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Updated Jul 20, 2014

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3.4 51 reviews

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61% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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 3 reviews)

  • Not sure how the most recent takeover by Cnooc will affect the company (in 4 reviews)

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    Nexen Energy ULC

    Technical Summer Student (Former Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsGreat Place to work and spend your day.

    ConsNot in the most desirable location of downtown Calgary.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    up and coming SAGD producer with excellent corporate values and personnel.

    Supply Chain Professional (Current Employee) Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)

    Proswork/life balance, compensation/benefits, carpool program, environment, co-workers, approachable management

    Consless vacation time than competition, no fly in-out, far commuting distance to town, lack of direction/focus, discrepancies between Calgary and Ft Mac HR policies/programs

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I really liked working at Nexen

    Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)

    ProsThe car pool facility and the working envoirnment is awesome.

    ConsThe driving distance is the only con.

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    Nexen Inc Accounting Department

    Senior Accountant (Former Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsI gained alot of valuable experience from working at Nexen

    ConsNot sure how the most recent takeover by Cnooc will affect the company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Positive, fulfilling and worthwhile

    Process Control Co-op Engineer (Former Employee) Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)

    Pros- the people: though there is a recognized management system, everyone is treated equally
    - company safety policy: 12 rules that are followed very strictly!
    - exposure: being at the Long Lake SAGD & Upgrader facility allowed me to witness the process first-hand. It is a completely different learning experience as compared to looking at a textbook or computer screen
    - the facility had it's first major turnaround begin in Aug 2012: this allowed me to get up close to vessels and machines and learn much more about the way things work

    Cons- this could be viewed as a pro too, but there was quite a bit of change in the company in my short time there. The CEO got fired the morning of my first day of work (Jan 2012), my own boos got fired 3 months after that, and the company was bought out by CNOOC in Aug 2012.

    Advice to Senior Management- to continue to put safety and people ahead of production, as this will ultimately lead to better production and profits

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A solid company (review of experience before CNOOC takeover)

    Technical Summer Student (Former Employee) Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)

    Pros- Very intelligent and helpful people to work with
    - Freedom to pursue projects as you like (depending on your manager of course)
    - Fantastic culture
    - Great work/life balance

    Cons- Very disorganized operation (difficult to get the info you need, backtracking, etc.)
    - Unstructured student work term
    - Super high turnover (so loss of expertise was common)

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore strategic alignment between business areas will make for a smoother operation. Define your objectives clearly and specifically, and be sure that these are communicated through the corporate ladder.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Good student experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood Experience and People, Paid Well

    ConsToo many layers of management

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    Good place to work if you are in the right team

    Engineer (Current Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsTries to be environmentally responsible... gives back to the community.. my team is a bunch of young engineers.. all great to work with

    ConsCNOOC take over means uncertain future..aslo your experience depends a lot on your team and manager

    Advice to Senior Managementtake a second look at the org chart..

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    God company to work

    Engineer (Former Employee) Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)

    Pros1. Great training opportunities, not budget driven
    2. Great people to work with
    3. Small company atmosphere
    4. Good corporate values and intention to pursue them

    ConsCompany suffering because of long lake. Company has good values but struggles on business front. No definite career path, often ad-hoc. Not production oriented or agressive in pursuing business objectives. Long lake is perhaps the plant in Alberta that suffers the highest number of power failures every year, no focus on reliability. Site management pays more attention to consultants??

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink different.... consultants (Shell) do not own your plant, your employees own it. Empower them and make the environment they can deliver their best. Dig deep to understand why people are so busy yet not very productive. Fix maintenance at LLK, can't understand why mgmnt can't see the disfunction. If flyin/flyout really solves operator attrition, why hesitate to implement? At first, you are here to do business ( in a safe and responsible way) and not to express your love for community. The 'community' will love people coming to Fort McMurray because when the communiti-ian leaves Fort McMurray, he will get higher price for his/her house!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very good company to work for. Good benefits, great environment, friendly staff. Prestigious company.

    Executive Assistant (Current Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsInternational Operations, Canadian Based. Good benefits

    ConsCubical offices. Training could be better, not only courses offered within the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is doing a great job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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