Nexen Reviews

Updated April 25, 2015
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Pros
  • Great people new organization trying to build into a local player in oil sands (in 8 reviews)

  • Great compensation and benefits (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. Civil Structural Engineer

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    Former Contractor - Alberta in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Alberta in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Nexen as a contractor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Minimal politics, very good environment to work in, great people to be working with.

    Cons

    The limitations and deep budget cuts the company is undergoing at the present

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep as much people as you can, as you will need them for sure when the price of oil goes back to normal again.

  2. Worked for Nexen's US Division

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    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.

  3. Great place to work as a consultant

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    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.

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  5. Challenging, busy, and fun summer at nexen

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    Former Intern - Summer Student in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Intern - Summer Student in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Nexen as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    First of all, there were around 80 other interns and summer students starting at the same time, so lots of group activities throughout the summer and you meet a lot of awesome people. Every student has a manager looking after them and mine was very helpful. I personally got an amazing project that was quite challenging and took me the whole summer. Also, competitive pay for sure.

    Cons

    Some of the other summer students found that there wasn't enough work for them so they ended up bored a lot of the time.

  6. Amazing company

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    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

  7. Co-op Student - Chemistry

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    Former Intern - Co-op Student - Chemistry in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Former Intern - Co-op Student - Chemistry in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Nexen as an intern (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, excellent compensation, excellent work schedule

    Cons

    I don't have any outstanding Cons.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  8. Geology internship

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    Former Intern - Geology Intern in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Intern - Geology Intern in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Nexen as an intern (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    People are friendly, and very open to helping out

    Cons

    HR is quite unorganized

  9. Flexible, non-stressful work environment

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    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.

  10. Standard Interview

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    Former Intern - Technical Summer Student in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Intern - Technical Summer Student in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Nexen as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Environment to work in

    Cons

    Work is not very demanding

  11. The internship program at Nexen is a great way to get exposure to the many aspects of the oil industry.

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    Former Intern - Reservoir Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Intern - Reservoir Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Nexen as an intern (Less than a year)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company offered many interesting courses regarding the theory and applications in oil industry, as well as courses for self-improvement. The department I worked for also provided me with several different interesting projects to work on.

    Cons

    Some of the downtime in between projects left time to yourself. But you must make the best of this time for independent study.

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