Statoil Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
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  1. Data Management Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    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)

    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.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Good benefits, flexible schedule & no micromanagement

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

    I have been working at Statoil full-time (more than a 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
  3. great comopany

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    • 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Solid ship headed into rougher weather

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stavanger (Norway)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stavanger (Norway)

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

    Pros

    Fantastic work/life balance, and company of high ethical integrity. CEO Lund is smart and sincere man with conservative values tempered by Scandinavian sense of humanity. Being a majority state owned company in social democratic Norway has contributed to a generous cushion of labour rights and entitlements. Statoil has developed leading world-class technologies and uses them both to optimize hydrocarbon recovery and find socially and environmentally responsible solutions to adverse effects of oil and gas production.

    Cons

    Statoil is a company in transition, like most other oil majors in one way or another. Norway and Statoil's generosity is often taken for granted by Norwegian employees. The company is wrought with cumbersome bureaucracy and too many internal stakeholders getting in the way of needed greater expediency. Management trying to streamline processes and trim fat to maintain global competitive edge and economic viability in face of tighter margins, but they frequently come across as blunt, callous and clumsy to Norwegian workforce, subsequently diminishing morale and loyalty. The company's turn away from developing renewable energy since the merger with Hydro in 2007 has disappointed many employees. Many also question the ethics of Statoil's investments in oil sands and shale gas and would at least like to see us take the lead in mitigating the environmental and social downsides of those pursuits. The decision and probable necessity to expand internationally is unfortunately contributing to Statoil losing its soul and becoming like many other mega multinational oil companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Insist on cutting costs through even greater expediency. Don't waste time and resources on appeasing the consensus and likewise don't let clueless managerial tyrants waste the time, resources and creative energy of individuals and teams by insisting on tiresome non-necessities. Despite company's efforts to streamline processes, many still don't get it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Not bad

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Statoil

    Pros

    Good atmosphere at the workplace

    Cons

    can't figure out what they are doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Statoil full-time

    Pros

    Very laid back environment. Not too stressful.

    Cons

    Working as contract employee so no benefits.

  8. 3 people found this helpful

    Great on paper, pretty good in practice

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Don'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 ManagementAdvice

    Management in USA needs major assistance. Please send help Norway!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. A great place with great people

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Statoil as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    A workplace where you are taken care of by the organization. You are surrounded by great people who value your work.

    Cons

    Work can get routine and boring sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring more Canadians into senior roles of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. Good company to work for...if you are above 30 and want to spent a lot of time with your family.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Statoil full-time

    Pros

    Probably the best work/life balance in the world. My colleagues are very friendly, line manager would always approve my holiday, in fact he would suggest to take a longer/better break.

    Cons

    No pressure, no stress...but it might lead to a very relaxed lifestyle...not sure if it is any good for productivity though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    apply more international approach to future development of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. US Onshore Performance Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Performance Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Performance Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Global organization, with strong growth platforms
    Open and positive working culture
    Very focused on US business GoM and Onshore

    Cons

    Compensation not so competitive
    Lacks strong systems for onshore business
    GoM business lacks operatorship in development phase

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More stretch opportunities for less experienced employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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