Nexen Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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Pros
  • Great people new organization trying to build into a local player in oil sands (in 8 reviews)

  • Compensation and benefits are good and that's about it (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Middle management is not college educated however has far too much power over decision making (in 4 reviews)

  • Low morale and highly stressful (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Worked for Nexen's US Division

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nexen

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, competitive pay, people are intelligent and well-meaning.

    Cons

    Organization is flat and projects are scarce.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Very satisfied

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager

    I have been working at Nexen

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent treatment on employees; Top notch in safety & environment.

    Cons

    Decision making process sometimes takeslonger than expected


  3. Excellent Employer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nexen

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits and a bright future

    Cons

    Lots of time away from home


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  5. Good money

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nexen full-time

    Pros

    Culture is nice and supporting

    Cons

    Chinese involvement has ruined canadian autocracy


  6. Flexible, non-stressful work environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Geologist in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Geologist in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Nexen full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, flexible schedule (every other friday off), awesome free gym

    Cons

    minimum additional rewards for superior work/efforts, advancement is difficult, lots of middle management, tons of big company policies/politics.

    Advice to Management

    less middle management and better rewards for high performers.


  7. Amazing company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Tech in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Mechanical Tech in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Nexen full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    nice people nice envir nice supervisor

    Cons

    need more people to work in here

    Advice to Management

    its pretty good


  8. Great place to work as a consultant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Nexen

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They listen, they are collaborative, and some of the best people I have worked with in the industry.

    Cons

    Going through a lot of changes to try and right size their budgets for enabling services like IT and Accounting

    Advice to Management

    IT can't function without money and people, things you take for granted like infrastructure is going to break soon.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Process Operator

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Nexen full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - salary and benefits - great work culture - good help from senior management

    Cons

    - long hours and no work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    - na


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great employer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nexen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of employee activities. Great atmosphere. Professional

    Cons

    Re-organization and downsizing caused stress among employees

    Advice to Management

    Don't overwork employees


  11. Great company as long as they get their strategy and story straight.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager, Marketing in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - General Manager, Marketing in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Nexen

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Generally a very positive place to work. Company had solid ehtics and principles and tried to live by them. The people were good and decent and always tried to help. Stock performance was usually quite good. Company has a solid future.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy. Slow and ponderous to make change sometimes. Believed itself too much and wasn't critical enough of its processes. Needs to take a hard look at some of the senior managers from outside their paradigm of being the best company in Canada.

    Advice to Management

    Deal with the poor morale beginning to brew within the rank and file.



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