Maersk Oil

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Great location, great opportunities, average salary

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Petrophysicist in Copenhagen (Denmark)
Current Employee - Petrophysicist in Copenhagen (Denmark)

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

Pros

First of all the main office for all corporate activity as well as all Danish North Sea activity is located in Copenhagen. From a life/work point of view working in the heart of Copenhagen with easy access to pretty much everything is a huge plus.
You have the full range of the petrophysical discipline presented here, from heavy modelling to operational work to core analysis work.
Also you are given, at least in most units, almost full autonomy as long as you reach your deadlines.

Cons

From a local point of view the pay is quite a bit lower than average indutry salaries and expat posistions are quite limited.
Unfortunatly management has imbraced, fully with no sorting, the PMP and everything that encompasses, meaning work is slowing down quite a bit.

Neutral Outlook

27 Other Employee Reviews for Maersk Oil (View Most Recent)

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    Good experience

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Maersk Oil full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very technical company, diverse, positive culture, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Decision making is very top down, lack of or inconsistent vision/direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold senior managers accountable, promote true leadership to make things done not for the sake of process

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Most toxic place I've ever worked

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Houston, TX

    I worked at Maersk Oil as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -pay
    -internationally diverse workforce
    -Free Parking
    -Next to free catered lunch
    -Lots of good lunch spots nearby the office to choose from

    Cons

    - Lack of effective leadership at every level
    - Zero upward mobility
    - Slash and burn tactic laying off 3-5 employees a week instead of one mass layoff which has in instilled extreme paranoia at every level of staff.
    - Unnecessary culture of secrecy
    - Micromanagement of Houston based projects by corporate headquarters, even from C level leadership
    - No Casual Friday
    - Not allowed to take the stairs between floors
    - Abysmal morale
    - Rampant rumor mill as management makes little to no effort to communicate anything to project staff.
    - Sexist, off-color, and derogatory comments from upper management are common

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your staff like an asset, not a problem. Engage and communicate with them. Take the company value of uprightness seriously.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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