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A solid company (review of experience before CNOOC takeover)

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Intern - Technical Summer Student in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
Former Intern - Technical Summer Student in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)

I worked at Nexen as an intern

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

- Very intelligent and helpful people to work with
- Freedom to pursue projects as you like (depending on your manager of course)
- Fantastic culture
- Great work/life balance

Cons

- Very disorganized operation (difficult to get the info you need, backtracking, etc.)
- Unstructured student work term
- Super high turnover (so loss of expertise was common)

Advice to Management

More strategic alignment between business areas will make for a smoother operation. Define your objectives clearly and specifically, and be sure that these are communicated through the corporate ladder.

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    Excellent Company to work for

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Nexen as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to deal with, very selective in getting the best people into the organization and that makes you deal with the best people in the industry. No micro-management and management is supportive.

    Cons

    I couldn't find any so far!

  2. Helpful (1)

    So So..

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, decent base pay
    Good career advancement opportunities
    Great at giving back to the community, and offers employees days off to volunteer

    Cons

    Very top-heavy and far too high of G&A for the production levels
    Unmotivated employee base now (that 5 years ago was much more satisfied)
    More concerned with appeasing the masses than in retaining and rewarding the top performers
    Fairly uptight environment

    Advice to Management

    Too top-heavy -- too many VPs for size of company

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