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TOTAL Reviews

Updated January 15, 2019
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  • "s en poste permanant pour les minorit" (in 33 reviews)

  • "High pressure on the job lacks work life balance" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Geophysics Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TOTAL full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance, not that competitive. People are friendly.

    Cons

    Cannot extend the internship into a full time position


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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Part time job for students

    Cons

    Be a black foreigner in China

    Advice to Management

    Live simply

  3. "Choices"

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

    I have been working at TOTAL full-time (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


  4. "Good International Oil and Gas Company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TOTAL full-time

    Pros

    Generally well managed company. Benefits are quite good along with career opportunities if you are interested in international work.

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy, very Paris centric view of the world.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more autonomy of the regions to take advantage of opportunities in those regions.


  5. "Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment, very diverse, expatriation possible

    Cons

    Yearly increase and performance bonus are not based on your performance: You can try hard and have a great yearly performance or you can lay back and relax , at the end you would get the same thing , the difference is not really worth the effort!

    Advice to Management

    Reward hard-workers who deliver results!!!!


  6. "Great company, some expected drawbacks"

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    Current Employee - Process Operator in Port Arthur, TX
    Current Employee - Process Operator in Port Arthur, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great compensation, in line with local industry.
    It's a huge business, and feels very professional from the top down.
    Safety is taken seriously.
    Great coworkers of all types.
    Union.

    Cons

    Work/home balance leans heavily to the work side. It is expected, and anyone who knows this line of work knows that most of your time will be spent at work. Excessive overtime can hurt morale, but most accept that the pay makes time at your second home bearable.

    Advice to Management

    Our process has become our life, whether we like it or not. That comfy chair is one of the few perks we get.


  7. "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Annual Merit increase and recognition

    Cons

    Choose to close research in US

  8. "It really a good company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TOTAL part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working with Total gives me the opportunity to meet others and i was able to learnt a lot from my senior ones,it increase my way of thinking and ability to get things done in a very simple ways, every employees are hard working and work smart,they satisfy every Costumers in a intelligent ways,they also treat employees in a very good way

    Cons

    Well, for me i don"t think i ever experienced any down time, because i really enjoyed my work, everything about the company is perfect

    Advice to Management

    Is already a great company,management should continue keeping the good work going and also invest in the new ones by developing young ones to be a great individual


  9. "Lead Tech"

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

    I worked at TOTAL full-time

    Pros

    It started out a very good company.

    Cons

    Poor company task carrying and lack of kindnest


  10. "Flexible company"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Caguas, PR
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Caguas, PR

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

    Pros

    Flexible in schedule. Excellent job for huracaines.

    Cons

    Poor management. Not standard procedures available.

    Advice to Management

    More proactive regarding employees