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BG Group CEO Helge Lund
Helge Lund
67 Ratings
Pros
  • "Working with great people with a shared desire to succeed above what we should have done given the modest size (for an oil company)(in 13 reviews)

  • "Overall Good work environment, Work life balance except sometime it can be really screwed, Global culture(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "Not always a good work-life balance(in 9 reviews)

  • "No longer here having been taken over by Shell, was a bit cliquey , not so good on diversity, some management were a bit complacent(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Varied and great experience"

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BG Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Access to senior management is fairly easy, varied work assignments and opportunity to travel / relocate. Experience is what you make of it (as it is at all places) but at BG if you work hard, put yourself out there things will happen and you can work on some really big projects with a lot of responsibility. It can be a frustrating place to work sometimes as there is a dichotomous culture of getting things done... and being entrepreneurial but at the same time there is a lot of process and procedure that you have to follow but hasn't quite been thought through and often feels like it is there because it needs to be there due to the size rather than adding value. Management is very mixed, some great people and some not so great. I can definitely see myself moving back if the opportunity arose, just when there is more stability and clarity of vision. Comp & Bens were world class, now... not so sure....

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    Cons

    Training is up to you. Formal progression is there but you have to force it.... A LOT. Often you are performing a role that is 1 or 2 levels above where you are but with no formal recognition of your efforts and it becomes just a normal expectation that you have to work like a manager/senior manager in a junior role. This is good for the short term and from an experience point of view as you can learn a lot... but after 18 months - 2 years of "outperforming" it becomes tiresome when you see no progression (there is recognition of "good job but that soon becomes demoralising"). Lots of people have left recently and BG was all about the people. Leadership really needs to figure out what it wants to do and stick to that vision. There are not many roles / chances for progression after a while (especially to more senior levels) and often people are brought in from outside vs. progression/promotion. That was why I left.

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    Advice to Management

    Leadership needs to have a vision and stick to it. Things need to be thought through more. Staff recognition and promotion opportunities need to be improved.

    BG Group2014-10-01
  2. "Very successful medium size company"

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    Former Employee - Exploration Manager in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BG Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people, friendly collaborative environment Sound business model

    Cons

    Bloated middle management structure - too much deadwood

    Advice to Management

    Move more to a functional organisation

    BG Group2019-04-26
  3. "Great place to work"

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    I worked at BG Group

    Pros

    Wonderful place to work, great people and great atmosphere

    Cons

    It's now closed as it was taken over by Shell

    BG Group2017-11-22
  4. "Good while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Reading, England
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    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BG Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people with a lot of diversity.

    Cons

    Job ending because of redundancy

    BG Group2017-11-23
  5. "Was great while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BG Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Working with great people with a shared desire to succeed above what we should have done given the modest size (for an oil company). Excellent salaries and benefits, lovely offices by the Thames.

    Cons

    The company was purchased by Shell and thus no longer exists.

    Advice to Management

    Unfortunately no longer relevant given that the company does not exist. However, a large number of BG employees are now with Shell where they are bringing some of BG's culture to their new colleagues.

    BG Group2017-03-22
  6. "Geologist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at BG Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people and working environment

    Cons

    Company bought out by She'll so no longer exists

    BG Group2017-03-26
  7. "Good company"

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    Planning Manager in Reading, England
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BG Group for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good location, great people. Reading office has gym etc

    Cons

    Reading office closing, moving to London following take over

    BG Group2016-10-22
  8. "Great company to work for... shame it's been taken over"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BG Group full-time

    Pros

    International working Challenging jobs Results orientated, not just talking the talk Great people

    Cons

    It has been acquired by Shell and is effectively going to cease to exist from October. All recruitment now being run through Shell

    Advice to Management

    Best of luck in the new Shell future, keep doing what you were doing in the new world or whatever comes next

    BG Group2016-07-05
  9. "Great company"

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    I have been working at BG Group

    Pros

    Great people. Fast paced company could move and make decisions quickly.

    Cons

    Traffic on the way to TVP

    BG Group2016-05-25
  10. "Excellent Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BG Group full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great company. Package is also very good. People development is a top priority

    Cons

    Not many, just the takeover

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    BG Group2016-02-10
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