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Saipem Reviews

Updated Sep 24, 2019

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  1. Helpful (9)

    "Saipem Project Sites_ Worst Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Projects in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    A plus just to get experience in a relevant field, or to work and get industry exposure as a newcomer to Canada (especially for immigrants).

    Cons

    Home office work environment in Calgary is ok, Project Sites like Horizon, Fort Mackay and Husky Project Site are the worst places to work. 12 people got fired since November 2012, 4- resigned, 4- removed from the site (Horizon), the only reason is that site management dont like them. 95% of management is Italian people. They come from a very different culture, they dont realize our values, respect, freedom and... dignity in Canada. Their attitude and behaviour with site employees is worst. These sites are already a very stressed places and they increase more stress to their employees' work environment. They shout and yell at their employees very often. Most of the management have experience working in middle east, asian and africa, so they treat the employees in Canada likewise. They dont provide their emloyees with any kind trainings, professional development and very reluctant to share information with them and there is no learning culture. They don't have any work related ethics and have very poor relationship with their employees. Harrasment and bullying is very common. Employees are suffering alot, and while most of them are immigrants, and need experience in Canada for their future, so they are reluctant to complain or protest against this injustice.

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    Advice to Management

    They should hire qualified and experienced Canadians and Permanent Residents as managers, and provide many trainings realted to ethics, positive attitude , harrassment and manners to Italian managers before they assign them any responsible role .

    Saipem2013-03-20
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Fair employer who is offering broad opportunities for personal development, however HR is a lot to be desired."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Saipem full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Ample opportunities for development, dynamic environment especially on offshore projects, friendly people who are open for sharing knowledge, fair compensation and good life-work balance

    Cons

    Poor career management, no sincere and constructive evaluation feedback, no clear objectives and generally HR is lacking transparency. Management is still mainly Italian.

    Advice to Management

    From the project management point of view you have to improve lesson learn, further empower project teams and perform sincere and honest post project analysis. To HR, be more transparent and proactive.

    Saipem2012-09-23
  3. Helpful (2)

    "steep learning curve, poor camaraderie"

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    Project Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Saipem

    Pros

    unstructured work environment so you get to work on a lot of different aspects of project management. Travel to new countries is a plus Great LAvazza Coffee for FREE!!!

    Cons

    Clash between Italian and French creating a disharmonous work environment Quite a few project managers were too inexperienced to lead projects. Poor commitment to diversity. All management is pretty much just Italian. Extremely misogynist environment. Frat boy culture. A use and throw mentality towards non Italian engineers

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on diversity Focus more on training and development and retainment of engineers Keep the Coffee!

    Saipem2011-01-18
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