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Statoil Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
55 Reviews
3.1
55 Reviews
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Statoil President and CEO Helge Lund
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Pros
  • Good work life balance, flexible schedule, chance to play big role in projects (in 21 reviews)

  • Great salary and benefits they p ay 100% of all medical and dental insurance at the PPO level (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Project management take be really frustrating as decision making takes long time (in 6 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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  1.  

    Statoil needs to understand culture when working outside of Norway. All they do is based on how its done in Norway.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance is discussed and sometimes followed.The company is very organized in its procedures and when they are followed properly than they work.

    Cons

    Unless you are Norwegian than the chances of advancement are slim at best. Senior management also needs to really understand how business is done in countries outside of Norway. Salaries compared to the rest of industry are lower without question.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To be a global company Statoil need to embrace a world attitude and work within countries and their traditions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall Work Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Mobility/Human Resources in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Global Mobility/Human Resources in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Statoil full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, work life balance

    Cons

    Very centralized from Norway, not a lot of growth in company, very little training opportunities

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Student Operator in Conklin, AB (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Student Operator in Conklin, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Statoil as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good camp
    Nice new plant
    Good shifts
    Good HR team
    Good values

    Cons

    Camp closes doors at night
    Room sharing between shift
    Transport to work breaks down regularly...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Statoil is a great company to work for. The environment and people that you work with truly stand out in the industry.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Consultant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Environment
    Benefits
    Culture
    People

    Cons

    Salary
    Limited personal growth within the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oslo (Norway)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oslo (Norway)

    I have been working at Statoil full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Supporting colleagues and environment, far away from the rat race culture of other firms
    - Good career opportunities if you are based in Norway, although this is currently not nearly as good as in the early 2010s.
    - Pay is good, below what other oil companies pay, but job security is much higher

    Cons

    - Company is in a challenging state with the decline in oil price and the high cost structure
    - Skills development is slower than at smaller companies, so you have to be proactive requesting change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Promote people based in merits & potential, not based on age

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Career ender for the young and ambitious

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Oslo (Norway)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Oslo (Norway)

    I have been working at Statoil full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Nice offices
    2. Decent pay (below industry average)
    3. Casual dress code,
    4. Over time pay
    5. Excellent work life balance

    Cons

    1. Poor career development - promises not fulfilled.
    2. Global People Survey is a joke.
    3. No formal training, learn as you go along.
    4. They are firing the wrong people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Statoil

    Pros

    Great culture and benefits.
    Ability to drive your own career.

    Cons

    Everything has to go through multiple memos and approvals in the Houston office as well as in Norway offices.
    Decisions are not made quickly and require consensus.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Nice company

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

    I have been working at Statoil

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits and relaxed working hours

    Cons

    Not a lot of development opportunities

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Politically driven, corrupted in Canada

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

    I have been working at Statoil full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    laid-back, some nice people, nice office space

    Cons

    bad management, zero opportunities to grow, corruption embedded in some critical depts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change the management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    STATOIL = (few humble+honest+loyal+excellent professionals) - (hundreds of cynical/useless/political careerists)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baku (Azerbaijan)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baku (Azerbaijan)

    I have been working at Statoil full-time

    Pros

    The globally integrated company with a lot of interesting activities. You can meet some bright people here (but very very few). An OK salary and benefits.

    Cons

    The Norwegian trust-based horizontal corporate culture has effectively developed this company over years. Nowadays, unfortunately, many cynical careerists use trust for their own benefit and do nothing but show off. Meetings, presentations, emails - seem to be endless with zero productivity. Teamwork does not have any meaning here, instead just bunch of cynical individuals playing politics. Decisions are based on personal subjective view. If you want to be identified as young talent - just don't express any opinion, keep silent, always smile, please "managers" and help them with their political games then you will get promotion and good assignments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are loosing your creditability, wake up. The cynical careerists who lead you businesses internationally simply don't deserve all trust and power which you gave them. Talk to ordinary employees, not through the anecdotic leadership teams, and you will know more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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