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Maersk Oil Reviews

Updated January 17, 2015
Updated January 17, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Leadership must be Top-Down

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (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.  

    A company which talks a lot about living core values ..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Aktau (Kazakhstan)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Aktau (Kazakhstan)

    I have been working at Maersk Oil full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Working week is a reasonable basic 40 hours - of course the requirements of the job may dictate that you work more than the basic. As an expat, time off, includes 10 days of Rest and Recreation including flights for you and partner/ family - in addition to an already reasonable holidays allowance. A canteen is provided for lunch, and is free. Work is interesting.

    Cons

    The majority of the members of HR are not friendly or co-operative. Office location is in a rather unpleasant area of the town - the sort of place you are advised not to go walking after dark. Toilets/ water is often out of action - and in my time the problems were never rectified. When I left the number of bodies within the office was on the up - (see remarks on sanitation). Lots of talk about safety and the mother company (Maersk Oil Gmb) prides itself on its adherence to five core values; in reality - in this location, at least, the values are so much hot air.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be bothered: in my time we never saw the CEO, unless he had an agenda about safety, (see my comment on hot air) - in an office of this size, this is unforgivable

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Please get rid of HR!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Drilling
    Former Employee - Drilling

    I worked at Maersk Oil full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good with peoples, good salaries and opportunities

    Cons

    No vision, not able to take a décision, lack of leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen your engineers and not let HR deciding for You who's good and not good!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 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 (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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