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TOTAL Overview

Courbevoie (France)
10000+ employees
1924
Company - Public (TOT)
Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
$10+ billion (USD) per year
ExxonMobil, Shell, BP
With operations in more than 130 countries, we are a leading international oil and gas company. We produce, refine and market oil and manufacture petrochemicals. We are also a major player in natural gas and rank second in solar energy with SunPower. Demonstrating their ... Read more

Mission: Total's mission is to responsibly enable as many people as possible to access energy in a world of constantly growing demand, by focusing on three basic cornerstones:
- Ethics
- Safety
- Corporate social responsibility ... Read more

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TOTAL CEO Patrick Pouyanné
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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Houston, TX
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TOTAL full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Total thinks long-term and is frugal (sometimes too) with its spending decisions.
    - Total treats employees well.
    - Total has a good share program to invest in and matching (up to a limit) 401k.
    - Total invests into the future on worldwide projects.

    Cons

    - Total is sometimes a bit "Europe heavy". Employees outside of Europe may not be as involved as they could/should be.
    - Total has much "paperwork" (not uncommon for big companies) to get things done.

    Advice to Management

    While outsourcing is necessary, I feel that Total gave away too much control to externals and often internal employees are left out of informational loops.

    Also, cost-efficiency is one thing, but we need to ensure deliverables are met with respect to time and quality. The majority of contractors is not that experienced or skillful.

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TOTAL Photos

TOTAL photo of: Total tower (Photo thanks to Flickr user Finn Pröpper, Some Rights Reserved)
TOTAL photo of: Ingénieure process. Raffinerie d'Anvers, Belgique. Droits : LABELLE MICHEL - TOTAL
TOTAL photo of: Opérateurs. Projet Subsidence, plateforme de Yadana, Myanmar. droits : GLADIEU STEPHAN - TOTAL
TOTAL photo of: Un ingénieur production, et un ingénieur évaluation de risques. droits : LABELLE MICHEL - TOTAL
TOTAL photo of: Manoeuvre POI (plan d'opération interne), exercice de sécurité des pompiers. Droits : LABELLE MICHEL - TOTAL
TOTAL photo of: Superviseur de travaux et responsable coordination travaux. Droits LABELLE MICHEL - TOTAL
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TOTAL Interviews

Experience

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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
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    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at TOTAL (Houston, TX) in October 2015.

    Interview

    I applied this internship through our school website. And i received an email confirming me that i am selected. So all the questions are behavioral questions, such as " do you have a strong sense of mission" or "tell me more about yourself". It was not bad at all; however, i was not well prepared at that time, so i got really nervous and blank minded. Make sure that you listen carefully to what they are asking for, and jump right to the point when you answer the questions.

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TOTAL Awards & Accolades

  • Corporate Excellence Award at the annual Women in Engineering Program (WEP) event, WEP Corporate Excellence Award, 2016

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