Eni Reviews

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

2.9
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. 1 person found this helpful  

    not so much stressful, time and space for the family

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eni as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    salary is quite good, on the average for the Italian market. it is required to travel. you can have the possibility to meet international diversity while at work

    Cons

    people management and career advancement, not fair. sometimes you get stuck in a place with no reasons while you see Others progressing with appearently no reasons as well. italian and anglish spoken is required

  2.  

    Fantastic

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Working here was quite challenging with lot of experience people.
    Equal chances to explore.

    Cons

    Coping with long hours.
    Meeting target.
    Training wider range of cultural differences.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Health and Safety to continue to be at the front burner.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    interesting place to work

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    Former Employee - Geologist
    Former Employee - Geologist

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay,
    Good people
    Good work life balance
    For the most part relaxed atmosphere in the office

    Cons

    Double handling of projects
    Everything must go through the eni system
    Over staffed so not always enough work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very poor management, lack of meritocracy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Milan (Italy)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milan (Italy)

    I worked at Eni full-time

    Pros

    Safe job: no one is ever fired, for any reason. You can hide in your office in the HQ or in a BU for years without anyone noticing that you are there. Fair balance between family and job commitments.
    Competence and professionalism are not prerequisites to a good career, yet, if you have no higher education, no talent and no significant experience you can even make a career of it.

    Cons

    Desert of competence (both technical and managerial) at higher management levels. Autocratic, rude, unprofessional management style. Directors are changed like socks: no coherent and sensible strategies can be developed at any level as a result.
    Meritocracy is simply non-existent: young "talents" are selected according to their family's political connections. Higher education level in "non-sponsored" employees is seen as a threat rather than as a resource, and punished accordingly.
    Micro-management in the HQ: plenty of offices and functions in spite of very little job to be done. Proliferation of managerial positions in the HQ as a means to make careers and please political sponsors. On the other end, understaffing of project teams in the BU with massive use of external contractors and work disruption as a result.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The basis has been laid, over the last few years, for a continuous worsening of the company in the future. No advice would realistically be useful at this stage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    a true Italian oil company, having Italian culture has its own advantage\disadvantages ;)

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    Current Employee - ICT Manager
    Current Employee - ICT Manager

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

    Pros

    Eni is a big company with lots of opportunities, the founder Enrico Mattei was a legendary man and his ideas are still in place (not as bold as before). if you have something to offer, company will make sure to appreciate it. Family, is like the ace of spades. you can play that card whenever you are in bad condition.

    Cons

    There are a lot of connections inside! luckily most of the people that know each other are good to work with (even though if they are not the best at what they do, professionally wise) but there are also exceptions that can make your life miserable at work. the environment could be terribly stressful! we have demanding top management ;)with rapid changes, Don't forget Nationality matters! if you are Italian you are okay but any other nationality could face strange difficulties. HR function in general is really poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    During the last 10 years of working i realized that the sky is blue everywhere you go! my advice for the management would be to add a psychological test and try to get the most adaptive\flexible people in work place! during high pressure those are the ones who get things done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    i wad an HSE engineer having the role of permit to work coordinator

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eni

    Pros

    to have a work team or group in order to participate and share knowledge with different people allover the world

    Cons

    with ENi , i got a very strong and effective knowledge in HSE engineering and health and safety of environmnet in the wotkplace, i was very satisified with being a worker ewith ENI

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Accept the fact; you are not Roman Gods!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Eni

    Pros

    Good location, Good brand, Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Unfair people management, Hight level of favouritism, No meritocracy.
    You cannot succeed through hard work and skills, instead you have to be a member of the inner circle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accept the fact; you are not Roman Gods!

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    eirl : No meritocracy

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    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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Perfect place for Italian people!

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    Former Employee - Human Resources  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Human Resources in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Eni part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible Friday and very good environment (if you are Italian)

    Cons

    Unfortunately no meritocracy at all!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Not good, unless you're Italian

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    Former Employee - Operations Logistics Manager  in  Balkanabat (Turkmenistan)
    Former Employee - Operations Logistics Manager in Balkanabat (Turkmenistan)

    I worked at Eni as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A lot of characters to work with, business class travel, pay on time, 30% retention bonus for first year working with them.

    Cons

    Obsessive about hierarchy, non-core (I.e. Non-Italian) employes treated as disposable after the first year, MD cried when I gave him a desk with a scratch on, change takes years, worst HR department on the planet, zero support from above. I could go on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get over yourselves. No-one needs a 100m2 office in a field base they visit a twice a year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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