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TOTAL Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2019

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Found 951 reviews

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TOTAL CEO Patrick Pouyanné
Patrick Pouyanné
311 Ratings
Pros
  • "de bonnes conditions de travail(in 84 reviews)

  • "Nombreux avantages : primes, CE, bon salaire d'alternant(in 57 reviews)

Cons
  • "Speaking french is strongly advised for progression(in 58 reviews)

  • "e/ pas beaucoup d'embauche pour les jeunes dipl(in 39 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Customer Support in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TOTAL full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Learning environment was good and motivating

    Cons

    Lack of perspective - not sure I could have changed jobs

    TOTAL2019-03-16
  2. "beware"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at TOTAL full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      time off while on offshore rotation was not disturbed.

      Cons

      Provided no training but had sky-high expectations in an offshore work environment where mistakes could have enormous costs

      TOTAL2019-06-20
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      "Great company to work in"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at TOTAL full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Amazing Benefits and opportunities for a career in the company

      Cons

      Sometimes too political with senior management

      TOTAL2019-05-08
    • "Great for people looking for work life balance"

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      Former Employee - Project Leader 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at TOTAL full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Work life balance Interesting projects Diversity of work

      Cons

      Very slow career progression Old school middle managers

      Advice to Management

      Create an Business leaders program for MBA grada

      TOTAL2019-05-18
    • "Great place to work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at TOTAL full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Good people and good work environment

      Cons

      Job can be very demanding at times due to head count

      TOTAL2019-04-17
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      "Complicated environement"

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      Former Employee - Internal Auditor 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at TOTAL full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Lot of challenges Good work life balance

      Cons

      No clear career path Too many power games to be promoted

      TOTAL2019-04-02
    • "Great Company"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at TOTAL full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Cares about employees- great wrk life balance

      Cons

      Joined 6months ago, None to date

      TOTAL2019-02-14
    • "total team"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at TOTAL full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Great hours, liked the pay.

      Cons

      Never really had a problem with this company.

      TOTAL2019-02-14
    • Helpful (1)

      "It was a good experience to improve my civil engineering knowledge"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at TOTAL

        Pros

        Part time job for students

        Cons

        Be a black foreigner in China

        Advice to Management

        Live simply

        TOTAL2018-12-22
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        "Choices"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at TOTAL full-time for more than 10 years

        Pros

        Stability in employment; Runs lean staffing, which is good because typically does not lay off during downturns. Making improvements to catch up with benefits of other majors.

        Cons

        Runs lean staffing which means more work for individuals; Lack of growth opportunity; French Company in the USA, which means it is difficult for others besides French nationals to advance beyond a lower management position; targets 80th percentile in industry salary range

        TOTAL2018-12-14
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