you approach 2k€ a month
    - non existent HR although they have many tools to evaluate you (psicologists writing your own profile and so on)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good in the beginning

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eni full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice experience, basic courses in first years, mobility

    Cons

    Really poor human reource management, forget personal development and career

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company if you're italian...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Head of Safety in Al Ḩayyānīyāh (Iraq)
    Current Employee - Head of Safety in Al Ḩayyānīyāh (Iraq)

    I have been working at Eni as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    No pressure at work, good pizza in canteen

    Cons

    No structured or logical approach to anything, management style of the 70s where the boss is almighty and micromanage all tasks. The company still has a heavy "public sector" culture.
    All recent downsizings affected mostly non italians, all social events are italian speaking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're an international company, so stop holding meetings in Italian where 50% of the audience cannot understand. Give same consideration to other nationalities as Italians. Get up to date with management practice, and all technical skills (and that ranges from HSE to IT, project management, maintenance, etc.)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    eirl : No meritocracy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Eirl in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Eirl in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Eni full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly and supportive people
    I worked there for almost 1 year. eirl - London office

    Cons

    No meritocracy at all, Successful company but unprofessional management team, the development path is only available for Italian or blond girls age between 20-30. Unfair and inefficient local recruitment, high level of Micromanagement and unprofessional managers, if you voice up your idea you might get fired. - eirl -London office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the level of micromanagement, select employees and promote them based on skills and knowledge rather than nationality and gender.
    Value your employees, and retain talents - eirl

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Frustrating

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eni full-time

    Pros

    -Solid financial company, possible opportunities in various projects around the world, multi-ethical environment, good work - life balance.

    Cons

    Unprofessional management, no training, no career opportunity unless you are Italian, worst HR I have ever seen, politically motivated, advancement only on political connections, disorganized, non transparent towards employee evaluation and processes in general, does not have long term planning, average salary is lower than competition, personal issues are not considered, feel the hate against foreigners(non Italians), no standardization (no lesson learned, every time a project starts from scratch, messy) and I emphasize: the worst managers I have ever came across in my professional life!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review your internal policy, implement meritocracy and get rid of all your managers and start again.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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