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Statoil Reviews

Updated March 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Work Life balance and good work culture (in 46 reviews)

  • The company offers an excellent work environment with a strong team component (in 20 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 11 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Consulting Landman"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Land Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. Helpful (1)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    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.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Values"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Statoil full-time

    Pros

    very good work life balance and benifits

    Cons

    not focus on technical. too bureaucratic. talent is not much valued.


  8. Helpful (6)

    "Poor Management Throughout Company"

    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
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Few unfortunately. If you are 'average' and Norwegian, this is probably a good fit but not recommended for high caliber folks from other countries. Good vacation packages, especially on the Norwegian side of the house where it seems employees are on perpetual vacation or holiday. Friendly people throughout organization.

    Cons

    Most management is lower caliber than in comparable size organizations in the US. US employees are third class citizens - heavy Norwegian bias persists in almost every aspect of the job, very few opportunities, low stability for an organization of its size, very few self-motivated individuals, low morale - especially in US.

    Advice to Management

    US employees are treated like third class citizens. Bureaucracy is among worst of any large organization.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Courageous"

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

    I worked at Statoil (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management System, technology, sustainability, social responsibility

    Cons

    Missing values, cultural clash, redundant layers

    Advice to Management

    Wake up


  10. Helpful (2)

    "HR Consultant"

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

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

    Pros

    Very strong values. How you work with others and loyalty to values is as important and achieving goals.

    Cons

    Statoil is a Norwegia nstate own company; therefore, they still are way too much into processes and what should be an advantage can create delays and frustrations. Collaboration is pivotal for the Statoil cultur but there can be way too much of collaboration that gets in the way of decision making.

    Advice to Management

    Get back a local CEO for the Americas. If you want to be the best compare yourselves against the best operators and not service oil and gas companies. The company was amazing when I was there but I am not hearing possitive gossip these days.


  11. Helpful (8)

    "Accounting Review"

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefit. Ok salary. Work life balance except for quarter close

    Cons

    Terrible management. No processes. No one knows anything. I regretted accepting this offer over others. Company uses SAP but system isn't functioning at utmost best. The blame game company. Finger pointing. Great employees hired lately but poor management and no system makes it hard to function. I wish to leave soon. Everyone is waiting for Oil price to go up and leave. High TurnOver. Not a company to be. It's a terrible work environment

    Advice to Management

    Change all management and stop changing staff. Management are not qualified and don't know what they doing.



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