Santos Employee Reviews about "good people"

Updated 28 Jun 2020

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3.6
65%
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83%
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Santos Managing Director & CEO Kevin Gallagher
Kevin Gallagher
30 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good people and work environment(in 11 reviews)

  • "Great work environment, friendly people and supportive of employees(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Senior management, frequent organisation restructures and redundancy cycles(in 7 reviews)

  • "Many perks and social activities have been removed through the downturn and numerous rounds of redundancies have impacted morale in recent years(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Santos in Adelaide"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Adelaide

    I have been working at Santos part-time

    Pros

    Good people and work environment

    Cons

    Senior management, frequent organisation restructures and redundancy cycles.

  2. "Logistics officer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistics Officer in Adelaide
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Santos full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Challenging projects to execute and good people

    Cons

    Communication from leadership could improve


  3. "Gone downhill"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Santos full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Salary and good people to work with

    Cons

    Poor communication from senior management, don't care about the people working beneath them at all, everyone feels like they are just a number that can be easily replaced.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Average"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Santos full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Salary and good people exist but generally suppressed

    Cons

    Middle management are very poor leaders, more a boys club than a company, executives are never sighted, no accountability at all and employees generally dont care

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    "Wouldn’t go back without major leadership change"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Adelaide
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Santos part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits, flexibility, good people, interesting work

    Cons

    Upper management is unfocused. Too many reorgs and terrible adherence to hierarchy for problem identification and solution. People are afraid to speak up with ideas that don’t align with current thinking because of the repercussions.

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  6. "Lean and fluid"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Santos full-time

    Pros

    Leaner environment, more opportunity to make a difference, good people

    Cons

    Oil price fluctuations can wreak havoc with projects and people

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Instrumentation Electrician in Fairview
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Santos full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some good people still there, training opportunities were once good and stager were valued. Camp accommodation is excellent and food is great

    Cons

    Unless you are within the selected few you are highly unlikely to go anywhere, don't always believe what they say

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Rocking Boat..."

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Santos full-time

    Pros

    Good people - motivated and experienced folks

    Cons

    Less career growth, Don't value technical knowledge of its employee Changes goal post once in 6 months

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    "The worse of the worse"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Subsurface in Adelaide
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Santos full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There are some few good people in there

    Cons

    VP EHS Background: 15 years career experience, specialized in laws. This should say about all how Santos cares about its employees. When working in subsurface space, there's no career evolution. Overcrowded leaders' levels, overcrowded technical people levels, bringing people from outside to take on GM and VP roles. No recognition on hard work, good results nor integrity, no career growth. Seniors are expected to support graduates to get to senior technical positions after a few years in Santos (and no other experience even less international). Main KPI is to "mentor" the say junior and graduates when you get retention of information and no empowerment from leaders in return. Brisbane was a plutocracy in 2012-2015 where previous managers were only power-driven. Just look at the results. They got sacked recently. Thanks new CEO! Hired massively people as employees (not contractors) in 2010-2012 to cover the first stage of Gladstone Liquefied Natural Gas Project. Once this stage was completed in 2014, sacked equally massively the technical base. Managers involved got a gift basket with champagne and chocolate on their desks.

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  10. "Review"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, good people

    Cons

    Poor communication to staff, many of long-term senior people are poor leaders.

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