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Oil Search Managing Director Peter Botten

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33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Solid Company growing rapidly. Retains some of its small company feel.

    Technical Analyst (Former Employee)

    ProsWell qualified and technically savvy team.

    ConsSome politics and can be difficult to make changes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to invest in your staff capability. Plan more strategically.

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

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    Good working with and instruction nationals

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsRoster small work groups. Wide range of work scope. self directed

    ConsWork overload working over many disciplines poor salary. Accomodation is poor with shared facilities. No career progression. Micro management

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook after you people better. Pay the nation workforce what they are worth.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A tier three company poorly organised with limited career development for citizen employees

    Petroleum Engineer (Former Employee) Lake Kutubu (Papua New Guinea)

    ProsGood place to gain experience but you will have to use initiative, a lot of initiative and self motivation.

    ConsVery poor salary and employee benefits for citizen employees, especially for engineers

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward you engineers well and keep people that will produce results

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Dissapointing

    Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsReasonable Food
    Good Gym
    Something different each day
    Some individual managers and employees where worth there weight or more in Gold for there professional and social contribution

    ConsMoney wasn't sufficient for the daily BS you had to put up with from your Contract Manager
    Contract Manager was a "Has Been" and deliberately set about undermining those that were working for him cos he felt threatened by the new breed of performing manager.
    Poor communication and support
    Poor ongoing training and team building
    Poor planning and productivity

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of you dead wood
    Stand behind your managers and contractors
    Set minimum bench marks
    Dismantle the boys club and the incestuous behavior that goes with it

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting,learnt alot as a team but individual training lacks proper structure.

    Chemist (Current Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    ProsSmall company so potential of learning from other departments. Learn together with the company from other bigger companies in the same business.

    ConsBecause its a small company, techincal training is somewhat difficult to come by, especially if you have a immediate team leaders also learning the ropes of the business.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIdentify potential employees with the qualification and drive to to learn by supporting them to further enhance their techincal skills in which ever their career interest path are. The retention of recent graduates is quickly falling, young team members capable of taking the company to the next level are leaving for better training and employment offers.

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    A vulture trying to play a role of a lion

    Petroleum Engineer (Former Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    ProsThere is not much to think of except that it was a small company when I joined. Good for building experience on the floor, i.e in the field running around and making things happen, opportunities most big companies would not otherwise give you.

    ConsThe salary is very bad with performance reviews not getting any action from recommendations. There is a culture of suppression and the HR couldnt be any worse. They treat you like dirt and their is a degree of segregation with national employees (Papua New Guineans). The average salary is below market rate and their cost cutting severely impacted investment in the knowledge economy of its empployees. The company tries to potray itself to be an organisation that its not. You have 10 people doing the same task...so either they pass the bark or they feel you have stepped on their foot when it comes to job execution.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease change the upside down pyramid structure you have on your management. There are too many chiefs and very few indians. The patronising style of management with you townhalls should be a bit more creative, its insulting to have the same slides on you powerpoints with different colours without addressing the real issues for employees. Most of the Papua New Guinean employees in the technology side of the operation will be looking for greener pastures and this retention schemes you have is somewhat dranconian and ancient, please think up something creative if you are going to retain them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Develop leadership or imprt it to management

    Manager (Current Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    Prossometimes you get left alone to do the job. not often

    Consineptitude inability and lack of leadership of any senior manager

    Advice to Senior Managementtalk to your people yourself and take on board what they communicate to you. remove the climate of fear.
    a recent survbey among 20 middle managers revealed that people just give up when trying to make a difference because it is just too hard, with the systems that management have put in place and the almost complete apathy of senior management. there is a perception that senior managers are greedy, and are pigs with their snouts in the trough

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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