Statoil
3.2 of 5 51 reviews
www.statoil.com Stavanger, Norway 5000+ Employees

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Generally a stable, safe job - but bureaucratic and conservative

Business Developer (Current Employee)
Stavanger (Norway)

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Constructive consensus based culture, highly process driven

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

    I have been working at Statoil full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: Process driven ensures the decision making process is structured and not ad hoc High quality colleagues - very capable and professional Working… Cons: Building a wide consensus and dealing with process can slow progress Absence of leadership in developing projects that… Advice to Senior Management: Statoil needs to focus developing a competitive market oriented culture in terms of project costs, no longer can Statoil rely on their… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Great company to work for in Norway

    Business Analyst (Current Employee)
    Stavanger (Norway)

    I have been working at Statoil full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Flexible working conditions and relaxed working culture Cons: Slow moving company and poor communication from managers Advice to Senior Management: reduce number of managers Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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