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Maersk Oil Reviews

Updated December 7, 2016
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Jakob Thomasen
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance although pressure has increased with the oil downturn (in 17 reviews)

  • Good company to work for and look after the employees (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Decision making is very top down, lack of or inconsistent vision/direction (in 4 reviews)

  • Employees do not know what's going on with the Houston office everyone seems to be left in the dark (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company, Poor Leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Maersk Oil full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Competitive pay and benefits
    -Catered lunch daily
    -Reasonably flexible working schedule
    -Opportunity to involve yourself in many areas of the business

    Cons

    -Corporate did not seem as committed to business units outside of headquarters in Denmark
    -Excessive bureaucratic red-tape in decision making and duplication of tasks with little organization between business units
    -Seem to lack a unified direction between business units

    Advice to Management

    Diversify your assets so as to avoid economic hardships felt with the decline in oil prices. Increase your risk tolerance.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Review of DC/IM"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Maersk Oil full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits.
    Team of hardworkers.
    Pays well.
    Core Values.
    Takes care of full-time employees.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities.
    Management seems very inexperienced with MCPs.
    Direction of Executives not very clear.

    Advice to Management

    Establish a direction, and place the proper experienced folks into the right positions.


  3. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great employees who are smart and motivated and fun to work with. MITAS program looked great for recent graduates.

    Cons

    No 9/80 work schedule, few intern professional development activities in Houston.


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  5. "Great Place...no future"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company with excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Indecisive Management. Need a better strategy. Long term outlook is pretty bleak.


  6. "Great company, little success."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Maersk Oil (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company with a lot of history and structure. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Very provincial and not global. Trying but not getting there. Are all over the world but act local.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Sad Story"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits and great environment. Employees made to feel safe and respected at all times. Continuos engagement results used to regulate management

    Cons

    Strategy has been a failure. Executive leaders did not have support of head office and their effectiveness was impeded.

    Advice to Management

    Building a strong leadership team takes effort. In future please strive for this.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Shaky Grounds"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, free(taxed) lunch, good benefits

    Cons

    The US not in the major plans for the future.

    Advice to Management

    Be straight forward with employees, tell them the truth.


  9. "Maersk has issues in the US"

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    Former Employee - Data Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Data Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary.
    Benefits were above average
    Team worked on was

    Cons

    Poor management. They hired some people and then let them go a month later in the downsizing project


  10. "Great training program"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Drilling Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Drilling Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Maersk Oil full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great training program with opportunities to travel abroad.

    Cons

    Sort of feel forgotten after training program. Not alot of meaningful work. Hard to get additional training courses approved

    Advice to Management

    Acquire some US assets to keep the local talent here!


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Decent Company but lack of vision for future"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great corporate culture. Great benefits. Willingness to provide significant training and courses to improve job.

    Cons

    Lack of vision for future. A lot of red tape with Copenhagen. Salaries not in par with other oil and gas companies in Houston.



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