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Woodside Petroleum Reviews

Updated 4 Jun 2019

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3.2
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52%
Recommend to a Friend
45%
Approve of CEO
Peter Coleman
31 Ratings
Pros
  • "Allows for a great work/life balance(in 6 reviews)

  • "Good Pay, Good office and generally people around you are good to work with(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "(in 3 reviews)

  • "Performance management system is poor - it lacks any transparency and is a lucky dip at most times(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Woodside Petroleum full-time

    Pros

    Excellent working environment and friendly colleagues. As a summer intern at Woodside, I felt fully supported mentally and technically.

    Cons

    I can't think of any shortcoming.

    Woodside Petroleum2019-02-21
  2. Helpful (2)

    ""Not all that glitters is gold""

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

    I worked at Woodside Petroleum

    Pros

    Remuneration. Exposure to large scale projects.

    Cons

    Welcome to Woodside Energy, the Exxon Mobil mini-me. Where appearance is far more important than substance. Do not expect fair treatment, performance management transparency or honesty. Do expect high degrees of competition, long hours, widespread gender driven positive discrimination and more corporate buzzwords and initiatives than you can shake a stick at. Performance management is pot luck at best. No honesty or...

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    Advice to Management

    The company is rotting from the core. You have created a highly competitive, cut throat environment. Collaboration is completely lacking as people empire build in preparation for that big, juicy, annual bonus.

    Woodside Petroleum2019-06-04
  3. Helpful (4)

    "Horrible culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Woodside Petroleum full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, nice building, good facilities

    Cons

    People don’t respect each other, intense red tape, fear of management

    Woodside Petroleum2019-04-24
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Morally corrupt shiny cage"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay Exposure to relevant scopes and experience

    Cons

    Company's alleged bribing in mauritania (AFP proved opposite) smartly evading aussie tax, etc... So expect similar culture once within. Performance review and rating is a joke, apparently based on a ranking curve where about 4/5 of rating is weighted on HR jargon; integrity, collaboration, ... In the back door it s based on other metrics -> how much you bow ur head to seniors Company Enforces to rate 35% as...

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    Advice to Management

    Since people are treated as cattle, none

    Woodside Petroleum2019-05-11
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Bad middle management in the Contracts and Procurement department."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Woodside Petroleum full-time

    Pros

    Expanding into other countries. With this comes opportunities to travel and get international experience.

    Cons

    Contracts and Procurement management care more about themselves than developing and collaborating with their colleagues and reports. The performance review process doesn't work. Its based on opinions rather than work output and performance.

    Woodside Petroleum2019-03-18
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Nice supporting environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Woodside Petroleum full-time

    Pros

    - Good pay - Supportive co-workers

    Cons

    - Changes take time (understandable because of HSE reasons)

    Woodside Petroleum2019-02-18
  7. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Associate Systems Engineer in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, nice office and benefits.

    Cons

    Job opportunities and performance management can be very inconsistent between areas of the company

    Advice to Management

    -

    Woodside Petroleum2019-01-31
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Worked in Human Resources"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Woodside Petroleum full-time

    Pros

    Met some incredible people. Great pay conditions.

    Cons

    Woodside prides itself as a Diversity champion. However in the process of promoting and hiring only females, very experienced and valuable people in the business are being overlooked. Being female myself, I felt encouraged to see that females are getting promoted to higher positions in the organisation. It gave me a sense of purpose especially since I work in the same industry. However, I believe it has come to the point...

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    Advice to Management

    Woodside needs to learn to embrace differences. Not be opposed to it. Trust in people who have a wealth of experience rather than tossing them aside. There is nothing wrong in hiring new fresh blood into organisation. However there is too much focus on hiring only females. They are also not very good at managing the culture of merging the experienced current employees with new employees.

    Woodside Petroleum2019-01-16
  9. "Project engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Woodside Petroleum full-time

    Pros

    Best company to grow in.

    Cons

    Still abit lacking in documentation side. Compared to other O&G MNC.

    Advice to Management

    Nil

    Woodside Petroleum2018-11-08
  10. "Great company"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Woodside Petroleum full-time

      Pros

      Great worklife balance and pay. Very understanding of people having a personal life. Couldn't recommend enough.

      Cons

      None - they are a great company to work for.

      Woodside Petroleum2018-09-23
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