TOTAL Reviews

Updated Jul 26, 2020

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3.8
76%
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86%
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TOTAL CEO Patrick Pouyanné
Patrick Pouyanné
429 Ratings
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  • "Sometimes French colleagues would suddenly start speaking(in 75 reviews)

  • "Good Culture , work life balance(in 19 reviews)

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  1. "great experience"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production in Houston, TX

    I worked at TOTAL full-time

    Pros

    pays well, advanced working methods

    Cons

    Hard to move up, complex policies

  2. "Total - Good Place to Build a Career"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Total allows mobility among the company. After a proven work ethic and ability, you are able to chose a career path. Although you will have to be the one to find the path.

    Cons

    Total does not have a progressive culture like some other large oil companies. Benefits such as working at home or parental leave were recently introduced, but the culture has not completely been accepted among all business groups or managers.

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    "Reliable and safe employer"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - National Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Security, Safety respect for people Strategic vision Sustainability investment

    Cons

    Conservative Slow decisions No Risk Big organisation Centralised

  4. "Completion Engineer"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Completion Engineer 

    I worked at TOTAL full-time

    Pros

    Stability, good salary, international opportunities

    Cons

    not meritocratic, old management, unnecessarily bureaucratic

  5. "good"

    4.0
    Current Employee - IT Manager 

    I have been working at TOTAL full-time

    Pros

    good work environment and relations

    Cons

    progress locally withing company is null

  6. "Great strategic vision"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Reservoir Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management, vision, ambition, company values

    Cons

    Upper management still very French

  7. "Great"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Geologist in Houston, TX

    I worked at TOTAL full-time

    Pros

    Good Opportunity of career and benefits

    Cons

    Not big operators in us

  8. "Not great, not terrible"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TOTAL full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Total doesn't lay people off during downturns.

    Cons

    Very lean staffing and much lower salaries compared to the other majors.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Total, a pioneer in Industry"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head, LNG Assets 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Career mobility, diverse opportunities/areas of expertise

    Cons

    Not rewarding performance, bureaucratic, Rather still french (not truly international in outlook)

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  10. "I worked at Total for 5 years"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TOTAL full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and opportunities in the group

    Cons

    Difficult to move to a role in the subsidiaries

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