Nexen Reviews

Updated 9 June 2015
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Pros
  • Great people new organization trying to build into a local player in oil sands (in 8 reviews)

  • Compensation and benefits are good and that's about it (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Middle management is not college educated however has far too much power over decision making (in 4 reviews)

  • Low morale and highly stressful (in 3 reviews)

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69 Employee Reviews

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  1. Nexen CNooc

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Nexen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Community oriented company
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Process and procedure alignment challenges.


  2. Summer Student

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nexen

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good network of additional courses to be taken to learn more about the Oil & Gas industry

    Cons

    Ran out of work during my summer term, but was able to find more work that needed to be done.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing I would change, very good company in terms of learning opportunities.


  3. solution architect

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nexen

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    days off, flexibility, vacation, more days off

    Cons

    workload is becoming a problem


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  5. contractor

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant/Contractor in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Consultant/Contractor in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Nexen (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good company to work for, many well developed templates

    Cons

    Some project leaders themselves need to managed and supervised for exercising arbitrary powers.

    Advice to Management

    Managers once removed performance assessment should be done


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    Great employer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nexen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of employee activities. Great atmosphere. Professional

    Cons

    Re-organization and downsizing caused stress among employees

    Advice to Management

    Don't overwork employees


  7. Administrative Coordinator

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nexen full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, salary and co-workers

    Cons

    Undergoing transition subsequent to CNOOC acquisition


  8. Drilling Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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


  9. Constant re-orgs, poor management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Nexen

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and decent pay

    Cons

    Benefits aren't the best, salary is ok, poor management and constant re-orgs


  10. Worked for Nexen's US Division

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nexen

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, competitive pay, people are intelligent and well-meaning.

    Cons

    Organization is flat and projects are scarce.


  11. Not bad, can get boring with not many opportunityies

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Accountant in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Nexen full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy laid back work
    Pay is decent

    Cons

    Much of the pay is re-payable if you leave the company
    Not many opportunities for advancement
    Travel time is unpaid and takes an additional 32 hours of unpaid time from your life

    Advice to Management

    Compensate employees for time away from family and home because of long commute



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