Infineum Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
25 Reviews
3.6
25 Reviews
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Infineum Chief Executive Xavier le Mintier
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  1.  

    Unless your background is as a contact engineer and you're preferably Italian then there is little scope for progression

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    Former Employee - Logistics Leader  in  Abingdon, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Logistics Leader in Abingdon, England (UK)

    I worked at Infineum full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good salaries, location and bonus scheme

    Cons

    Career progression is almost impossible unless you are "on the list" which most people aren't. There is no interest in whether line managers are any good and there are a lot that aren't. Too much money wasted on unimportant initiatives and paying consultants. No respect for work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget that there is some fantastic talent who deserve good management and progression

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company - with great benefits

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    Former Employee - Finance Executive  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Finance Executive in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Infineum full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I enjoyed the people I worked with. It was a friendly and fun atmosphere and I actually enjoyed going into work each morning. Staff get to travel together to other countries as part of team building. There seems to be a strong brand identity within the company.

    Cons

    Limited room for growth, many staff have been working in the same position for many years

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Excellent work life balance, good place to work

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    Former Employee - IT Manager  in  Oxford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Oxford, England (UK)

    I worked at Infineum full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very comfortable company to work for, good vision and commitment to PDP's

    Cons

    Easy to get bored, need to challenge yourself

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication, communicate the vision

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A company full of internal friction in the managements.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Infineum

    Pros

    Technical driven company. Good product and reputation

    Cons

    Internal friction. No future for employee

  6.  

    A solid company with good values

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    High safety culture
    High quality, supportive colleagues
    Very commercially focussed

    Cons

    Conservative in approach - sometimes struggles with change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more visible to colleagues and communicate more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Risk adverse but stable company that treats its people with respect

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Infineum full-time

    Pros

    Considerable autonomy in role; Opportunity to travel; Respects individuals; Supportive of work-life balance; Pays well; Stable; Highly ethical; Safety conscious;

    Cons

    Exxon heritage - process oriented and risk adverse; Many managers, but very few leaders; Aging workforce who are stuck in ways; Puppet to shareholders - company is being held back; Slow career progression

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your people (not just "leaders") - treat people as grown ups; Hire youth; Make decisions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Best Retirement Home Ever!

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    Former Employee - Operations Assistant  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Operations Assistant in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    It is a boon for those who resist changes, who do not want to be outstanding, love office politics. And those who are already retiring, since wages (except CPF contributions) do not change as you age. In case under the modular skill systems, you get into better wage bands as you move around different departments to gain more skills.

    Cons

    If you don't know how to play office politics, you're a goner. The first few lessons that I have learned is this "Take care of yourself first, don't bother helping others", "Don't change anything, know what the customer want".

    Whilst the company has received multiple WSH awards, the Health part is misleading, since the canteen does not fall under Infineum but Exxonmobil. Catering always get the order wrong, unhygienic food, complains goes unheeded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mr. Xavier, I do have a headache working in your plant. (Response to your 2012 January question)

    Feed back from the old timers, it's better to have an "Ang Moh" (Caucasian) in charge.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company to have on your resume

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    Former Employee - Chemical Engineering Co-op
    Former Employee - Chemical Engineering Co-op

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

    Pros

    A lot of exposure to different aspects of the company throughout the variety of the projects assigned. .

    Cons

    You might get stuck with projects that are useless in terms of gaining valuable experience, matter of luck. You are valued for your personality rather than the quality of your work.

  10.  

    Pleasant company

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

    I have been working at Infineum

    Pros

    Global, mid size scale allows you to work on different things if you want to, generally cares for its employees, pays well, good job security

    Cons

    Small size and long tenure of existing people can limit/slow opportunities for progression. Cost containment is becoming a pain in the neck, salami-slicing small things all the time when they shoudl be investing in growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're doing most of the right things, hearts are in the right place, and there are a lot worse out there... get the balance between cost-shaving and investment right

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A very fair and successful company - treats its people well.

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

    I have been working at Infineum

    Pros

    Global, highly ethical, respects those that work there, good degree of autonomy and trust, safe environment, variety in role, good development and high levels of professionalism, the Company is performing well.

    Cons

    Business to business - so doesn't have a visible brand. Could do things more quickly, but this is off-set by doing things right. A very stable organisaiton.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could move the Company forward at a quicker pace. Continue to focus and respect those that work at Infineum. Keep the supportive culture.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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