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Talisman Energy Overview

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Calgary, AB (Canada)
1001 to 5000 employees
Repsol
1992
Company - Public (TLM)
Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
£1 to £2 billion (GBP) per year
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The acquisition of Talisman by Spanish integrated energy company Repsol was finalized on May 8th, 2015. The combined company will become one of the largest privately-owned oil and gas players in the world, present in high-potential growth markets ... Read more

Talisman Energy Reviews

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    I have been working at Talisman Energy full-time (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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Talisman Energy Photos

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Talisman Energy Interviews

Experience

Experience
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Getting an Interview

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    Student Engineer Interview

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    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Talisman Energy.

    Interview

    Telephone interview, with HR rep and your supervisor. Typical interview questions, just practice them but don't be robotic about the answers. Humour was appreciated. They ask for 3 strengths, so be prepared for 3 answers.

    Interview Questions

    • What was the most challenging conversation you had?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation... I tried.

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Talisman Energy Awards & Accolades

  • Responsible Canadian Energy Award(Health and Safety), Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, 2014
  • 50 Best Corporate Citizens in Canada(#17), Corporate Knights: The Company for Clean Capitalism, 2013
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