Maersk Oil Reviews

Updated July 21, 2014
Updated July 21, 2014
15 Reviews

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    Leadership must be Top-Down

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Maersk Oil full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits package is great, but could use tweaks to make it more aligned with competitors. Currently we can't even wear jeans on Fridays. Little things...

    Cons

    Leadership is skewed and don't provide much basis to support decisions- act based on opinions not a clear strategy.
    Not enough employee engagement / recognition.
    No plans in place to protect high performers and not enough recognition given for jobs well done.
    HR promotes based on friendships- not performance.
    In the half year before leaving- dissolved the Brazil exploration team, moved to open floor plans, drastically cut back on spending, created a policy restricting use of the stairwells, cancelled the company holiday party, and no longer offer a free lunch for employees. Wonder why people are leaving...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more aligned with the market in order to retain people.
    Most of your employees are looking for something better.
    Cutting corners in places that affect morale just to save a penny will only hurt the company in the long run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Need Cultural Change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Drilling and Well Services  in  Esbjerg (Denmark)
    Former Employee - Drilling and Well Services in Esbjerg (Denmark)

    I worked at Maersk Oil full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    37 hours a week working hours and you can have flexible hours either come in late or early. If you are an international hired based in Copenhagen it will have more diverse people and great option of lunch menus (which is deductable from your salary). If you are an international hired based in Esbjerg than it will be the same as living in an oilfield campbase.

    Cons

    Before you decided to join, please considered for the 5th time because it will be a career suicide. Most of my international colleague decided not to put their time in this company as part of their resume.
    if you joined the company as international hired (or what they said expat) you still have to pay tax. Company does not pay for your medical or dental the country does and you better prepare to get in stuck with Danish medical system.
    Organisation is just to confuse to understand and no clear accountability or responsibility between department or business partners. Job description can be wide or it is only stating about activity per year without a clear understanding for goals. Project execution is weak in term of outcome quality, time deliverance and cost effectiveness (i.e. I have never seen an oil company that does not planned vs actual charts for drilling and completion day to day operation).
    SAP implementation is the worst things that happened. instead of build SAP around the business it is the other way around to built business around the SAP.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I understand that this company comes from shipping line but shipping line culture does not suits the challanges and dynamic of oilfield. Organisational changes and process implementation has to be driven from top to bottom. SAP is a good tools for SCM and finance, but only for those 2 functions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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