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Consistently disappointing place to work

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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 (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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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Too much uncertainty

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

    I have been working at Talisman Energy

    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

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

    Toxic Work Environment

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    -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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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