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"Good"

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Former Employee - General Manager in Lagos (Nigeria)
Former Employee - General Manager in Lagos (Nigeria)
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Addax Petroleum (More than 5 years)

Pros

Generally friendly environment to work

Cons

Few individuals not ry for team work

Advice to Management

Transparency

Other Employee Reviews for Addax Petroleum

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Good place to start an engineering career and learn the job. No defined career path. Get out after 2-3 yrs!"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Lagos (Nigeria)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A great place to start up your career as an engineer because of the immediate hands-on approach and the sheer intensity of operations. Three years working experience at Addax as an engineer is equivalent to four to five years in other companies. Good diversity. That's about it.

    Cons

    The problems are numerous. A lack of adequate planning by the management leads to fire brigade approach to work programs, a complete lack of appreciation of the contributions of the technical people has led to a high turnover, lack of a merit-based appraisal/promotion system that has led to promotion based on favour, stagnation at one position for years with no prospect of rising, no defined job descriptions, inability to attract and retain talent, non-commitment to knowledge acquisition, sharing and cascading, double standards and intense politics.

    Advice to Management

    The company in Nigeria is on the decline and this is reflected in production figures and the high turnover. Replace the dead-wood and dinosaurs in management with young and vibrant managers that can formulate continuous growth strategies. Adjust conditions of service of staff to be commensurate with the industry. The entire HR department requires a complete overhaul and re-orientation. Well defined job descriptions are required for staff. The appraisal process is a complete sham and shows Addax is not a meritocracy but a 'psychopantocracy' (a new process is required or a new set of people to manage it). Finally, stand-offs with the union make for bad press. My advice is that the management should be more pro-active and actually work towards giving employees their entitlements without conflict.


  2. "Atypique"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Manager in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    milieu multi-culturel, collègues très sympathique et geneve est une ville calme, interessante et assez proche des grandes capitales et/ou montagnes pour ceux qui aiment skier.

    Cons

    le souci est qu'il n'y a pas de cohesion entre la direction et les employés, pas de perspective d'évolution , aucun leadership et bcp d'incompétence à des niveaux de responsabilités ultra importants.

    Advice to Management

    réévaluer l'executive committee qui n'est pas au niveau au lieu de faire des restructuration pour sauver des couts qui sont toutes façons dépenses pour des futilités


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