Nexen Reviews

Updated September 6, 2014
Updated September 6, 2014
53 Reviews
3.3
53 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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 4 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Geology internship

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Geology Intern  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Geology Intern in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Nexen as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    People are friendly, and very open to helping out

    Cons

    HR is quite unorganized

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Flexible, non-stressful work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Geologist  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Geologist in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Nexen full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people, flexible schedule (every other friday off), awesome free gym

    Cons

    minimum additional rewards for superior work/efforts, advancement is difficult, lots of middle management, tons of big company policies/politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    less middle management and better rewards for high performers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Standard Interview

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Summer Student  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Technical Summer Student in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Nexen as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Environment to work in

    Cons

    Work is not very demanding

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    The internship program at Nexen is a great way to get exposure to the many aspects of the oil industry.

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    Former Employee - Reservoir Engineer  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Nexen as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The company offered many interesting courses regarding the theory and applications in oil industry, as well as courses for self-improvement. The department I worked for also provided me with several different interesting projects to work on.

    Cons

    Some of the downtime in between projects left time to yourself. But you must make the best of this time for independent study.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good money

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nexen full-time

    Pros

    Culture is nice and supporting

    Cons

    Chinese involvement has ruined canadian autocracy

  7.  

    Excellent Employer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nexen

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits and a bright future

    Cons

    Lots of time away from home

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent Company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Nexen as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people to deal with, very selective in getting the best people into the organization and that makes you deal with the best people in the industry. No micro-management and management is supportive.

    Cons

    I couldn't find any so far!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very satisfied

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager

    I have been working at Nexen

    Pros

    Excellent treatment on employees; Top notch in safety & environment.

    Cons

    Decision making process sometimes takeslonger than expected

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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