UOP - It is a great company with people supporting you as long as you are interested in educating yourself | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for UOP
There are newer employer reviews for UOP

See Most Recent

"It is a great company with people supporting you as long as you are interested in educating yourself"

Star Star Star Star Star
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Plaines, IL
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Plaines, IL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at UOP full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

The people are the number one asset at the company. There are various skill lvels and different personalities. Striking the right cord with people is the key - they will then give you the time if you are willing to learn.

Cons

The corporate environment is changing at UOP quite a bit. The company is now entirely owned by Honeywell. As a result, the trim down and get immediate results seems to be the culture they are driving for without paying too much attention to growing the people internally. Can allow for various disconnects along the way.

Other Employee Reviews for UOP

  1. "Not bad, routine place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pilot Plant Operator in Des Plaines, IL
    Former Employee - Pilot Plant Operator in Des Plaines, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UOP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people, some opportunity for advancement. Depending on how much training you want to achieve, you can get farther. Otherwise you can get complacent in the operator position.

    Cons

    Generally older people in the pilot plants, very routine work. Sometimes instructions get confusing. Overnight 12-hour shifts are every two weeks.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "better than most, a few caveats."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Des Plaines, IL
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Des Plaines, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UOP full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you ever wanted to work in the oil industry, especially in the refining world, UOP should be your number one objective. Start here and all the doors will open to you. If you're experienced and plan on joining, then it's another story. You will find more opportunities and money in the EPC world (Bechtel, KBR etc..) or in the producers world (BP, Shell, ..)

    Cons

    Salaries are lower by 20 to 30% compared to Houston area or big oil companies. UOP still relies on their name to attract people, and they don't care about the high turn over they get, specially among young engineers, since there's constant re-supply. What they believe in is that when these guys go and work for a refiner, they'll bring them new business since they'll know UOP. Since the purchase by Honeywell, compensations, benefits, etc.. collapsed even further. Moreover, Honeywell wants to apply thermostat-manufacturing by the thousands-type of mentality, to a customised EPC industry. It just doesn't make sense. From the inside, everything that was said in this site is quite spot on. The most disturbing would be to be dominated by the "I've been here for 40 years so I know everything and everything I say is right compared to the stupid ideas you must have since you've been here for the past 10 years only". This goes along with the erosion from the young generation. what used to be the commitment of a generation or a family (many relatives work here), has disappeared. People leave as soon as they get their "uop stamp", leaving a big gap between the graduates and the soon to retire. To complete the picture, a lot of the design is now done in India or Korea or China, just like fabrication, and it's obviously encouraged by management. Not nice.

    Advice to Management

    Stop thinking a great engineer makes a great manager. It kind of summarizes everything.


There are newer employer reviews for UOP
There are newer employer reviews for UOP

See Most Recent

Work at UOP? Share Your Experiences

UOP
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or