FMC Technologies

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FMC Technologies Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated October 9, 2014
Updated October 9, 2014
210 Reviews
3.2
210 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Relaxed Work; Good Work-life balance; flexibility; great overseas trips (in 13 reviews)

  • Great work environment and amazing group of people to work around (in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • There is not much work/life balance for those in or advancing into management (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper Management Had Problems Relating to their work force (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Business Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    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

    I worked as a Business Analyst while pursuing my MBA. I have an engineering degree and the company prefers to hire people with engineering background but I had classmates who did not have engineering background and were hired with the same benefits/salary as mine. My experience at FMC was like no other place!
    My boss and colleagues were an outstanding support. The team welcome me in a friendly manner and everyone was open to my recommendations.
    Work/Life balance was perfect!
    HR has been improving employees' benefits and perks (such as having a Starbucks with 50% discount in the offices, Gym for employees, etc) so it was a great place to work.
    The Cafeteria (Houston location) has a many options for lunch and is very affordable (the company subsidies it)

    Cons

    None. I personally love everything about this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Product Project Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good company, small company feel. Great training programs

    Cons

    Lower salary than other EPCs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    They never listen, they never learn!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at FMC Technologies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place for a graduate to learn about the oil field, they have a rotational scheme for graduates that is second to none!!

    Cons

    After the rotational training is done, its time to leave!!
    Other employers offer much better benefit packages in regards to medical cover, 401K, 4 weeks vacation time, seperate PTO, 9/80's and the all important work/life balance.
    Senior management is nothing more than a "Old Boys Club" who as long as they are making money are completely detached from the reality that's on the shop floor and offices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you interview the staff leaving for competitors, please listen to what they have to say and implement the idea they give you FOR FREE!!!
    Your staff want a stable a career with clear objectives and real opportunities, support from their management team to achieve these, and a better work/life balance.
    I know of people that have left just to get 9/80's. This is a clear benefit that people REALLY want!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - DESIGNER III in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - DESIGNER III in Houston, TX

    I worked at FMC Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Of all the companies I've worked for in Houston FMC Technologies is at the top of the list. Expect some reviews to be off putting. They recruit straight from the universities. The kids complain about not being managers fast enough. I came to FMC with 6yrs experience and let me say; the training, the team building, the charity events, the goal oriented views. All of these are gifts which most companies do not offer their employees.

    Cons

    Lack of product knowledge. We created designs without knowing what the system actually did!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pushing forward. And in meetings try to give the group as much info as possible

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Commercial Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Commercial Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at FMC Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunities for challenging and rewarding work
    Leading edge of technology
    Nimble decision-making process
    Lots of training and professional development
    Good benefits

    Cons

    A bit of old school, good ole boy network
    Not very tolerant of flexible working needs and preferences
    Facilities are far behind the times
    Hesitant to hold people accountable and cut non-performers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your people
    Invest in your people
    More focus on accountability

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    FMC is really true to their Quality belief and this will take them a long way-- people are nice, salaries are competitive!

    Cons

    PTO - people prefer to have vacation and sick days separate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider more career development for your employees across all levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Exciting experience with a progressive engineering company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Corporate Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at FMC Technologies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Progressive company with strong technical orientation. Compensation is average, promotions and benefits are ordinary. One of the few companies with a retirement program. Number one, for several years, in the Oil & Gas Service Industry

    Cons

    Although Technology is their strength, FMC needs to be more progressive in employee retention. Their core values are excellent, but enforcement of those core values are not always consistent. Leadership, within the company is excellent, but only in certain pockets of the organization. Promotions and advancement opportunities for certain ethnic groups are substandard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the pulse of the entire organization; not just certain segments. FMC Technologies has excellent potential; however, in order to achieve success, you must create a successful environment. All levels of management needs to be evaluated on the effectiveness of the so called "Core Values".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Wow switcho chango

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at FMC Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good market position, most folks are nice.

    Cons

    So many there is not time.. But for a few. Management is disconnected, they move costs around the business to penalize some and benifit others ( ie: you will never get a bonus of anything remotely competative ) Its an old boy network with not the brightest rising to the top

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start over. - Live your core values just dont make print material

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    My experience with FMC has been a turbulent ride filled with extreme highs and lows but never has it been consistent.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Technician in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Service Technician in Houston, TX

    I have been working at FMC Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I work for FMC becasue the industry they are a part of and my education.

    Cons

    They are inconsistent and could care less about anything, even customers, but padding their bottom line (MONEY for Executives)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourself and move onto to another industry like mortgage fraud or ponzi schemes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Used to be good....

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at FMC Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They have excellent benefits, 9% 401k match, good vacation.

    Cons

    FMC was a great place to give my career a boost, the only problem was getting to the next level. I'm not dumb, everywhere is a good ol boys club and evening knowing the good ol boys at FMC apparently doesn't do any good. If you want to do well at FMC you will get into the Subsea business and get to know the right people. HR is a complete joke, as mentioned in other reviews, so don't bother with them. Corporate is a no-mans land and you will never get out, so only go there knowing that. The bonus for lower level employees is awful, almost non existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm still a shareholder, so keep underpaying people and making big oil pay top dollar for your stuff!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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