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Statoil Reviews

Updated June 22, 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 13 reviews)

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

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  1. "Buyer"

    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
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Statoil (More than a year)

    Pros

    Statoils values are very straight forward and are great if followed.
    If you are already a supervisor, manager, etc. It is easy to move up in the company

    Cons

    Some managers can be very strict. Its either there way or no way at all. Basically you have to make sure to do everything the way they want or you are on their bad list. And if you get on their bad list, then you're out of a job. The values are not always followed in the US.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be more open minded to your employees. Learn to be leaders and not just a boss. Some managers need to change the way they act towards the employees. Learn to follow Statoils values.


  2. 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.


  3. "Supply Chain"

    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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good team to work with. Good company values. Though not always followed internally. Health care benefits were great. 401k and pension. Received decent raises and bonuses every year of employment.

    Cons

    Yearly evaluations provide little to no guidance for what needs to be improved or how to improve. Delivery and Behavior goals that are set each year feel arbitrary. There is no real measurement system to account for the score given to the goals set. 2015 was the first year of exodus because of restructuring.

    Advice to Management

    Help more employees to obtain external education to that new ideas come to the table. Allow projects to be lead by some of the international office instead of just the central office.


  4. "Instrument Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior MC & Commissioning Engineer in Stavanger (Norway)
    Former Employee - Senior MC & Commissioning Engineer in Stavanger (Norway)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Statoil (More than a year)

    Pros

    Many , good work environment, good people

    Cons

    I could not find any.


  5. "Planner / Scheduler"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Planner/Scheduler in Three Rivers, TX
    Current Employee - Planner/Scheduler in Three Rivers, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Open to suggestions in regards to current policies and procedures.

    Cons

    A lot of the integration has been extremely rough. Employees are rebelling against new management

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to make the necessary changes in personnel in order to make the system soar!


  6. "Summer Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Stavanger (Norway)
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Stavanger (Norway)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company offers an excellent work environment with a strong team component.

    Cons

    Salaries are not to competitive with another private companies, taxes up to 49%.


  7. "They are in a boat with no direction!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Be ready for organizational changes annual basis.

    Cons

    Leadership is poorly skilled and should be international..

    Advice to Management

    Model International companies, the big ones, like Exxon, Chevron, look for better practices, your Norwegian practices cannot be implemented in the world, you should be adaptable and flexible to become one of the big ones..


  8. "Work life balance"

    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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good opportunities to learn from different operations

    Cons

    Managers are far from the reality. They need to listen to people actually working.

    Advice to Management

    Managers need to be technically competent


  9. Helpful (9)

    "A model of poor leadership and how NOT to treat employees"

    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

    I have been working at Statoil full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits: free healthcare, pension, 401k. Normal benefits as compared to other oil and gas companies in Houston

    Cons

    This is the worst company I have ever worked at. Leadership literally either demeans employees or pretends to like them. There is very little opportunity for growth, training, or to move to other roles.

    There are no black and white lines of accountability. People constantly argue over who is responsible for different tasks, that ultimately are not done or performed poorly because no one knew who was responsible to do it. GBS employees work for weeks straight without even a Saturday or Sunday off, with little appreciation, and only the message that if they performed better, long hours would not be necessary.
    Most people have have been employees under 3 years, and feel stuck because of low oil prices. I have never worked in an organization where people openly talk about how unhappy they are and how they can't wait to get out of the company. I regret working for this company.

    Advice to Management

    Take leadership courses, try to understand the people who work for you are not inept trolls, and treat them like professional. Stop talking down to people. Stop pretending like progress is being made when in reality things are worse than ever. Acknowledge that when turnover is high and culture is poor, that leadership is the problem, not the close calendar or whatever other excuse you can create.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "HR keeps writing fake reviews"

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to hide while waiting on prices to come back. They have good CVX operated projects which is the only real projects they gave in GOM.

    Cons

    I have watched this company since the purchase of hydro. They force the US employees to conform to the Norwegian socialist norms. There sop is to act like they are accomplishing goals with no actual results.

    Advice to Management

    The real world is coming.


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