Saipem America
2.2 of 5 11 reviews
www.saipem.com Houston, TX 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Jun 23, 2014

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Mauro Piasere

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36% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Saipem has been a great place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsThere is not much room for growth.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere is no team building

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Watch out for the back-stabbing.

    "Engineer" (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

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

    ConsYearly 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 Senior ManagementTime for some serious house cleaning - starting at the TOP.

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

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    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
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    Horrible place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLocation, but that is it

    ConsThere 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 Senior ManagementPay 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!

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

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

    (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsNot one except maybe location.

    ConsPlenty. 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 Senior ManagementGo 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.

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

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    I apologize that was your experience, but we have since made leadership changes in the areas/departments you mentioned.
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    Like working in a company in 1950's

    Compliance Officer (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsI do not have any positive comments

    ConsLow 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.

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

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

    Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsExcellent benefits, work hours and location

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication with the employees

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

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    I love my company!

    Planning Engineer (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

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

    Conslower salary, benefits, promotion abilities,short on staff

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Houston, TX

    ProsGood pay to start out with

    ConsNo more pay after that.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour people are your biggest assest, treat they well and they will produce for you.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great benefits and great salaries

    Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Saipem is a totally disfunctional workplace

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsUsually good about employees taking off for personal matters.

    ConsThere 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 Senior ManagementThe 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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