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Business Analyst

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Current Contractor - Business Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
Current Contractor - Business Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)

I have been working at Talisman Energy as a contractor (more than a year)

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

Pros

Great people to work with

Cons

Little opportunity for full time.

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    Current Employee - Shared Services in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Shared Services in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary with many benefits and savings opportunities.
    Generally the people all want to do a good job and are pleasant to work around.

    Cons

    Frequently changing processes. A lot of leadership initiating change mostly it seems for the purposes of trying to distinguish themselves. Poor collaboration between departments. IT systems and processes weaker than they should be and there are many of them. High turnover whether it is with staff switching roles or just quitting.

    Advice to Management

    Hiring a consultant to investigate your problems and then reading the report doesn't count as having done your job.

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    Disappointed but happy to be away from Talisman.

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    Former Employee - Operations Engineer in Edson, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Operations Engineer in Edson, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Talisman Energy full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary was competitive. Stock options were ok when gas prices were high.

    Cons

    Poor leadership that lacked vision and direction from the top down resulted in mid to first line management decisions and direction that lacked substance and logic. This plague affected all aspects of the company including H.R., Engineering, Geology/Geophysics, Accounting, Supply Management and Field Operations. Company departments work in silos resulting in poor collaboration, high costs and disappointing results. Many people were promoted to leadership roles before their time adding to the frustration and confusion. Talisman is an outstanding example of how things should not be done.

    Advice to Management

    The leadership problem began prior to John Manzoni taking over the helm but the situation certainly didn't improve during his five years with the company. Hopefully Mr. Kvisle can turn the ship around.

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