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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 12 reviews)

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

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  1. 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.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Management sucks! Which is sad bc Great Benefits"

    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
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits package is good.

    Cons

    GBS leaders, some not all are just downright horrible. It's obvious that they got the jobs by default. The employee morale is low. Zero respect from management. They abosolutely do not live by the core values

    Advice to Management

    Hire EXPERIENCED and QUALIFIED managers. Don't promote just cause they've been with the company and are very technical. Management skills and training are a must!


  3. Helpful (2)

    "US Onshore"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Facilities Engineering Advisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Facilities Engineering Advisor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Statoil full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Believe in Work / Life Balance
    Ability to set your own career direction.
    Opportunities to move between departments to enhance career.
    Superior remuneration plan.

    Cons

    Work processes are based on Statoil Norway Operating Model and European cultural norms so many are not transferable to USA.

    Advice to Management

    US Onshore needs to be more autonomous with 'fit-for-purpose / fit-for-USA' processes.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Working At Statoil"

    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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work-home life balance. I worked in close knit teams so I really enjoyed the people I worked with.

    Cons

    There was limited opportunity to move within the company.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Stimulation Specialist"

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

    I worked at Statoil full-time

    Pros

    As a specialist biased towards our Marcellus / Utica asset, I designed, executed, and evaluated the results of our fracturing treatments.

    Cons

    When your company brings in the Chief Financial Officer to be your head leader, then you knowledge and experience have nothing to do with whether you are kept or not.

    Advice to Management

    Experience is valuable and not something younger engineers possess yet.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "an insider's view"

    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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Statoil full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Statoil states its value as open, courageous, hands-on, and caring. It tried hard to attract the talent in US when the oil price was high by offering good perks.

    Cons

    People were told a staff cut of 15% during this summer after the new US head arrived. This was also communicated internally before the very last 3-4 weeks. Unexpectedly people were asked to meet with HR 1-by-1 escorted by the security. The team was immediately annihilated. People left the building in a daze. It tuned out to be a massive layoff of over 50%. It has been planned secretly by an ambitious manager who is keen to please the new boss.

    Advice to Management

    Having the right people at the right position is the key to the success. But for a former CFO who only cares about the number, he needs to understand what is the root cause of low efficiency and high cost.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "To drive success"

    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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Strong benefits plans. Very competitive.

    Cons

    Lack of processes and lack of strong knowledgeable leadership.

    Advice to Management

    To drive success, position leaders that can direct team members how to do something, instead of just telling subordinate to get something done.


  9. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clerical Assistant in Fairfield, CT
    Former Employee - Clerical Assistant in Fairfield, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Statoil (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people were very friendly, the pay was pretty good, the company offered transportation to and from the train station

    Cons

    Some of the cons of working at statoil were that the security for the building was a bit excessive, also the parking wasn't great

    Advice to Management

    I don't really have any advice to give the management, I was only a temporary employee there and don't really have any suggestions to offer.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Smokes and Mirrors"

    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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, some processes actually seem to work (annual reviews), benefits good. The old EVP was very personable and approachable and really cared about people.

    Cons

    When I first joined this company a few years ago we all commented on how wonderful it was. Then things started to change. Incompetent management at the upper level is the main cause. Statoil pays lip service to values but there's no visible commitment. Personnel is on another planet. Mid management seem OK but upper seems to have no direction. There exist processes about processes, and it's hard to get anything done. The re-org has been handled terribly, it took too long and now the onshore team is being moved. Family values? Don't make me laugh!

    Advice to Management

    Live the values, recognize people who deliver, get rid of management who are out of their depth and work out who is not contributing. Decent management can see this but some have been promoted into areas where they can't cope. PowerPoint skills do not make good mangers!


  11. "Senior Analyst, Performance Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst, Performance Management in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst, Performance Management in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at Statoil full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, Work/Life balance, Culture & Values

    Cons

    Slow-moving, not enough challenge / upward mobility


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