Talisman Energy – Why Work For Us?

The acquisition of Talisman by Spanish integrated energy company Repsol was finalized on May 8th, 2015. The combined company will become one of  the largest privately-owned oil and gas players in the world, present in high-potential growth markets worldwide

Talisman is committed to conducting its business safely and in an ethically, socially and environmentally responsible manner. The company is a participant in the United Nations Global Compact. Talisman was the first Canadian company to join the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights Plenary Group developed by the United States (US) and United Kingdom (UK) governments.

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We are always looking for good people – our most important source of energy - to join our team.

We are an organization with strong values and a focus on attracting and developing the best talent available. We are committed to conducting business safely and in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. Our employees are driven, tackle opportunities to do challenging work, have a bias for results and thrive in a fast-paced, high-energy work environment. Our people see everyday as an opportunity to be leaders within our communities and the industry.

The acquisition of Talisman Energy by Spanish integrated energy company Repsol was finalized on May 8, 2015. The combined company will become of the largest privately-owned oil & gas players in the world, present in high-potential growth markets worldwide.

Talisman is committed to conducting business safely and in an ethically, socially and environmentally responsible manner. The company is a participant in the United Nations Global Compact. Talisman was the first Canadian company to join the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights Plenary Group developed by the United States (US) and United Kingdom (UK) governments.

Please visit Repsol.com for more information

 

undefinedOur values describe who we are and how we work at Talisman. They state what we believe in and what we stand for. They reflect our corporate culture and organizational behaviour. As a whole our values demonstrate how we act and expect to be treated as a member of the Talisman team. The following are some of our key values:

Safety 
Our goal is to create working conditions where we cause no harm to people.
 
Safe operations is our number one priority. If operational results and safety come into conflict, employees have a responsibility to choose safety. Talisman is committed to supporting this choice and providing the resources necessary to achieve safe working conditions.

Passion 
We inspire others by the passion we demonstrate for our work.
 When we feel passionate about what we do and the company we work for, we are more productive and more successful. We are happiest and excel when we do those things we are passionate about. Enthusiasm is inspirational!

Results 
We have a bias for results and take initiative to get things done efficiently, creating value for our shareholders.
 Effective results require a vision of what needs to be done, setting priorities and implementing realistic action plans. We are purpose driven and hold ourselves accountable for high quality, timely results.

Respect 
We take time to consider and appreciate other people's points of view, and treat the environment with respect.
 We value the diversity of our workforce and stakeholders and appreciate each other's unique strengths. Respect is about treating people with dignity, listening and displaying courtesy. In planning and executing our activities we take the environment into account, treating it with respect and striving to minimize the impact of our operations.

Excellence 
We strive for excellence in what we do and how we do it.
 Excellence is about working hard, being innovative and working smart; demonstrating a high degree of technical, professional and problem solving skills. Continuous performance improvement is required to maintain excellence.

Teamwork 
By working effectively together we can deliver results far beyond our individual capabilities.
 By working together, we can achieve superior results for the organization. Clear and common goals support teamwork. Effective teamwork is anchored in trust and being able to offer, ask for and accept help, advice and feedback.

Honest communication 
We show courage to speak honestly and support others to do the same.
 
We communicate honestly and truthfully and we provide full disclosure to stakeholders. Information and ideas flow unfiltered, up, down and across the organization. We speak the truth, even when the message is difficult and the conversation may be uncomfortable.

undefinedGreat people. Great values. Great opportunities. Great rewards. If these sound exciting to you, Talisman may be the right place for you.

Our culture is built on employees’ energy, and we work hard to make Talisman a great place to work. 

Great People
We have nearly 3,000 employees in various professional, trades and field positions in more than a dozen countries. Such a diverse workforce helps ensure our company is benefiting from a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. For you, this means exposure to a diversity of expertise and knowledge that can only come from a global workforce.

We work hard at attracting and retaining employees who will contribute positively to our culture. This includes:

  • Experienced people who share their know-how and mentor our next generation of leaders;
  • Ones new to the workforce or industry who are driven and want to learn; and
  • Those in between who are looking to make a solid contribution while further developing themselves. Together, this gives you access to an international network of colleagues.

Check out Our People to read about some of our employee's experiences.

Great Values
Our culture is rooted in our values: safety; passion; results; respect; excellence; teamwork; and honest communication. Our values can be found wherever we operate, and they set us apart in professional excellence. We pay close attention to how we work and to providing employees with a great place to work.

We all play an active role in ensuring our workplace is safe for people, communities where we operate and the environment. It is our responsibility to treat our employees with respect. We are  considerate and respectful of individual cultures and beliefs. Working to let our people reach their full potential and creating a work environment where they can excel is important. We strive to build a working environment that is exciting and rewards achievements.

Great Opportunities
Talisman’s global people priority is development, and your ability to tap into the knowledge of colleagues around the world is a benefit of working with us. But so is the access to a range of learning and development activities that employees can participate in to broaden their skills and continuously improve. We provide you with opportunities – as well as the support and tools for development – that equip and empower you to build your career.

We believe learning happens in three distinct ways: education, experience and exposure. So in addition to traditional classroom training, Talisman offers experiential learning opportunities such as working on cross-functional and project teams and participating in secondments, both locally and internationally. We offer challenging work, and are continuously improving our development programs and activities to help enhance employees’ on-the-job experience and development.

Great Rewards
Working with us, you can expect to go further as part of a team that is driven by a passion for energy and a bias for results. Our rewards philosophy recognizes that company performance is largely a reflection of employees’ contributions, and our total rewards programs are designed to reward employees for their share in the company's success.

We reward based on performance, achievement and embodiment of our values. Our rewards plans are designed to align employee performance with business success and increasing shareholder value. We also offer educational assistance programs, flexible health plans and a global employee and family assistance program.

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At Talisman, our essence is people, not just barrels of oil and gas. Most of us only see the drilling rigs or the pump jacks or the pipelines that bring these valuable resources to market. Some of us may only see the numbers on the financial sites or stock markets. What we don’t see are the numerous dedicated, hardworking and ingenious professionals who come together everyday to devise, build and operate these assets. People who day in and day out do their work safely, responsibly and profitably. These people and the many more who will be invited to join us over the coming years will build their successful careers shaping Talisman into a financially strong and enviable global energy employer. We invite you to spend a few more minutes reading why some of our people care so much about our company and thank you for considering Talisman as your place to grow.


“I would definitely recommend a career at Talisman to anybody seeking a company that develops its employees. I am often provided with opportunities to experience new types of work, and the development of my skills and career have always seemed to be an area of focus while working here.”

Torey P., Staff Auditor, Internal Audit, Calgary, Canada

 “The skills I learned as a student fast-tracked my career into a development geologist role with an integrated team.   I look forward to sharing ideas with colleagues and striving to exceed production targets.  Our team has fun together and each day is full of new challenges.”

Heather W., Geologist-in-Training, Canadian Delivery Unit, Calgary, Canada


“There are a few things about Talisman that stand out to me. There are the great people and they’ve shown teamwork through even our most challenging times. I’ve been given responsibility and trust from managers and colleagues, and opportunities to take on new exciting opportunities elsewhere in Talisman. As well, the company’s values fit naturally with my own.”

Arvid S., Yme Offshore Installation Manager – International Operations West, Stavanger, Norway


“At Talisman, I have the opportunity to work with a great team of motivated people. Every single day, I am exposed to different people, situations, challenges and opportunities. This keeps me inspired and feeling empowered to act as a leader and deliver results.”

Andres V., Finance Manager – International Exploration, Bogota, Colombia


“I’ve been a part of teams driven by the pursuit for excellence and flawless execution, where we had autonomy and room to maneuver but were also provided constant mentoring and leadership. I believe Talisman has the right ingredients for growth, I am proud to be part of the company and I look forward to continue building functional excellence for Talisman.”

Rizal S., Drilling Process Lead – Global Drilling & Completions, Eagle Ford, Texas


“I have been empowered with the right level of challenges and opportunities for my career and personal growth. Talisman is a vibrant and growing organization, and it seems to always be a step ahead of me with career development opportunities.”

Nathan H., Team Lead, Chauvin & Shaunavon - North American Operations, Calgary, Canada

 


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    It takes a long time to get things done, no sense of urgency No global policies or governance

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Talisman Energy Awards & Accolades

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Responsible Canadian Energy Award (Health and Safety) , Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, 2014
50 Best Corporate Citizens in Canada (#17) , Corporate Knights: The Company for Clean Capitalism, 2013
Canada’s Top 50 Socially Responsible Companies (Best in Class - Oil & Gas Exploration and Production, Power Generators) , Maclean's Magazine, 2013
Barron's 500 , Barron's, 2009
Barron's 500 , Barron's, 2008
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Additional Info

Website www.talisman-energy.com
Headquarters Calgary, Canada
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1992
Type Company - Public (TLM)
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

The acquisition of Talisman by Spanish integrated energy company Repsol was finalized on May 8th, 2015. The combined company will become one of the largest privately-owned oil and gas players in the world, present in high-potential growth markets worldwide Talisman is committed to conducting its business safely and in an ethically, socially and environmentally responsible manner. The company is a participant in the United Nations Global Compact. Talisman was the first Canadian company to join the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights Plenary Group ... More

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