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Wintershall Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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  1. "Data Management Professional"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wintershall full-time

    Pros

    career opportunities, good compensations and benefits

    Cons

    has difficult wotking situation regarding the uprising events


  2. "Big Mouth, nothing else"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reservoir Engineer in The Hague (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Reservoir Engineer in The Hague (Netherlands)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    100% Job Safety
    Perfet Work/Life Balance (absolute minimum at work is enough)
    Low living costs (in Germany)

    Cons

    -during hiring, lots of promises, but u get nothing
    -Below average salary
    -no job progression as well as pay increases
    -performance doesnt matter
    -No learning or experience gain
    - Bureaucracy & no communication within company
    -bad management & big mismanagement
    -young hires are threated like scum

    Advice to Management

    Honestly, leave.....
    The fish starts smelling from the head.....

    Stop talking and do something

  3. "Beware How You Tread! (Libya JV)"

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

    I worked at Wintershall full-time

    Pros

    The package they offered was pretty reasonable.

    Cons

    There is too much office politics in this place it is overwhelming! You tend to forget what you were hired for and begin to think that you were hired to play office politics! The work atmosphere is very tense and full of in-fighting groups and poisonous personalities who all have their own agenda's and if you do not like this type of atmosphere this place is not for you. Communication in the company is poor and you can easily feel isolated and lost.

    Advice to Management

    You need to review the work environment and remedy the problems.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Anomaly in Western Europe"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Job safety
    Work/Life Balance
    High base salary

    Cons

    Culture
    No progression
    Kassel
    Bureaucracy
    Deep divide between every single pair of departments


  5. "Best Company to work for"

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

    I have been working at Wintershall full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment, with multi-cultural people around.

    Cons

    The annual performance evaluation is not honestly done as it should be.


  6. "Wintershall review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A good and stable company to work for

    Cons

    Limited international activities . . . .


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Broken promises"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kassel (Germany)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kassel (Germany)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Low cost of living
    Good if you are a few years before retirement and want a final few years of pay check

    Cons

    Non-Germans with massive experience not involved as they are seen as a threat to status quo in HQ
    Share your opinion at your peril (bonus cut) in HQ
    Internal mafia at HQ
    Board consists of members with no real E&P experience or experience outside Germany

  8. "work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wintershall full-time

    Pros

    good oppertunities when you are poractive

    Cons

    busy and unstructured at times

    Advice to Management

    good management


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Working with wintershall is such a success in your life"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instrument Supervisor in Tripoli (Libya)
    Current Employee - Instrument Supervisor in Tripoli (Libya)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    first you got to work for month in the field, then you go for the same period as a field break " vacation" which is paid, also you got the medical treatment insurance, so you you are not paying anything for your treatment, neither your family, and a really up-to-date work stuff, which is a really good experience you will get out here.

    Cons

    Sometimes they are strict with employees who like having the speed limit out, because we don't drive more than 85 Kmph.
    They might complain when you got to leave when you have a really important thing.

    Advice to Management

    Raise in Salaries, more Long term courses, courses in Canada or USA are better than anywhere else.


  10. "internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kassel (Germany)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kassel (Germany)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good, collegial and international working atmosphere, good salary, fully integrated team member, independency, discount program in local shops, literature access

    Cons

    less support of human resources, conversative company philosophy, unbalanced age structure (to old), location of the head quarters (Kassel) is obsolete

    Advice to Management

    hire more young professionals, move head quarters to a city with an international airport, invest more in research and development


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