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FMC Technologies Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
222 Reviews
3.2
222 Reviews
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FMC Technologies Chairman and CEO John T. Gremp
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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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FMC Technologies

    Pros

    The company will give you great training. Alot of nice and cool people to work with.

    Cons

    Training last 6 months and as a tech you only get 40 hrs per week. Not much money.....at first then after the 6 months... GREAT PAY....kinda

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    .Overhaul middle management and revamp training for field techs/

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Coming into its own

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    • 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
  3.  

    The Good outweighs the bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FMC Technologies

    Pros

    A lot of training is available for those that want it. Movement within the company is available for those that are qualified. Company puts out best product in the business.

    Cons

    A lot of training is required in safety and quality. Promotions are hard to get. Raises are small. Company works in a silo and what happens in one location could be duplicated in another in a different way. Conflicts between departments since they all run independently. No direction from upper manaqement. HR can be vindictive.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FMC Technologies full-time

    Pros

    FMC is a good company to work for, it has good staff and great people working for them that are very helpful.

    Cons

    Might need a bit more organization

    Recommends
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Was a great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lenexa, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lenexa, KS

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

    Pros

    Decent compensation with a generous 401K plan. FMCTI maintained 9/80 work week with every other Friday off from previous employer CSI.

    Cons

    The privately held company Control Systems International (CSI) was purchased by FMC Technologies in 2012, but since the purchase, the culture and work environment has deteriorated significantly. Management doesn't communicate with the employees and if the employees raise concerns or ask pointed questions they are chastised as being insubordinate. Human Resources is in bed with management, so employees have no advocate. Many of the long term senior staff from CSI have since left and found positions in other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a plan and communicate it. If that plan changes, communicate the changes to keep all employees on the same page. Own up to past mistakes and explain to your employees the corrective actions that will take place. Practice the Core Values that are preached to the employees. The employees who have remained from CSI deserve better. The company wants employees to obsessively focus on safety in the workplace, but management doesn't seem to focus on supplying employees with leadership that instills a sense of job safety or security.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    5 years in the purchasing dept 'buyer'

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    • 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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Co-op/Student Worker

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Tupelo, MS
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Tupelo, MS

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

    Pros

    Great work environment and amazing group of people to work around!

    Cons

    Training for design was quick, but has gotten better with recent written instructions/guidelines

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FMC Technologies

    Pros

    Great culture, care about employees.

    Cons

    Right now, there are several locations around Houston. Not all of them offer great perks like the main campus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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