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Updated Jul 31, 2014
Statoil – Houston – “Citywest BCM Campus”

Statoil – Houston – “Citywest BCM Campus”
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.3 54 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

Statoil President and CEO Helge Lund

Helge Lund

(35 ratings)

66% 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 14 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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    Control Systems Analyst (Former Employee) Porsgrunn (Norway)

    ProsBig company, new challenges, be a part of something important. In my case I was lucky enough to work on something new and challenging.

    ConsSince the company is big and partially owned by the Norwegian State, there's a lot of bureaucracy that sometimes can slow down processes and create problems where there are not.

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

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    Constructive consensus based culture, highly process driven

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsProcess driven ensures the decision making process is structured and not ad hoc
    High quality colleagues - very capable and professional
    Working environment is very positive / healthy
    The opportunity for travel as part of work.
    Norwegian culture is embedded into Statoil.

    ConsBuilding a wide consensus and dealing with process can slow progress
    Absence of leadership in developing projects that are cost competitive
    Statoil advertises a wide array of development possibilities - however accessing these opportunities can be difficult

    Advice to Senior ManagementStatoil needs to focus developing a competitive market oriented culture in terms of project costs, no longer can Statoil rely on their dominant position in Norway and active support by the Norwegian government through fiscal policy in the transition towards a truly global company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work for in Norway

    Business Analyst (Current Employee) Stavanger (Norway)

    ProsFlexible working conditions and relaxed working culture

    ConsSlow moving company and poor communication from managers

    Advice to Senior Managementreduce number of managers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    All around very good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsFlexibility, schedule, challenges, colleagues, benefits (U.S. employee). All around better than all of my previous employers both inside and outside of the oil & gas industry.

    ConsLess structured than most companies.

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

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood social benefits, work environment, internal career development

    ConsLack of constant progress, everything takes time

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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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    Optimum Work-Life balance, Good Environment, Ok compensation, Poor international Integration and career opportunities

    Project Engineer (Current Employee) Stavanger (Norway)

    ProsThe Work-Life balance is great, but this is common in Norway. Compensation and Benefit are good for young engineers. Very nice people and environment, everybody willing to collaborate and help.

    ConsCompensation and benefit for experienced professionals is below industry average. Norwegian is the language.
    Top Management positions are almost only for Norwegians
    If you are not proactive is very easy to get bored and feel unsatisfied with your job (many people do as less as possible)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company to work for if you are true Norwegian, wrong place to be if you are an international employee

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood work/life balance. The company is the right choise for those who are looking for relaxed and stable employment. Good company for housewives and not ambitious people. It is nearly impossible to get fired, unless you come drunk to your work.

    ConsNo professional growth, guaranteed, unless you are Norwegian or a good friend of someone. Most of employees are just waiting to retire and doing minimum tasks. The company is promoting equal rights, hence a lot of women at all layers of organization and most of them just not capable for their job

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of a lot of useless people, among you as well

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great benefits, mediocre operations

    Senior Analyst (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    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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