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Statoil Reviews

Updated Jun 24, 2014
Statoil – Houston – “Citywest BCM Campus”

All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 51 reviews

79% Approve of the CEO

Statoil President and CEO Helge Lund

Helge Lund

(34 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance, flexible schedule, chance to play big role in projects(in 13 reviews)

  • If you are permanently based in Norway and want a no hassle work life with good benefits then this is the right choice(in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Project management take be really frustrating as decision making takes long time(in 5 reviews)

  • Many international employees quit their work after some short of time of work at company(3-5 years)(in 4 reviews)

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    Young, ambitious and family friendly

    D&W Engineer (Current Employee) Stavanger (Norway)

    ProsFlexi time, good experience exposure, many opportunities to,do different things

    Conspay generally lower than peers, not very diverse at the top, not much ezperience in training and processes and systems.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet closer to people, develop your people

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

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    Positively challenging opportunities

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsQuality people, gerat values, challenging and dynamic business, global growth, secure processes, one of the most ethical in the oil & energy business, transparent and open

    ConsSometimes slow and cumbersome decision processes

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay the course but challenge your people to deliver, less reports - more results

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

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    Accountant

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood social benefits, work environment, internal career development

    ConsLack of constant progress, everything takes time

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    fine and friendly atmosphere to work in.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosas it is mentioned above, friendly atmosphere, regular payments, fine services as well.

    ConsI canot pin point any.

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep going.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrible pay but good hours

    Senior Analyst (Current Employee) Stavanger (Norway)

    ProsThe hours are short so you keep a good work/life balance

    ConsPay is lower than any other company buy a long shot; people promoted to management due to time in company, not their competence; have to be in your job 2 years minimum before you can move; bonus is extremely low for an oil company even when profits are record high; coworkers are there to retire so an overall lazy attitude; Norwegians preferred over foreigners for promotion

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay people livable wages

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good work/life balance, slow pace growth

    Graduate Consultant (Current Employee) Stavanger (Norway)

    ProsStatoil has one of the best work and life balance in the market. Working culture, depending on the business area (I work in Development & Production Norway) is very relaxed, including dress code. If you work for Statoil in Norway, the employment gives you some strange status.

    ConsCareer development is very slow and for foreign graduates, Norway with it's cultural values can be really difficult to cope with. Project management take be really frustrating as decision making takes long time. Norway as a country to live in will challenge you as well, both cost-level wise and people-wise.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more inclusive towards international employees. Compensation must be aligned with the market if the management wishes to stop the increasing turn-over among young people. Internal processes must be simplified and this should not take 5 years, but be rather executed fast track.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good

    Process Engineer (Current Employee) Caracas, Capital District (Venezuela)

    ProsGood ambient, good salaries, good place for living

    ConsMulticultural team, some times no easy to handle

    Advice to Senior Managementmore pro-active

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very good experience and training.

    Process Engineer (Current Employee)

    Prosthe flexibility within statoil is the best thing one can experience

    Consthe benifits one gets from statoil are so bad if compared to other companies.

    Advice to Senior Managementlook at the employees benifits and compensations.

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    Ideal WORK/LIFE balance normal training

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Stavanger (Norway)

    ProsRelaxed environment
    Excellent training
    Company has many places to work for
    You can change your division, as much as you want

    ConsProgress in positions could be slow
    Not a great place to start if you would like to have fast growing progress
    Number of trainings per year is little

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease trust young engineers for high responsibility tasks. Increase number of trainings, make it more intensive. Trust performance and development more than your HR and budget. It worked for Exxon, Chevron and Schlumberger, it would definitely work for Statoil.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Best choice if this is what you want to do...

    Gas Station Clerk (Former Employee) Oslo (Norway)

    ProsGood trainee program
    Social programs are nice aswell as the benefits
    You get to meet new people and all days are different

    ConsSalary is not high, low OT rate.
    Takes time to get recognized for good work
    You will get tired of making fast food

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a program for Franchise owners to better understand how to motivate employees.
    Dont be afraid to give people more responsibility

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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