Addax Petroleum

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Addax Petroleum Reviews

Updated November 5, 2014
Updated November 5, 2014
4 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good oil company in a superb location

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Petroleum Engineer in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Petroleum Engineer in Geneva (Switzerland)

    I worked at Addax Petroleum as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A good place to work - pleasant colleagues, an excellent office and canteen, interesting work, with a fair degree of freedom as to how you do it. And Addax pays its bills on time and is not too mean - perfect for a contractor.

    Cons

    But permanent staff, at least at the supervisory level, seem to often have problems with office politics. Also, Geneva is very expensive if you bring your family there.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Positive, challenging, in a very international environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geneva (Switzerland)

    I have been working at Addax Petroleum full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you are internal staff you have more benefits. Very hierachical, chinese structured.

    Cons

    Not very keen in managerial and strategical changes. Company values aren't really the common drive to move foreward.

    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - General Manager in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Former Employee - General Manager in Lagos (Nigeria)

    I worked at Addax Petroleum (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Generally friendly environment to work

    Cons

    Few individuals not ry for team work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency

    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to start an engineering career and learn the job. No defined career path. Get out after 2-3 yrs!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Lagos (Nigeria)

    I have been working at Addax Petroleum

    Pros

    A great place to start up your career as an engineer because of the immediate hands-on approach and the sheer intensity of operations. Three years working experience at Addax as an engineer is equivalent to four to five years in other companies. Good diversity. That's about it.

    Cons

    The problems are numerous. A lack of adequate planning by the management leads to fire brigade approach to work programs, a complete lack of appreciation of the contributions of the technical people has led to a high turnover, lack of a merit-based appraisal/promotion system that has led to promotion based on favour, stagnation at one position for years with no prospect of rising, no defined job descriptions, inability to attract and retain talent, non-commitment to knowledge acquisition, sharing and cascading, double standards and intense politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company in Nigeria is on the decline and this is reflected in production figures and the high turnover. Replace the dead-wood and dinosaurs in management with young and vibrant managers that can formulate continuous growth strategies. Adjust conditions of service of staff to be commensurate with the industry. The entire HR department requires a complete overhaul and re-orientation. Well defined job descriptions are required for staff. The appraisal process is a complete sham and shows Addax is not a meritocracy but a 'psychopantocracy' (a new process is required or a new set of people to manage it). Finally, stand-offs with the union make for bad press. My advice is that the management should be more pro-active and actually work towards giving employees their entitlements without conflict.

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