FMC Technologies

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FMC Technologies Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated November 30, 2014
Updated November 30, 2014
222 Reviews
3.2
222 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Relaxed Work; Good Work-life balance; flexibility; great overseas trips (in 14 reviews)

  • Great work environment and amazing group of people to work around (in 21 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.  

    Coming into its own

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Market leading company in a growing area within the oil and gas/ energy industry. There are a lot of opportunities for those who know how to navigate the decision- making process. Best 401K program I've ever seen.

    Cons

    Innovation in technology is clear, but other functions clearly struggle with latent improvements and processes. HR, IT, Legal, Marketing, and Finance all need radical overhauls if the company is going to compete. Businesses are siloed and allowed to operate independently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make difficult management decisions and demand changes from employees. This company could take over if everyone worked together. Invest in the non- obvious - outsource IT, improve HR, and require all employees in Marketing meet basic skill sets in today's environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Positive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Control Planner III in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Production Control Planner III in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Positive environment focused on delivery products to customers. Able to rotate jobs every 18 months.

    Cons

    The only way to get a significant raise is to change jobs every 18 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give bigger raises to retain employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    I Targeted this Company Many Years Ago to Work for but...........

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Subsea Service Technician in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Subsea Service Technician in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    They are the top in their products for sub sea, and they acquired Schilling Robotics. The 401K matching was great the perks to making it through apprentice portion means no going into the yard (not exactly) when you return from either international or from off shore GOM work. They accommodated the employee with a quality lunch dinner to make up for poor location originally. Safety in Bays and yards is everyone's duty. The $ spent on equipment for the yard and bays was top notch. The training given to Bay workers and the PPE or specialty fork lifts were the best. New filing system being implemented at the time for inventory and tracking was/is futuristic. However, the clicks were evident at this first level but did not lead one to believe it was a systemic problem pervasive through the echelon,

    Cons

    Management comprised from the inexperience that had never been off shore or in oil and gas industry to the very experienced but did only the least amount to help. subordinates than for themselves.. It favored some and made the work environment hostile for the rest, with far and few in between. Management could lie to colleagues of same capacity or grand stand for their benefit, then turn around and say it did not mean a word it had spoken..
    Management would intimidate employees into changing progress reports from good to bad and punish through wage manipulation by not sending employee on jobs. Clicks were very evident and power struggles between training supervisors and assigned management were stressing on the employee. Other management styles were better but not by much. One could not establish a rotation unless in the click of said project and rotating employees out to different ones to keep them fresh and knowledgeable was nonexistent. Fabricated reports, files being secretly, accumulated, and an HR fragmented as well, made you feel you had no life line for help except during the two day training to be more sensitive. The so called open door policies with no retaliation from your superiors or fellow employees did not exist. Salary changes to hourly to then hours cut but per hour wage raised depressed and confused. Moving half the shop to out of state with a mortgage gun to their heads did not help. Even country managers calling subordinates chicken and baby because the NORM levels were above company policy but would play the race card if challenged not to mention taking of stipends and depositing in Wells Fargo to get that money out of country & into their accounts down right illegal. Once a well established individuals get to were one felt safe. It was an island in a stream. FMC with so much potential, such a great reputation, the best technology on the market, and such fine quality personal from earlier days and now is a sad shadow of the former. I do wish growth, success, and a return to the glory of the luster of the pioneers of old.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share holders time to clear house from CEO to board members and institute a direct line to the men and women on the boats and rigs and land well heads that put life and limb on the line for company earnings, family, and god. Connect with them rationally and passionately. Once that is established shake up the engineers and office personal that either learned, perpetuated or adopted the bad habits and get them to connect to the field and bays in the same passion or keep losing quality people, the hi turn over rate (never establishing the newest quality employee) and be left with a smaller and smaller pool to hire from and eventually that "someone who died" number grows larger. Then that is the measure of the true and finite unacceptable nail in the proverbial coffin.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    5 years in the purchasing dept 'buyer'

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

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

    Pros

    Fmc has a good benefit package mainly including the 401k.!

    Cons

    Fmc did a lay off in the end of August and there is another scheduled once the consolidation of surface and fluid control is complete. They are trying to make people quit so they do not have to provide a package. They don't care about people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from with in and restructure management from the top. If top management believed in the company the growth would be there. Management only looks out for them self and what they can "get"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    They never listen, they never learn!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  7.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  9.  

    Business Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  10.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  11.  

    Great Company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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