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TOTAL Reviews

Updated October 16, 2017
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  • pas assez de propositions de CDI pour les stagiaires/apprentis (in 24 reviews)

  • High pressure on the job lacks work life balance (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Finance Dept."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Payroll/Benefit Manager in Exton, PA
    Former Employee - Payroll/Benefit Manager in Exton, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TOTAL full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Safety oriented. Policy oriented.

    Cons

    Headquartered in Houston. Probably better to work there. Absorbed company into headquarters and dissolved finance, customer service and other positions.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Safe and Slow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TOTAL full-time

    Pros

    * Safe place to work; There were no redundancies in Upstream during the recent oil price crash
    * Smart people to work with and learn from
    * Interesting technical work

    Cons

    * Slow to change: The company likes to advertise innovation, but in reality is slow to make real changes
    * You must speak French to succeed at higher levels. There is a real language barrier at the mid to high levels.
    * It is difficult to navigate the bureaucracy. There are many managers and often no clear line of reporting.
    * The IT system is very difficult to manage. So much focus on security makes operating a video conference with an external vendor almost impossible.

    Advice to Management

    The company is right on track according to the latest 1Q17 results, Keep it up!

  3. "Good Company Culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Family like atmosphere at my refinery

    Cons

    Not always enough headcount for the work

    Advice to Management

    Build a gym and cafeteria in the new office building


  4. "10 year milestone"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machinist in Port Arthur, TX
    Current Employee - Machinist in Port Arthur, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. No regrets.

    Cons

    No way to reward employees with perfect attendance and those who go the extra mile in their duties.

    Advice to Management

    Open more ways for hourly workers to advance.


  5. "Territory manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning on the job experience

    Cons

    High pressure on the job lacks work life balance

    Advice to Management

    There is need for work life balance


  6. "Supply Chain"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TOTAL full-time

    Pros

    Job security, good work-life balance, overall compensation package is comparable, flex Fridays.

    Cons

    Slow to make decisions, behind in multiple business systems, most departments are lean.


  7. "Great Salary, Terrible Communication"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer Intern in Port Arthur, TX
    Current Employee - Process Engineer Intern in Port Arthur, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The salary and work/life balance are great.

    Cons

    The communication and opportunities to grow are not so great.

    Advice to Management

    Be more assertive about decision making and be more clear about communicating expectations.

  8. "Getting Better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TOTAL full-time

    Pros

    New HR management is making working here better

    Cons

    employee moral is still low


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Stable company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Coordinator in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    No layoff worries at Total. Shops in the US are very lean and upper management relies on attrition to reduce head count, not layoffs. Very comforting in times of recession or low crude prices. Very structured management (could be considered a con), but quality people through out organization especially at the staff level.

    Cons

    Not super competitive on salaries, and very slow to move people around and up. Young employees who are talented usually get frustrated with how long they are kept in the same role and leave before they can move up. Chemical engineers routinely get first pick of openings.

    Advice to Management

    Need more flexibility and less red tape to stay competitive in the marketplace.


  10. "Staff Assistant"

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

    I worked at TOTAL full-time

    Pros

    A friendly, positive work environment

    Cons

    Admins are made into workhorses, expected to even handle kitchen duties


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