Nexen Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
56 Reviews
3.3
56 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people new organization trying to build into a local player in oil sands (in 7 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.  

    Senior Financial Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Nexen full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Did not like the overtime

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Once a great company..

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    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

    Pros

    People: Excellent Team of highly talented people
    Benefits
    Great schedule
    Lots of potential

    Cons

    New management is destroying what used to be a great company.
    Lack of vision and lots of conflicting priorities.
    Low morale and highly stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management needs overhaul.
    Nexen used to be one of the best places to work.
    It had values and a strong work ethic.
    Be patient and the results will show.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Stuck in a rut

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

    I worked at Nexen full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits. Nice gym in the head office. Compressed work week option.

    Cons

    Management is driving this company in the ground. The morale is very low. There are lots of changes that are driven at cost savings but here chasing dollars to save pennies and that's because management is weak. The changes being implemented are not going to save the company. They need to need to be more receptive to changing processes and stop doing business with itself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to change and put your ego aside. We are too too heavy and need to look at changing how we do business as a way to save money rather than cutting small things like catering.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great company - work life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Nexen

    Pros

    Great compensation and benefits. Wellness subsidy. Compressed work schedule - Two Friday's off per month. Corporate events. Great community.

    Cons

    New management with new corporate goals and objectives - trouble understanding exactly what those are at this time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Things are changing at Nexen

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

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

    Pros

    I used to be a good company

    Cons

    Changes are coming in upper management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Flexible, non-stressful work environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    less middle management and better rewards for high performers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Promotions happen only if you are in the right team, otherwise your career will be stagnant and rot

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    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 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay is good, best commute in the oil sands

    Cons

    They prefer to hire from outside the company for many leadership roles. Management does not understand the job scope of those who work for them. Low morale. Sometimes it is a toxic workplace. Talent does not say. It does not matter how hard you work or how competent you are, middle management does not notice or care. Unless you are an operator or a male engineer you are stuck in a dead end job. They like to put retirees in leadership roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust the people who work for you. They will be great leaders. Promote from within do not hire externally when you already have good talent. Get with the times, be modern and more flexible or talent will always leave you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Nexen full-time

    Pros

    Great people, good compensation, outstanding benefits

    Cons

    New Owner seems to slowly change the way this company operates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you retain your talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work, lots of change

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Lots of good people
    Opportunity to grow

    Cons

    Senior management lacks direction and is not financially responsible.
    Low Morale
    Poor direction

  11.  

    ehs

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nexen

    Pros

    Great people new organization trying to build into a local player in oil sands

    Cons

    organizational alignment and improper support

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    step back and help guide

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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