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Nexen Reviews

Updated July 10, 2017
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  • Middle management is a disaster (in 8 reviews)

  • CNOOC acquisition has resulted in too much ambiguity regarding Nexen's role in the overall structure (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Operations Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Lafayette, LA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Lafayette, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Nexen (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed my 10 years as an employee with Nexen... Very good company to work for. Consulting for them now

    Cons

    No Issues during my employment and consulting status

    Advice to Management

    Keep your team players


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Review"

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

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

    Pros

    Great People and a great culture. Its very rewarding to work for a company in whom’s management you can believe in and trust. I also love the environment of everyone pulling together and always aiming to be the best.

    Cons

    As it’s a large company with a small company feel. (a Pro). At Nexen there is nowhere to hide. You are expected to always be on top of your game. Which can make it difficult at times when the oil price is lower.

    Advice to Management

    For the UK Management keep doing what you are doing. I believe that Bas Spaargaren is an exceptional leader and someone that I trust completely. I would work for him anywhere.

  3. "Engineering Co-op Student"

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    Current Intern - Engineering Co-op Student in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Intern - Engineering Co-op Student in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very engaged.
    Love the culture
    Valued employee
    Challenging Experience
    Social Experience

    Cons

    Very unclear of intern program

    Advice to Management

    Nothing really, it is a low commodity environment, people don't like getting laid off but it is what it is


  4. "Co op Student"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nexen as an intern

    Pros

    Great people, great learning experience,

    Cons

    Difficult market with a lot of challenges during the economic downturn


  5. "sapfico"

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

    I have been working at Nexen full-time

    Pros

    good company
    good pay
    good vacation

    Cons

    too much work
    no telecom mute
    oil is down


  6. "Accountant"

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    Current Contractor - Accountant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Accountant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hardworking and nice colleagues. pretty good care.

    Cons

    Some lay off and restructuring is hard for two different culture company

    Advice to Management

    restructuring could be better planned, nexen people could be more flexible.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Process Operator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Nexen full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - salary and benefits
    - great work culture
    - good help from senior management

    Cons

    - long hours and no work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    - na

  8. "Great place to work as a consultant"

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    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They listen, they are collaborative, and some of the best people I have worked with in the industry.

    Cons

    Going through a lot of changes to try and right size their budgets for enabling services like IT and Accounting

    Advice to Management

    IT can't function without money and people, things you take for granted like infrastructure is going to break soon.


  9. "Flexible, non-stressful work environment"

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    Current Employee - Geologist in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Geologist in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people, flexible schedule (every other friday off), awesome free gym

    Cons

    minimum additional rewards for superior work/efforts, advancement is difficult, lots of middle management, tons of big company policies/politics.

    Advice to Management

    less middle management and better rewards for high performers.


  10. "Good money"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nexen full-time

    Pros

    Culture is nice and supporting

    Cons

    Chinese involvement has ruined canadian autocracy


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