TOTAL
3.7 of 5 77 reviews
www.total.com Courbevoie, France 5000+ Employees

TOTAL Reviews

Updated Mar 31, 2014
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3.7 77 reviews

                             

93% Approve of the CEO

TOTAL CEO and Chairman, Executive Committee Chrisophe de Margerie

Chrisophe de Margerie

(46 ratings)

86% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

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  • "Work/life balance is quite good at Total"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Great career opportunities and international mobility"
    in 4 reviews
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2.5 years at Total

Reservoir Engineer (Current Employee)
Paris (France)

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

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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Young engineer: really good experience

Production Engineer (Current Employee)
Antwerp (Belgium)

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

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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Process Engineer (Former Employee)
Buenos Aires (Argentina)

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

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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Strong petrochemical expertise, and good people who work hard.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at TOTAL

ProsFamily atmosphere, flat management chain, inter-departmental teamwork is strong

ConsLarge company internationally based. Hard to focus on maximizing revenue generation for petrochemicals due to being an oil conglomerate.

Advice to Senior ManagementSend resources necessary to develop high return capital investment projects at all facilities. Local management seems to have their hands tied on funding.

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)

I have been working at TOTAL full-time for more than a year

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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Not a great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at TOTAL

ProsCanary Wharf office
Strong Trading Floor

ConsUnorganised
Poor LEadership
Next to none Employee Engagement

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They are a very French company. They pay well but forget about promotion if you're not French.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at TOTAL

ProsThey pay well. Good bonuses. Good health and wellness initiatives.

ConsRacist agains non French, very few female managers and virtually no non French.

Advice to Senior ManagementClear career paths would be nice

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great company

Safety Engineer (Current Employee)
Port Harcourt (Nigeria)

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

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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Global OEM Account Manager (Current Employee)
Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

I have been working at TOTAL full-time for more than a year

ProsFlexibile and adapt to local business conditions

ConsSpeed to market and improve performance in countries out of Europe and Africa

Advice to Senior ManagementMore focus on people development

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

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Cost Controller in Congo

Cost Controller (Former Employee)
Pointe Noire (Republic of Congo)

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

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

ConsThe 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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