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A good place for work- life balance but can be very stressful for an ambitious person/ foreigner/ non-engineer

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oslo (Norway)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oslo (Norway)

I have been working at Statoil full-time (More than 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

Pros

Work -life balance. Considering how little I am expected to deliver, compensation is high. Really nice people. A great place for people who have lots of children and look for a relaxing day in the office after a tiring evening at home.

Cons

Too laid back and unprofessional. The biggest challenge is that Statoil doesn't seem to know what it wants or what it wants to be. Too political and complex to navigate for an international employee. The meeting culture is really weird and extreme - too many meetings with no agenda or outcomes. You will be challenged and frustrated by the lack of a structured career path and slow career progress. If you are not Norwegian and an engineer your career progress will disappoint you and your learning curve and competitiveness runs a real risk stagnation. Your experience before Statoil will not be valued - it's how long you've been with the company that matters and who you know. Competence and performance are not valued or promoted. Salary levels are lower than industry average (think about 30% for commercial roles) and the situation I described above with all the risks it entails just makes it a no no if you are far from retirement. If you still need a breather form a hectic life and work under a U.S. or U.K. contract, suggest you slap a 30% - 50% risk premium on whatever salary you are thinking of negotiating.

Advice to Management

Learn to say what you want and work on your communication skills. Challenge yourself to gain more awareness of the world outside Norway and the markets you operate and sell in.

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    Current Intern - Reservoir Engineer in Porsgrunn (Norway)
    Current Intern - Reservoir Engineer in Porsgrunn (Norway)

    I have been working at Statoil as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment
    Supportive leaders
    free housing
    always flexible with things
    great HR and tech support
    Lots of projects to work on
    Internship was a great, defined project that was challenging and had room left open for new ideas
    cafeteria had cheap, good food options for lunch (~35 NOK)

    Cons

    not really any time off on an internship but flexible
    Large company, so some bureaucratic things to deal with sometimes

    Advice to Management

    None

  2. Helpful (4)

    Are you lazy and unambitious? Statoil is the right company for you...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oslo (Norway)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oslo (Norway)

    I worked at Statoil full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Extreme work-life balance, good perks for everyone regardless of performance, very flexible leadership, paid overtime, 5 weeks of holiday, flexible work hours.

    Cons

    The company is only good for Norwegians. Foreigners will stay low in the organization regardless how smart they are and hard they work. How long you have been around will determine who is promoted. Lack of decisive decision making. Powerless leaders. The company makes people lazy as working more/harder does not get you anywhere. No performance-based culture. No true commitment to personal and professional development. Extreme bureaucratic organization.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the right leadership profiles, promote more international in key positions to become a true global company with a multicultural mindset, stop giving to those who do not work/deliver, build a true performance based culture, lay-off lazy employees, streamline your governance.

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