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Updated December 24, 2017
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  1. "Au revoir Addax"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Addax Petroleum full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work environment. Paid well. I enjoyed the work and the people.

    Cons

    Lack of interaction to other business units. Poor communication.

    Advice to Management

    Should have never sold out to Sinopec.


  2. "Used to be great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geneva (Switzerland)

    I worked at Addax Petroleum full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people and technical skills
    Challenging and flexible environment
    Excellent benefits

    Cons

    Major non-technical issues not resolved
    Used to be independent and dynamic
    Organization set-up

  3. "Financial manager"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay and flexible environment

    Cons

    low marole and limited develpment


  4. "Good hiring conditions, don't expect doing any exciting work"

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    Former Employee - Geoscientist in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Geoscientist in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Addax Petroleum full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salaries over the market average, nice office building close to the city center and next to a park.

    Cons

    Lack of management leadership, lack of transparency in the decision process.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication!


  5. "Bad atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Personal Assistant in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Personal Assistant in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Addax Petroleum full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The salary and the health insurance were good. The possibility to attend courses with the budget allocated to each department.

    Cons

    Toxic company culture with lots of gossips going on and HR not being helpful with issues. The performance reviews are just a joke and the hard work is not recognised as such.


  6. "Company direction"

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    Former Employee - Project Services Manager in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Project Services Manager in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Addax Petroleum full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The personnel that work in Addax is well prepare and willing to make thing happen

    Cons

    The senior management and the Parent Company don't demostrate and comunicate what is the direction of the company

    Advice to Management

    make real adjustment if they want to survive the dificult times


  7. "senior planning engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Planning Consultant in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Senior Planning Consultant in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Addax Petroleum (More than a year)

    Pros

    challenges for on job responsibilities and no training

    Cons

    no n implementation of most rocedures

    Advice to Management

    adhere to procedures

  8. "A good place to work in Nigeria"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Addax Petroleum full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Job Security
    Strong Oil & Gas Union
    Relatively competitive pay

    Cons

    Talent Management can be improved


  9. "Useless Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Addax Petroleum full-time

    Pros

    Salary package & Additional Benefit for Senior Managers

    Cons

    Incompetent senior management, poor values, Lack of respect for Employees. People stay only for salary, no more motivation, lack of professional development, decline environment,

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the bottom & technical experts, recruitment of more junior and competent technical staff not only retired Dutch guys at senior level ...


  10. "Never a dull moment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geneva (Switzerland)

    Pros

    great exposure. flexible. challenging environment.

    Cons

    can get frustrating. not always easy to move things forward.


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