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Statoil Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Work Life balance and good work culture (in 50 reviews)

  • Excelent benefits and work environment (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • Collaboration is pivotal for the Statoil cultur but there can be way too much of collaboration that gets in the way of decision making (in 13 reviews)

  • Right now, also there is not many openings for future full time positions (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Statoil full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Has a good corporate culture and corporate values in theory however, not practiced.

    Cons

    Extreme top heavy management - managers and team leads to manage workers, it's exhaustive and the only job opportunities really seem to be in management and more management. Save costs, cut management, and let people do their jobs. This leads to long time lines to get any decisions made. Too process oriented, not enough action. They preach global opportunities and reach but there is no fairness to the development process or opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Cut management and middle management, let people do their jobs. Create efficiency and become less process oriented.


  2. "Great place to work, if a little slow"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Geophysicist in Bergen (Norway)
    Former Employee - Geophysicist in Bergen (Norway)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities if you are lucky.
    Job for life

    Cons

    Slow pace
    Tedious corporate atmosphere
    Diluted responsibility


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Hostile leaders, bad HR"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Statoil full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Not many...health premium. Industry pays well, Statoil pays ok, not good, not bad.

    Cons

    HR is at its worst behavior, recruits bad leaders who struggle to lead due to lack of expertise.

    There are bad apples in the basket, some leaders show hostile behavior.

    Advice to Management

    Norway, you better be honest and use your brains. HR needs a new manager. You give too much powers to HR. Re think and act accordingly. Stop this hostile environment


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  5. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Statoil full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay and competitive environment for someone looking for a challenge

    Cons

    Foreign owned company does leave room for much upward growth


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company socially conscious, employees well-paid, good PTO & holidays, great benefits, bonuses, opportunities to work across disciplines.

    Cons

    Vulnerable to cuts when oil prices low, which can really stress employee relationships and workload

    Advice to Management

    Plan budget and hiring based on the lean times so there will be less layoffs when prices fall. Layoff atmosphere leads to less productive workforce - everyone is just trying to make themselves look critical to the mission.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "good company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Statoil full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    benefits, autonomy, work life balance, possibility of international assignment

    Cons

    not always easy to work with the headquarters from the US, high workload, poor IT and HR support

    Advice to Management

    Re-internalize HR functions, invest in IT


  8. "Drilling engineer review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Drilling Engineer
    Former Employee - Drilling Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    relax Norwegian working culture, very chilled, family is important.

    Cons

    kind of boring career, need to push hard to do something different, salary average.

    Advice to Management

    Get people who are "fun" and "driven" in the top management. Not usual boring management, we are in 2017! Please!


  9. Helpful (7)

    "A company without direction, culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Statoil full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Many great people at lower levels
    Nice offices

    Cons

    There are many concerns, more than the pros.
    Benefits are not fantastic as many fake reviews try to make you believe. The benefits were very good some years back but they have now been adjusted down to average. There is no real opportunity for a career unless you are a Norwegian. There are really no opportunities for a global career path. The company is reorganizing themselves almost every 12-18 months because they have no clue what they are doing on the organizational side. Heavy politics, inexperienced and untruthful management, frequent organizational turbulence and change without results. A major concern to anyone thinking to start a career in Statoil is that the company is not making any money, and never have done so in the US. and is likely be shut down very soon since the parent company in Norway is likely to put their investments elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Please advise your employees and managers not to engage in writing fake reviews. Some of the 4 and 5 star reviews posted here at Glassdoor are so unreal and untruthful that they can only serve one purpose, to get the company score up, which it has for the last 6 months without any other reason than fake positive reviews. This company is in some areas average, while in other areas far below average. Truthfulness is neither appreciated nor valued, and 'alternative facts' along with positive storytelling without basis in reality is making poisoning the work environment.


  10. "Pretty Calm Place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Export Manager in Kraków (Poland)
    Former Employee - Export Manager in Kraków (Poland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary
    Perfect Worki/Life Balance
    Company culture & values

    Cons

    Low coreer opportunities
    Very process oriented, decisions take too long.


  11. "Leader Drilling and Well"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leader Drilling & Completions Engineering in Stavanger (Norway)
    Current Employee - Leader Drilling & Completions Engineering in Stavanger (Norway)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Statoil (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for... best employer I have in my career.

    Cons

    Very process oriented, sometime make decision making longer.


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