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Loved working for Talisman but a changing company - hope they come out of it stronger

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Geophysicist  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
Current Employee - Senior Geophysicist in Calgary, AB (Canada)

I have been working at Talisman Energy full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Great coworkers and some very fine managers
Good corporate citizen - I was always proud to work for Talisman
Fast paced and get-it-done attitude

Cons

Shoot from the hip management style
The Talisman values (especially honesty and respect) don't seem to apply to management
McKinsey! Senior management would have been better off having a session with Dr. Phil: "And how's that working for you?"

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Buildup in HR, IT, Engineering, Supply Chain Management anticipated rapid growth in exploration and production through successes that never materialized (and would likely have had to be top decile performance relative to peers on a risked basis in order to achieve portfolio success), in part because of lack of investment in staff and poor planning in exploration and production. Management belief and enthusiasm does not in itself create a top-tier company.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

72 Other Employee Reviews for Talisman Energy (View Most Recent)

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    Consistently disappointing place to work

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Advisor  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Advisor in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Competitive salaries
    Good focus on career and personal development (depending upon who your leader is)
    Values community involvement
    Global company, with potential for international experience (depending upon who your leader is)
    Flexibility in terms of schedule, ie. work from home options, flex days, start late/leave late, start early/leave early (depending upon who your leader is)

    Cons

    Lack of honesty and integrity amongst senior and executive leadership team
    "Act now, think later" approach to decision making
    Lack of equitable treatment when it comes to employees
    Work/Life balance is preached, but never practiced and only encouraged on the surface
    Severe lack of effective processes and procedures - everything is a "bandaid" fix
    Company's core values (safety, honest communication, passion, results, respect, excellence and team work) are talked up, but never practiced
    The more noice you make, the more obnoxious and disrepectful you are, the higher you climb on the ladder

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People don't leave companies, they leave leaders. A serious audit of the senior and executive leadership team is required - honest people with heart and integrity who are willing to set the example for the type of behavior that will bring this company out of the weeds.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Treasury Analyst

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    Former Employee - Treasury Analyst  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Treasury Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Talisman Energy as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Competitive salaries, diversified company thus many opportunities to move within the firm

    Cons

    Understaffed, non-supportive environment, very high turnover rate as upper management does not know how to retain talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The people makes the company, not the other way around

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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