Eni Reviews

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
71 Reviews

3.0
71 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 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Standard System administration task load.

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Houston, TX

    I worked at Eni full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Interesting environment. The company is a multi-national, a subsidiary of Eni, which is the former Agip - the Italian national oil company. As such the culture there is different from most American companies, the Italian culture bleeds through to this American subsidiary.

    Cons

    Getting initiatives off the ground is very difficult. There is alot of wait and see. Often no one wants to be the decision maker.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to move initiatives forward into production.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    OK just ok

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eni for more than a year

    Pros

    Bonus system is set up ok. Pay is ok just ok.

    Cons

    Pay needs to be more competitive with other operators. Favoritism among Italians. Much workload stress. Management just passes the buck so to speak when it comes time go get work done. Passing work off to much lower management level people. Heatlh insurance is HORRID. Health insurance company takes forever to pay doctors who in return send you all kinds of nasty letters and bills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better pay better benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    The mirror of Italy...

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    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
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  5.  

    no sense

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    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
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Low Incentive in terrible atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Eni full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    high salary, easy work schedule, minimum hours

    Cons

    no bonus structure, no promotions, management does not care for change

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent managements and coworkers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Eni

    Pros

    Many opportunities for learning and expanding upon skill set

    Cons

    Bureaucracy can make accomplishing anything difficult, senior management rarely stays for very long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act upon known problems rather than ignoring them or hoping they will get better before you transfer to the next opportunity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Honestly it was the worst experience of my life.

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    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
  9.  

    OK

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Eni

    Pros

    Good Compensation and time off

    Cons

    Little room for advancement if non Italian

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    overall a good, stable company to work for

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    Current Employee - Back Office  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Back Office in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Eni

    Pros

    good hours, benefits, senior management are very nice...

    Cons

    pay is on the lower end...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should offer more merit based compensation

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A large company with bureaucracy, but also a lot of interesting things to work on

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    Former Employee - Applications Architect  in  Milan (Italy)
    Former Employee - Applications Architect in Milan (Italy)

    I worked at Eni as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Working with ENI you will face challenges that can hardly be found with other employers. It is soooo big!
    You will interact witl a lot of people and most of them have something you want to learn.
    A permanent position with ENI is considered a big value and several people exchanges some salary for this benefit.

    Cons

    The paths for get things done are not linear and straight. You need to follow all the rules that are there mostly to avoid that somebody gains personal advantages. Unless you are doing a simple "Hello World", you will soon learn that you need to build a network of people that have your same view and have a can do attitude.
    Working on a contract for ENI allows you to present yourself and many who started on a contract got a permanent position, but this, usually, takes years (from 5 to 10, I'd say). Working on contract for ENI also means that, not that often, but might happen, your project suddenly is set on hold or disappears and the contract suddenly dies.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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