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Nexen Reviews

Updated February 10, 2017
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  • Benefits aren't the best, salary is ok, poor management and constant re-orgs (in 8 reviews)

  • Too much bureacracy and middle management (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Operations Manager"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Great internship"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Petroleum Engineering Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Petroleum Engineering Intern in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Given a technical project that added value to the project immediately
    Great work environment, friendly mentors, free snacks and fruits everyday!
    Houston office is really nice and has a great location

    Cons

    A little hard working with the procedures in place due to the CNOOC acquisition, but nothing outright prohibitive

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  3. "Internship"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great people and tremendous atmosphere. everyone I worked with was committed to growing me personally and to company success

    Cons

    flat company without many opportunities to move up countered by a great work life schedule


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Worked for Nexen's US Division"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, competitive pay, people are intelligent and well-meaning.

    Cons

    Organization is flat and projects are scarce.


  6. "Engineering Co-op Student"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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    "Great History"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nexen full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    My employment tenure during the Charlie Fischer and Marvin Romanow CEO eras was fantastic!. The economy was great, oil prices exceeded $100, and the company was awash with talented & hard working people in all departments. Great company culture and morale. People were treated with dignity, class and respect. Charlie in particular led by example. A prominent Calgary oil executive but still showed humility and kindness to employees in the trenches. Nothing but fondness and respect. Before the CNOOC takeover the company had great corporate officers and department executives in the US, Canadian, International and Corporate divisions.

    Cons

    Things have changed with new ownership, downturn in the economy, exit of experienced leaders, and operational missteps, but I remain optimistic and positive that the old Nexen days will return when the market turns.

    Advice to Management

    There is benefit and value by retaining experienced leaders.


  8. "Co op Student"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "contracts"

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

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, proactive management processes

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say about working for nexen


  10. "Chemical engineering intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Chemical Engineering Intern in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Former Intern - Chemical Engineering Intern in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nexen as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellebt Work culture and supportivery atmosphere in the company. Work was acknowledged and had great benefits.

    Cons

    No downsides in particular. Only issue would be the distance we had to travel from the city to the on site facility.

    Advice to Management

    Do everything you have been doing over the past few years. However, consider people's on site experience while making important decisions such as rehiring.


  11. "Amazing Company!!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chemical Engineering Intern in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Chemical Engineering Intern in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Loved the environment. Very friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Nothing to mention. It was a good company.


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