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Updated 31 Oct 2019

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TOTAL CEO Patrick Pouyanné
Patrick Pouyanné
561 Ratings
Pros
  • "de bonnes conditions de travail(in 91 reviews)

  • "Nombreux avantages : primes, CE, bon salaire d'alternant(in 64 reviews)

Cons
  • "Speaking french is strongly advised for progression(in 69 reviews)

  • "e/ pas beaucoup d'embauche pour les jeunes dipl(in 35 reviews)

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  1. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Trading Operator in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at TOTAL full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, good intercommunication between teams and very good benefits package

    Cons

    Speaking french is strongly advised for progression

    TOTAL2019-06-25
  2. "French way of managing a company"

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    Current Contractor - Trainee Geophysicist in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TOTAL for more than a year

    Pros

    Job stability (french law forbids people to be easily fired) International opportunities, very broad portfolio (major operating O&G company) Excellent benefits - average salary for an oil and gas major Mostly full of people passionate about their job - very few "mercenaries"

    Cons

    Very short notice when moving internationally Not very helpful when need to move family abroad for job Very slow procedures due to size of company

    TOTAL2019-10-04
  3. "Market Research Anlyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TOTAL full-time

    Pros

    Team Spirit Global view Large autonomy Work life balance

    Cons

    Really French mentality Salary and bonuses

    TOTAL2019-03-13
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good work-life balance at Total"

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    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TOTAL

    Pros

    Great work life balance at Total and decent salary / benefits. Global company offers plenty of career opportunities if flexible on location. Speaking French not required but v helpful.

    Cons

    No major downsides. As a large company it can feel less agile than smaller rivals.

    TOTAL2019-01-30
  5. "Commissioning Lead Engineer"

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    Former Contractor - Commissioning Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at TOTAL for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good company to work for, made of UK and French citizens. They let you get on with the job

    Cons

    You will be let go as a contractor once they have a staff that can do your job

    Advice to Management

    No advise

    TOTAL2018-12-10
  6. "Engineer"

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    Onshore Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TOTAL

    Pros

    In many ways a great company to work for, with busy activity in the North Sea. Lots of opportunity to get on and do well.

    Cons

    However there get be an us and them attitude between the French and Brit contingent. The cultural differences can be significant depending on the department you work for.

    Advice to Management

    People's attitudes are difficult to change. The recent Brexit vote will no improve matters.

    TOTAL2017-02-27
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work in"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at TOTAL full-time

    Pros

    Very good benefits when you are expatriate. Lot's of trainings provided.

    Cons

    French mentality, distant management, not enough of open space

    Advice to Management

    Be more international, less french

    TOTAL2016-10-04
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Going downhill as an employer..."

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    Current Employee - Support-Corporate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at TOTAL full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great location: Canary Wharf Recognisable, international brand Free gym memberships Generous holiday entitlements for London staff Decent salaries-across the board Fairly good work / life balance though a lot more favourable towards employees with children

    Cons

    Very French (seems harder for non-French people to advance their careers??) No employee engagement or CSR initiatives Some very poor / unsupportive managers exist in this entity Can be a high pressure work place No interest in staff retention these days

    Advice to Management

    Look after your staff

    TOTAL2016-01-03
  9. "Good employer. Look after you and your family"

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    Recommends

    I worked at TOTAL

    Pros

    Excellent training, good career progression, lots of career opportunities if you work hard. Look after you and your family.

    Cons

    Top seemed to be exclusively french with glass ceiling for others.

    TOTAL2015-07-12
  10. Helpful (1)

    "very good and interesting opportunity to evolve in a big multinational company in the oil and gas industry."

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    Current Employee - Cash Management Officer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TOTAL full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    international oil and gas french rewarding good company in the top super major of oil and gas industry

    Cons

    french salary elitist Salary is to low for young graduates

    Advice to Management

    pay more

    TOTAL2014-03-01
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