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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Software Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Davis, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Davis, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Big effort to take care of interns. Great mentorship program and educational opportunities

    Cons

    Living in sacramento.. Part of a big oil/gas company

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  2. "Machinist"

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    Former Employee - Machinist in Shingle Springs, CA
    Former Employee - Machinist in Shingle Springs, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Most coworkers, machinist, welder's, etc. are great to work with. Halfway decent benefits. Work in air-condition building.

    Cons

    Management lies and has no clue how to run company in shingle Springs. They get rid of highest paid employees and keep the less hourly paid employees. Don't care and take advantage of employees. Your just a number.

    Advice to Management

    Find a job that's better suited for you. Listen to your workers. They know their job alot better than you do. Stop using employees then toss them like a piece of garbage.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Schilling Robotics started by a man who cares."

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    Current Employee - Robotics in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Robotics in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Schilling Robotics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Although Schilling Robotics is now owned by FMC Technology Tyler Schilling takes great pains to protect his employees and takes pride in the business he started. The company might be owned by another huge company but Schilling Robotics is run as if it were a smaller company with small company mindset and employee appreciation.

    Cons

    Owned by FMC Technology and quite often they forget about all the employees who work so hard for them and put so much into the success of the company.

    Advice to Management

    To the Schilling Robotics management, please keep doing what you have been doing, your employees appreciate it.


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  5. "Great people and fascinating products!"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Davis, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Davis, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Forward-thinking technology company with great product lines. Management focuses on improvement both of products and internal company operations. Most people are easy to get along with and focused on getting things done.

    Cons

    FMC purchased the company a few years ago. Most operations were unchanged, but FMC brought in a heavier-handed and off-site HR structure that replaced a more personal and locally-optimized HR environment.
    Since the Oil and Gas industry is cyclical, the company experiences layoffs every 5-7 years.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Don't forget to provide opportunities for personal advancement.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "If you want to work here, I'd wait."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Davis, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Davis, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Schilling Robotics full-time

    Pros

    Working alongside different departments was a great way to build upon an existing knowledge base and establish and strengthen new skill sets for future use.

    Cons

    New management has made the environment very cut throat. There used to be a familial sense to the company, now it's just about dollars and cut backs.

    Advice to Management

    re-evaluate priorities and establish positive rapport with your staff.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Not a good place"

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    Former Employee - Machinist in Shingle Springs, CA
    Former Employee - Machinist in Shingle Springs, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Schilling Robotics full-time

    Pros

    No pros, people the there are arrogant and narcissistic, especially management.

    Cons

    Management, don't know what their doing. Schilling only hire unskilled people to be in management because no one with real management skills would want to work there. Management there are all losers in life and now they think their some kind off big shot and loves to talk down on you. Not a good work place work, trust me, don't be fooled by them, there all just a bunch of low self-esteem people. If you don't get fired there, your going to get laid off. If you want to work there long time you have to be a professional brown noser.

    Advice to Management

    Hire real people with real management skills instead of people with only assembly line skills.


  8. "Great culture, fun company & exciting products"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Davis, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Davis, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Schilling Robotics full-time

    Pros

    I really enjoy working at FMC Technologies Schilling Robotics. The culture is great, cool product and technology, benefits are generous and the people are terrific to work with (a real family feel). I have always felt appreciated and very respected as an employee. There is lots of celebrating company successes, strong communication and fun t-shirts too. I feel proud and lucky to be employed with FMC Technologies Schilling Robotics. I hope to be here for many years to come!

    Cons

    There is always something every company can improve on. Maybe a better bonus program possibly, but I know many places don't offer a bonus at all. Other than that it is tough to say....I am very satisfied and proud to work for Schilling.

    Advice to Management

    I appreciate that the Senior leadership keeps the employee very well informed, are very approachable, down to earth and friendly. Keep it up!


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Unreasonable expectations"

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    Former Employee - Fabrication Supervisor in Shingle Springs, CA
    Former Employee - Fabrication Supervisor in Shingle Springs, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Schilling Robotics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company designs and builds the very best ROV's in the world. They also utilize cutting edge technology to manufacture their product.

    Cons

    Very long working hours and unreasonable expectations with little assistance from upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Work more on developing relationships with your management team and trust them to do their job without micromanaging them.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great CoWorkers but Very Poor Management"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Shingle Springs, CA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Shingle Springs, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Schilling Robotics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very interesting product line with many technical challenges. Large capital investment on internal manufacturing capabilities (But poor execution). They have a large market share which lends itself to high dollar product innovation and growth.

    Cons

    When I started the mid-level site manager appeared to be someone that would finally get things done and make the facility a world class manufacturing plant. It became quickly apparent that he was in over his head. In fact, he even admitted his lack of experience in machining metals. He quickly became an expert manufacturing engineer and was running the plant into the ground thus eliminating all the hard work the real engineers had accomplished.

    In conclusions, the site manager is incompetent, unethical and devoid of any leadership skills and in my opinion should be removed from his post. It’s really hard to believe that upper management have not realized this and taken immediate action to fix the systemic problem.

    Advice to Management

    Please put the FMC Core Values into action verses printing them on worthless sheets of paper to force feed the employees. Let the employees see the Integrity, Innovation, Collaboration, Respect and Accountability in action.


  11. "They are one of the best ROV's"

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    Current Employee - FSE in Morgan City, LA
    Current Employee - FSE in Morgan City, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Schilling Robotics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Station keep is the best on any rov

    Cons

    Nothing about it is disliked

    Advice to Management

    Accept advise from owers


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