Statoil
3.3 of 5 49 reviews
www.statoil.com Stavanger, Norway 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 3, 2014

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Statoil President and CEO Helge Lund

Helge Lund

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67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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great comopany

Facility Management (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Statoil full-time for more than 3 years

Prosgreat company to network with

Conson the job training is a beast

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

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Great benefits, mediocre operations

Senior Analyst (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsGood salary, great other compensation if you're around long enough to be vested. Great insurance and other benefits. Flexible work schedule, generally decent work/life balance and enjoyable atmosphere to work in.

ConsLack of leadership in the US area, and some questionable decisions on who they've placed in certain job roles. Recent change to overall corporate growth strategy has created some uncertainty, although ultimately could be good for the company. If you're not Norwegian there's little opportunity for advancement. They're currently outsourcing some job areas so it's difficult to recommend that anyone leave a job they're happy with to come here.

Advice to Senior ManagementDecide on a clear strategy for the company, specifically the US, and put the right people in place to accomplish that vision in the right manner.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company. Incapable, unqualified, inexperienced management - all across the board

Engineer (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsGood benefits, flexible work (at least that's what they promote)

ConsTerrible Management. Wrong people are in wrong places

Advice to Senior ManagementIncapable to accept advice

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Phenomenal company to work for!

Senior Executive Assistant (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Statoil full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat salary and benefits they p ay 100% of all medical and dental insurance at the PPO level. They also offer insurance for elderly parents through MetLife, it is awesome insurance and a very low cost. They also are a very family conscienous company. They get exactly what work life balance means.

ConsNot much room for growth and development

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to create opportunities for advancement and growth.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company incompetent people

Senior Accountant (Former Employee)

I worked at Statoil full-time

ProsSalary, Bonus, Insurance, 50% discount at the café, way too many team building events with less work, way too laid back

Consopen plan office, too noisy, no professionalism, lazy employees, no accountability, management/ managers and leaders close their eyes, too much of favoritism, gossips, ill treating contractors, rude behavior.

Advice to Senior ManagementNorway executive management to make employees accountable in achieving results. Get rid of lazy employees sitting and wasting their time. Many show up late, keep track of them.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Senior SAPAnalyst (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Statoil as a contractor for more than a year

ProsBest place to wok.
Excellent team to work with.
Friendly environment.

ConsI did not see any

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Statoil full-time

ProsVery laid back environment. Not too stressful.

ConsWorking as contract employee so no benefits.

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Great on paper, pretty good in practice

Senior Analyst (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Statoil full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood salary and benefits. Work / life balance also good.

ConsDon't treat people as well as lofty "corporate values" would have you believe. If you are not an engineer or scientist type, you are really a second class citizen here.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement in USA needs major assistance. Please send help Norway!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very Norway Focused-Lacks Understanding of American Culture-Execs are ALWAYS Right

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Statoil full-time for more than 5 years

ProsBusiness complex is good; benefits are good

ConsFavoritism of the Norwegians is definitely obvious

Advice to Senior ManagementConsider development of career paths for ALL employees; not just ones you have identified. Strongly suggest some cultural diversity awareness training. Management has not realized that many times translations are lost between languages. Consider having only English spoken in the office. All employees should have equal rights & access to upper management, HR, etc. Too much executive intimidation.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Statoil has more cash than more brain!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Statoil for more than 3 years

ProsCompany is a NOC, so they have access to funding. Yes, work life balance, but this is not a competency as by time you will lose your competencies.

ConsSlow, very process oriented, only Norwegian can go up the ladder, decisions are taken behind closed doors, very command and control company despite they show off collaboration. Not the top pay in industry. Very slow learning curve, no development plan whatsoever, expect you to follow the orders.

Advice to Senior ManagementNo surprice that Statoil is the worst performer among the peer group in 2011-2013. Open your eyes and come to your senses. This company need a complete revisit to its strategic view.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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