Talisman Energy
2.8 of 5 63 reviews
www.talisman-energy.com Calgary, Canada 1000 to 5000 Employees

Talisman Energy Reviews

Updated Jun 24, 2014
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2.8 63 reviews

                             

63% Approve of the CEO

Talisman Energy President & CEO Hal Kvisle

Hal Kvisle

(27 ratings)

36% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Gained great experience as an engineering coop student at Talisman Energy

    Student (Former Employee)
    Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsGood locations, working environment and supportive colleagues.

    ConsFast employee churn rates, lower morale than other companies.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good and moving to great!

    Business Analyst (Former Employee)
    Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsLots of opportunity. People are busy, engaged and excited about the changes. Leaders are optimistic, energetic and share this openly with their teams.

    ConsSometimes not what you know but who you know. Some infighting on teams as people are jockeying for positions with the changes. Can be unpleasant

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to Hal! Give more women leadership roles. Place greater emphasis to live your corp values and hire qualified candidates instead of somebody's friend who isn't really qualified

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fast paced, interesting work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsTalisman is getting back on track. I'm hopeful and excited about the future. There's lots to do, plenty of opportunity to shape the future.

    ConsA high energy environment that employees need to manage for themselves.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay the course.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Accounting Student (Former Employee)
    Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsPeople were really nice, and compensation was good.

    ConsThey did not hire many interns into full-time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company, a little bit too bureaucratic sometimes.

    Wellsite Geologist (Current Employee)
    Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsBig company with global activities.

    ConsMaybe the chain of command can be annoying.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo listen to people with experience when is required.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Really enjoying my position at Talisman. Great place to be.

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsGood people - all trying to do great things. I work on a good team, but everyone I've met in the company is great.

    ConsLots of work to do (that can be fun) - but direction can shift too often. Lets try to stay the course and invest in the future.

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep communicating! Town halls are good but perhaps you could do some smaller informal gathering - come to a floor from time to time and say hi - like Helen did when she was recruiting for the big bike - that was AWESOME!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I love being able to help reshape this company back to greatness!!!!

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsTons of opportunity to build an amazing career.
    Committed, straight talking senior leadership.
    Lean but balanced operating mentality.
    Awesome culture of lets cut through the old processes and clutter and make it happen quicker.
    Excellent compensation.
    Prestige office locations.

    ConsInternal confusion and redundancies resulting from the shift from a global to a more regionalized firm.
    The overarching spectre of company breakup or major asset sales.
    Stock at a low value.
    Very busy work environment with more projects than can be handled in the short term.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay the course. Keep communicating with your people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company - tough market to compete for labour in Calgary

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFaster pace than local competition

    ConsStrategy has changed 4-5 times in the last 4-5 years

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    Projects (Current Employee)
    Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsGreat Job exposure. True international energy company. Exposure to many different functions and opportunities.

    ConsToo much management, not enough workers. Top heavy and does not execute well on strategy, although there has been improvement the past year.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to develop talent.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Rewarding challenges

    Drilling Operation Manager (Current Employee)
    Lima, Lima Region (Peru)

    ProsMany oportunities for results driven professionals, great variety of assets

    ConsNot consistent across geographic locations, no real standards, some top management have reached their level of incompetency. Major realingment undergoing in 2013 with colateral damages to people. Core functions are not fully in control of their tasks, support functions have gained too much power and lost focus of the goals in the O & G industry.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to The the basics of the industry, reliability , operational excellence and inforce accountability.

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

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