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Talisman Energy Reviews

Updated August 9, 2017
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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. "Engineer Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Talisman Energy as an intern

    Pros

    Gave you freedom to learn a lot for yourself. Good pay

    Cons

    More planning and structure should have been done for the interns.

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. "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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Field Operations Intern"

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    Current Intern - Field Operations Intern in Three Rivers, TX
    Current Intern - Field Operations Intern in Three Rivers, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great rotational experience.
    drilling, completions, production, facilities.
    great freedom in learning and creativity.
    an incredible way to start your career in the field seeing the entire operational process.

    Cons

    not very structured.
    projects were handed out sporadically to whomever was available at the time.
    Not hiring entry level engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on specific plays instead of diversifying,
    Fully develop current assets before acquiring new assets needing excess start up capital.
    Need more structured young engineer development program.


  7. "Overall a good company"

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

    Pros

    nice working environment, good pay, stable work load

    Cons

    not many opportunities for young people

  8. "great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great people and great benefits

    Cons

    bad decisions of upper management


  9. "Working Environment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Process Safety Specialist in Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Former Employee - Senior Process Safety Specialist in Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Talisman Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Respecting people and is free to speak up
    2. Get support for career development
    But was ended when Repsol acquired Talisman in May 2016 and the Management changed

    Cons

    As most of the asset are non-operated or JV thus the role is more managing asset thru Audit, Review and Monitor

    Advice to Management

    NA


  10. "Data Entry Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Good company benefits
    -Employee Recognition Programs and Incentives
    -Small workforce
    -Opportunities for Promotion

    Cons

    -Understaffed
    -Lack of Organization
    -Constant Change in Manpower


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