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FMC Technologies Reviews

Updated November 2, 2017
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  • Unstable due to the nature of the oil and gas industry (in 32 reviews)

  • The nature of the job in tender department makes my work-life balance not so balanced (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to have a career"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assembly Technician in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Assembly Technician in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FMC Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good people, give you everything you need as long as you work hard.

    Cons

    Long hours (12 hour shifts), shift work, oil and gas industry is always up and down.


  2. "A good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good structure and good people.

    Cons

    Politics plays an important role.

    Advice to Management

    To stop being the oilfield training company, take the politics out of promotions.

  3. "Ok company. Future uncertain due to merger with Technip."

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    Current Employee - Senior Buyer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Senior Buyer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extra 1.5 months bonus year end. So far good work life balance.

    Cons

    No career progression. Perception driven company. Too many high level management not knowing what the ground staff is going through.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open and transparent when it comes to retrenchment. For those who intend to leave, please give them the option to do so.


  4. "Excellent Job with Excellent Pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Erie, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Erie, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FMC Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everything about FMC is a pro!!!

    Cons

    NONE. Pay tiers 1-2 are silly given that the tier one guys are fairly lazy yet get compensated more...

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  5. "Project Engineer III"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FMC Technologies full-time

    Pros

    FMC Technologies is overall a very good place to work. The employees were great. FMC has competitive salaries and a great 401k match. Management was as transparent as possible during downturn.

    Cons

    Personally I was not a fan of the health plans available, however the push for all high deductible plans is pretty wide spread.

    Advice to Management

    I hope management has continued to maintain the good working culture even with the merger to Technip.


  6. "A lot of Talk, but no one really believes or does what they profess to do."

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    Former Employee - Specialist in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Specialist in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FMC Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Mature Systems, Immediate colleagues in the trenches tend to be good people
    Decent benefits, comprehensive if slow company transport.

    Cons

    Large amount (huge, ungodly bloated masses) of self serving Malaysian Chinese middle Managers who are extremely proficient in only two skills.

    Skill 1 - Pandering to every whim of the caucasian senior management
    Skill 2 - Getting out of the line of fire when there is actual work to be done and foisting it off on others.

    Due to industry downturn, bonus and pay packages are no longer attractive enough to offset the political working environment.

    Very blatant and obvious glass ceiling for locals working there.
    Retrenchment/cost cutting not based on competencies but on politics.

    Advice to Management

    Take a long hard look at the people you are promoting.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Improving but very slowly"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some excellent people.
    Friendly culture.
    Ethical.
    Trying to be customer focused.

    Cons

    A lot of talk about collaboration but not many people really demonstrating it. Still too many traditional organisational barriers.

    Difficult to drive any change forward. There always seem to be multiple reasons for not doing something. Too many who want to keep doing things the same way, even though it is not working any more.

    Very complex processes, no-one really understands how they all fit together, or where the critical gaps are. As a result "unexpected" problems occur at almost any stage.

    Advice to Management

    Simplify the processes.

    Accountability includes supporting people who are trying to take ownership, giving them the tools and resources they need, not just telling them they are accountable.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Great Company poor management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits, schedule, people, opportunities, work life balance.

    Cons

    Management structure, buddy systems, Unnecessary changes at any signs of adversity. retaining the worst talent to secure self during layoffs leaving the company at risk or in tight spots. letting go all of the knowledgeable people that helped mold the company into what it was.

    Advice to Management

    If there are to be any additional layoffs start with Management!


  9. "FMC is gone"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FMC Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Decent salary , high degree of expertise, good group of people, regarded as the best in the market for their equipment,

    Cons

    During take over employees were not respected, pay off was decent. Management

    Advice to Management

    Poor focus on their employees, too interested in keeping their own jobs


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Purchasing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Since the merge with TechnipFMC, things have changed dramatically. I will speak to how FMC USED to be. The culture within FMC was always like a family. We all cared for each other and helped each other. We all had to wear numerous hats but we were happy. Pay was good. Work to pay ratio was good. Management valued all. I can say that FMC has a great payment package when they lay you off.

    Cons

    After the merger, FMC became expendable. It's a matter of time before the divisions that Technip didn't need will be gone. They could care less about the employees or how devastating it is.

    Advice to Management

    Get out while you can.


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