Santos

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Santos Reviews

Updated Jun 18, 2014
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3.4 9 reviews

86% Approve of the CEO

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David Knox

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75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great people, and work life balance valued

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsEmployees are very valued and rewarded

    ConsLack of accountability and empowerment to employees to make decisions

    Advice to Senior Managementreduce the red tape and beaurocracy

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Enjoyed the experience and there is room for improvement but great people

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWnat to get it right and want to fight above their weight

    ConsSometimes can at some times become fragmented

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the people on the ground and focus on your aim, "to produce and earn"

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    An O&G company with growth potential, but not geared up to handle a major project

    Senior Engineer (Former Employee) Brisbane (Australia)

    ProsRelaxed environment and some great people to work with.

    ConsPoor organisational structure for handling a major project - constantly changing and poor utilisation of experienced resources

    Advice to Senior ManagementAttempting to handle a major project internally is not an efficient use of resources

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work, good work/life balance

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Adelaide (Australia)

    ProsGreat work life balance, many health / volunteering / development opportunities for all employees. Structured training for graduates

    ConsRecently restructured, information and knowledge management a little scattered. Management of change in personnel not always done too well. Lots of young talent in Adelaide balance by a lot of guys who have been around at Santos for ages.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great technical Projects, but spends too much money and time to getting them to produce.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCareer progression, training, getting to know policies/procedures etc that make a big company work (or not in some cases), variety of projects to work on.

    ConsSlow, bureaucratic. Managers have only acquired their positions because all the other available talent has left, leaving corporate clones with poor technical understanding/people skills in important roles.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should focus on communicating clear Project targets and goals to teams (in a manner that doesn't waste time), and avoid the rush rush, all over the place firefighting approach that hamstrings poor companies.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent Place to work, but limited career advancement opportunities within Santos

    Graduate Engineer (Former Employee) Adelaide (Australia)

    ProsPay very well
    Look after individuals well
    Lovely people to work with

    ConsNot always competent middle management
    Limited opportunities for graduates within Santos
    Convoluted Graduate Recruitment Policy which precludes what would be excellent potential emplyees

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove on middle management
    Need to provide more advancement opportunities

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great place to work

    Engineer (Former Employee) Adelaide (Australia)

    ProsThe cbd office and surrounds are very modern and comfortable and even the site accommodation is not too bad considering it is in the middle of nowhere. The gyms both in the office and on sites are great.

    ConsSeem to make large management changes and swictharoo every year for the sake of it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhy do you make large management changes and swictharoo every year for the sake of it? Change needs to happen but change for changes sake is not good.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fantastic and dynamic place to work with great lifestyle.

    Reservoir Engineer (Current Employee) Adelaide (Australia)

    Pros- excellent work life balance
    - interesting work
    - great people
    - good salary and lifestyle
    - lot of responsibility
    - very little politics within the firm

    Cons- a little bit stuck in its own ways
    - hard to introduce the most cutting edge technology
    - sometimes a "small town attitude" from being based in Adelaide
    - Adelaide is a great place to live but from a economic point of view, it is no Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane

    Advice to Senior Management- be more commercially orientated
    - continue to pursue to growth opportunities in Asia

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSantos is operating company with assets.

    ConsThe working environment in Santos is poor.

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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