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Oil Search Reviews

Updated Jul 5, 2019

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Oil Search CEO Peter Botten
Peter Botten
10 Ratings
  1. "Instrument & Control systems Engineer"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Oil Search full-time

      Pros

      Good place to work for

      Cons

      Engineering to Operations relationship need to be improved

      Oil Search2019-07-02
    • "Currently emplyed"

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      Current Employee - Processing Technician in Tari, Southern Highlands
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Oil Search full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Very high standards in health and safety

      Cons

      Fly in fly out work pattern

      Advice to Management

      I need to get employed by working closely at home or with families

      Oil Search2019-07-05
    • "Maintenance planner"

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      Former Employee - Planner in Lake Kutubu
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Oil Search full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Best terms and conditions and roster

      Cons

      Best camp and world class messing

      Advice to Management

      Excellent and open to discussing employees matters

      Oil Search2019-01-19
    • "Salary view"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Moresby
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Oil Search full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      One of the best companies to work for in Asia-Pacific.

      Cons

      There are no known cons I can think of.

      Advice to Management

      Happy to work Oil Search

      Oil Search2018-12-04
    • "Good People"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Oil Search full-time

      Pros

      People are fun to work with Great technical staff

      Cons

      Lack of career progression Limited opportunities to move within the organisation

      Oil Search2018-11-12
    • "Not Reccommended"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Oil Search full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Reasonable salary and benefits for employees.

      Cons

      Lots and lots of politics sadly managed as a boys club, lack of talent on most senior management, there is a couple of exceptions, poor vision and no support to employees.

      Advice to Management

      Your work ethics and standards need to change, look for solution to the challenges instead of wasting time and resources pointing fingers. promote a collaborative culture

      Oil Search2018-12-14
    • Helpful (2)

      "Petroleum Production Forecasting"

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        Current Employee - Petroleum Engineer in Sydney
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Oil Search full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Flexibility, Work from Home, Salary, Beautiful City, Harbourside lifestyle

        Cons

        No other oil company in Sydney, no competition, high cost of living in Sydney

        Advice to Management

        Understand long term plan and stick to it so that the company and employees are clear on direction

        Oil Search2018-07-30
      • "Supply Chain Management"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Oil Search full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Number one safety culture and safe working environment.

        Cons

        Competition is touch. People are challenged to perform to meet set standards

        Advice to Management

        Training and up skilling of potential career prospects

        Oil Search2018-04-26
      • Helpful (5)

        "Harassment and bullying"

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

        I worked at Oil Search full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        Reasonable salary. Good spread of technical staff across various diciplines.

        Cons

        Extremely political. Completed an online Bullying and Harassment training module when I signed up but never thought that I would end up as the victim. Was continuously harassed by my young team lead in an attempt to demonstrate his 'leadership qualities' to management.

        Advice to Management

        Don't just make your employees tick the boxes online in Code of Conduct; enforce it. It's a shame to spend all that effort recruiting, orienteering, paying their salary, organising their insurance, visa, vaccinations, medical checks etc only to have them resign as a victim of bullying and harassment by ambitious team leads who are overly eager to make an impression.

        Oil Search2017-12-19
      • Helpful (2)

        "Could do better in terms of employee retainment. Suppression of citizen employees."

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        Current Employee - Production Engineer in Lake Kutubu
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Oil Search full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Being a small company one is able to do many interrelated tasks/roles that involves working with a diverse group of people. Motivated individuals can quickly learn the ropes and become highly proficient managers.

        Cons

        No talent retainment programme in plan as an incentive for upcoming leaders in the organisation. Poor salary especially for the technical workforce (aka cheap labourers). Underqualified HR that are remote controlled by senior management. Huge disparity between expat and citizen salaries for exact same roles.

        Advice to Management

        Need to empower talent and enhance younger workforce in order to cut costs, promote growth and diversity and build a stronger workforce. HR must be empowered to do their job and look into employee salaries and retainment plans without influence from senior management.

        Oil Search2017-05-27
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