Saipem America Reviews

Updated June 23, 2014
Updated June 23, 2014
11 Reviews

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  1.  

    Saipem has been a great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saipem America

    Pros

    Saipem gives you the opportunity to learn a lot about the industry.

    Cons

    There is not much room for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no team building

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Watch out for the back-stabbing.

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

    I worked at Saipem America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Initial salary....and that's about it.

    Cons

    Yearly raises average around 2% IF you're lucky. Other employees will not help you in any way and management won't make them help, yet expects you to perform miracles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time for some serious house cleaning - starting at the TOP.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Saipem America Response

    Jul 2, 2014HR

    Raises average 10% and are awarded to employees based upon performance. Cost of Living Increases are equivalent to the market, which have averaged 2-3 %, and are given to ALL employees regardless of ... More

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saipem America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Location, but that is it

    Cons

    There is almost zero opportunity to move up depending on which department you are in, and if you are not Italian don't expect to ever move up to management. You won't even be considered even if you have more qualifications than the Italian being hired. This company does not appreciate their employees at all. Salaries are laughable and they don't give good raises, it doesn't even account for inflation because it's so small. Don't ever expect a bonus either. I'm surprised there aren't more lawsuits with their internal practices... They are obviously lucky but one day I am sure they will regret it. I left this place as soon as possible and don't regret it one bit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees what they deserve, do reviews periodically (the real kind), let Americans into management and stop discriminating before you get into a lawsuit, and give better raises.... Especially if you are not going to give bonuses!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Saipem America Response

    Jul 2, 2014HR

    Raises average 10% and are awarded to employees based upon performance. Bonuses average 12.5% and again are awarded based upon performance. Cost of Living Increases are equivalent to the market ... More

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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Whom ever wrote this was a 1950s mentality place was not wrong.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Saipem America full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Not one except maybe location.

    Cons

    Plenty. I gave up an opportunity working for a well respected American company for this place only because Eni is a renowned well known offshore construction company. That move on my part was a huge mistake but also a lesson learned. The place is very old and to me, has areas that are hazardous even to the employees. The company has grown employee wise a lot for what I see in one year so they cram employees in offices like sardines. You are lucky if you get a cubicle. The place is run like Communist Cuba. You are lucky if you get any supplies. The place was in my experience extremely unprofessional starting with HR, IT, and top management. They will have you working in unreasonable conditions with zero help, support, or guidance. They in a few days expect outstanding results with no support and will demand work to come out like pizzas out of a fast food restaurant. They are insulting, backwards, degrading and too unprofessional. I would stay away from this place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to Italy or don't hire Americans. You are wasting your time and theirs. If you expect to work the Italian way then you will continue with the mess you have.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Saipem America Response

    Jul 2, 2014HR

    I apologize that was your experience, but we have since made leadership changes in the areas/departments you mentioned.

  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Like working in a company in 1950's

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Compliance Officer  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Compliance Officer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Saipem America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I do not have any positive comments

    Cons

    Low pay. Lots of turnover. They do not pay their vendors and make excuses on why not to pay. The amount of paperwork and beaucracy is horrible. No training and management is ex pats who think they don't have to abide by US laws.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A world wide organization specializing in Offshore Construction, Engineering, Installation and ROV's

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Saipem America full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, work hours and location

    Cons

    New direction from ROV's to Offshore Engeering & Construction so we have a few learning curves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication with the employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    I love my company!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Planning Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Planning Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Saipem America full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Team, people, relations,family oriented, healthy enviorement, friendly higher managment

    Cons

    lower salary, benefits, promotion abilities,short on staff

    Recommends
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Estimator

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Estimator  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Estimator in Houston, TX

    I worked at Saipem America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay to start out with

    Cons

    No more pay after that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your people are your biggest assest, treat they well and they will produce for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great benefits and great salaries

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Saipem America

    Pros

    Their benefit package is awesome! Their compensation is up to par with the industry and at least in my department there is room for growth.

    Cons

    Other departments do not allow room for growth and sometime the attitudes of the managers can be a little anti-social.

    Recommends
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Saipem is a totally disfunctional workplace

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Saipem America

    Pros

    Usually good about employees taking off for personal matters.

    Cons

    There is a huge lack of training for new employees/ Saipem has a problem paying vendors in a timely manor or at all...which reflects badly on the Co. as a whole. The management in general doesn't seem to care about the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company needs to stop rewarding incompetence and act like they care about the employees they have. It would make for a less hostile work environment.

    Doesn't Recommend

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