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Dynamic Fast Moving Company With Great Historic Track Record

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Former Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
Former Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

I worked at Cairn Energy full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

CEO was very inclusive.
Wins were celebrated together.
Engineers & field workers were given autonomy to make decisions even if they were wrong.
Largely a can do attitude without too much constraint to procedures as being sacrosanct

Cons

Some of the less able corporate types promoted ahead of the can-do engineers
The culture was becoming more self important at senior management level with Indian success
Some of the top engineers both geophysical & drilling moved on
Not sure if the current CEO has the ability to follow the previous CEO

Advice to ManagementAdvice

As the ex CEO would have said - You are only as good as your last game.
Cairn - your last game was Greenland. It was a 3-0 defeat.
Your last cup final was the Indian sale to Vedanta - it went to extra time, then extra extra time. Its not clear to the fans which side won but it might have been the referee in the shape of the Indian Government.
Make sure you value your engineers and try and retain the knowledge within the company

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    A better company to stay with

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    Former Employee - "Evolution of Petrel Reference Project" in Delhi (India)
    Former Employee - "Evolution of Petrel Reference Project" in Delhi (India)

    I worked at Cairn Energy as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Robust technology, intellectual crew, Never say die attitude

    Cons

    still a smaller company in operation in India

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep trying for better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    xperience at cairn is somethng gr8. lucky tat m getting it

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    Current Employee - GET in Bārmer (India)
    Current Employee - GET in Bārmer (India)

    I have been working at Cairn Energy full-time

    Pros

    its a very fast growing company. extremely employee friendly. with just 1500 employees its annual outcome is higher than that of infosys tat has over 1 lac employees. so that tells it all...

    Cons

    its an e&p company. the work schedule is bit difficult. u gotta work for long hours. u stay under stress n pressure

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