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Statoil Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Work Life balance and good work culture (in 51 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. "Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lease Analyst in Katy, TX
    Former Employee - Lease Analyst in Katy, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Statoil (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Difficult to get any advancement without a high level degree


  2. "Working for Statoil"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, great benefits, open and caring people.

    Cons

    Not a lot of active projects in North America

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Always reorganizing"

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    Former Employee - Accounting in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Accounting in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have good benefits, flexible work hours and good vacation allowances. The views of Lake Travis are breathtaking. Plenty of parking is available.

    Cons

    This company is in a constant state of reorganization. Meaning a possibility of you being laid off. Your length of tenure makes no difference to this company. This norway-based company had its Corporate Office in Houston and purchased the Austin old Brigham company. Brigham ran lean but treated their employees exceptionally well and created a very family-oriented environment. Quickly about a year after takeover you started to see the changes to a more Global sized Company Feel which quickly made you feel like you were just another number. They started Outsourcing jobs vital 2 the success of the company and lay people off which made no sense. They constantly tell you you have nothing to worry about and then they call you into room and tell you your job is eliminated and you are laid off. Then proceeded to treat you like a criminal box your things without you being there and mail them to you. The time that I was there I had four different managers in almost four years time. My personal opinion is that this company will not treat their employees any better than they already are the best thing that could happen to this company is that they sell to a US owner. they don't understand American business.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that your best assets are your full-time employees. The reality is that you are under paying these people because you're providing them benefits the reality is you can get those benefits and get paid more money elsewhere. Your human resources department needs serious help.


  4. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Lease Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Lease Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at Statoil (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful atmosphere and great perks for employees.

    Cons

    Use a lot of contractors because employees get such good benefits


  5. Helpful (6)

    "The Good, Bad and the Ugly"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Statoil Houston - there are none.

    Cons

    This company is farce, no reality to what a real oil and gas company does. They don't do much at all really, except run everyone ragged with their schemes to earn a profit. Norway pays for all of it.

    People - A handful of great little people, otherwise a never-ending series of attempts to make improvements with no real rewards. All lie, cheat and steal, bully, coerce to get their sin to play you as a puppet.

    Leaders - some are good people, some very knowledgeable, but would play their own mothers if they were under them. This is all for nothing, there is no profit. End result is people work out of fear...

    Advice to Management

    Nothing..bad environment fosters bad people and practices. These values of yours are not reaching the masses who need them.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Consulting Landman"

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    Former Employee - Consulting Landman in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Consulting Landman in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Conveniently located right off of toll road.

    Cons

    Not well managed. Management is disconnected from staff .

    Advice to Management

    Your supervisory personnel are very inexperienced without management skills. Obviously promoted based on factors other than qualifications.


  7. "Land Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Land Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Land Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    team focus environment, smart and integrated managers/leaders, excellent work perks, excellent location

    Cons

    Staff is run lean - this is a pro and a con

    Advice to Management

    Keep the "open" core pillar in kind and keep your teams in the loop.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "When you think things are going bad they can always go worst."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company and great benefits!

    Cons

    Just when you think management is bad, think again because management won't stay away from surprising you that it can get worst. GBS is full of horrible leaders and advisors. Not knowing what is going on and easy to blame others. People either have cheated their way up to leadership or they must be super lucky to get what they don't deserve.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of whole GBS management team. They are not just bad apples, they are rotten apples.


  9. "Working at Statoil for 6 months and think it is great!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Explorationist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Explorationist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent company overall. I find the management to have a very good attitude. One of their stated goals is to be "humble". Both myself (20+ years) and a colleague of mine (30+ years) in the industry are amazed to hear such an admirable goal for management. I like how friendly everyone is, including management. I have worked at another very good major oil company and the atmosphere at Statoil is even better.

    I really like how Statoil has hired senior staff with many years of experience from all the major oil companies. It really leads to diversity of thought in problem solving.

    I find everyone to be friendly and wanting to be helpful.

    Cons

    No many - It is a very lean exploration organization and thus has not been able to do the massive amount of background science in US and GoM that other majors have done with huge staff numbers over the last 30 years. So playing a bit of "catch up"

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course. You are very sensible and pragmatic. You are easier to work with than the management at my previous employer which is another major oil company.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Values"

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    Current Employee - Advisor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Advisor in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Statoil full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible employer
    Some genuinely good people working around the world
    "Greenest" of the petroleum industry

    Cons

    Clings to employees/leaders despite bad track records and unprofessional behavior
    Very difficult to reward good performance

    Advice to Management

    Clean house and practice what you preach.


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