Statoil Reviews

Updated April 1, 2015
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  1. great place to start your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Program in Stavanger (Norway)
    Current Employee - Graduate Program in Stavanger (Norway)

    I have been working at Statoil full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    on job training, challenging, caring and helpful environment

    Cons

    low salaries, lack of foreign staff at top management

  2. Had a great time working at Statoil

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Former Intern - Intern in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)

    I worked at Statoil as an intern

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly environment at Stockholm office, I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Statoil. Very open and attentive management who took my input seriously.

    Cons

    The different departments are not always the best at cooperating with each other, but even so, most issues were promptly handled.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Positively challenging opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Statoil full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Sometimes slow and cumbersome decision processes

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course but challenge your people to deliver, less reports - more results

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Excellent compensation, benefits and training

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Drilling Engineer
    Current Employee - Drilling Engineer

    I have been working at Statoil

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent pay, one of the highest starting salaries in the oil industry
    High level of respect between coworkers, very ethical and high moral standards
    Excellent training, both regarding the drilling field and general management
    Large amount of freedom to do extra training modules that are not requisite of the position

    Cons

    very strict rules, often good, but at times overbearing, such as not being able to work longer than specified work week without asking permission to work overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Really can not think of much feedback, as I'm very happy with the company and work, only potential improvement would be in making it easier for junior employees to obtain international positions.

  6. Statoil is a great company to work for. The environment and people that you work with truly stand out in the industry.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Consultant in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Environment
    Benefits
    Culture
    People

    Cons

    Salary
    Limited personal growth within the company.

  7. Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  8. Nice company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

  9. Helpful (4)

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  10. Very good company to work with, although in need of better top management.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Statoil

    Pros

    Very good work environment.
    Good benefits and salarires.

    Cons

    Need to improve its policies or at least develop them.
    The company should stop thinking that outsourcing is The best solution for financial problema.

  11. Data Management Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Management Manager in Stavanger (Norway)
    Current Employee - Data Management Manager in Stavanger (Norway)

    I have been working at Statoil full-time (more than 8 years)

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, compensation and benefit are good for experienced people, positive environment and knowledge exchange within and among various disciplines.

    Cons

    Poor international integration and career opportunities due to stiff approach by upper management.

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