Talisman Energy

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Talisman Energy Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
71 Reviews
2.8
71 Reviews
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Talisman Energy President & CEO Hal Kvisle
Hal Kvisle
33 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • great people who are willing to help (in 5 reviews)

  • Good benefits and good salaries (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • High turnover whether it is with staff switching roles or just quitting (in 6 reviews)

  • Senior management would have been better off having a session with Dr (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    The only oil company poorly run by HR & Legal!

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Talisman Energy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you are always smiling & positive but have no competencies , you could be a fast tracket at Talisman

    Cons

    No accountabilities there, lip service is a rule, total disrespect and racism against individual. Too many country leaders with no operational experience nor emergency response leadership in country like Kurdistan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Colombia.........

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Starting leading according to the cores values, stop pretending!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Painful but turning around

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    Current Employee - Completions Engineer  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Completions Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Flexibility and freedom. A lot of young staff to push around.

    Cons

    Previous management was very poor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New management is doing a great job. Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    company in sell, sell, sell, mode

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Talisman Energy for more than a year

    Pros

    People were really nice and easy to work with

    Cons

    People were so business trying to cover there ass that the day to day work was never completed on required schedule. Low morale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure leaders get more in touch with the people working for them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I worked at Talisman Energy as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    a very good environment. all workers are very helpful

    Cons

    I am just an intern. So many things need to be learn.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Accounting Student

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    Former Employee - Accounting Student  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Accounting Student in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Talisman Energy as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    People were really nice, and compensation was good.

    Cons

    They did not hire many interns into full-time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Alot of lip service and town hall raw raws but all a smoke screen

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    Former Employee - Pipedesk
    Former Employee - Pipedesk

    I worked at Talisman Energy as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good working conditions Easy access to downtown resturants.

    Cons

    Management has no direction . VP 's give you a vote of confidence and security and the next week you are being downsized.
    Supply chain a mess , no direction . Tried to figure out what two guys down the hall did and no one could tell us.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CEO dismantling the company for a quick sale , he did it with trans canada . Now Here .
    NO direction and no one really knows what is lying ahead for anyone.
    Everyone is sitting at the edge of their seats.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Use to be a good company, not anymore

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Talisman Energy full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and good salaries

    Cons

    Low morale, employees feel undervalued, some employees are working overtime everyday while other employees have nothing to do, a lot of layoffs over the past year

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Fortunate to have received development opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Talisman has provided me with a lot of development opportunites, including an expatriate assignment and ability to work in various roles. Although many people have come and gone, there are still a lot of smart, fun and technically strong people here.

    Cons

    Too much inconsistency with senior management from actual people changes to leadership and values modelling.
    Highly complex structure and inconsistency in approaches.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure leaders walk the walk and talk the talk and provide more clarity about accountabilities for the given structure (e.g. regional versus central)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company, a little bit too bureaucratic sometimes.

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    Current Employee - Wellsite Geologist  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Wellsite Geologist in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Big company with global activities.

    Cons

    Maybe the chain of command can be annoying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To listen to people with experience when is required.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Fun and exciting company to work for. IT making a real difference to operational efficiency and safety.

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager  in  Brisbane (Australia)
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Brisbane (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Professionalism, global teams are helpful and welcoming. Exposure to very remote operations, with real challenges, and grateful people. Technology is very much an enabler, and not something that is ever forgotten about.

    Cons

    None - I'd work there again!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allowing the global network team leads to travel to remote office is a real boost to productivity and really helps the more remote teams feel more engaged.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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