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Positive, fulfilling and worthwhile

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Former Intern - Process Control Co-op Engineer in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
Former Intern - Process Control Co-op Engineer in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)

I worked at Nexen as an intern (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

- the people: though there is a recognized management system, everyone is treated equally
- company safety policy: 12 rules that are followed very strictly!
- exposure: being at the Long Lake SAGD & Upgrader facility allowed me to witness the process first-hand. It is a completely different learning experience as compared to looking at a textbook or computer screen
- the facility had it's first major turnaround begin in Aug 2012: this allowed me to get up close to vessels and machines and learn much more about the way things work

Cons

- this could be viewed as a pro too, but there was quite a bit of change in the company in my short time there. The CEO got fired the morning of my first day of work (Jan 2012), my own boos got fired 3 months after that, and the company was bought out by CNOOC in Aug 2012.

Advice to Management

- to continue to put safety and people ahead of production, as this will ultimately lead to better production and profits

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    Average Employer

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    Former Employee - Staff Compensation Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Staff Compensation Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Nexen full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They have many of the right programs in place.
    The people hired are top in their fields.
    Great team members.
    Good compensation, average benefits in comparison to large producers

    Cons

    Management does not always support or backup their employees.
    Management rarely follows through on Ethics complaints although they have a great program in writing.
    There are few balance and checks in most of their programs, so allows leaders to run their own "companies"
    Do not do work load manage, so no work/life balance and excessive overtime involved, no reward but is an expectation.

    Advice to Management

    Make every manager accountable to their employees and the corporate programs.

  2. A solid company (review of experience before CNOOC takeover)

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    Former Intern - Technical Summer Student in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Former Intern - Technical Summer Student in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Nexen as an intern

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Very intelligent and helpful people to work with
    - Freedom to pursue projects as you like (depending on your manager of course)
    - Fantastic culture
    - Great work/life balance

    Cons

    - Very disorganized operation (difficult to get the info you need, backtracking, etc.)
    - Unstructured student work term
    - Super high turnover (so loss of expertise was common)

    Advice to Management

    More strategic alignment between business areas will make for a smoother operation. Define your objectives clearly and specifically, and be sure that these are communicated through the corporate ladder.

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