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Technip Aberdeen Reviews

Updated July 27, 2017
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Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

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Technip Président-Directeur Général Thierry Pilenko
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  • Job security is largely dependent on oil and gas prices (in 13 reviews)

  • A little inexperience with some senior management (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Good company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leaders in their field. Some extremely clever and experienced employees. MD very approachable.
    Good benefits package and canteen.

    Cons

    A little inexperience with some senior management. Downturn is hitting hard - but completely understandable that redundancies have been made - will continue to be made?


  2. "Technip UK"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Technip full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some really good people. A good place to work when things are going well. Good technical expertise

    Cons

    Some Senior management more interested in political game playing than managing the business. Nepotism and back stabbing is rife in certain areas

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the job in hand rather than your own position in the company

  3. "Technip Double"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Has a strong sense of profiling Safety as its lead priority
    Strong community
    Pays well
    Travel possible
    Opportunity to transfer

    Cons

    Have double standards of safety where profit dictates the depth of safety commitment.
    Very good at suppressing any issues which embarrass management.
    No management backup to review evidence of wrong doing.

    Advice to Management

    Believe and support your work force when things start to go wrong rather than suppressing the facts. Praise dedicated workers and put those who cannot manage a workforce on appropriate management training.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary is reasonable and the office is nice, a lot of pleasant people to work with and a no blame culture

    Cons

    nepotism, poor staff performance, bean counting, probably the place to work if you just want to coast

    Advice to Management

    stop employing unqualified family members


  5. "Planning Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Planning Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Planning Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Technip full-time

    Pros

    Good balance, benefits, pension, health insurance

    Cons

    None that I can think about


  6. "Only for Graduates and personnel with connections"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Decent starting pay
    - Good development for graduates.
    Good starting point in a career. Get 3-5 years of experience and leave, before wage and career stagnation sets in.

    Cons

    - Highly political fiefdoms, both organisation-wide and within departments.
    - Performance vs. Incentive is not correlated.
    - Confidentiality agreements prevent public from knowing that decimation is still ongoing.
    - Redundant personnel made to clear their desks and leave the facilities 30 mins after being informed of company's decision.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, and Merry Christmas.
    We appreciate the effort making the hard decisions, however ham fisted and uninformed they were.
    We know more retrenchments are to come, and hopefully you will get better at it.
    The office clears on the dot these days, and work rate just slows or simply gets forgotten about.

    The loss of information might hamper us greatly in the future, but for now, it's to trim the fat, to meet KPIs.


  7. "review"

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    Former Employee - Technician in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Technician in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of safety courses to attend, decent hotels for overnight stops

    Cons

    they dont always practice what they preach on health and safety, especially when the ship is not producing due to technical difficulties or breakdown of equipment. Extreme pressure put on individuals to get the job done no matter what the cost, safety is put on the back burner. If you fail rf injure yourself they immediately blame you saying that you knew the rules you should have followed them and conveniently forget the pressures they put you under.

    Advice to Management

    senior management need to realise the pressure put upon individuals and audit how a problem was overcome to ensure committment to H and S.

  8. "Functional Consultant Oracle Projects"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Technip (More than a year)

    Pros

    Global company with many subsidiaries

    Cons

    Aberdeen is a nice city but becomes expensive


  9. "Good Employer when business is good"

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    Former Employee - Contracts Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Contracts Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Technip (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance is good.

    Cons

    Salary could be better. Hard to get a pay rise.

    Advice to Management

    Although I was not one of those made redundant the general feeling was that the redundancies could have been handled better.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Working within Technip Projects"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The project teams are a challenging but fun place to work. Great teams performing to very high standards, the focus is always on getting the job done and done well!

    Cons

    Central management (and HR) have too much control and do no productive work, they are all about politics. More control should be devolved to the project teams which are in effect small separate companies, but without any say over their workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let certain individuals in power decide to rip apart project teams based on who they like and are friends with. It ruins moral, destroys productivity, removes faith in the company and angers the clients...


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