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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 for more than a year

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    A solid company (review of experience before CNOOC takeover)

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

    I worked at Nexen as an intern

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent Company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Nexen as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people to deal with, very selective in getting the best people into the organization and that makes you deal with the best people in the industry. No micro-management and management is supportive.

    Cons

    I couldn't find any so far!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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