Statoil Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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  1. Great place to work!

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    • 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


  2. Helpful (2)

    They said they are a global company but they are not

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    • 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


  3. 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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  5. Helpful (3)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oslo (Norway)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oslo (Norway)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Data Management Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Management Manager in Stavanger (Norway)
    Current Employee - Data Management Manager in Stavanger (Norway)
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  7. Good benefits, flexible schedule & no micromanagement

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Production Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Bad values in values-focused company

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    • 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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.


  9. 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)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  10. great comopany

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Facility Management in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Facility Management in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great company to network with

    Cons

    on the job training is a beast


  11. Helpful (2)

    Ideal company if you are Norwegian and want to work 0900 to 1500.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Developer
    Former Employee - Business Developer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are permanently based in Norway and want a no hassle work life with good benefits then this is the right choice.

    Cons

    Low glass ceiling for non Norwegians General caliber of staff much inferior to what you would encounter in majors or large independents Good if you want to cruise but not a good environment for ambitious international employees who need to stay competitive on the international job market Gender diversity focus results in very underqualified staff in senior roles Complete absence of performance culture and accountability



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