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Generally a stable, safe job - but bureaucratic and conservative

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Current Employee - Business Developer in Stavanger (Norway)
Current Employee - Business Developer in Stavanger (Norway)

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

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

- Flexibility and working hours: While it is possible to work yourself to near death also in Statoil (depending on your position), it is generally possible to achieve a comparably good work-life balance
- Range of opportunities: As in most large corporations, there are many countries, disciplines and settings that you can work within

And as far as the company is concerned, it is expanding rapidly and has become a lot more international in the past few years. It is an exciting company to follow.

Cons

- Salaries (in Norway): Considerably lower than industry average. Furthermore, salary does not follow actual responsibility, but rather age and years of experience.
- Advancement: While you will readily be given increased responsibility, and be able to handle this well, your performance will not be rewarded by hierarchic (and hence also salary) promotion. Age is king. Period.
- The mantra underpinning Statoil's HR policy is: "Everybody wants to work here. We don't care if you leave."
- Decision making is exceedingly bureaucratic and very slow. The internal politics associated with this are suffocating initiative on a daily basis.

Advice to Management

Shake up the incredibly conservative salary and promotion policies. Cut internal red tape and speed up decision making.

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  1. Awesome

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Haugesund (Norway)
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Haugesund (Norway)

    I worked at Statoil as an intern (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    A great workplace with great people and a wonderful bonuses. Not much else to say other than to say that it was worth the time.

    Cons

    Not that much to say really, kinda sucks to work for the government. The work is restrictive and they are strict on work hours.

  2. great place to start your career

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    Current Employee - Graduate Program in Stavanger (Norway)
    Current Employee - Graduate Program in Stavanger (Norway)

    I have been working at Statoil full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    on job training, challenging, caring and helpful environment

    Cons

    low salaries, lack of foreign staff at top management

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