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Nexen Reviews

Updated February 13, 2017
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  • Too much bureacracy and middle management (in 7 reviews)

  • Benefits aren't the best, salary is ok, poor management and constant re-orgs (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Worked for Nexen's US Division"

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    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.


  2. "Internship"

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    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


  3. "Operations Manager"

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    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


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Very satisfied"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent treatment on employees; Top notch in safety & environment.

    Cons

    Decision making process sometimes takeslonger than expected


  6. "Excellent Employer"

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

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits and a bright future

    Cons

    Lots of time away from home


  7. "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


  8. "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.


  9. "Amazing company"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Tech in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Mechanical Tech in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    nice people nice envir nice supervisor

    Cons

    need more people to work in here

    Advice to Management

    its pretty good


  10. "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.


  11. 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



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