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"A solid company (review of experience before CNOOC takeover)"

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Former Intern - Technical Summer Student in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
Former Intern - Technical Summer Student in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Nexen as an intern

Pros

- Very intelligent and helpful people to work with
- Freedom to pursue projects as you like (depending on your manager of course)
- Fantastic culture
- Great work/life balance

Cons

- Very disorganized operation (difficult to get the info you need, backtracking, etc.)
- Unstructured student work term
- Super high turnover (so loss of expertise was common)

Advice to Management

More strategic alignment between business areas will make for a smoother operation. Define your objectives clearly and specifically, and be sure that these are communicated through the corporate ladder.

Other Employee Reviews for Nexen

  1. Helpful (1)

    "So So.."

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, decent base pay
    Good career advancement opportunities
    Great at giving back to the community, and offers employees days off to volunteer

    Cons

    Very top-heavy and far too high of G&A for the production levels
    Unmotivated employee base now (that 5 years ago was much more satisfied)
    More concerned with appeasing the masses than in retaining and rewarding the top performers
    Fairly uptight environment

    Advice to Management

    Too top-heavy -- too many VPs for size of company


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nexen as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to deal with, very selective in getting the best people into the organization and that makes you deal with the best people in the industry. No micro-management and management is supportive.

    Cons

    I couldn't find any so far!

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