Oil Search Reviews

Updated 12 Jul 2020

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3.5
69%
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81%
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Oil Search Managing Director Peter Botten
Peter Botten
15 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Almost Good"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Port Moresby
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oil Search

    Pros

    - Friendly people - High priority to safety

    Cons

    - Too much politics and nepotism amongst employees (both expats and nationals). - Brilliance is not rewarded here, rump smooching is. - No talent development. Zero training. - Very low level HR Dept. - Chances of progression based on merit are very low - Huge gap in National and Expatriate salaries.

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  2. "Trainee Turbine Engineer"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trainee Turbine Engineer in Port Moresby
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    28/28 Rotation is fantastic. A great work/life balance.

    Cons

    No Graduate Development Structure. Graduates do not involve in indoor and OJT. Only rotate around to find their own way out.

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  3. "Solid Company growing rapidly. Retains some of its small company feel."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Oil Search full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Well qualified and technically savvy team.

    Cons

    Some politics and can be difficult to make changes.

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good working with and instruction nationals"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Oil Search full-time

    Pros

    Roster small work groups. Wide range of work scope. self directed

    Cons

    Work overload working over many disciplines poor salary. Accomodation is poor with shared facilities. No career progression. Micro management

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "A tier three company poorly organised with limited career development for citizen employees"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Petroleum Engineer in Lake Kutubu
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oil Search full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good place to gain experience but you will have to use initiative, a lot of initiative and self motivation.

    Cons

    Very poor salary and employee benefits for citizen employees, especially for engineers

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "Dissapointing"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oil Search

    Pros

    Reasonable Food Good Gym Something different each day Some individual managers and employees where worth there weight or more in Gold for there professional and social contribution

    Cons

    Money wasn't sufficient for the daily BS you had to put up with from your Contract Manager Contract Manager was a "Has Been" and deliberately set about undermining those that were working for him cos he felt threatened by the new breed of performing manager. Poor communication and support Poor ongoing training and team building Poor planning and productivity

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