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Learned a lot but it was time to go

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

I worked at Talisman Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

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

Pros

Challenging work
Good coworkers
Reasonable pay and benefits
Some great leaders
Lots of development opportunities if you have the right leader

Cons

Unrealistic expectations regarding volume of work
Expected to work long hours no matter what
Too many leaders brought in externally with little understanding of Calgary mkt or Canada

Advice to Management

Most of the managment I knew have left or retired. Need to clarity on business direction, reverse the underinvestment in pension plan. Look at organization structure. Leaders need to get to know their teams.

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    Current Employee - Projects in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Projects in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Job exposure. True international energy company. Exposure to many different functions and opportunities.

    Cons

    Too much management, not enough workers. Top heavy and does not execute well on strategy, although there has been improvement the past year.

    Advice to Management

    Need to develop talent.


  2. Not where you want to work right now

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Talisman Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Lots of work, many excellent employees and excellent training opportunities if employee has less then five years of experience in the industry. Attractive physical offices and great location in Banker's Hall West.

    Cons

    Assets are being sold with major layoffs(30% of staff) happening continually throughout 2013 resulting in excessive amounts of stress as new CEO tries to rescue company from implosion. Poor stock performance resulting in long term incentive program of no value for anyone under management level.


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