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Updated 24 Sep 2019

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3.8
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Saipem CEO Stefano Cao
Stefano Cao
188 Ratings
Pros
  • "pleasant work environment with enthusiastic, motivated and international colleagues(in 33 reviews)

  • "Good salary and vessels were well looked after(in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • "Italian company, that only allows certain connected people grow to certain heights(in 42 reviews)

  • "Empresa deveria ter um plano de carreira para is funcion(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Lovely people but too process focused"

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    Former Employee - Procurement in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Saipem full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good office location next to station Lots of policies so no ambiguity Busy work

    Cons

    Hierarchical and male dominated No parking Can have language issues with Italian HO

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    Saipem2019-09-24
  2. "Was in charge of developing new softwares for the corporate and maintaining existing ones"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Port Harcourt
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Saipem full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good work experience, exposure to professionals and world-class tasks

    Cons

    Italian company, that only allows certain connected people grow to certain heights

    Saipem2019-02-26
  3. "A former gem transformed into crap"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milan
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Saipem full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very few valid people even though the best ones already left the company

    Cons

    Forget about your career here. Either you know somebody/you are friend with/a relative was /is an executive manager/your boss likes you or your career ends the day you enter here. Typical Italian company where 90 / 95% of the executives are in that position because of the reasons given above (friend with, relative of, lover of etc etc). One of the comments about one of the fresh new executive managers was: A person who made of ambushing her reason of life...what was the result? EXECUTIVE MANAGER...STAY AWAY!

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    Saipem2019-03-26
  4. "Good"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Port Harcourt
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Saipem for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place for young talent, hands on training on the job. Arguably the most talented young work force in the world. You be able to take responsibility of duties in a short while that you might not be able to get in other companies, which exposes you to real world experience on the job.

    Cons

    You have to be an Italian to grow and go far with the company, salary is good but they still have a long way to go.

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    Saipem2018-09-23
  5. Helpful (1)

    "OK if your face fits or you're Italian"

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    Current Employee - Buyer in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Saipem full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Most people are nice. Money is ok if you got in at the right time. Soe training recently after 5+ years of employment

    Cons

    OK if your face fits or you're Italian. Lack of training, and processes and procedures implemented by corporate without proper rollout

    Saipem2018-05-27
  6. "GENERAL REVIEW"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Saipem for more than 3 years

    Pros

    In general the food is not bad (except in certain projects, where you are guaranteed food poisoning).

    Cons

    This company is a complete joke. Take the code of ethics and model 231 (anti-corruption) where it clearly states that the company shall not discriminate, it shall protect the mental and physical well being of the employees and corruption should be reported. However, it clearly discriminates by nationality from work rotations to salaries. (if you're not italian don't even think of joining this company!) Hardship levels also seem to be assigned randomly and looks like there is not a clear reason as to why they are assigned to each project/area besides the budget of the project, and they will use that to negotiate the contracts to justify making low offers!

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    Saipem2018-04-10
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Disorganized but generally relaxing to bi in once you get used to it"

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    Former Employee - ICT Service Lead in Milan
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saipem full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The low pace that company usually cherish in the office environment does not generate tremendous workload. Salaries are not the best but far from the worst in the industry. They really care about the safety of the employees, sometimes a bit to much so they spam the office workers about safety policies on the installation sites (wtf). They fully respect their working law obligations so no problems about vacation days, sick leave and similar.

    Cons

    Italian company with mostly Italians in the Senior management. This is a slow company in more then few fields. Decision making is the slowest of them all. Information flow is extremely bad which slows down decisions even more. Generally they do not care about employees that much, so no extra health insurance, gym, zero education and skill investment or similar benefits.

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    Saipem2018-03-16
  8. "Just OK."

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saipem

    Pros

    Good on-the-job learning and career opportunities. Overseas opportunities. Can be flexible on timing. European culture - less patronizing. Pay is good but bonuses are pathetic. You get to work on big projects and I really mean BIG MEGA projects.

    Cons

    Progress depends on who are your bosses and if they can pull strings for you. Or whether they even want to. Some bosses do care for your development - and others are close to hopeless. HR management from Singapore side is horrible and inconsistent. Little done to identify and retain the high performers. Can result in substantial deadwood. Poor investment in human capital. Skilled and experienced locals may get overlooked for promotion in favour of less experienced French/Italian colleagues.

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    Saipem2017-12-21
  9. "Dy Project Controls Manager"

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    Former Contractor - Dy Project Controls Manager in Port Harcourt
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Saipem for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Well defined system established, Work culture

    Cons

    Despite all the terrible Italian expatriate managers, there were still some great people that worked there.

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    Saipem2017-11-05
  10. "Contract manager"

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    Current Employee - Contract Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Saipem full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Not much else to add. Skilled people can be found though. Really nothing more positive to be said

    Cons

    Hierarchy is bloated. No advancement (unless you are italian). Very low salary. Weak compensation (no payment for overtime, no salary escalation). Low resources. Very very political structure, one way vertical management from Milan to overseas structures, very mafia-like. Management do not value people and skills. No transparency.

    Saipem2017-10-04

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