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Tullow Oil Reviews

Updated Aug 13, 2019

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Tullow Oil CEO Aidan J. Heavey (no image)
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  • "Business influenced by so many factors especially at Exploration phase(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (7)

    "Anonymous"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tullow Oil full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    At its core, a highly able team which is well trained, objective, and well intentioned. Some good acreage and interesting projects. The opportunity to move Africa towards a more independent energy future.

    Cons

    The introduction of too many processes caused the company to become bogged down and transformed its Headquarters' once independent spirit into an undifferentiated oil operator. The stratified hierarchy has been disappointing to observe during 2015's restructuring, when there was opportunity for leadership to re-engage with teams at the working level. Unfortunately the executive isolation has continued, resulting... in widespread suspicion, employee defensiveness, and company morale at a ten year low.

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    Advice to Management

    Re-engage with the workforce on a more personal level. They recognise that there are challenges ahead, however they also need to be re-inspired. Time for Aiden to move on - he has brought little new to the table over the past 5 years.

    Tullow Oil2015-08-18
  2. "Tullow oil employee review"

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    Former Employee - Operations Lead in Kampala

    I worked at Tullow Oil full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    decent remuneration, career growth, exposure to international standards

    Cons

    it was so much of a matrix organisation. with a number of power centres

    Tullow Oil2019-08-02
  3. "Highly Rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Geologist in Cape Town
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tullow Oil full-time

    Pros

    Tullow Oil in Cape Town pays its geologists far more than any other company in the country. They receive large bonuses and free shares over and above this.

    Cons

    Office politics make it a toxic environment especially for women.

    Tullow Oil2019-08-13
  4. "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - IT Administrator in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tullow Oil full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Really friendly, lots of perks for employees

    Cons

    Loss of company culture due to influx of new people

    Tullow Oil2019-07-12
  5. "A great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Group Human Resources Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tullow Oil full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people and diversity Making a hugely positive impact on Africa and for career development of young African talent especially.

    Cons

    Cyclical industry sector. Reliant on Ghana -the jewel in the crown.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work that you are doing -don't forget the importance of the people agenda especially career development and engagement.

    Tullow Oil2019-06-19
  6. "Tullow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tullow Oil full-time

    Pros

    Great people and interesting work

    Cons

    Line managers could do with greater guidance

    Tullow Oil2018-11-07
  7. "Good"

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    Assistant Accountant in Nairobi
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tullow Oil for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexibilty. Growth. Team work. Training.

    Cons

    Takes long to be confirmed

    Tullow Oil2018-10-29
  8. "Great work environment"

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    Finance Intern in Accra

    I worked at Tullow Oil for less than a year

    Pros

    awesome internship program (finance) competitive compensation

    Cons

    Somewhat monotonous after first half of the program lack of rotations across the wider firm

    Tullow Oil2018-09-11
  9. "Junior management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tullow Oil full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Reputable brand name as a stepping stone to other prospective employers.

    Cons

    Job Insecurity. High salary discrepancies for staff working at the same job and in the same job category.

    Advice to Management

    Harmonise salaries for staff especially if they are in the same job category. This was a real demotivating factor for staff.

    Tullow Oil2018-03-23
  10. "Senior Civil Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Nairobi
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tullow Oil full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great experience and learnings in Upstream O&G space

    Cons

    Business influenced by so many factors especially at Exploration phase. This makes employment longevity quite uncertain.

    Advice to Management

    Keep at it...!!

    Tullow Oil2018-02-19
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