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TOTAL Overview
Courbevoie (France)
10000+ employees
Company - Public (TOT)
Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
$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 - Operations Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I have been working at TOTAL full-time (More than 5 years)


    No layoff worries at Total. Shops in the US are very lean and upper management relies on attrition to reduce head count, not layoffs. Very comforting in times of recession or low crude prices. Very structured management (could be considered a con), but quality people through out organization especially at the staff level.


    Not super competitive on salaries, and very slow to move people around and up. Young employees who are talented usually get frustrated with how long they are kept in the same role and leave before they can move up. Chemical engineers routinely get first pick of openings.

    Advice to Management

    Need more flexibility and less red tape to stay competitive in the marketplace.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Declined Offer
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    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at TOTAL (Palo Alto, CA) in November 2016.


    Asked about my background, research interests, and what I hope to get out of the internship. The interviewer went over the problems the company is interested in, the kind of technologies being utilized, and what is expected of an intern to achieve over the course of an internship

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Company Updates

  • Nommie Kashani, Total E&P Employee in Houston, Texas Wins Worldwide Data Science Competition.

    Total E&P Employee in Houston, Texas Wins Worldwide Data Science Competition - Total USA

    Total demonstrated its commitment to innovation with a worldwide “Data Challenge” employee contest to solve some of the most pressing conc

  • Click here to learn more about SATORP, one of the most efficient, complex refining and petrochemical facilities in the world inaugurated yesterday:

    SATORP, Total's Biggest Complex, Is Officially Inaugurated |

    SATORP, Total's biggest complex, was officially inaugurated on November 29 by His Majesty King of Saudi Arabia and Patrick Pouyanné.

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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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