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Statoil Reviews

Updated April 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Work Life balance and good work culture (in 49 reviews)

  • The company offers an excellent work environment with a strong team component (in 22 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 12 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Drilling Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Drilling Engineer
    Former Employee - Drilling Engineer

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and vacation time

    Cons

    Limited opportunities to move up within the company


  2. "Statoil Internship Review"

    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
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great location, excellent working environment with great network of people to answer questions. You get placed into an excellent apartment in the center of town.

    Cons

    HR were very unresponsive, you dont get paid until a month and a half after you start, making it very challenging to live in city like Oslo.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Geologist"

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

    I have been working at Statoil full-time

    Pros

    Working for Statoil gives you the opportunity to be any kind of geologist in any kind of operation; research, exploration, operations, structural, development etc.... Navigating to that point and finding your place can be difficult because you tend to be branded and tagged quite easily. If you are flexible with regards to where you can move, then you may have some opportunity. Moving between cities in Norway though is not easy, and it is very costly. If Stavanger or Bergen is the place you want to work, then you can stay there for your entire career. Other cities and countries have projects that come and go. The only foothold for subsurface operatorship Statoil have is in Brazil and Scotland. The US is a completely different company and only have US onshore unconventional as an operator.

    Cons

    Statoil have excess subsurface personnel in Norway at the end of 2016. Reductions may come.

    Advice to Management

    None.


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  5. Helpful (8)

    "HIgh hopes to lost dreams"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Salary, office environment, fitness center, discounted dining

    Cons

    No direction, poor communication from the top, a sense of forced change every six months for no good reason, Norwegian Employees get the best deals including severance, relocation and management positions

    Advice to Management

    Require the "Statoil Way" across the globe, especially in the USA.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good for Norway: Bad for USA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good working environment, salary, benefits, etc.

    Cons

    No operations, only following other companies. A lot of internal promotion and movie making, but little to no action for real business. Very short sighted and proud.

    Advice to Management

    Stop acting like your Top Gun when you are not. A humble attitude goes a long way. The company values deteriorated to almost nothing. Very sad.


  7. "Progressive Company, Wonderful Colleagues"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Strong values with emphasis on work life balance and impeccable working environment. I had a most memorable five years working there and has form close friendship many colleagues.

    Cons

    Lack of career development opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    -


  8. "Statoil Holding Netherlands"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Rotterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Rotterdam (Netherlands)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Statoil full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Goede work/life balans, een goed bedrijf om je carrière te starten, informele sfeer, veel contact met collega's in het buitenland. Bij dit bedrijf staan de werknemers op 1

    Cons

    Binnen de Nederlandse vestiging zijn er weinig mogelijkheden om verder te groeien. Voor een volgende stap binnen het bedrijf zal echt aan het buitenland gedacht moeten worden (Mn Noorwegen)


  9. "Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Small company feel, able to work cross functional with ease. benefits are good, good group of people

    Cons

    Cut backs/reduction in force, market not in a good place for oil and gas, hiring has been reduced


  10. "Best place to experience Norway"

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

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to learn Norwegian and experience Scandinavian business environment.. Excellent work-life balance.

    Cons

    Cantine food is too good to stay slim


  11. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Statoil full-time

    Pros

    Competitive salary, Opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    havnt witnessed any major cons yet


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