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Nexen Reviews

Updated 9 February 2016
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  • Good salary and benefits, flexible working time and nice premises (in 7 reviews)

  • Minimal politics, very good environment to work in, great people to be working with (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Takeover has ruined culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nexen full-time

    Pros

    - international opportunities - great gym - amazing work life balance

    Cons

    - management promotes horrible leaders - culture has been destroyed - best people are leaving/being pushed out

    Advice to Management

    - transparency on promotions - transform the intensely political work culture - provide opportunities for growth for top performers


  2. "Drilling Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits, flexible working time and nice premises

    Cons

    Nexen has changed over the past few years, gone is the family atmosphere and the company have made people redundant which I think has not been thought out very well


  3. "Challenging, time-pressured, fun but demanding"

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    Current Employee - Technical in Uxbridge, England
    Current Employee - Technical in Uxbridge, England
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work with technically-focussed people Opportunities to take on a lot of resposibility High exposure to senior management

    Cons

    Can be time-pressured in some teams, meaning that technical work can be sacrificed, for example, to meet rig schedule. Management can sometimes demand answers without sufficient time allocated for the technical work behind the answer.

    Advice to Management

    Let your technical people do the technical work required to get the best answer.


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  5. "HSE"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - HSE in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - HSE in Houston, TX (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nexen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My experience was primarily based on pre CNOOC takeover. From the perspective of enjoying the work I did, enjoying the people I worked with, the challenge of the job, salary and benefits - Nexen was a great place to work.

    Cons

    Some personality conflicts and appearance of disjointed management - too many people making decisions about the same project caused confusion and took expert decision making out of the hands of experts.

    Advice to Management

    Clear authorities should be defined and left to people competent to make those decisions


  6. "Risk Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Risk Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Risk Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    Pros

    Challenging work, everyday was different, manager was good

    Cons

    Overall company culture is poor, every man for himself type of mentality. Too much bureacracy and middle management

    Advice to Management

    Become leaner, don't be hypocrites and be leaders


  7. "Great Place to work at"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst Coop in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst Coop in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Nexen (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good work environment and very friendly people

    Cons

    better career opportunities for interns


  8. "oil and gas contractor contracted"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent pay structure and flexible time

    Cons

    I contracted instead of receiving employment opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Do more hiring and less contracting


  9. "From excellence to mediocrity!"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits. Very good people working there.

    Cons

    Truly disorganized organization and increasing disregard for people, safety and environmental controls to cut cost.


  10. "Challenging Times"

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Management in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Management in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Nexen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent remuneration / benefit packages. Take good care of employees. Handled the 2015 pipeline leak and plant turnaround well

    Cons

    The Long Lake plant has significant reliability issues and there are a lot of silo issues within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Overcome the silo issues. Collaboration will achieve cost savings. Don't always believe the claims of people ... research and find facts that either support or deny the claims and then act on the facts.


  11. "Staff Geological Speciallist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance, Good plan to help into the community.

    Cons

    There is not a clear picture for most of the employees of what CNOOC plans to do with NEXEN. They have better assets than LL, but not many are willing to to shift to a different direction.

    Advice to Management

    Look into other properties that are in the portfolio much better than LL. Need to recognize that the local talent has a value and that you don't need to put xxx hours to get the job done, efficiency is more important.



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