Nexen Reviews

53 Reviews
3.3
53 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great people new organization trying to build into a local player in oil sands (in 7 reviews)

  • Great compensation and benefits (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Middle management is not college educated however has far too much power over decision making (in 3 reviews)

  • Not sure how the most recent takeover by Cnooc will affect the company (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Unfair

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative in Houston, TX

    I worked at Nexen as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, good money

    Cons

    Too many Chiefs, not enuff Indians, Unethical Managements, Low Employee Moral, No where to move up in company, wouldn't recommend.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reorganization of management who practices what is preached

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    The worst managed company out there.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Nexen full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere, great work schedule (Monday-Thursday), great pay (for a company that doesn't make much money!), car pool is great compared to bussing

    Cons

    No training, no accountability, uneducated and unprofessional management, poor planning, weak leadership, cannot retain good employees, reactive not preventative, too many "retirees"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to spend the money and bring in real leaders from other companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Technically Lost

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nexen

    Pros

    There is a great deal of work to be done
    Genuinely nice people
    Business units (other than IT) genuinely happy
    Much more opportunity for meaningful work for IT employees

    Cons

    Fundamental misunderstanding of technology/architecture
    Heavy reliance on Gartner reports
    Get it done at all costs mentality in many cases
    Not meaningful or challenging work for senior contractors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in senior people from other environments to help craft a longer term view

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst place to work in my 15 years of experience

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    Former Employee - IT  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - IT in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Nexen

    Pros

    Compensation is good and everything else sucks.

    Cons

    No respect for human rights and freedoms. They will kick you out regardless of performance because of political games and greediness of people who are there for long time. They would ignore abuse toward other people. Even good compensation is not worth amount of frustration you have to go through.

    I'm very glad I'm out from there !!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect for basic human rights. Shame on this company and it's management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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