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Saipem Buyer Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2019

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4.2
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Saipem CEO Stefano Cao
Stefano Cao
2 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Buyer"

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    Senior Buyer in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Saipem for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent department until procurement management started turning over in 2013. It was a great company to grow with in the first few years but quickly faltered and disappointed. A good pay was motivating. Some opportunity to move up however it was without training or official job title changes. Management notorious to delay official promotion paperwork and the employee is left putting in a lot of effort that is... not compensated fairly.

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    Cons

    Constant turnover of management. Too many layers of management. Too many procedures updates to read and not a very good notification system making it difficult to fulfill. You don't find out about non-conformance until it's too late usually by audit. Too many meetings that are NOT organized. Waste of time. Ex-pats refuse to adhere to Canadian Law when it comes to procurement. Other departments interference... with vendors and negotiate terms and conditions they don't understand. Moving up the ladders exists today only if you brown-nose management. They are extremely sensitive and are quick to get rid of you if you do not "bow down". They encourage disrespectful treatment of vendors and staff in general...unless you are said brown-nosers. Management antics ("professionalism" is reserved for intelligent and people with integrity) have led to poor rapport with the local market...vendors, employees, clients, whole supply chain. There is a trend with current management to keep junior people that do not know Canadian Law for procurement well enough. Also management will promote from within but the employees (ex-pats to boot) moving up are no subject experts. Management is shifty and questionable. Dealings with them should be with caution.

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    Advice to Management

    Follow Canadian LAW. Don't "transfer" managers to hide inequities and shady dealings. Let them stay in Canada a little while longer so the law can inevitably catch them.

    Saipem2016-01-25
  2. "Amazing Organization"

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    Current Employee - Senior Buyer in Dubai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits, Amazing work culture

    Cons

    Need to invest more in Employees

    Advice to Management

    None..You are doing great

    Saipem2019-07-31
  3. 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
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Large multinational"

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    Buyer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saipem

    Pros

    Large projects and a lot of work. Good benefits overall.

    Cons

    Management is very concentrated in Italy. In the UK they bring basically all managers from Italy and the feeling is that you need to be Italian to get a supervisory role.

    Advice to Management

    Give foreign workers more opportunities.

    Saipem2016-12-09
  5. "The best facilities so far"

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    Current Employee - Buyer in Aktau
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    People are friendly and helpful

    Cons

    very strict in terms of medical

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    Saipem2015-05-20
  6. Helpful (1)

    "It has been a learning process."

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    Buyer in Lagos

    I have been working at Saipem

    Pros

    You will have the best opportunity for on the job training.

    Cons

    You will not be paid well compared to your counterparts in other companies in the same industry

    Advice to Management

    Motivate your people with the update remuneration packages

    Saipem2011-11-26
  7. "Nessuno sviluppo"

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    Buyer in San Donato Milanese
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Saipem for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Buona flessibilità, alcuna pressione

    Cons

    Nessuno sviluppo. Nessun aumento di salario.

    Advice to Management

    Scommettere sulle giovani risorse dandogli più responsabilità e vantaggi economici.

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    Saipem2016-05-04
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