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Maersk Oil Reviews

Updated January 25, 2017
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Jakob Thomasen
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance although pressure has increased with the oil downturn (in 18 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)

    "Company values"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mid sized Oil company, easy to be recognised for contribution, not just a number. Good company values handed down from the Maersk family. Treat staff well, doing their best at a time of low oil price, treating people with respect even those who have been laid off. Honest about their strategy for US. Salaries above average (but no shares or long term bonuses), benefits good, medical and 401K, free (but taxed) lunches. Open communication. U.S. dont do Maersk psychometric tests, so no worries there. Good opportunities for roles elsewhere in Maersk if you are a high performer. Business been around for a long time, stable and conservative. HR policies good.

    Cons

    Overly consensus driven, everything has to be agreed and approved by everyone which slows down decisions. A lot of mundane decisions have to be escalated to exec team in Copenhagen. Cautious about future in U.S. - very conservative. Can oversell opportunities for advancement, it's a small company and you are not going to end up as Chief exec in a few years.

    Advice to Management

    Be more decisive and take more risk, delegate decision to business units.


  2. "Enjoyable and great learning experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Maersk Oil as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    relaxed working environment, sharp business culture, colleagues are supportive, good benefit.

    Cons

    might be lack of Training opportunity

  3. "Quite easy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Maersk Oil part-time

    Pros

    Very good benefits, salary and overall work environemnt

    Cons

    Everybody is quite formal, but that is not necessarily bad


  4. "Open and supportive work culture"

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    Former Employee - Senior Programmer Manager in Doha (Qatar)
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer Manager in Doha (Qatar)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Maersk Oil (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Exciting multi-cultural environment with many opportunities for development and growth

    Cons

    Challenging due to the oil price, which slows down the industry


  5. "Process Engineer Intern"

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    Former Intern - Process Engineer Intern in Esbjerg (Denmark)
    Former Intern - Process Engineer Intern in Esbjerg (Denmark)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Maersk Oil as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a good company to work with, the coworkers received me great and I learned a lot during my time in there as a Process Engineer.

    Cons

    I don't think I can say any cons, it was a good experience.


  6. "Great corporate values, nice place to be"

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    Current Contractor - IT Contractor in Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Current Contractor - IT Contractor in Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Maersk Oil as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well paid if you deliver, well organised and managed, great colleagues

    Cons

    The entire oil industry is suffering (2016), and so it this company.

    Advice to Management

    add more opportunities for contractors


  7. "production operator"

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    Current Employee - Production Operator in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Maersk Oil full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    For good reputation and bright feuture

    Cons

    work with best of my knowledge and share my experience make unit run economically and coast to achieve profit with minimum running coast

    Advice to Management

    Good co operation from both management and staff is highly appricated

  8. "Process Engineer Halfdan Asset"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Esbjerg (Denmark)
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Esbjerg (Denmark)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Maersk Oil full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The whole company environment were one of the best experience I had in my whole life. The team and specially my supervisor where helpful from day one and they were great people to work with.

    Cons

    Can't find any cons to say.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the great work.


  9. "I worked for one year"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked full time for a year

    Cons

    all is good nothing to criticize


  10. "Planner"

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    Current Employee - Planner in Almaty (Kazakhstan)
    Current Employee - Planner in Almaty (Kazakhstan)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Core Company's values are strongly followed by every employee.

    Cons

    nothing to fill, but i will think


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