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better than most, a few caveats.

Project Engineer (Current Employee) Des Plaines, IL

ProsIf you ever wanted to work in the oil industry, especially in the refining world, UOP should be your number one objective. Start here and all the doors will open to you. If you're experienced and plan on joining, then it's another story. You will find more opportunities and money in the EPC world (Bechtel, KBR etc..) or in the producers world (BP, Shell, ..)

ConsSalaries are lower by 20 to 30% compared to Houston area or big oil companies. UOP still relies on their name to attract people, and they don't care about the high turn over they get, specially among young engineers, since there's constant re-supply. What they believe in is that when these guys go and work for a refiner, they'll bring them new business since they'll know UOP. Since the purchase by Honeywell, compensations, benefits, etc.. collapsed even further. Moreover, Honeywell wants to apply thermostat-manufacturing by the thousands-type of mentality, to a customised EPC industry. It just doesn't make sense. From the inside, everything that was said in this site is quite spot on. The most disturbing would be to be dominated by the "I've been here for 40 years so I know everything and everything I say is right compared to the stupid ideas you must have since you've been here for the past 10 years only". This goes along with the erosion from the young generation. what used to be the commitment of a generation or a family (many relatives work here), has disappeared. People leave as soon as they get their "uop stamp", leaving a big gap between the graduates and the soon to retire. To complete the picture, a lot of the design is now done in India or Korea or China, just like fabrication, and it's obviously encouraged by management. Not nice.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop thinking a great engineer makes a great manager. It kind of summarizes everything.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Great learning experience with noncompetitive pay

    PLC Programmer (Current Employee) Des Plaines, IL

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

    Pros: After you work here you can go to any oil… Cons: No chance to progress as people tend to stay on… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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    2 people found this helpful  

    UOP is a great place to develop a career

    Research Scientist/Engineer (Current Employee) Des Plaines, IL

    I have been working at UOP

    Pros: Technically recognized leader in the petrochemical industry Decorated history in petroleum refinement A fantastic learning environment Excellent facilities Tremendous experience from technical staff (literally the majority of the… Cons: Pay scale is a little lower than comparable positions at other,… Advice to Senior Management: Continue to do what you are doing. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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