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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. "Good benefits, salary, woork-life balance. Bad career path and training..."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Definitely the place to be if you have kids or a busy (outside of work)schedule.

    Cons

    Strategy shift causing low morale. Buyout by CNOOC still causing uncertainity. Little room for advancement.


  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. "Very good company"

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    Former Employee - Planning in Sanā' (Yemen)
    Former Employee - Planning in Sanā' (Yemen)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked there for few years, and i liked being part of Nexen's team. Nice working ethics, good training, friendly people , good work life balance

    Cons

    No major cons, Glassdoor requires writing about the cons of the company, I personally did not think there is any.


  4. "Process Operator"

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    Former Employee - Process Operator in Long Lake, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Process Operator in Long Lake, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good company, improved the production goals

    Cons

    few little things to improve

    Advice to Management

    to keep the focus on production and safety


  5. "Awesome Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Nexen full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance and understanding of time needed for appointments. Awesome charity work

    Cons

    Taken over by an awful company


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked here prior to the takeover and have heard the culture has changed. They have a great training and education program. The gym is amazing. Generous bonus program. Compressed work schedule option (every second Friday off).

    Cons

    The leadership structure is convoluted and they tend to move reporting groups around. The annual base salary increases were only slightly above the rate of inflation.


  7. "Immature safety culture"

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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

    The company offered great shifts, salary and benefits. There was much room for advancement for those who would step up. Global opportunities

    Cons

    The company did not take safety seriously. Management allowed many deviations from standards and regulations if it facilitated lower costs and improved production.

  8. "Management review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nexen full-time

    Pros

    Well paid job with good contract processes in place

    Cons

    Company had managment issues which crerated managment problems

    Advice to Management

    They need to stay focus and get it right


  9. "good employer"

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

    Pros

    good gross pay, good employer

    Cons

    lack of process and management overall

    Advice to Management

    process optimization


  10. "Great experience"

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

    Pros

    Good, welcoming environment
    Interactive, approachable colleagues

    Cons

    Issues with human resources, rather shady

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps look into HR infrastructure/team


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