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Good technical company but not for non-french

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Former Employee - Petroleum Engineer  in  Paris (France)
Former Employee - Petroleum Engineer in Paris (France)

I worked at TOTAL full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Total overall is a good technical oil companies. Diversity in operation around the world and internal experts make it good place to learn especially for graduates. Easy to start for new employees since internal process guideline is well structured. Some of the experts in the company are world class.

Cons

- You can forget about career if you are not french. Total is still a french company; you can feel it especially if you work in Paris.
- Salary is ridiculous compared to other company. Even the expatriate package is not up to international standard.
- Politics in the company sometimes could be a turn off for employees and it makes it difficult to move around in the organization
- Work life balance is non existent

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't think that selling employment with Total as 'a job for life' or give some sort of prestige in the industry could last long. This is oil business where bargaining power move towards the job seekers. So think about compensation and fair chance to build a career. Otherwise, you will keep losing valuable talents to other companies.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for TOTAL

  1.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TOTAL

    Pros

    Muiticultural Environment
    Money is great

    Cons

    Training not so good
    Sometimes work gets boring and monotonous

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on improving training

  2.  

    Excellent company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cost Engineer  in  Lagos (Nigeria)
    Current Employee - Cost Engineer in Lagos (Nigeria)

    I have been working at TOTAL full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    It is a very excellent company to work with a attractive career prospect. It also attractive salary structure. Recommend for friend.

    Cons

    Negative attitude of some French colleagues. Any interested applicant should be ready to perceivier and endure. Information dissemination is also a major concern.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

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