Statoil Reviews

Updated July 20, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Houston office is not there yet.

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

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

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

    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.


  2. 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)

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

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

    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.


  3. Great place to work!

    • 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 full-time

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

    Pros

    Values, Culture, Benefits, career opportunities

    Cons

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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    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

    I have been working at Statoil full-time

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

    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


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

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Statoil

    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.


  7. Helpful (3)

    A good place for work- life balance but can be very stressful for an ambitious person/ foreigner/ non-engineer

    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Work -life balance. Considering how little I am expected to deliver, compensation is high. Really nice people. A great place for people who have lots of children and look for a relaxing day in the office after a tiring evening at home.

    Cons

    Too laid back and unprofessional. The biggest challenge is that Statoil doesn't seem to know what it wants or what it wants to be. Too political and complex to navigate for an international employee. The meeting culture is really weird and extreme - too many meetings with no agenda or outcomes. You will be challenged and frustrated by the lack of a structured career path and slow career progress. If you are not Norwegian and an engineer your career progress will disappoint you and your learning curve and competitiveness runs a real risk stagnation. Your experience before Statoil will not be valued - it's how long you've been with the company that matters and who you know. Competence and performance are not valued or promoted. Salary levels are lower than industry average (think about 30% for commercial roles) and the situation I described above with all the risks it entails just makes it a no no if you are far from retirement. If you still need a breather form a hectic life and work under a U.S. or U.K. contract, suggest you slap a 30% - 50% risk premium on whatever salary you are thinking of negotiating.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to say what you want and work on your communication skills. Challenge yourself to gain more awareness of the world outside Norway and the markets you operate and sell in.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Data Management Manager

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

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  9. Good benefits, flexible schedule & no micromanagement

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Bad values in values-focused company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chief Cook and Bottle Washer in Norway, MI
    Current Employee - Chief Cook and Bottle Washer in Norway, MI

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

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, flexible schedule, chance to play big role in projects

    Cons

    Actively practice discrimination against non-Norwegians. Norwegians get the easiest jobs, easiest hours, best projects, most resources and best ratings. All of this from a company and country that believes it is the most fair minded of them all.

    Advice to Management

    Get better lawyers as once the real word gets out, you will be sued out of your pants.


  11. Helpful (7)

    Are you lazy and unambitious? Statoil is the right company for you...

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

    I worked at Statoil full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Extreme work-life balance, good perks for everyone regardless of performance, very flexible leadership, paid overtime, 5 weeks of holiday, flexible work hours.

    Cons

    The company is only good for Norwegians. Foreigners will stay low in the organization regardless how smart they are and hard they work. How long you have been around will determine who is promoted. Lack of decisive decision making. Powerless leaders. The company makes people lazy as working more/harder does not get you anywhere. No performance-based culture. No true commitment to personal and professional development. Extreme bureaucratic organization.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the right leadership profiles, promote more international in key positions to become a true global company with a multicultural mindset, stop giving to those who do not work/deliver, build a true performance based culture, lay-off lazy employees, streamline your governance.



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