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Updated Jun 24, 2014
Statoil – Houston – “Citywest BCM Campus”

Statoil – Houston – “Citywest BCM Campus”
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.3 53 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

Statoil President and CEO Helge Lund

Helge Lund

(35 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance, flexible schedule, chance to play big role in projects (in 14 reviews)

  • If you are permanently based in Norway and want a no hassle work life with good benefits then this is the right choice (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Project management take be really frustrating as decision making takes long time (in 5 reviews)

  • Many international employees quit their work after some short of time of work at company(3-5 years) (in 4 reviews)

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    Bad values in values-focused company

    Chief Cook and Bottle Washer (Current Employee) Norway, MI

    ProsGood work life balance, flexible schedule, chance to play big role in projects

    ConsActively practice discrimination against non-Norwegians. Norwegians get the easiest jobs, easiest hours, best projects, most resources and best ratings. All of this from a company and country that believes it is the most fair minded of them all.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet better lawyers as once the real word gets out, you will be sued out of your pants.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Ideal company if you are Norwegian and want to work 0900 to 1500.

    Business Developer (Former Employee)

    ProsIf you are permanently based in Norway and want a no hassle work life with good benefits then this is the right choice.

    ConsLow glass ceiling for non Norwegians
    General caliber of staff much inferior to what you would encounter in majors or large independents
    Good if you want to cruise but not a good environment for ambitious international employees who need to stay competitive on the international job market
    Gender diversity focus results in very underqualified staff in senior roles
    Complete absence of performance culture and accountability

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    About the Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Stavanger (Norway)

    ProsLife and Work Balance, focus on time completion of the Project

    ConsI do agree with the review dated May 10, 2013 (Business Analyst)

    Just to add smth in addition to what I have experienced: Very poor management skills.

    Change your attitude towards international employees. Very much political on how people get promoted there. There is some norwegian mafia as well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf Statoil is so focused on its values and ethics, then Statoil shall start with themselves first. Start going on to an international arena, in order to get an international experience working with Contractors.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    International headoffice, yet with Norwegian pride

    Business Analyst (Current Employee) Oslo (Norway)

    ProsWork and life balance is a great addon. If you want to leave your work at 15:00 or 16:00, then this is the place to be. But if you have some aspirations and want to progress with your career, then you should really consider if this company is the right for you.

    ConsThis is my second review of Statoil. I have now moved from the main headoffice in Stavanger to the international headoffice in Oslo. The atmosphere is more relaxed here, but I expected the work pace to be much higher than it turned out. Most of international employees here are adapting quickly to the work environment, you see people spending more time drinking coffee and having hour long lunch breaks. If this company is due to cut its cost and increase competitiveness, they must start with their work culture. I don't think I will be for much longer.

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange your attitude towards young international employees. You should drive and encourage performance, and not discourage it by sending your employees home at 1500, 1600. It appears that the CEO is not seeing the problem. The company has its own corporate priority group of something 150 employees and while most of them Norwegian, its very much politics on how they get promoted. If you can play the political game within Statoil, then you will have a chance to boost your career. As I don't consider this workplace to be a political arena, I would rather prefer to get to my work, get the job done on high quality and then go home when I have to, not when I am being told to.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Horrible pay but good hours

    Senior Analyst (Current Employee) Stavanger (Norway)

    ProsThe hours are short so you keep a good work/life balance

    ConsPay is lower than any other company buy a long shot; people promoted to management due to time in company, not their competence; have to be in your job 2 years minimum before you can move; bonus is extremely low for an oil company even when profits are record high; coworkers are there to retire so an overall lazy attitude; Norwegians preferred over foreigners for promotion

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay people livable wages

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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