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Nexen Reviews

Updated September 7, 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. "Overall good experience"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nexen as a contractor

    Pros

    * Diverse departments * Corporate experience

    Cons

    * Not diverse in terms of technical opportunities


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Too much politics."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Above average pay, good people

    Cons

    Bad culture, too much politics.

    Advice to Management

    Some tough decisions need to be made and decide what to do with Canadian assets.

  3. "Great Until Non-Op"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People Culture, Benefits Package, Opportunity

    Cons

    Non-operated -- lack of interest for a technical person


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great company till the Chinese buy-out"

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

    Pros

    Everyone knows everyone. Canadian culture was the best part.

    Cons

    Small Organization with limited avenue for growth

    Advice to Management

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "HSE"

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    Former Employee - HSE in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - HSE in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My experience was primarily based on pre CNOOC takeover. From the perspective of enjoying the work I did, enjoying the people I worked with, the challenge of the job, salary and benefits - Nexen was a great place to work.

    Cons

    Some personality conflicts and appearance of disjointed management - too many people making decisions about the same project caused confusion and took expert decision making out of the hands of experts.

    Advice to Management

    Clear authorities should be defined and left to people competent to make those decisions


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of employee activities. Great atmosphere. Professional

    Cons

    Re-organization and downsizing caused stress among employees

    Advice to Management

    Don't overwork employees


  7. "Nexen is a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Geo Tech in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Geo Tech in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nexen is a caring company and allows for flexibility in your work life and is socially responsible in all of their business

    Cons

    Compensations is not as competitive as it could be.

  8. "Great Palce to work"

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    Former Employee - Subsea Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Subsea Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nexen (More than a year)

    Pros

    good atmosphere, new assets, good opportunities

    Cons

    not many cons to report


  9. "Environmental Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pension, training, and experience

    Cons

    Not as well organized, minimal processes and procedures

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent


  10. "Excellent place to work, lots of opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nexen full-time

    Pros

    They treat their employees very well - lots of personal and professional development opportunities, great benefits, etc. They have a gym in-house with free lunch-hour fitness classes which is pretty amazing.

    Cons

    Things happen fairly slowly, can be kind of frustrating. A bit of department-vs-department politics sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    My managers were all awesome people. Keep it up!


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