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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. Helpful (1)

    "Not entirely what I expected however there are some really great people to work with here."

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

    Pros

    Small community of people. Easy access to senior regional management. Good location in Houston. Offers two Fridays off per month

    Cons

    Very limited opportunity for growth. The company is working on developing a growth strategy for technical roles but there doesn't seem to be any plans for non-technical roles. Could be organized more efficiently and often has poor utilization of people resources.


  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. "Lead Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nexen full-time

    Pros

    Big Projects, Technical Standards, Upstrream, downstream , good salary

    Cons

    Middle management, wrong people in wrong place


  4. "Managers focused on their career, not the employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People are great, nice office, good location. Safe parking, decent benefits, 9 80 workweeks little perks like free coffee and fruit in the coffee bars

    Cons

    Big expectations from small staff with no budget. No company culture since bought by Chinese. Experienced staff treated as an excess expense.

    Advice to Management

    Listening to experienced technical staff, not the filtered feedback from Middle managers.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Nexen a company that needs a change."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nexen full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work people are great,

    Cons

    Middle management is a disaster. They want to micro manage. The organization is very Political. They are not above bending the rules.

    Advice to Management

    Close the offices here and move it all back to China and save a bunch of money.


  6. "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


  7. "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

  8. 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


  9. 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.


  10. "Once a super place to work ..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Mostly great people who

    Cons

    Betting the whole company on success in the Norphlet..


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