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Helpful (2)

Too much uncertainty

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

I have been working at Talisman Energy

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

Pros

Competitive base salary
Good Benefits
Great share program
Offices - however, they will be converted to cubicles shortly

Cons

Poor company performance
Lack of communication

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Toxic Work Environment

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

    I worked at Talisman Energy as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    -tons of training courses to take
    -people are generally nice
    -compensation
    -location of the Calgary office
    -bistro on 34th fl in the Calgary office

    Cons

    -employees are disposable
    -managers do not know how to grow or develop their employees
    -decreases employee morale based on favouritism
    -too much work with no significant purpose or value
    -no clear vision
    -HR has no idea what they are doing and do not practice what they preach at all
    -no place for advancement unless you are considered their "superstar" (then those people get everything)
    -too many useless and unproductive meetings that end up draining everybody
    -too much change that doesn't seem to ever get anywhere positive
    -high turnover
    -does not help employees try to reach their potential because everyone is too focused on office politics and trying to climb up the corporate ladder for themselves
    -will disregard their entry-level employees
    -too many VP's that do not seem to know how to lead a team, all they have are their egos
    -management only values "work horses" who can sit and work, work, work with no voice
    -not a good place if you want to be in a creative, supportive, entrepreneurial environment
    -they do not know how to recognize real talent and let go of great people with tons of potential

    Advice to Management

    -Take care of your people no matter what level they are at. Your job is to help them grow and develop. Do not favourite certain individuals over others- be fair. Also, provide opportunities for your employees to increase motivation at work.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Very rewarding; It is a place where you learn how to be resilient and how to think outside the box

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

    I have been working at Talisman Energy

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Flexible
    - Good mgmt support to implement your ideas (back it up with facts and stats)
    - Always trying to improve
    - Dynamic, fast pace
    - Great people

    Cons

    - Silos
    - Too many people involved in decision making
    - Growing too fast hence constant change to accomodate the environment (I don't mind but this is not for everyone)

    Advice to Management

    - keep focusing on execution
    - before trying to be world class let's work on the basics
    - process improvement is key (I think the appetite is there) but too much initiatives at the same time get people away from what's important - let's take baby steps
    - keep communicating the goals and vision of the company


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