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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 (1)

    "Bad values in values-focused company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chief Cook and Bottle Washer in Norway, MI
    Current Employee - Chief Cook and Bottle Washer in Norway, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, flexible schedule, chance to play big role in projects

    Cons

    Actively practice discrimination against non-Norwegians. Norwegians get the easiest jobs, easiest hours, best projects, most resources and best ratings. All of this from a company and country that believes it is the most fair minded of them all.

    Advice to Management

    Get better lawyers as once the real word gets out, you will be sued out of your pants.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Great benefits, mediocre operations"

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

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

    Pros

    Good salary, great other compensation if you're around long enough to be vested. Great insurance and other benefits. Flexible work schedule, generally decent work/life balance and enjoyable atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership in the US area, and some questionable decisions on who they've placed in certain job roles. Recent change to overall corporate growth strategy has created some uncertainty, although ultimately could be good for the company. If you're not Norwegian there's little opportunity for advancement. They're currently outsourcing some job areas so it's difficult to recommend that anyone leave a job they're happy with to come here.

    Advice to Management

    Decide on a clear strategy for the company, specifically the US, and put the right people in place to accomplish that vision in the right manner.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good company. Incapable, unqualified, inexperienced management - all across the board"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible work (at least that's what they promote)

    Cons

    Terrible Management. Wrong people are in wrong places

    Advice to Management

    Incapable to accept advice


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  5. "US Onshore Performance Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Global organization, with strong growth platforms
    Open and positive working culture
    Very focused on US business GoM and Onshore

    Cons

    Compensation not so competitive
    Lacks strong systems for onshore business
    GoM business lacks operatorship in development phase

    Advice to Management

    More stretch opportunities for less experienced employees.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Friendly people, good benefits, but little chance of getting a job through an internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Seismic Imaging Intern in Houston, TX
    Current Intern - Seismic Imaging Intern in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, half price meals, open culture, 9/80 schedule

    Cons

    minimal chance of full time job offer

    Advice to Management

    Hire more through intern pools and make the internship program tailormade for transition to full time hire


  7. Helpful (1)

    "It started out great, but over time it has become disappointing."

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, 9/80 work schedule, subsidized meals

    Cons

    Career growth is tied to Norwegian culture, which is very flat & socialistic.

    Advice to Management

    Less expats more locals....locals are a lot cheaper and more knowledgeable.


  8. "Fine Place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Statoil as a contractor

    Pros

    Good work atmosphere, stand up desks etc.

    Cons

    slow moving company. Takes a long time to get things done with a company that large


  9. "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


  10. "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


  11. Helpful (6)

    "Statoil does not treat the American workers well, too slow to be competitive in US market"

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

    I have been working at Statoil full-time

    Pros

    Has good health care benifits.

    Cons

    Only treats Norwegian workforce well, does not care about American workforce. To slow with decision-making in many situations.


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