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Vermilion Energy Reviews

Updated March 20, 2017
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  1. "Not the same than in Canada"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bordeaux, Aquitaine (France)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bordeaux, Aquitaine (France)

    Pros

    Nice people and good environment

    Cons

    This company in their European Operations dont have the same standards for people's salaries as they do in Canada. The HR are really slow.

    Advice to Management

    European workforce are very well trained and have great experiences too/


  2. "Geoscience"

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

    Pros

    Great company culture, fun environment, community involvement. Treats staff well.

    Cons

    Communication top to down could improve.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the family culture as company grows.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Accounting in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Accounting in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, great benefits. Stocks were a perk. Hard work was recognized and reflected in bonuses and raises. Management is engaged and willing to listen to employees. Lots of team bonding and building events. Overall, this company has maintained the close feeling of a smaller company through their growth and success. Employees are valued.

    Cons

    Hard to advance as no movement in company. Employees tend to be very long term. It is hard to go in as a Junior or even Intermediate level employee and grow your career as there are many senior employees.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture, competitive compensation, and well-respected company - Best company I've worked for!"

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    Current Employee - Technical Professional in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Technical Professional in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company culture driven by CEO and generally very good leadership throughout organization
    Consistently strong share performance translates to very good long term incentive
    Generally competent and committed staff with poor performers being let go
    Voted Great Place to Work for 3 years in a row
    Well respected by peer companies and industry
    Genuine care for community investment and social responsibility
    Nice, modern office space with drinks, coffee, and breakfast for employees

    Cons

    Internal moves can be tricky given people stay in their jobs for a long time
    A handful of mediocre middle managers, but all companies have a few

    Advice to Management

    The executive management is top notch. They genuinely make an effort to listen to employees suggestions and have done a great job. The management take a very careful, conservative approach which has meant no major mistakes for the company and shareholders.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, great people"

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    Former Contractor - Financial Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Financial Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vermilion Energy as a contractor

    Pros

    Oil and Gas industry perks with small company vibe.
    Competitive salary, great people, lots of opportunity to work in other regions of the world.

    Cons

    The only con I can think of that some departments have a lot of stress to finish financial reporting, might be understaffed ?


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Vermilion Energy is a very classy company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Senior Operations Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is very involved in the communities they operate in and try to do more than just throw money at a problem. The compensation is excellent, the reputation is top-notch, management is very professional and methodical. Although very conservative, there is little threat of losing your job so long as you contribute accordingly. I loved going to work every day.

    Cons

    Largely due to the structure of the long-term incentives (and the significant value of it), it is rare that people leave the company. Because they grow very carefully and slowly, there is not much opportunity to be promoted or move between groups.
    Along with the significant compensation is an unwritten expectation of 'getting the job done'. That often encompasses a substantial amount of overtime during some periods. Although tiresome, I did not feel as though this was too much to ask in the grand scheme of things. Again, this is a great company. Definitely more pros than cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the fantastic job! I truly loved working for Vermilion.