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Statoil Reviews

Updated April 26, 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. "Analyst"

    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
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture and benefits.
    Ability to drive your own career.

    Cons

    Everything has to go through multiple memos and approvals in the Houston office as well as in Norway offices.
    Decisions are not made quickly and require consensus.


  2. Helpful (9)

    "Revenue accountant"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and work life balance. Great location it you live on the south west side of houston. Easy access to belt way eight.

    Cons

    The revenue accounting lead is very rude an unprofessional. The lead has no revenue experience and poor management skills.

    Advice to Management

    Need to replace the revenue lead with someone who is experience in revenue accounting.


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Houston office is not there yet."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Inexperienced management that look only to their own careers. Locals treated as second class employees.

    Advice to Management

    Actually live the values with your reports. Lead others instead of focusing on your own careers.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "They said they are a global company but they are not"

    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
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Statoil full-time

    Pros

    Salaries and benefits
    Friendly co-workers; Open communication
    Great company for Norwegians or if you just want to comfortable work place until retirement. It is not a good company for international staff who are ambitious and want to have a successful career

    Cons

    Extremely micro managed. Most decisions are made in Norway though head quarter doesn't understand how to run business in the US or onshore.
    No real growth potentials for international staff. Most senior positions are continuously filled by Norwegians, even in positions where local should have advantages (e.g. Government and Public Affairs)
    Disciplines with least diversity/globalization are Drilling & Wells and Finance

    Advice to Management

    If the Company is as serious in globalization as top management says, they should be HUMBLE (one of the company's Values) to recognize that they need international talents to make the company a successful global company.
    Stop using North America as a training ground for Corporate's favorite kids.
    Less focus on politics and more focus on performance in your decisions


  6. "Good benefits, flexible schedule & no micromanagement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Production Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Schedule, Goal oriented, Encourages work-life balance.

    Cons

    Too much staff in some departments, not enough in others. Network & IT cause too many issues and working remotely can be difficult.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Bad values in values-focused company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.


  8. "great comopany"

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

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

    Pros

    great company to network with

    Cons

    on the job training is a beast


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Great benefits, mediocre operations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Phenomenal company to work for!"

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

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

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits they p ay 100% of all medical and dental insurance at the PPO level. They also offer insurance for elderly parents through MetLife, it is awesome insurance and a very low cost. They also are a very family conscienous company. They get exactly what work life balance means.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth and development

    Advice to Management

    Continue to create opportunities for advancement and growth.


  11. 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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