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Statoil Reviews

Updated December 3, 2014
Updated December 3, 2014
70 Reviews
2.9
70 Reviews
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Statoil President and CEO Helge Lund
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Pros
  • Good work life balance, flexible schedule, chance to play big role in projects (in 21 reviews)

  • Great salary and benefits they p ay 100% of all medical and dental insurance at the PPO level (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Project management take be really frustrating as decision making takes long time (in 6 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Technologically advanced, not really a "feel good" company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Statoil full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, time off, pay. If that's all you need to be satisfied, this is a great place to be.

    Cons

    Some positions are very boxy and don't offer any variety. You are not allowed to take on responsibilities not in your job description without permission from higher ups which I think discourages teamwork.
    Major bureaucracy.
    Rules are not meant to be broken. When they say that you have to have certain qualifications for a position, they will not bend that rule, no matter how good you might be at the job without the certification. They would allow me to do all of the work for the position, even giving me bigger and more complex tasks but staunchly refusing to promote because I hadn't been to college.
    Very slanted toward the Norwegians - that's who you'll find in most of the management positions, and their opinion for the most part is that Americans don't really know how to do anything the right way. If you don't mind being treated like an idiot day in and day out, then this is the place for you.`

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that you are the foreigner. You are coming to this country to do business, you DO need to take on some of the peculiarities of the region, you need to embrace us as much as you need for us to embrace you.. Don't have to be so abrasive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Houston office is not there yet.

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

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

    Pros

    Very good salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Inexperienced management that look only to their own careers. Locals treated as second class employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually live the values with your reports. Lead others instead of focusing on your own careers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Statoil full-time

    Pros

    Values, Culture, Benefits, career opportunities

    Cons

    complex governance...difficult to implement change and make progress

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Revenue accountant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Revenue Accountant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Revenue Accountant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Statoil full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and work life balance. Great location it you live on the south west side of houston. Easy access to belt way eight.

    Cons

    The revenue accounting lead is very rude an unprofessional. The lead has no revenue experience and poor management skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to replace the revenue lead with someone who is experience in revenue accounting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    They said they are a global company but they are not

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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 Statoil full-time

    Pros

    Salaries and benefits
    Friendly co-workers; Open communication
    Great company for Norwegians or if you just want to comfortable work place until retirement. It is not a good company for international staff who are ambitious and want to have a successful career

    Cons

    Extremely micro managed. Most decisions are made in Norway though head quarter doesn't understand how to run business in the US or onshore.
    No real growth potentials for international staff. Most senior positions are continuously filled by Norwegians, even in positions where local should have advantages (e.g. Government and Public Affairs)
    Disciplines with least diversity/globalization are Drilling & Wells and Finance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If the Company is as serious in globalization as top management says, they should be HUMBLE (one of the company's Values) to recognize that they need international talents to make the company a successful global company.
    Stop using North America as a training ground for Corporate's favorite kids.
    Less focus on politics and more focus on performance in your decisions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Incompetent Management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Rev Acct ( Acct Recs) in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Rev Acct ( Acct Recs) in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Statoil as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers. Friendly work environment. Work life balance in General is OK, except for Quarterly close.

    Cons

    GBS USA revenue accounting is lead by an incompetent Lead (i.e. No revenue accounting knowledge or experience). Lead's her newly appointed Team Leads are incompetent as well. Screaming at team members are the norm for the three of them. Abundance of false information is used against the team as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review your choice in Revenue Accounting lead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good benefits, flexible schedule & no micromanagement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Production Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Statoil full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits, Schedule, Goal oriented, Encourages work-life balance.

    Cons

    Too much staff in some departments, not enough in others. Network & IT cause too many issues and working remotely can be difficult.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Bad values in values-focused company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chief Cook and Bottle Washer in Norway, MI
    Current Employee - Chief Cook and Bottle Washer in Norway, MI

    I have been working at Statoil full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, flexible schedule, chance to play big role in projects

    Cons

    Actively practice discrimination against non-Norwegians. Norwegians get the easiest jobs, easiest hours, best projects, most resources and best ratings. All of this from a company and country that believes it is the most fair minded of them all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better lawyers as once the real word gets out, you will be sued out of your pants.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    great comopany

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Facility Management in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Facility Management in Houston, TX

    I worked at Statoil full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great company to network with

    Cons

    on the job training is a beast

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great benefits, mediocre operations

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Statoil full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    Lack 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 ManagementAdvice

    Decide 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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