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TOTAL Reviews

Updated July 16, 2018
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  • "s en poste permanant pour les minorit" (in 30 reviews)

  • "High pressure on the job lacks work life balance" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good work environment"

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TOTAL full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Total thinks long-term and is frugal (sometimes too) with its spending decisions.
    - Total treats employees well.
    - Total has a good share program to invest in and matching (up to a limit) 401k.
    - Total invests into the future on worldwide projects.

    Cons

    - Total is sometimes a bit "Europe heavy". Employees outside of Europe may not be as involved as they could/should be.
    - Total has much "paperwork" (not uncommon for big companies) to get things done.

    Advice to Management

    While outsourcing is necessary, I feel that Total gave away too much control to externals and often internal employees are left out of informational loops.

    Also, cost-efficiency is one thing, but we need to ensure deliverables are met with respect to time and quality. The majority of contractors is not that experienced or skillful.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good FRENCH company in the US"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TOTAL full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great learning ground. A fair compensation package. Knowledgeable colleagues who are willing to share their experience along with their wins.

    Cons

    For a company promoting a collaborative “One Total” spirit , now “One Country” initiative, a common discussion among cultural peers is the reality of a new and dictatorial feel to TOTAL. A common generalization of the French culture is its indifference to input from “outsiders”. Unfortunately, whether they are willing to admit it or not, this generalization is beginning to come to life at the “multi-national” TOTAL SA.

    Advice to Management

    Strongly urge TOTAL management to take a quick step back, recalibrate its international implementation methods, and then move forward.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Lease Operator in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Lease Operator in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are amazing, people are hard working, and headed in the right direction

    Cons

    Some people don’t work hard and get away with it.

    Advice to Management

    Be sure not to overlook people in higher field positions that should be doing much more than he is


  4. "operation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    is a good company to work for

    Cons

    there is no cons, still be a good company to work for


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Big French Corporation"

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

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

    Pros

    Worldwide presence
    Different energy topics

    Cons

    Big corporations' complications : everything is slow, no one knows who does what

    Advice to Management

    Care about your team


  6. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at TOTAL full-time

    Pros

    Smart people. Interesting work. Good overall environment. Fair pay and good benefits.

    Cons

    Typical corporate office politics. Heavy workload, management likes to see people working late hours regardless of whether or not work is completed.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on results rather than appearance.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "DEPENDS ON YOUR POSITION"

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    Current Employee - Technician in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Technician in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can be a good place to work depending on who you work for and if your in a specific position.

    Cons

    Your opinion as a specialist means nothing when it comes to business decisions. Management very blinded by metrics and numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Utilizing all of your employees talents would make this place a lot better. Stop placing emphasis on incentivizing managers in different departments it will cost you safety and employee turnover.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great work environment. Everyone helps everyone achieve one common goal."

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    Current Employee - Senior Technician in Granbury, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Technician in Granbury, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very challenging yet rewarding job that exercises the brain. Pay is substantially above the rest. Great co workers to work with.

    Cons

    A get it done yesterday attitude can cause high stress. The stress can get to you at some points. Communication issues

    Advice to Management

    Get involved more.


  9. "Process Operator"

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    Current Employee - Operations in Grand Junction, CO
    Current Employee - Operations in Grand Junction, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TOTAL full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great pay ..Pay for all ppe.. small plant.. safe place to work. Always busy

    Cons

    Hard to move up .hard to get raise
     no one to talk ...to... groups stick together

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your workers


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Bad for locals"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work and life balance is pretty good, it's a French company , work stress is not bad compared to other companies.

    Cons

    Americans are second class citizens here .


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