Repsol Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Repsol CEO Josu Jon Imaz
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Pros
  • Good health insurance benefits and work-life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Lots of opportunities within many different businesses (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Almost every manager/director in all departments is from Spain and all newly hired ones continue to come from (in 6 reviews)

  • EXTREMELY preferential to Spanish employees (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Accounting

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Worklife balance is excellent. Flexible hours and you can work from home.

    Cons

    There is no communication between departments. No professionalism or accountability from employees by management

    Advice to Management

    Hold employees to a higher standard when errors are made


  2. Management lacks

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Humble, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Humble, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Repsol (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance is very good.

    Cons

    Highly discriminatory. Upper management does not have room to work with their employees. Hence, high turnover. Many contract workers. Unstabble environment.

    Advice to Management

    Managers that have strikes on their records pertaining to sexual harassment or discrimination should be dismissed.


  3. Helpful (1)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good company, really nice people, love the company culture

    Cons

    the company tends to be disorganized, not everyone has something to do, and it seems like senior management takes a lot of responsibility on themselves instead of delegating.


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  5. Repsol - Great Potential

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Potential Growth International Exposure Respect for Work / Life Balance

    Cons

    Inefficient and laborious systems and procedures hamper productivity


  6. Trader

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Texas in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Texas in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Repsol full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Straightforward Incentive program. Good Work/Life Balance

    Cons

    Pooled Bonus. Language Barrier. Most Mgmt are native Spainards


  7. Great company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Repsol (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, multicultural environment, great benefit package, great location, growing company with opportunities for development

    Cons

    Spanish culture might not align sometimes with the American culture, corporate bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    Need to take care of health by having exercise programs/facilities in the building


  8. Helpful (6)

    Spanish Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    In woodlands, short commute if living nearby

    Cons

    Most of managers and employees are from Spain or Spanish-speaking countries, so Spanish is the office language in U.S. As an lowest level worker, from time to time, you are most likely asked to do your chore overtime, prepare some beautiful slides, and baby-sit your boss with the slides. Your boss then dresses up and presents the slides to the top managers. Good for you, you don't need to learn Spanish or buy a new suit because you are never invited, just go back your cubic waiting for answering questions for your boss in real-time remotely

    Advice to Management

    Speak English at office, be nice and helpful, and let employees present their work for the benefit of the company and the employees


  9. Helpful (6)

    Hostile work environment

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    Current Employee - Administrative in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative in The Woodlands, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Its a job with good benefits with below industry standard salaries.

    Cons

    Hostile work environment, overworked and poor training

    Advice to Management

    Care enough about humans and how they are treated..given them adequate training and treat them with dignity and respect


  10. Helpful (1)

    Petrophysicist

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Petrophysicist in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Petrophysicist in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unlike other companies, I had received rise and bonus although working less than a year for the company, I think Spanish managers are pretty caring, emotional and alive which is better than fake smile giver one.

    Cons

    Hoping Repsol will establish European maternity leave package for all his female employees

    Advice to Management

    talk to your employees more frequently, keep them within your circle of trust and make sure they are happy in it


  11. Helpful (11)

    Save yourself the headache

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Repsol full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    ++401k seems to be above average (100% match on up to 6%) ++if you are an ex-pat, benefits are HUGE (paid private school for children, house stipend, company vehicle, etc) ++work life balance is great(depending on your manager)! ++great company for going to work, doing nothing and collecting a paycheck ++with the low price in crude, this is a great place for job security

    Cons

    --absolutely no career development/progression (for non-Spaniards that is) --only 1 non-Spanish director (in the US office) creates environment for extremely preferential treatment --salary is well below industry average when comparing similar positions and experience levels --cost of living salary increase has been less than inflation last 2 years (I am technically making less money today than 2 years ago!) --Talisman acquisition/transition will be a nightmare-->Madrid will jump right in and start micromanaging by placing new Spaniard bosses in formerly US/Canadian teams --most inefficient IT system ever imagined-->need a cable for your monitor? well then you need to email Madrid --yearly bonus is determined by closed door popularity contest (stay a couple years and it's impossible to not notice) --nearly all new hires in management/upper level positions are Spaniard --pretending to be dumb and "brown-nosing" are highly encouraged here --favoritism is rampant in the office --if you do not speak Spanish, prepare to not understand half of the conversations going on in the office (in the USA!) --managers do not know employees salaries, only HR and directors. this makes it impossible to negotiate a raise when the person you are talking to barely even knows your name. --managers/team leaders (most, NOT all) are very condescending, really kills office creativity and idea sharing

    Advice to Management

    --When you implement a company cost cutting program (such as "GO program"), make sure ALL managers are accountable! You can see that some employees are no longer allowed to attend training courses (even inexpensive ones) while others are still be flown all over the world (first class tickets) to extremely expensive courses (Dubai); this is all due to some managers taking the program serious and some not at all --Consider looking for local professionals to fill open positions, I find it very hard to "prove that there was no suitable US resident candidate qualified and available", really seems like something fishy is going on here



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