FMC Technologies
3.4 of 5 179 reviews
www.fmctechnologies.com Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

FMC Technologies Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.4 179 reviews

                             

86% Approve of the CEO

FMC Technologies Chairman and CEO John T. Gremp

John T. Gremp

(92 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Relaxed Work; Good Work-life balance; flexibility; great overseas trips"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Great work environment; everyone is willing to provide advice, help, etc"
    in 18 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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    If anything, it's been an education. Having diversified cultures is great; and team building efforts are a plus.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsContinuing Education Opportunities are aplenty; there a course for most anything related to FMC roles, especially safety.

    ConsSome managers put their egos ahead of the compan, thus eliminating growth potential for some employees. Engineers are kings here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet out of the office and into the front lines; learn about the worker's real needs, we already know what the shareholders want.

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

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    Houston, TX

    ProsGreat company to work for because of the people and corporate culture

    ConsA lot of growing pains within the internal organizations

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

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    Who are you related to?

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood backlog of sales with long lead times keeps FMCTI stable though the ups and downs of the oil & gas world. Solid products that with the noted exception of the BP Thunderhorse manifold work well. From the product side FMC Technologies has a good reputation.

    ConsDo you know what FMC stands for? No, not Farm Machinery Corp as they have been out of the Peerless sprayer business for many years. FMC stands for Father Mother Cousin. Everybody there is related to someone else. It isn't about the best and brightest or even the best qualified who gets the job there. The good old boy network is live and well at FMC

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire the best qualified not the best connected

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    I've enjoyed working here.

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsFMC is a great training environment for new engineers to the industry. FMC is the leader in the subsea equipment field, so there is a lot of opportunity to learn and contribute to substantial work. You're given a lot of responsibility right from the beginning. They are flexible with your hours so you can modify your working hours to earlier or later in the day. It's a casual work environment.

    ConsPay for the same job is extremely variable. The bonus structure is laughable compared to other companies in the industry since it's based on company wide metrics with impossible requirements. Bonuses aren't based on individual performance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward employees financially when they have shown initiative and out perform their peers. Give employees the opportunity to earn merit based bonuses.

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

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    Inept HR department and total lack of management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsThose not in management or HR get on with doing what they are paid to do, some talented people who are driven to do a good job as part of a team.

    ConsManagers lie, HR lie, neither group is willing to be helpful and both appear to back each other up. I have never come across an organization so engaged with treating their employees so badly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would not know where to begin as the problems are at all levels of management and unless it is their problem... they do not care. Sack those managers and HR staff who create more problems and issues than they resolve. How many people need to quit before you realise you have an issue.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    FMC needs to clean house and removed all of the stagnant and prejudice management and treat people equal.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe 401k is ok, insurance is average just do not get sick or have medical issues or children that get hurt. Make sure to brown nose your management and you will move up quick.

    ConsIf you are a quiet person that does your job and goes home to your family, you will not get promoted. There is not a good home life / work life balance. There is a lot of terrible management, it does not look like Fmc provides any management training, there is such a huge petition between managers and employees. Very sad, employees are not valued.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmpower your employees, help them grow, do a better job interviewing management or training them. Management should support employees. Allow remote working, better retention of employees.

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    Good people, uninteresting technology rooted in '80s.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCo-workers are nearly all good people who mostly all have long term histories with the company.

    Usually there is sufficient work to keep me from getting bored.

    ConsPeople with long term histories with one company are often reluctant to change the way things are done, even if newer methods are demonstrably better.

    Benefits are just so-so for the area and the company must improve these to attract senior employees from the Bay Area or other technology centers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBring benefit packages more into alignment with modern standards, otherwise people may decide to find greener grass. For example, PTO policies are not influenced by one's duties or level of expertise; a newly hired clerk and a newly hired engineer with years of experience receive the same paltry number of days off.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good experience but the controller was ill-patient and eager to kick me out of the company.

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    Prosgood future of the company!

    Constoo much politics in various departments

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo not play with interns!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Design Engineer (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGreat working environment along with great pay. Always had something to work on.

    ConsGetting a computer took a few weeks so I had nothing to do for a while.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

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

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    FMC

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat pay, large company with good benefits

    ConsCareer path is small if looking to advance

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