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Eni Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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  • 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 14 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Administration"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, nice offices, most managers are good to work with, challenging work, if you work for the company itself...lots of perks

    Cons

    Heavy work loads, job uncertainty, empty promises, contractors are not seen as team members, no options for benefits, no training for new employees


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A decent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eni full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good location, great benefits. Generally a great group of fellow employees. Depending on your manager you can have a lot of flexibility in working hours.

    Cons

    Difficult to be promoted because of rotating Italian management. Company deadlines are either strongly enforced or ignored - it makes for interesting scheduling.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, modern office in a very good location, nine/eighty schedule is flexible and convenient, parking provided to full time employees.

    Cons

    Less transparent HR than many competitors (especially regarding salary adjustments and promotions), very contractor heavy workforce leads to uncertainty in job security, lack of travel and training opportunities for those in affiliate locations like Houston.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more regarding salary and bonus structure and reasoning. Allow more affiliate and local personnel to travel and train for more career advancement.


  4. Helpful (5)

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

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    • 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.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "“Great benefits but no career growth for locals ”"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eni (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Top healthcare benefits, 10% Roth 401k regardless of contribution, relatively good pay if they value you enough for you not to leave, flexible schedule as long as you get the work done

    Cons

    They never fire anyone since it's against the corporate culture; also management often places the wrong people in middle management roles; this is harmful as the best performers suffer for it. Also the bonus structure is socialist with everyone receiving a bonus regardless of performance score. They should uphold more of an American meritocracy rewards structure and punish the underperformers.

    Advice to Management

    They should uphold more of an American meritocracy rewards structure to reward top performers and punish the underperformers.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "ENI work attitude"

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    Former Employee - Drilling Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Drilling Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Eni full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Operation personnel, Expect hard work.

    Cons

    Management is can not be trusted. Do not pay there bills.

    Advice to Management

    Let your managers do there job.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Bad environment if you are local - lots of turnover"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Eni full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good projects to work on. Need to stay active in all lease sales in order to secure good work and the necessary projects/permits to move forward.

    Cons

    Way too much political fighting internally/externally. Expats need to learn how to work/manage in the US - this is not Milan.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the department managers local. You have a great base of very technically proficient employees without the constant interruption of expats who are not. Listen more to your local employees.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent place to work - everyone is working together."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Safety Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Safety Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone is working together for the success of the company. Everyone puts in a little extra to make it work.

    Cons

    Sometimes personalities and silos get in the way, but the general emphasis is - lets do it right. many of the positions are kept as contract positions.


  9. "Good Company with its flaws"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Major Oil company, stability, great benefits, short work week

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic, takes two to three times longer to get anything done, blanket procedures that are a hassle to work with, rotating management

    Advice to Management

    Create more efficient procedures to cut down on the time that is wasted having to work within the procedures


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Learned new skill set"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Had an incredible Superior who trusted and allowed Subordinates to grow professionally

    Cons

    no trust for others outside of circle

    Advice to Management

    Trust others you hire to do the work


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