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FMC Technologies... A great stepping stone to a career outside of FMC

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Former Employee - Engineer II in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Engineer II in Houston, TX

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

Pros

Excellent training programs for young engineers. As an Engineer, you will never get fired. Great starting pay for first job after college with a good sign on and relocation bonus. FMC gives you the tools and connections to get a very well paying job after 3-4 years at FMC.

Cons

The better you are at your job, the more work you end up having to do. If you are too good at your job, they will never let you leave that position. 10% of the people do 90% of the work because there is no accountability. Don't think you can change it because there are too many people in front of you that will take your actions as a play for their job and they will hold you back. Non-existent bonus structure. (Unless you are management where there are 3 more levels of bonuses that no one talks about!) Company provided health insurance is a joke. Better to opt out of it and go on Obama care.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Chlorine needs to be put into the management pool. People who were not good enough to be recruited by customers and competitors are now in management positions because they have been at FMC for so long.

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No opinion of CEO

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    Interesting work and great people, but below average benefits and terrible-to-nonexistent employee satisfaction efforts

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    Current Employee - Product Engineer II in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Product Engineer II in Houston, TX

    I have been working at FMC Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    As an engineer the products are interesting; you will design equipment that has to withstand freezing external temps and 350F internal temps and pressures upwards of 15,000 psi all the while having minimal access due to it being installed 10,000ft below sea level.

    The people at FMC are great. A mostly young core of people from new grads to about the early 30's with a sprinkling of "grey beards" to soak knowledge up from.

    Cons

    The bonus at FMC is the same percentage company-wide which will make you struggle to find motivation to work harder since it is not tied to your personal performance. There is also a special incentive program offered only to "highly valuable" employees and management on up, though noone will admit to it.

    The company's efforts in the area of employee satisfaction are painfully lacking. In the quest to meet investor expectations, teambuilding events have been cancelled and managers will tell employees "the expectation is that everyone works more than 8 hours a day." Despite the empty threats, most people typically do great work in an 8 hour day and go home so, at least as of the writing of this review, work-life balance is good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more value on retaining talent.

    Money spent on teambuilding is a worthwhile endeavour that will increase comradery and team synergy.

    Tying an employee's bonus directly to his/her work is much more motivational than a blanket percentage company-wide.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Interesting Experience

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at FMC Technologies as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company growing very quickly and there are multiple opportunities

    Cons

    Global integration in the process of being established

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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