Statoil Reviews

Updated July 20, 2015
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  1. All around very good

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

    I have been working at Statoil full-time

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, 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.

    Cons

    Less structured than most companies.


  2. Helpful (1)

    It started out great, but over time it has become disappointing.

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

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, 9/80 work schedule, subsidized meals

    Cons

    Career growth is tied to Norwegian culture, which is very flat & socialistic.

    Advice to Management

    Less expats more locals....locals are a lot cheaper and more knowledgeable.


  3. Helpful (5)

    Disappointing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I worked at Statoil

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Norwegians from Norway were some of the best people to work with. They are fair and trustworthy.

    Cons

    The company is now becoming "Americanized". Unfair treatment Management is incompetent prejudice no advancement

    Advice to Management

    The management staff needs to be revamped.


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  5. Buyer/Expeditor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer/Expeditor in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Buyer/Expeditor in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good environment, with decent work-life balance. Loads of very dedicated people, believing in the company, what it does and what it values are.

    Cons

    Norwegian company so would be beneficial to speak Norwegian although it's not a requirement.


  6. Helpful (3)

    The best example of retirement, lazy and bureaucracy company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Reservoir Engineer in Trondheim (Norway)
    Current Employee - Senior Reservoir Engineer in Trondheim (Norway)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are tired of working hard and want to relax, and do not have big ambitions in the life, or if you are getting to retirement you can come to Statoil. It is good place to relax, to retire and not to stress yourself.

    Cons

    Possibly the worst choice if you are young, ambitious and especially if you are not Norwegian and if you are international. Salaries are considerably lower compared to industry competitors. There is no career management and structured training programme in Statoil. Professional competition and meritocracy are discouraged and sometimes are seen as threat. Promotions are based on mostly age, friends and ethnicity. There is clearly some tendency towards Norwegians in company. Promotions, expatriate roles, important projects are given to Norwegians. The experience outside Statoil are not counted as something credible. Key central processes such as corporate rules, managers' internal reviews by employees and career talks are clearly neglected. Career progression is very slow. Company trusts line managers more than employees. There are more leaders or leading project people than doers of the projects. Since being leading in the company is more respected from company's point of view, there is big disproportion.

    Advice to Management

    Company needs radical changes if it really wants to be sustainable. Norwegian Continental Shelf's reserves are getting depleted and soon you will have to go to more international markets. Therefore attraction of international employees will be important. But Statoil will have to compete with other giants for these talents, not only in oil and gas industry but in other more attractive sectors. Company needs a culture of meritocracy, skills and competition not of age and ethnicity. Management should follow the rules set by Corporate and keep the words they give to their employees before making everybody learn by heart these rules.


  7. Admin Staff

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

    I worked at Statoil

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good employees - employer relationship and nice incentives

    Cons

    None I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work you doing.


  8. Great company to work for

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - Supporting colleagues and environment, far away from the rat race culture of other firms - Good career opportunities if you are based in Norway, although this is currently not nearly as good as in the early 2010s. - Pay is good, below what other oil companies pay, but job security is much higher

    Cons

    - Company is in a challenging state with the decline in oil price and the high cost structure - Skills development is slower than at smaller companies, so you have to be proactive requesting change.

    Advice to Management

    - Promote people based in merits & potential, not based on age


  9. Great company to work for!

    Former Employee - Engineer Intern in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Engineer Intern in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Statoil

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

    Pros

    Big company with great opportunities for growth and devlopment

    Cons

    Lot of processes make getting things done difficult


  10. Helpful (2)

    Career ender for the young and ambitious

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Oslo (Norway)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Oslo (Norway)

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

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

    Pros

    1. Nice offices 2. Decent pay (below industry average) 3. Casual dress code, 4. Over time pay 5. Excellent work life balance

    Cons

    1. Poor career development - promises not fulfilled. 2. Global People Survey is a joke. 3. No formal training, learn as you go along. 4. They are firing the wrong people.


  11. Nice company

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