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Cairn Energy CEO Simon Thomson
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  1. "Good Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging Works, stringent deadlines, need to be proactive.

    Cons

    Sometimes unrealistic expectation of management.


  2. "Dynamic Fast Moving Company With Great Historic Track Record"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cairn Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    CEO was very inclusive.
    Wins were celebrated together.
    Engineers & field workers were given autonomy to make decisions even if they were wrong.
    Largely a can do attitude without too much constraint to procedures as being sacrosanct

    Cons

    Some of the less able corporate types promoted ahead of the can-do engineers
    The culture was becoming more self important at senior management level with Indian success
    Some of the top engineers both geophysical & drilling moved on
    Not sure if the current CEO has the ability to follow the previous CEO

    Advice to Management

    As the ex CEO would have said - You are only as good as your last game.
    Cairn - your last game was Greenland. It was a 3-0 defeat.
    Your last cup final was the Indian sale to Vedanta - it went to extra time, then extra extra time. Its not clear to the fans which side won but it might have been the referee in the shape of the Indian Government.
    Make sure you value your engineers and try and retain the knowledge within the company


  3. "A better company to stay with"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Intern - "Evolution of Petrel Reference Project" in New Delhi (India)
    Former Intern - "Evolution of Petrel Reference Project" in New Delhi (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cairn Energy as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Robust technology, intellectual crew, Never say die attitude

    Cons

    still a smaller company in operation in India

    Advice to Management

    keep trying for better


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    "Excellent workplace"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best place to start a career in oil and gas industry

    Cons

    Monotonous life because Gurgaon is not a happening place


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