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Addax Petroleum Reviews

Updated April 11, 2017
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  1. "Good hiring conditions, don't expect doing any exciting work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


  2. "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.

  3. "Company direction"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  4. "senior planning engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  5. "A good place to work in Nigeria"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "Useless Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 ...


  7. "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.

  8. "Interesting company...."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary was interesting in comparison to other companies in Geneva.I was not the best paid but for engineers and technical functions, I believe that's an advantage

    Cons

    Too many and I do not want to destroy the reputation of the company that I've worked for during almost 10 years...

    Advice to Management

    I prefer not to state my opinion as it is irrelevant at this stage.Management knows what to do and if their decision is to do otherwise then the results will not be great.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Terrible, to be avoided at all cost"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice colleagues to work with at middle and junior management levels. Helpful, cooperative, qualified and experienced

    Cons

    Utterly useless senior management, a shell cartel, friends welcomed on red carpet, others shown door for flimsy reasons, no vision, just busy securing for themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Leave asap for interest of organisation and young minds


  10. Helpful (3)

    "A good place to retire at the end of the career, not good for growth"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Addax Petroleum full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Small company, operations in 5 countries including non-operated entities,
    A subsidiary of SINOPEC, a Chinese company.
    Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland - a safe, secure and stable location.
    Good compensation, supposedly one of the best in Europe.

    Cons

    Taken over by Sinopec in 2009, though benefits are yet to be seen. No change in the way company works form its pre-acquisition days, when it was owned by a Swiss billionaire.
    Weak leadership and management - is absolutely clueless on how to take the company forward.
    Current crop of senior management mostly from Shell, where they didn't have anything extraordinary achievement.
    A haven for ex-Shell employees after their voluntary retirement.
    Micromanagement at all levels.
    Too much politics.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk.
    Cascading information (what, why and how) about major policies to the employees instead of leaving them guessing.
    Employ people who have delivered in their previous jobs instead of those who were associated with big companies.
    Delegate authority and responsibility.


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