Compare Talisman Energy vs Canadian Natural Resources BETA

See how working at Talisman Energy vs. Canadian Natural Resources 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 Talisman Energy vs. Canadian Natural Resources. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Talisman Energy

Employee Ratings

  • Talisman Energy scored higher in 2 areas: Compensation & Benefits and Work-life balance.
  • Canadian Natural Resources scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.1
(based on 119 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.4
(based on 295 reviews)
Canadian Natural Resources employees rated their Overall Rating 0.3 higher than Talisman Energy employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
2.9
Career Opportunities
3.1
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Talisman Energy employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.6 higher than Canadian Natural Resources employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.2
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.4
Talisman Energy employees rated their Work-life balance 0.3 higher than Canadian Natural Resources employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.1
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.5
Senior Management
3.1
Canadian Natural Resources employees rated their Senior Management 0.6 higher than Talisman Energy employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
2.9
Culture & Values
3.1
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Talisman Energy Ceo Hal Kvisle
72%
72%Hal Kvisle
CEO Approval
Canadian Natural Resources Ceo Steve W. Laut
89%
89%Steve W. Laut
Canadian Natural Resources employees rated their CEO Approval 17% higher than Talisman Energy employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
50%
% Recommend to a friend
66%
Canadian Natural Resources employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 16% higher than Talisman Energy employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
22%
Positive Business Outlook
56%
Canadian Natural Resources employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 35% higher than Talisman Energy employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Canadian Natural Resources has 3 more total submitted salaries than Talisman Energy.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Reservoir Engineer3 Salaries
£62,773/yr
Geologist1 Salaries
£137,145/yr
Regional Director1 Salaries
£71,170/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Production Engineer1 Salaries
£43,797/yr
Geologist1 Salaries
£50,788/yr
Logistics Coordinator1 Salaries
£40,295/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Great people" was the most mentioned Pro at Talisman Energy.
  • "Good pay" was the most mentioned Pro at Canadian Natural Resources.
  • "High turnover" was the most mentioned Con at Talisman Energy.
  • "Camp" was the most mentioned Con at Canadian Natural Resources.
Pros
Pros
"Great people"(in 14 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 8 reviews)
Pros
"Good pay"(in 26 reviews)
"Savings plan"(in 21 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"High turnover"(in 6 reviews)
"Poor management"(in 5 reviews)
Cons
"Camp"(in 13 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 12 reviews)
Featured Review

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?

"Work"16 Jun 2015

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

It is small company with a good working environment and friendly people.

Cons

Majority of their value is in Canadian oil sands, becomes difficult for the company in low oil price scenario.

Advice to Management

Diversify asset portfolio.

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