Nexen

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Nexen Reviews

Updated November 29, 2014
Updated November 29, 2014
63 Reviews
3.4
63 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Put a stop to SPIN DOCTORS

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Engineering in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

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

    Pros

    Benefits Package
    Flexi Fridays
    People mainly a good group of people

    Cons

    No Clear focus
    Middle Managers do not really know what their staff are working on some openly admitt to doing nothing
    Pet projects seem to be worked in under the radar without following process. Often as a result they are not strategically aligned with other projects
    Lack of accountability
    Redundancies likely in UK during next 6 months
    People scared to speak up as those who have tried seem to leave suddenly.
    Too few workers getting extremely overloaded. Can appear as though 5 managers to 1 worker.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really look at the issues facing company.
    Too many employees/contractors have been brought in for specific work and been absorbed into head count.
    Question middle management about what their staff is doing do they really know.
    Too many people think sending email is a job.
    Tackle the culture of spin doctors who make self promoting their main agenda. Actual look at what they have achieved. Not what they have taken credit for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Generally a great place to work, strong emphasis on integrity. Big changes in the last 3 years lots of employee turnover

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

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

    Pros

    Good compensation. Flexible benefit packages, compressed work week options (couple of fridays off per month in exchange for slightly longer days).
    Useful in house training.

    Cons

    3 yrs of change and uncertainty have taken a toll on employee morale. Lots of retirements have opened up promotion possibilities but the company has also contracted due to selling off domestic properties.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the emphasis on the core business of producing but don't abandon the socially responsible values.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience to gain as a summer student!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Summer Student in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Technical Summer Student in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Nexen full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    A lot of great and nice people have either been laid off or left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at more then the numbers.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company where you can gain experience

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

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

    Pros

    good pay, more than what I expected

    Cons

    complicated procedures on everything. It is hard for new hire to focus on work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    simplify procedures.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company - work life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  8.  

    Nexen Energy ULC

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Summer Student in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Technical Summer Student in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Nexen as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Place to work and spend your day.

    Cons

    Not in the most desirable location of downtown Calgary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Professional in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Professional in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    less 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I really liked working at Nexen

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Nexen as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The car pool facility and the working envoirnment is awesome.

    Cons

    The driving distance is the only con.

  11.  

    Nexen Inc Accounting Department

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Nexen full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I gained alot of valuable experience from working at Nexen

    Cons

    Not sure how the most recent takeover by Cnooc will affect the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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