Statoil - Optimum Work-Life balance, Good Environment, Ok compensation, Poor international Integration and career opportunities | Glassdoor
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"Optimum Work-Life balance, Good Environment, Ok compensation, Poor international Integration and career opportunities"

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Current Employee - Project Engineer in Stavanger (Norway)
Current Employee - Project Engineer in Stavanger (Norway)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Statoil full-time

Pros

The Work-Life balance is great, but this is common in Norway. Compensation and Benefit are good for young engineers. Very nice people and environment, everybody willing to collaborate and help.

Cons

Compensation and benefit for experienced professionals is below industry average. Norwegian is the language.
Top Management positions are almost only for Norwegians
If you are not proactive is very easy to get bored and feel unsatisfied with your job (many people do as less as possible)

Other Employee Reviews for Statoil

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Good company to work for if you are true Norwegian, wrong place to be if you are an international employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good work/life balance. The company is the right choise for those who are looking for relaxed and stable employment. Good company for housewives and not ambitious people. It is nearly impossible to get fired, unless you come drunk to your work.

    Cons

    No professional growth, guaranteed, unless you are Norwegian or a good friend of someone. Most of employees are just waiting to retire and doing minimum tasks. The company is promoting equal rights, hence a lot of women at all layers of organization and most of them just not capable for their job

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of a lot of useless people, among you as well


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Not a good company if you are non-Norwegians"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Statoil full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place for a laid-back person. If you just want to enjoy the life and to have 1-year parental leave with 80% pay, come to Statoil and try to have lots of children.
    The Statoil values, "open, caring, hands-on, and courageous", sound very attractive to new talents.

    Cons

    1. Noticeable difference between Norwegian and non-Norwegian. If you do not know and do not want to speak Norsk, you will be one of the "mercenaries". If you are good, go to other majors - COP, Shell, or Chevron. They will pay and value you much more
    2. So many unprofessional behaviors, such as discrimintative language, social isolation are permitted as long as no physical conflicts are involved
    3. Heavy in decision making and process. The decision seems never to be made during the team discussion. It will be made in the coffee bar by a few Norsk-speaking folks
    4. No team-working or integration at all. Everyone builds the railway by himself/herself. Many times it is funny to see the train can not run through the railway
    5. Being competitive is a big 'no-no'. Inititiative of striving for improvement will be treated as a "threat" or "show-off"

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