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FMC Technologies Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

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FMC Technologies CEO John T. Gremp
John T. Gremp
323 Ratings
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  • "Unstable due to the nature of the oil and gas industry(in 33 reviews)

  • "Um plano de carreira melhor estruturado, com clareza das reais possibilidades de ascens(in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at FMC Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance is good, visibility to management is solid. Opportunities can be endless and quick moves are an option.

    Cons

    Depending on manager life can get hectic. Occasionally employees can be held back by a manager who does not want them to move on.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the values intact and focus on the work life balance. Integrity has always been integral and should be considered throughout the business.

    FMC Technologies2016-12-30
  2. Helpful (7)

    "Great Company poor management"

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

    I worked at FMC Technologies full-time for 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!

    FMC Technologies2017-07-15
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  4. "Lead Project Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FMC Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and atmosphere. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Unstable due to the nature of the oil and gas industry

    FMC Technologies2017-02-06
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Unorganized"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FMC Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance at FMC is very good, I was able to negotiate extra PTO and could use it at my own discretion. There are a great group of folks working there and all understand the hurdles you face working at FMC.

    Cons

    Turnover is ridiculous, especially at the operational level at the field locations. As soon as you build re pore with someone, poof they are gone. FMC Can't seem to retain the strong, smart, and sociable employees. I think it is honestly due to the fact that upper management has done a pretty awful job of providing guidance on how to navigate in the industry today. Every couple of months there is a new... re-organization of the division and new managers, it provides a pretty unstable culture which creates fear within the employees to even want to stay.

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    Advice to Management

    Please stop promoting folks that come of as "team players,NICE, go getters" and start promoting individuals based off their work performance and reviews from managers that have worked with them through projects. There are way too many people that were cut that would've helped whether the storm going on in the industry. Instead, there are a ton of folks still employed at FMC that only made it by the way of brown... nosing.... therefore your ship is sinking.

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    FMC Technologies2016-11-09
  6. "Boring but informative review of FMCTI"

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    Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FMC Technologies for more than 3 years

    Pros

    7% matching 401k (3% vested after 3 years), 3 weeks vacation, Good work/life balance. Tons of project work in good times. Lots of opportunity to advance your career if you choose to do so (lots of sideways movement, only upward movement if you obtain an MBA). Layoff packages aren't so bad. Good management (they generally leave you alone if you're kicking butt...aka..providing on-time delivery so we look good in... the face of the customer and management gets their big bonuses).

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    Cons

    Lots of red tape. Good ol' boys club in management (don't get me wrong, most of them are good people, but you just have to be in their club to play at that level). Lower and middle management are tend to parrot orders from the top and are generally do not have the power to do anything but within the scope of their tiny circle of power.

    Advice to Management

    You're doing the best you can given the times.

    FMC Technologies2016-10-23
  7. "Planner"

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FMC Technologies

    Pros

    Great pay and great people

    Cons

    Very little work/ life balance

    FMC Technologies2016-10-12
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great company with lots of room to grow."

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    Current Employee - Installation Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at FMC Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very heavy in engineering. Great training program for employees.

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance. Work engineers beyond capacity. Undervalue improvement ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees. Need to adapt more quickly. Service is too expensive for customers.

    FMC Technologies2016-08-25
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great 401K Match, Horrible Vision, Not in Tune with Field Operations, VERY TOP HEAVY!!"

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    Current Employee - Wellhead Service Manager in Moore, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FMC Technologies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great 401K Plan and Company Match

    Cons

    Top Heavy, Horrible upper management, Don't value employee's, No vision, Sale out's, Horrible work/Life Balance, You have to be mobile if you want to have a chance to succeed.

    Advice to Management

    Follow your core value of Valuing People. Actions speak much louder than words!

    FMC Technologies2016-09-29
  10. "Decent company to work with"

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

    I worked at FMC Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good 401k match which is up to 9%. work life balance is pretty good as well.

    Cons

    the company comes from manufacturing and has been in a touch situation trying to figure out how to do R&D. FMCTI spent huge amount of money trying to develop subsea processing equipment by itself, but ended up with a big failure. Main reason, from my personal perspective view, is the company does not know how to do research and development, because they used to copy and manufacture XT, manifold and other subsea... equipment. Most middle level managers does not have enough technical skills and experience how to do R&D. Some typical manager with technology center likes micro-management and bullying people.

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    FMC Technologies2016-08-07
  11. Helpful (1)

    "Your experience will depend heavily upon your manager."

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    Former Employee - Subsea Service Technician in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FMC Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    When the industry is doing well, it is very easy to move around the company to gain experience and try different things. When you have a good manager, you end up with more flexibility that allows you to maintain work-life balance while focusing on your work instead of tripping on the myriad rules governing employees.

    Cons

    Having a bad manager can easily make your work life (and to some degree, your home life) miserable. Employees are governed not only by listed rules, but also by FMC's "core values", meaning that anything that can be argued as running counter to one of the core values is a potential write-up.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to weed out the bad-apple managers, and continue developing managerial skills. Everything else will fall into place.

    FMC Technologies2016-07-11
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