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"Loved working for Talisman but a changing company - hope they come out of it stronger"

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Current Employee - Senior Geophysicist in Calgary, AB (Canada)
Current Employee - Senior Geophysicist in Calgary, AB (Canada)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Great coworkers and some very fine managers
Good corporate citizen - I was always proud to work for Talisman
Fast paced and get-it-done attitude

Cons

Shoot from the hip management style
The Talisman values (especially honesty and respect) don't seem to apply to management
McKinsey! Senior management would have been better off having a session with Dr. Phil: "And how's that working for you?"

Advice to Management

Buildup in HR, IT, Engineering, Supply Chain Management anticipated rapid growth in exploration and production through successes that never materialized (and would likely have had to be top decile performance relative to peers on a risked basis in order to achieve portfolio success), in part because of lack of investment in staff and poor planning in exploration and production. Management belief and enthusiasm does not in itself create a top-tier company.

Other Employee Reviews for Talisman Energy

  1. "Not bad..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Co-Op Student in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Co-Op Student in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Talisman Energy as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Company offers a lot to its employees - e.g., free food, etc
    -Lots to learn - very multidimensional/international oil and gas company
    -Focuses a lot on employee development

    Cons

    -IT is horrible
    -Bad share price, was consistently under
    -Experience varies from student to student - can be horrible if you end up with a bad department/supervisor. Some particular student roles are boring/you don't learn much, while others are can be very exciting/enjoyable.
    -High turnover

    Advice to Management

    -When making major decisions that affect the whole company and the share price, be more cautious and take time to do your due diligence. Otherwise, the effects can be negative for everybody...


  2. "Treasury Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Treasury Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Treasury Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Talisman Energy as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive salaries, diversified company thus many opportunities to move within the firm

    Cons

    Understaffed, non-supportive environment, very high turnover rate as upper management does not know how to retain talent

    Advice to Management

    The people makes the company, not the other way around


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