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Statoil Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
71 Reviews
2.9
71 Reviews
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Statoil President and CEO Helge Lund
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Analyst

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Statoil

    Pros

    Great culture and benefits.
    Ability to drive your own career.

    Cons

    Everything has to go through multiple memos and approvals in the Houston office as well as in Norway offices.
    Decisions are not made quickly and require consensus.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Nice company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Statoil

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits and relaxed working hours

    Cons

    Not a lot of development opportunities

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    Politics on every spot

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Oslo (Norway)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Oslo (Norway)

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

    Pros

    The work-life balance is really good, you can come to the office at 0900 and leave at 1500. If you like coffee, there are plenty of coffee breaks.

    Cons

    Complete lack of deployment and development opportunities for young employees. Anywhere you want to go, you must pass several management. HR or PO as its now called has too many processes and remind more a group of self appreciating friends. Corporate values, Even Stronger Values surveys and Global People Survey is hardly followed up at all. This is maybe an international company on the map, but still all major decision making processes are being taken by Norwegian "yante loven" complying managers. There are few which want good for this company, but staying here is simply ruining your career. After 7 years I have had enough !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make an international management. Easy on the process of deployment and career development. Stop talking about Statoil Book if almost nobody is using it. Instead focus om change that actually involves the end users!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Environment to work and professional team. Every second Friday off. Great team buildings trips.

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    Former Employee - Document Management Coordinator in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Document Management Coordinator in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Statoil as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent environment very flexible. Treat people with respect consideration even if you are a contractor.

    Cons

    management don't know how to handle pesonel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more honest and open when you make decisions to keep the Project on or not.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    You can find your niche and thrive, but generally good place for slackers and lackeys

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Statoil

    Pros

    Good pays for junior roles, although that's comparable to peer in upstream O&G
    Lavish with on-the-job benefits for employees
    Easy to enter new roles and gain skills
    Good gender balance
    Possibly best employer if you want to live in Norway and work 8.30 - 15.00 hassle-free

    Cons

    Slightly annoying self-serving rhetoric on values, which seldom matches practices and attitude of employees
    Overly bureaucratic, I mean for real!
    Over-staffed, which leads to intense office politics by staff with no meaningful task to accomplish
    Little accountability, no meritocracy whatsoever, yes-man culture
    Various cases of incompetent senior management
    Bluntly put it, a discriminatory organisation - Norsk are better paid and move on. Others are left vegetate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make up your mind: become international company or remain Norwegian. Current narrative is inconsistent with organisational reality

    Negative Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Politically driven, corrupted in Canada

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    laid-back, some nice people, nice office space

    Cons

    bad management, zero opportunities to grow, corruption embedded in some critical depts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change the management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Revenue accountant

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    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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    STATOIL = (few humble+honest+loyal+excellent professionals) - (hundreds of cynical/useless/political careerists)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baku (Azerbaijan)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baku (Azerbaijan)

    I have been working at Statoil full-time

    Pros

    The globally integrated company with a lot of interesting activities. You can meet some bright people here (but very very few). An OK salary and benefits.

    Cons

    The Norwegian trust-based horizontal corporate culture has effectively developed this company over years. Nowadays, unfortunately, many cynical careerists use trust for their own benefit and do nothing but show off. Meetings, presentations, emails - seem to be endless with zero productivity. Teamwork does not have any meaning here, instead just bunch of cynical individuals playing politics. Decisions are based on personal subjective view. If you want to be identified as young talent - just don't express any opinion, keep silent, always smile, please "managers" and help them with their political games then you will get promotion and good assignments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are loosing your creditability, wake up. The cynical careerists who lead you businesses internationally simply don't deserve all trust and power which you gave them. Talk to ordinary employees, not through the anecdotic leadership teams, and you will know more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Work life balance, slow decisions and too much politics

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Statoil full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, although bonus is not attractive. Good working environment and quite stable employment. Proud of high ethical standards regarding environment and social responsibility.

    Cons

    Highly politicized and lack of performance driven is a cultural barrier to execute its strategy. Truly openness to deal with real issues is missing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strategic directions need faster and better execution.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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