Nexen Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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  1. Administrative Coordinator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nexen full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, salary and co-workers

    Cons

    Undergoing transition subsequent to CNOOC acquisition


  2. Constant re-orgs, poor management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Nexen

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and decent pay

    Cons

    Benefits aren't the best, salary is ok, poor management and constant re-orgs


  3. Drilling Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits, flexible working time and nice premises

    Cons

    Nexen has changed over the past few years, gone is the family atmosphere and the company have made people redundant which I think has not been thought out very well


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  5. Not bad, can get boring with not many opportunityies

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Accountant in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Nexen full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Easy laid back work Pay is decent

    Cons

    Much of the pay is re-payable if you leave the company Not many opportunities for advancement Travel time is unpaid and takes an additional 32 hours of unpaid time from your life

    Advice to Management

    Compensate employees for time away from family and home because of long commute


  6. Business analyst student

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst Student in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst Student in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Nexen

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

    Pros

    People were great. Welcoming and patient team.

    Cons

    Sometimes, process could be more efficient.


  7. Very challenging environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

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

    Pros

    Very good salary and benefits

    Cons

    Lack of project management and project profitability is low or negative

    Advice to Management

    Projects must generate positive cash flow for company's benefit


  8. Helpful (3)

    Supply Chain practitioner

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Nexen full-time

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, compressed work schedule, health insurance, savings and pension plan.

    Cons

    Totally a different company since it was acquired by Chinese owned entity. All networking, and social events were cut-off due to an unreasonable cost reduction goal. All senior employees either have since retired within the first transitional year, leaving all the rest of employees to slowly quit while contractors were quietly terminated. In the recent massive lay-offs, employee seniority and loyalty towards the company was not appreciated and those that remain have been reassigned without consultation to existing operating projects. It was indeed a toxic working environment, were your work was not valued at all by your superiors!

    Advice to Management

    Good luck hiring competent work force once the industry picks-up....


  9. Medium company with big company problems

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Administrative in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Nexen

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

    Pros

    Friendly and open-door company culture

    Cons

    Takes a long time to get anything off the ground

    Advice to Management

    More transparency with employees


  10. Great place to work as a consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  11. Run for the hills

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nexen

    Pros

    insight into China and need for energy

    Cons

    Cut everyone there - only nationals left there.

    Advice to Management

    Think about the values



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