Repsol Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
39 Reviews

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  1.  

    Its a good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Repsol

    Pros

    good salary and benefits. Great managers

    Cons

    somewhat small company. It can be better

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cronyism

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Repsol

    Pros

    Good mobility, good life balance, line managers are flexible. Good 401k contribution.

    Cons

    The company's direction and management is very reactive and unfocused leading to unworkable deadlines, delays, miscommunication etc. directors hire unqualified and underqualified people for key positions exercising nepotism and cronyism, and also just to meet the objective of hiring x00 employees by 2016. The selection process is not rigorous, and it is obvious in the lack of talent here. Good talent tends to leave once their immigration status allows it, leaving a bunch of useless people that the company refuses to get rid of. The people who love this company are probably the useless ones being overpaid for nothing or part of the "Power" director's little mafia. Repsol is a company that rewards you by who you know, and not at all what you contribute. Repsol offers no stock options, no investment plan except for the 401k.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Directors: Practice some ethics in hiring. Don't do what Chavez did and leave your department in the hands of your bus driver because you like him. Don't hire a weather girl as your exploration geologist because you "like her".
    Human Resource management: learn how to treat people with respect. Compensate your skilled workers and top performers fairly, regardless of their origin.

  3.  

    After 3 years, not great

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    Current Employee - Geologist
    Current Employee - Geologist

    I have been working at Repsol full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good health insurance benefits and work-life balance

    Cons

    Way too bureaucratic! Hard work is not recognized, nor compensated. You must be liked by those in the 'inner circle' to progress, hardworking or not!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are considering making any progress whatsoever, start by removing all current managers, and revamping the whole management structure

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    If you are not from Spain, your career will go nowhere with Repsol.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX

    I have been working at Repsol full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Good for starting out in the industry, exposure to many different areas
    -Above average 401k
    -The Woodlands is a great place to work/live
    -Above average bonus

    Cons

    -EXTREMELY preferential to Spanish employees
    -Almost every manager/director in all departments is from Spain and all newly hired ones continue to come from Spain
    -Lack of communication between departments and even between groups
    -Below average salary
    -Very inefficient
    -Difficult to communicate with expats due to language barrier
    -VERY bureaucratic, takes way to long to accomplish simple things (getting a program installed/changing lightbulb)
    -Little to no career progression for US employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire and promote US employees for positions in the US office. The ratio of Spanish expats is WAY too high. All the management positions are filled by Spaniards, it looks very biased against US employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    They only hire contractors! If they decide to hire you as a full time employee is maybe, if your lucky is after 2 years

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Repsol

    Pros

    Work wise the people were friendly, helpful
    Location was a plus to me

    Cons

    Too much politics, misleading, communication in the same department is bad (they will leave you out of the loop hole), Managers are very unprofessional, too much arguing & fighting between each department, if your from Spain they will cater to you otherwise one has no luck in progressing further

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop picking favorites, listen to your employees even the contractors (yes, they are real people & they should be also respected not treated like a no body)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Growing company, somewhat poorly managed

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Repsol full-time

    Pros

    competitive pay and benefits, relaxed working atmopshere

    Cons

    bureaucratic, IT could be better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    great learning experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Repsol as a contractor

    Pros

    positive atmosphere and work life balance

    Cons

    sometimes difficult to meet deadlines, unrealistic expectations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase communication

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It nice place for someone want a relaxed work not too much stress and headache

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    Former Employee - Softwares  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Softwares in New York, NY

    I worked at Repsol as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Very nice ,relax place to work.
    Work/life balance.
    Respect and nice supervisors and mangers.

    Cons

    where i was working, no training to the employee, this is even for per. employee, you can be very successful in ur caree working with them.
    salary not very comparative, tho they are big company.
    work for too long as a contractor only.

  10.  

    Horrible experience looking elsewhere

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in The Woodlands, TX

    I have been working at Repsol full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Location The Woodlands, luv it
    Beginner oil & gas experience

    Cons

    Pay is very low, 5 yrs contract before hiring perm, no safety measures whatsoever, employees are very unhappy, events to employees only co. picnic for employees only no family allowed for any event, poor management, most employees do not speak English, difficult to communicate w/other employees,caters to ppl from Spain (if you're hispanic you're out of luck)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to what can be done to keep teams together and working well

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management positions ok, but wouldn't take anything lower

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX

    I worked at Repsol

    Pros

    Competitive employer contribution to 401(k) plan
    Above average health plan benefits
    Above average bonus compensation
    Training encouraged for performance reviews

    Cons

    3 years to be 100% vested in your 401(k) and if you leave before 3 years you lose all the employer contribution
    Performance reviews are biased towards those in headquarters (Spain)
    No fast track career movement, everyone is corralled into the same career progression which is slim to none
    Interdepartmental transfers are not allowed until after being in the same position for three years
    IT department is a mess
    Minimal paid vacation time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to institute more of a meritocracy by promoting those that outperform more quickly.

    No opinion of CEO

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