Eni Reviews

Updated August 31, 2014
Updated August 31, 2014
76 Reviews
3.1
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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 8 reviews)

  • Technical level is good; good technical professional growth, most of the time friendly environment (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • I work here as a consultant and I've never seen an environment like this: parasitism, bureaucracy, incompetent executives, no meritocracy at all (in 4 reviews)

  • Very poor HR management at HO level (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    The mirror of Italy...

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

    I have been working at Eni full-time for 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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    • Senior Management
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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 for 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.  

    Good company if you're italian...

    • Comp & Benefits
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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 for more than a 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
  6.  

    eirl : No meritocracy

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

    I worked at Eni full-time for more than a 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Frustrating

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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

    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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bureaucratic, slow, inefficient

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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

    Quite good salaries if compared to the Italian job market.
    Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    HR dept sucks. Entry-level is basically the same for young brillant engineers and 19yo employees with neither certifications or diplomas.
    Compensations and promotions are not based on what you know but on WHO you know. Salaries are under the Oil&Gas industry standards.
    Offices are overstaffed which results into bureaucracy, slowness and inefficeincies.

    If you feel like you are a talented person dont join eni! This is a company for avarage people with strong connections.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase meritocracy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Don't go there

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Interface Engineer  in  Milan (Italy)
    Current Employee - Project Interface Engineer in Milan (Italy)

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

    Pros

    Big multinational with possibility to be relocated.
    Job is forever, according to Italian Laws.
    There are money to do interesting projects.

    Cons

    Completely disorganized.
    Management focused on finance, people are neglected, objectives are misaligned.
    Huge number of silos.
    Decision making process is extremely slow.
    Frequent frustration.
    Company promises things that never honors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Turnaround or you'll clash against a wall soon...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Working for ENI

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Reservoir Engineer  in  Milan (Italy)
    Former Employee - Senior Reservoir Engineer in Milan (Italy)

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

    Pros

    Flexible and tolerant management
    Pay adequately international employees

    Cons

    - Disorganized
    - Not internationally opened, it is mostly an Italian company with little opportunities to grow for foreigners.
    - It is not acting like an IOC but more like a public company. Local employees look like government employees
    - People are stressed and not necessarily efficient
    - There is no clear process in place to conduct business.
    - Human resource management is non existent and not transparent even if it exists

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Clearly defined job description and objectives to employees
    - Implement and enforce a process for oilfiedl project management
    - Properly train managers both technically and in soft skills
    - Enforce english skills in order to operate in the oil industry

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    challenging company (its a pro and a cons)

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

    I have been working at Eni full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    career growth, opportunities for experience, challenge and satisfaction for results of your job

    Cons

    HR management is not taking care of people at all, disregards any requests, this is against company benefit. Top management is not taking action.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    wake up, you are losing your people worldwide

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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