TOTAL Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
99 Reviews
3.6
99 Reviews
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TOTAL Président-Directeur Général Chrisophe de Margerie
Chrisophe de Margerie
55 Ratings

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 4 reviews)

  • Individual career development plans are not clearly visible to employees (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A great company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead PVV Engineer  in  Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Lead PVV Engineer in Paris (France)

    I have been working at TOTAL as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    International assignment opportunities,
    Possibility to work on challenging projects,
    Technical expertise and excellence is highly respected,
    Good career growth if you are intelligent, flexible & committed

    Cons

    Although company does it best to provide work-life balance, it may not suit all (if you are not flexible)
    Sometime working under pressure - not suitable for people who can't cope with work pressure
    Not suitable for people who does not take ownership for their work.
    Too many holidays by French local staff - which disrupts project activities sometime

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience with an international company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TOTAL

    Pros

    Company cares strongly about their employees and hires many knowledgeable experts

    Cons

    Organization can be a challenge, as they provide ample amounts of freedom to perform your duties

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Interesting projects and good work atmosphere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Market Analyst  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Market Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at TOTAL as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Big-impact projects, smart people, good interactions even with top-management, finance is not the limiting factor for projects

    Cons

    Everything moves slowly as it is a big company, decision are very centralized, hard to see the impacts of your work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decentralizing the decision making process for small decisions, give more responsibilities to subsidiaries, keep the good mindset

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

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

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TOTAL full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    This 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 !!

    Recommends
  6.  

    2.5 years at Total

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reservoir Engineer  in  Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Paris (France)

    I have been working at TOTAL full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    If 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Process Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer  in  Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Buenos Aires (Argentina)

    I worked at TOTAL full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company, good benefits. Excellent career opportunities.

    Cons

    Long selection process, little contact with management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Cost Controller in Congo

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cost Controller  in  Pointe Noire (Republic of Congo)
    Former Employee - Cost Controller in Pointe Noire (Republic of Congo)

    I worked at TOTAL as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing Framework, Total is giving the opportunity to young intern to be involved in important tasks, in an oversea and exotic destination

    Cons

    The top management who has stay to many times in Africa is not confident with the new business trends and practices. There is a gap between the old fashioned management and us.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent

    Current Employee - Welding Inspector  in  Luanda, Luanda (Angola)
    Current Employee - Welding Inspector in Luanda, Luanda (Angola)

    I have been working at TOTAL as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Cooperation between the management and the staffs

    Cons

    Nothing great to complain about the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

  10.  

    Total gives individuals the opportunity to grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst  in  Port Harcourt (Nigeria)
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Port Harcourt (Nigeria)

    I have been working at TOTAL full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    encourages independence, growth and cross functionality between employees

    Cons

    presence in the US is not strong

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep on with the good work,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Project Manager at Total

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Paris (France)

    I worked at TOTAL as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work with, a lot of good things to learn about business and management

    Cons

    The biggest company I've worked for, to big in terms of processes for me

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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