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Optimum Work-Life balance, Good Environment, Ok compensation, Poor international Integration and career opportunities

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Current Employee - Project Engineer  in  Stavanger (Norway)
Current Employee - Project Engineer in Stavanger (Norway)

I have been working at Statoil full-time

Pros

The Work-Life balance is great, but this is common in Norway. Compensation and Benefit are good for young engineers. Very nice people and environment, everybody willing to collaborate and help.

Cons

Compensation and benefit for experienced professionals is below industry average. Norwegian is the language.
Top Management positions are almost only for Norwegians
If you are not proactive is very easy to get bored and feel unsatisfied with your job (many people do as less as possible)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Statoil

  1.  

    Ideal company if you are Norwegian and want to work 0900 to 1500.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Developer
    Former Employee - Business Developer

    I worked at Statoil full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you are permanently based in Norway and want a no hassle work life with good benefits then this is the right choice.

    Cons

    Low glass ceiling for non Norwegians
    General caliber of staff much inferior to what you would encounter in majors or large independents
    Good if you want to cruise but not a good environment for ambitious international employees who need to stay competitive on the international job market
    Gender diversity focus results in very underqualified staff in senior roles
    Complete absence of performance culture and accountability

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a good company if you are non-Norwegians

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great place for a laid-back person. If you just want to enjoy the life and to have 1-year parental leave with 80% pay, come to Statoil and try to have lots of children.
    The Statoil values, "open, caring, hands-on, and courageous", sound very attractive to new talents.

    Cons

    1. Noticeable difference between Norwegian and non-Norwegian. If you do not know and do not want to speak Norsk, you will be one of the "mercenaries". If you are good, go to other majors - COP, Shell, or Chevron. They will pay and value you much more
    2. So many unprofessional behaviors, such as discrimintative language, social isolation are permitted as long as no physical conflicts are involved
    3. Heavy in decision making and process. The decision seems never to be made during the team discussion. It will be made in the coffee bar by a few Norsk-speaking folks
    4. No team-working or integration at all. Everyone builds the railway by himself/herself. Many times it is funny to see the train can not run through the railway
    5. Being competitive is a big 'no-no'. Inititiative of striving for improvement will be treated as a "threat" or "show-off"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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