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Typical Oil Company Menthality

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Former Employee - Drilling Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
Former Employee - Drilling Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)

I worked at Talisman Energy

Pros

There is Variety of projects and chances to work international.

Cons

If you work as consultant, then you are second class comparing to the "Company People"

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look into ways to have more balance between winter and summer operations

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
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    Poor upper management tends to create a sense of undefined company direction.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Talisman Energy full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Lean culture, minimal processes and approvals, work life balance, days off

    Cons

    Lack of internal standards, corporate office is in Calgary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make up your minds on what Talisman is!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Promises Made, Promises Not Kept

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Talisman Energy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people who work here work hard and care about their jobs and the leaseholders.

    Cons

    They use contractors (temps) in long term assignments, eliminating any possibility of ever having to hire someone, pay them a competitive wage, or benefits. The company is saddled with bad investments that were made in Europe so there's no way to expand their North American operations. This place is constantly being "reorganized" to try for quick fixes to long term problems. Their accounting system (PAS) is a joke. It might work in a company 1/4 Talisman's size but it's slow, unwieldy, and user unfriendly.
    If you enjoy meetings, this is the place for you. There are meetings to plan the next meeting about a meeting.
    There's no opportunity for advancement here. Avoid at all costs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out the direction you want to take the company in and stay with it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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