Compare Anadarko Petroleum vs Talisman Energy BETA

See how working at Anadarko Petroleum vs. Talisman Energy compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Anadarko Petroleum vs. Talisman Energy. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Anadarko Petroleum

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Talisman Energy

Employee Ratings

  • Anadarko Petroleum scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Talisman Energy scored higher in 1 area: CEO Approval.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 358 reviews)
Anadarko Petroleum employees rated their Overall Rating 1.0 higher than Talisman Energy employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.1
(based on 119 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
Anadarko Petroleum employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.7 higher than Talisman Energy employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.5
Anadarko Petroleum employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.7 higher than Talisman Energy employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.2
Anadarko Petroleum employees rated their Work-life balance 0.8 higher than Talisman Energy employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.4
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.3
Anadarko Petroleum employees rated their Senior Management 0.8 higher than Talisman Energy employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
2.5
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.8
Anadarko Petroleum employees rated their Culture & Values 0.9 higher than Talisman Energy employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
2.9
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Anadarko Petroleum Ceo R. A. Walker
55%
55%R. A. Walker
CEO Approval
Talisman Energy Ceo Hal Kvisle
72%
72%Hal Kvisle
Talisman Energy employees rated their CEO Approval 17% higher than Anadarko Petroleum employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
81%
Anadarko Petroleum employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 31% higher than Talisman Energy employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
50%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
39%
Anadarko Petroleum employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 17% higher than Talisman Energy employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
22%

Salaries

Talisman Energy has 5 more total submitted salaries than Anadarko Petroleum.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Lead HSE Advisor1 Salaries
£82,119/yr
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£62,773/yr
Regional Director1 Salaries
£71,170/yr
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£137,145/yr

What Employees Say

  • Anadarko Petroleum had 45 more reviews than Talisman Energy that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Pro.
  • "Upper management" was the most mentioned Con at Anadarko Petroleum.
  • "High turnover" was the most mentioned Con at Talisman Energy.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 53 reviews)
"9 80 schedule"(in 42 reviews)
Pros
"Great people"(in 14 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 8 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Upper management"(in 14 reviews)
"Oil and gas"(in 13 reviews)
Cons
"High turnover"(in 6 reviews)
"Poor management"(in 5 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

I worked at Anadarko Petroleum

Pros

Pay, schedule, god coworkers, great learning environment for an intern or entry level employee

Cons

Nothing significant, but I did only have a cubicle

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Talisman Energy full-time for less than a year

Pros

I work outside of Canada so I do not have much experience with other Canadian companies, but I really like our company's culture. It is a flat organization, relaxed and with a great work-life balance.... Most international colleagues I work with are very nice and polite. I enjoy coming to work every day because I like what I do. It is challenging but fun. There are lots of things to learn. And I used to work more and get paid less in the past, so how can I complain about Talisman?

Cons

Talisman cannot offer a long-term career. The possibility of growth is limited depending on the function, unless one is willing to relocate to Canada where the HQ is. There are assets being sold, and... there is an uncertainty about the future due to a possibility of a take-over. But I knew this when I took the job, so it does not bother me as life is unpredictable.

Advice to Management

We are pressured to cut down on G&A and reduce costs even such, for example, as personal development for staff, but then the management continues travelling extensively internationally, including the... first class. How does it make sense? Is the first class really necessary for each flight above 6 hours? Furthermore, the company spends ridiculous amounts on extensive expat contracts and related significant costs and benefits for their managers. Is it really necessary in developed countries where a local work force is available?

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