TOTAL Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
98 Reviews

3.6
98 Reviews
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TOTAL Président-Directeur Général Chrisophe de Margerie
Chrisophe de Margerie
53 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.  

    Not great

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

    I have been working at TOTAL for more than a year

    Pros

    It is an international company with different culture.

    Cons

    The company do not treat their employees fairly. There are different treatments depending on your status. HR is not very good at their job. Not much room for growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good but not enough

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - HSE Engineer
    Current Employee - HSE Engineer

    I have been working at TOTAL full-time

    Pros

    TOTAL is a good multinational oil company.

    Cons

    TOTAL offers training for specific job, but it does not offer an international standard training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Exciting oppurtunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Safety Engineer  in  Portharcourtgbene (Nigeria)
    Current Employee - Safety Engineer in Portharcourtgbene (Nigeria)

    I have been working at TOTAL as a contractor for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The best part about working in TOTAL is the opportunity for personal growth and leadership skills I acquired while doing my Job

    Cons

    High standard in safety to ensure company meet line in the safest means possible. Safety awareness is high among staffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I worked as a contact staff for 10 years in TOTAL, I wanted to become a full time staff as I thought it was going to be a better opportunity to contribute immensely to the advancement of the organization. I never got the chance but I do believe if contact staffs are given chances of conversion to full time staffs it will go a long way in improving the company.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Geophysicist

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

    I have been working at TOTAL full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Big Corporation, expat opportunities, training

    Cons

    Authoritarian, very French in its hierarchical way. Very closed to employees ideas
    of their own career development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up opportunities to EVERYONE in the company. Update their system
    of Chef Metier to give acces to position to all, and not just their selected group.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    World class company, good experience in India

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TOTAL

    Pros

    Employee friendly, Great work culture

    Cons

    Still nascent in India, will take time to grow

  7.  

    Decent company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Grimbsy, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Grimbsy, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good training provided, a lot of responsibility given. The company provides a lot of opportunities for socializing, team building and fitness. Good exposure to the global organisation of TOTAL. Flexibility to choose career path within the company and get varied experience. Excellent shares and pension scheme.

    Cons

    System for filing and retrieving information needs improvement, substandard in-house mentorship (no scheme currently available), limited room for promotion due to heirachical system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement flexible working hours, better pay, in-house mentorship

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    No work life balance

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

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

    Pros

    Good opportunity, challenging job, opportunity to move around the world in total branch, good benefit, job rotation.

    Cons

    Not suitable for family oriented man and lady, no work life balance, most of people in total is workaholic, super busy with tight schedule. Overall total is good company to work but it depend on what are you looking for. Most of the times you need to choose between personal life and company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to consider work life balance instead overworking staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Area Sales Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Area Manager  in  Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Manila, Manila (Philippines)

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

    Pros

    Multi-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.

    Cons

    Not 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    A challenging job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TOTAL

    Pros

    TOTAL is a French Major Energy Company

    Cons

    The management of change could be difficult.

  11.  

    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

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