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Nexen Reviews

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Fang Zhi
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  • Put a stop to SPIN DOCTORS

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Current Employee - Engineering in Aberdeen, Scotland

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO


    Benefits Package
    Flexi Fridays
    People mainly a good group of people


    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 Management

    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.

Nexen Interviews

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    Graduate Petrophysicist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview


    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Nexen (Uxbridge, England) in October 2012.


    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

    • 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

Nexen Awards and Accolades

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Canada's Top 100 Employers, Mediacorp Canada, 2012
Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations List, Corporate Knights, 2010
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Additional Info

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Headquarters Calgary, Canada
Size 1,000 to 5,000 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utility
Revenue £2 to £5 billion (GBP) per year
Competitors Cenovus, Suncor, BP

"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... More

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