Statoil Reviews

Updated August 20, 2015
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  1. US Onshore Performance Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Performance Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Performance Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    More stretch opportunities for less experienced employees.


  2. All around very good

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Statoil full-time

    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.


  3. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    Disappointing

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Houston, TX
    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.


  6. Awesome Company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Statoil full-time

    Pros

    - Safety is priority #1. A lot of companies say this, but Statoil not only talks about this, it is part of the company culture. - Is a foremost, forward thinking company. - Has the best parties hands down - Stampede, Christmas, 40th Anniversary - best parties by far

    Cons

    - Too many people not bringing value to the company. - Office politics: way too much. You've got to know people to progress

    Advice to Management

    - Canada is very different from Norway. There has to be a bit of autonomy from the Norway in order to get things moving. Getting approvals from Norway sometimes add to the 'red tape'


  7. All the best intentions

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Communications in Oslo (Norway)
    Former Employee - Communications in Oslo (Norway)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Statoil full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Statoil is inherently a highly ethical company that tries to do the right thing concerning its people and its impact on society. They look beyond the mousetrap of short-term profit and instead envision long-term gain. The company now seems willing to embrace its moral responsibility - as the locomotive behind Norway´s hydrocarbon wealth - to help the world find progressive energy solutions beyond oil and gas, and to incur the higher cost of helping make those solutions viable.

    Cons

    Statoil has not been able to realize its best intentions, for example, eliminating fresh water use in fracking operations in drought-stricken parts of the US, because the higher cost of implementing such systems would render them uncompetitive against less-concerned peers .

    Advice to Management

    Forgot about trying to be like the big US majors. Just be yourself, a Scandinavian concern with social democratic values (and still a lot of capital in your pockets) that commits itself to collectively benefitting future generations, not just the exclusive contemporary few.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good for those with a family and without ambitions

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Stavanger (Norway)
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Stavanger (Norway)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work-life balance, a comfortable job, ok salary, values, a nice and stressless working environment. Looks good on CV.

    Cons

    Not a place for young, international and motivated people. Promises about promotion go unfulfilled. A top-heavy company - every other Norwegian is a vice-president whilst non-norwegians struggle to get noticed. Processes take ages and endless meetings without any decision made at the end. A very political place internally. Hard work does not matter, people are not promoted based on competency.

    Advice to Management

    Don't discriminate against non-Norwegians, don't promote incompetent managers, give growth opportunities to the young, don't be scared to take decisions.


  9. Buyer/Expeditor

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer/Expeditor in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Buyer/Expeditor in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    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.


  10. Helpful (4)

    The best example of retirement, lazy and bureaucracy company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Reservoir Engineer in Trondheim (Norway)
    Current Employee - Senior Reservoir Engineer in Trondheim (Norway)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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.


  11. Admin Staff

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.



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