Eni Reviews | Glassdoor

Eni Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
40 reviews

Filter

Filter


1.0
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi
Claudio Descalzi
13 Ratings

40 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

Pros
Cons
  • Suffice to say if you are a non-Italian then this is almost certainly a non-starter as your career development is of no interest to the company (in 13 reviews)

  • You may just have to look elsewhere for career progression (in 10 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Great if you need a pay check and are still trying to find your real "job" elsewhere"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Eni full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic medical benefits and 401K matching

    Cons

    As mentioned before, all upper level management rotates in every 2 years, so plan to reteach your job to a new boss every 2 years. No upward mobility if you aren't Italian. No training within the company. HR is transparent and doesn't give two bits about its people. They don't abide by any kind of good faith privacy policy, so any problem you have and mention to them, look forward to everyone knowing you went and what you complained about. The gossip and rumour mills are strong here.
    You don't see job postings because 85% of the workforce are CONTRACTORS. Red flag! They don't want to hire full time people. Their strategy is to keep overhead to a minimum by using contractors and demanding every minute of every hour of each of them and working them to the bone.
    They will sell you on "37.5 hour work weeks" - LIES. Look forward to being micromanaged to the minute of a 42 (yes, forty-TWO) hour work week. No work at home policy, but it's expected that you work during off-hours regardless. No work-life balance at all. No flexibility if you have a significant other, family or LIFE outside of the office. Kid's game? Forget that. You'll never see another one again, unless it's on a weekend. You need to go to the dentist? Plan to use a full sick day to go. You get a "half day" Friday (6 hours instead of 9) but you don't get "half days" of vacation or sick time off, so plan to lose some vacation and sick time. Don't let anyone here tell you they aren't "face time" people because that's all it is.
    Go here to get a pay check while you find your other real job elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are people too, whether contractor or full-time. Don't cut off your nose to spite your face.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent managements and coworkers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many opportunities for learning and expanding upon skill set

    Cons

    Bureaucracy can make accomplishing anything difficult, senior management rarely stays for very long

    Advice to Management

    Act upon known problems rather than ignoring them or hoping they will get better before you transfer to the next opportunity


  3. "No strategy and old-fashioned hierarchic structure"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    free oil and gas for employees

    Cons

    Italian company structured as an governmental instituion, no international mindset
    Bad management and reorganization without long term goals
    No strategy to gain benefices


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "No room for growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Accountant in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Contractor - Accountant in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Eni as a contractor

    Pros

    It has a good location. It is flexible about working hours. Fun lunches with colleagues. Working space is cozy

    Cons

    No room for growth. Unfair managers. Low salary. Benefits are sucky. Bosses can be very temperamental.

    Advice to Management

    Be more objective and treat employees equally. Managers need to act professionally. Acknowledge hardworking employees.


  6. "General review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Asi, Oyo (Nigeria)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Asi, Oyo (Nigeria)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Eni (More than a year)

    Pros

    good to the just graduated people

    Cons

    very very very low salary

    Advice to Management

    improve attitude to international stuff, not only for Italian residents


  7. "Avoid if you value your sanity and professionalism"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Basingstoke, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Basingstoke, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Eni as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Absolutely none, absolutely nothing good to say

    Cons

    Pathetic management, very racist, no empowerment, no decision making, absolutely pathetic levels of experience within the staff members, bullies, and if your not italian forget it....they will suck you dry of experience to better their own total lack of any knowledge. most managers in position through nepatism....if you value your sanity and professionalism DO NOT work here....its crap.
    I wish there was a negative star rating for this review but there is not so consider ever one star an actual negative 10....!!

    Advice to Management

    please fire me.....then fire yourselves for being incompetant


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Milan (Italy)
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Milan (Italy)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Eni full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The weather is good in summer time, good pasta dishes.

    Cons

    Bad management is an under statement, unprofessional, making all International employees redundant or just simply cancelling Contracts. No respect for any employment contract, just get hem out as quick and as fast as possible.
    No Italian employees have yet been dismissed except for ALL INTERNATIONALS. This is racial discrimination at its limit, EIRL London responsible for this who are very unprofessional and not at all trustworthy. Do not believe anything they say, they will send you a letter saying the exact opposite a few hours later. Local managers have no respect if you are not Italian, for instance one Non-Italian guy speaks perfect Italian but is still classed an outsider by the company. Huge International dismissals are happening, but keep this 'Private & Confidential' to you only say EIRL. We do not want a law suite, while we get rid of Internationals. Tecnomare will take Italians, not sure what they will do with them. But it is not then Eni's name in the news is it.

    Advice to Management

    Words would be wasted.


  9. "Racist and pathetic management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Advisor in Milan (Italy)
    Former Employee - Senior Advisor in Milan (Italy)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Eni (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cant think of any good points of working at this company!

    Cons

    Racist! Only white/europeans are welcome. Italian employees are shamelessly favoured and expats, especially from Asian/African countries are treated like dirt or scond class citizens

    Advice to Management

    Wake-up! this is 21st century for Gods sake!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible company culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Milan (Italy)
    Former Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Milan (Italy)
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to visit historical places in Italy. I cannot say anything positive about the working place. Avoid at all cost.

    Cons

    No visible leadership, too many badly trained managers, Italians-only culture, mistrust towards foreigners, demotivated work force, and the list goes on.

    Advice to Management

    Promote leaders with a vision, not just people with the right last name. Introduce English as official business language.


  11. Helpful (8)

    "Welcome to the family"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Exploration Geologist in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Exploration Geologist in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Eni (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Well paid, often money is just thrown at employees to justify management salaries.
    Its quite difficult to get fired, no-one makes decision. Problems are left to the last minute, and money is just thrown at it to resolve it. - “I'll make him an offer he can't refuse.”

    Cons

    Its not a real job, its just an excuse to employ more italians outside of italy at ridiculously inflated salaries. Most of the expats have no idea what they are doing, but that doesn't matter, as some where they have a connected family member that can pull strings.

    Advice to Management

    Pay a little more attention to employees who don't have a vowel at the end of their surname


Showing 40 of 225 reviews
Reset Filters