Statoil Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Politically driven, corrupted in Canada

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    laid-back, some nice people, nice office space

    Cons

    bad management, zero opportunities to grow, corruption embedded in some critical depts.

    Advice to Management

    change the management


  2. Helpful (8)

    Revenue accountant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Revenue Accountant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Revenue Accountant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Statoil full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and work life balance. Great location it you live on the south west side of houston. Easy access to belt way eight.

    Cons

    The revenue accounting lead is very rude an unprofessional. The lead has no revenue experience and poor management skills.

    Advice to Management

    Need to replace the revenue lead with someone who is experience in revenue accounting.


  3. Helpful (3)

    STATOIL = (few humble+honest+loyal+excellent professionals) - (hundreds of cynical/useless/political careerists)

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baku (Azerbaijan)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baku (Azerbaijan)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Statoil full-time

    Pros

    The globally integrated company with a lot of interesting activities. You can meet some bright people here (but very very few). An OK salary and benefits.

    Cons

    The Norwegian trust-based horizontal corporate culture has effectively developed this company over years. Nowadays, unfortunately, many cynical careerists use trust for their own benefit and do nothing but show off. Meetings, presentations, emails - seem to be endless with zero productivity. Teamwork does not have any meaning here, instead just bunch of cynical individuals playing politics. Decisions are based on personal subjective view. If you want to be identified as young talent - just don't express any opinion, keep silent, always smile, please "managers" and help them with their political games then you will get promotion and good assignments.

    Advice to Management

    You are loosing your creditability, wake up. The cynical careerists who lead you businesses internationally simply don't deserve all trust and power which you gave them. Talk to ordinary employees, not through the anecdotic leadership teams, and you will know more.


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  5. Work life balance, slow decisions and too much politics

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Statoil full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, although bonus is not attractive. Good working environment and quite stable employment. Proud of high ethical standards regarding environment and social responsibility.

    Cons

    Highly politicized and lack of performance driven is a cultural barrier to execute its strategy. Truly openness to deal with real issues is missing.

    Advice to Management

    Strategic directions need faster and better execution.


  6. Helpful (2)

    A good environment to learn

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant Supply Chain in Stavanger (Norway)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant Supply Chain in Stavanger (Norway)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Intellectual work environment: Access to huge knowledge bank within your specialism. - Opportunities to work internationally. - Intelligent colleagues; little need to explain "why" and "how". - Caring culture. - Good work life balance.

    Cons

    - Poor link between individual or team performance and compensation. - Slow decision making process. - Passive line management. - Too many academicians and too quality oriented: Too much time spent discussing, not enough time spent doing.

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent when rewarding individual and team performance.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Houston office is not there yet.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Inexperienced management that look only to their own careers. Locals treated as second class employees.

    Advice to Management

    Actually live the values with your reports. Lead others instead of focusing on your own careers.


  8. Helpful (4)

    No commitment from employees. Too many managers and expats. Opportunities are given to Norwegians.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance. Salaries and benefits are also good. Good facilities and work environment. Good learning of oil & gas industry.

    Cons

    The opportunities to grow are given only to Norwegians and friends. A lot of money is spend to keep expats everywhere. Very expensive and empty facilities in fancy locations. Outsourced services which the quality is really poor. The company wants to save in cents, not in dollars.

    Advice to Management

    The management needs more training and capability. The diversification of nationalities is also important.


  9. Great place to work!

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

    I have been working at Statoil full-time

    Pros

    Values, Culture, Benefits, career opportunities

    Cons

    complex governance...difficult to implement change and make progress


  10. Helpful (2)

    They said they are a global company but they are not

    • 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Statoil full-time

    Pros

    Salaries and benefits Friendly co-workers; Open communication Great company for Norwegians or if you just want to comfortable work place until retirement. It is not a good company for international staff who are ambitious and want to have a successful career

    Cons

    Extremely micro managed. Most decisions are made in Norway though head quarter doesn't understand how to run business in the US or onshore. No real growth potentials for international staff. Most senior positions are continuously filled by Norwegians, even in positions where local should have advantages (e.g. Government and Public Affairs) Disciplines with least diversity/globalization are Drilling & Wells and Finance

    Advice to Management

    If the Company is as serious in globalization as top management says, they should be HUMBLE (one of the company's Values) to recognize that they need international talents to make the company a successful global company. Stop using North America as a training ground for Corporate's favorite kids. Less focus on politics and more focus on performance in your decisions


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

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.



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