- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Nexen full-time (more than 5 years)Pros
People mainly a good group of peopleCons
No Clear focus
Middle Managers do not really know what their staff are working on some openly admitt to doing nothing
Pet projects seem to be worked in under the radar without following process. Often as a result they are not strategically aligned with other projects
Lack of accountability
Redundancies likely in UK during next 6 months
People scared to speak up as those who have tried seem to leave suddenly.
Too few workers getting extremely overloaded. Can appear as though 5 managers to 1 worker.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Really look at the issues facing company.
Too many employees/contractors have been brought in for specific work and been absorbed into head count.
Question middle management about what their staff is doing do they really know.
Too many people think sending email is a job.
Tackle the culture of spin doctors who make self promoting their main agenda. Actual look at what they have achieved. Not what they have taken credit for.Doesn't RecommendNegative OutlookNo opinion of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at Nexen in October 2012.Interview Details
The whole process was really smooth. I was invited for after the review of my CV. The first stage was purely technical with the division technical leads. Basically focused on petrophysics- testing both in-depth knowledge and applications. The second stage was a technical presentation on real field petrophysical interpretations followed by Q&A and the final stage was a typical HR interview with the HR team.Interview Questions
No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
- The bit that threw me a bit off balance during the technical interview was a question on the application of a particular experience stated in my cv to petrophysical interpretation. I struggled a bit in articulating my answer on that but in general, it went well. Answer Question
"Where next?" is the question asked by Nexen, a globe-trotting oil and gas company. It has exploration and production activities primarily in the UK North Sea (which account for more than half of Nexen's total annual oil and gas revenues), the US Gulf of Mexico, western Canada (including unconventional natural gas resource plays such as coalbed methane and shale gas, and the Athabasca oil sands of Alberta), Yemen, offshore West Africa, and Colombia. In 2010 the company reported proved reserves of 987 million barrels of oil equivalent. Nexen is also involved in power...