TOTAL
3.7 of 5 89 reviews
www.total.com Courbevoie, France 5000+ Employees

TOTAL Reviews

Updated Jul 4, 2014
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3.7 89 reviews

                             

90% Approve of the CEO

TOTAL Président-Directeur Général Chrisophe de Margerie

Chrisophe de Margerie

(49 ratings)

82% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work/life balance is quite good at Total"
    in 5 reviews
  • "career opportunities, job intern not bad"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "The company values are really good and the work-life balance is also good"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Individual career development plans are not clearly visible to employees"
    in 3 reviews
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    A challenging job

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsTOTAL is a French Major Energy Company

    ConsThe management of change could be difficult.

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    The company do not hesitate to offer you new opportunities if you re doing good job.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosleadership, training, work life balance, challenge a lot of reasons to work there.

    ConsThis company offer many opportunities across the world. It's show the multiculturalism and learn you the different way to do business. In fact you are working and learning new things everyday !!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Area Sales Manager

    Area Manager (Former Employee)
    Manila, Manila (Philippines)

    ProsMulti-National Oil Company, Challenging environment, diverse group of people to work with in and out of the company. Global company policies and culture is being passed on to the local office with their best effort.

    ConsNot much room for growth for high-potentials. Tenure is highly valued. Straightforward doing of business and working with colleagues may sometimes be difficult. Still a bit bureaucratic.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook at personal development too especially with really promising people. Try to be less bureaucratic and adopt to more of an international working culture.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Carbonate sedimentologist in Total

    Carbonate Sedimentologist (Current Employee)
    Pau, Aquitaine (France)

    ProsWorldwide studies on varied petroleum plays and environments

    ConsTrapped in the french system prioritizing more the degree than the experience

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider more employee wishes and experience, chalenge more, based on facts and results

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Young engineer: really good experience

    Production Engineer (Current Employee)
    Antwerp (Belgium)

    ProsAs young engineer, we have access to a lot of opportunities of training (technical, management,...), careers,... If you have some motivation, you can grow in this company and stay your all career!

    ConsThe company values are really good and the work-life balance is also good. We work hard but we also have a lot of compensation so we can enjoy and spent time with our family and frinds.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    2.5 years at Total

    Reservoir Engineer (Current Employee)
    Paris (France)

    ProsEfficient professional development opportunities (trainings, experts, peer reviews).
    Work/Personal time balance is optimal; you can afford a good quality time with the family.

    ConsIf you are on the expatriate contract, you will have to move quite often. So it's better to weigh your options before commitment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo be more competitive with other majors, it's much more efficient to reevaluate the current hiring practices. Spend less on trainings, hire ready professionals.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great learning experience and exposure to world class best practices in the downstream Oil & Gas sector.

    Business Development (Current Employee)
    Lagos (Nigeria)

    ProsInternational training and exposure; opportunity to acquire great marketable skills and also develop entrepreneurial business acumen.

    ConsSalary not so great for those seeking financial rewards, but the other benefits (free medical up to 100%, housing, car, paid vacation) make up for this shortfall.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIdentify top performers early on in their careers, reward performance and also improve on the overall compensation package.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Process Engineer

    Process Engineer (Former Employee)
    Buenos Aires (Argentina)

    ProsGreat company, good benefits. Excellent career opportunities.

    ConsLong selection process, little contact with management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    great company

    Safety Engineer (Current Employee)
    Port Harcourt (Nigeria)

    Prosworld class projects and great experience

    Consfrench company with too many french men

    Advice to Senior Managementtraining

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    very good and interesting opportunity to evolve in a big multinational company in the oil and gas industry.

    Cash Management Officer (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    Prosinternational
    oil and gas
    french
    rewarding
    good company in the top super major of oil and gas industry

    Consfrench
    salary
    elitist
    Salary is to low for young graduates

    Advice to Senior Managementpay more

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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