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Talisman Energy Reviews

Updated August 9, 2017
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Talisman Energy President & CEO Hal Kvisle
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Pros
  • Great people and laid back culture (in 13 reviews)

  • This is a good company to work for (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of direction and technical skills (in 4 reviews)

  • Too much downsizing and lack of communication from upper management lead to a destabilizing of the workforce (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great Culture & Values"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Talisman Energy full-time

    Pros

    Talisman had a great environment based on good values. Pay and benefits were above average.

    Cons

    It expanded too fast and oil prices decimated the company.


  2. "Requisition Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Management, Pay, Work Environment, Training

    Cons

    I can't think of any Cons.

  3. "Sr. Process Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a good company to work for

    Cons

    need to be a multitask person to handle work

    Advice to Management

    Need to be a good people skill with less micro-type


  4. "Good personnel"

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    Former Employee - Office Manager in Petal, MS
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Petal, MS

    I worked at Talisman Energy (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good pleasant personnel to work with

    Cons

    not enough communication for task that are to be performed


  5. "Formerly Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Buyer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Buyer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Talisman Energy (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people in mid management and front line support.

    Cons

    Poor upper leadership and no clear company direction.


  6. "The woodlands"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Talisman Energy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Overall good company, lots of changes.

    Cons

    New repsol management and uncertsinty

    Advice to Management

    Retain best talent


  7. "Wonderful Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Talisman Energy (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome culture and work / life balance
    Management team listened
    Great group of employees
    Truly cared about their employees and showed it!

    Cons

    They were too free with spending in a time when they shouldn't have been. That being said, they were very free in spending toward the loyalty of their employees.

  8. "Environmental Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Environmental Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Environmental Specialist in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Team atmosphere with challenging projects

    Cons

    Short term goals, lack of stability and control of the day-to-day workload


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Safety Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Safety Specialist in Cypress, TX
    Former Employee - Safety Specialist in Cypress, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Talisman Energy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Talisman had a great group of people to work with. There was good team support. The benefits were very good.

    Cons

    Some of the upper management personnel were not the best quality. Some of them seemed to have a hard time telling the truth and making decisions.

    Advice to Management

    I would advised them to get people who know their job and able to make decisions. As the company has been bought, I would advise the new company to get rid of the trash.


  10. "The best company in my life"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    company culture is superb! Respect people in differnt background.Great boss,great manager, very good work life balance.

    Cons

    Not the right time for a company-when it has huge shale gas land. thr problem is there were so many smart ceos who knew shale gas would be predominant supply in the future.


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