Completely dependent on Constantly Changing Management
Engineer (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – April 6, 2017
Saipem was an excellent place to gain experience and exposure to some the best engineering capabilities, advance construction methods and industry leading technologies. The exposure was fantastic. However, one's personal experience as an American working in the Houston office is highly dependent on the fickle whims of the corporate office in Italy. Although formalities were made in terms personnel training and evaluation, none of these formalities were taken seriously. As an American, advancement feels very limited. This is exacerbated by the fact that management is constantly changing. Which is good for the expats that continuously cycle through on the way to their advancement, but it leaves local American hires feeling nothing more than a quote requirement for Immigration purposes.
Good life-work balance, able to be involved with advance method and technologies in offshore construction
Poor management structure with continues turnover from Italian corporate, poor working culture