Woodside Petroleum Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2021

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3.7
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Woodside Petroleum Interim CEO Meg O’Neill
Meg O’Neill
4 Ratings
Pros
  • "Allows for a great work/life balance(in 8 reviews)

  • "Good pay, nice office and benefits(in 7 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Too much game playing with performance management, unsupportive middle managers(in 9 reviews)

  • "Long hours, little work-life balance(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Always Challenging in a good way

      Jun 27, 2021 - Subsea Engineer in Perth, Western Australia, Western Australia
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of development opportunities available

      Cons

      Cant think of any cons

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good company but poor long term prospects

      May 4, 2021 - Anonymous 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great development opportunities for graduates - Opportunities for lower / mid level staff to engage with seniors - Great pay - Great people to work with (on a personal level) on balance

      Cons

      - Lack of trust permeates throughout the organisation; - Few long-term career progression opportunities for mid/ senior staff - Spends too much time doing business with itself (i.e. pet projects, KPI deliverables, constant re-work, etc) - Slow decision making - lack of delegation means decision making ability is centred around a few senior figures - Questionable values focus - honesty is not valued - Rigid work style - diversity of thought encouraged but not practiced - Company's growth prospects are poor; best opportunity for long term sustainability likely to be inorganic growth via M&A - Disengaged workforce - a large proportion don't care for the outcomes of the company - Too many people placed in the wrong roles for their specific skills - Arrogant mentality from executives - lack of humility / respect toward JVPs, contractors & non-Woodside staff

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      4 people found this review helpful
    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      It's an oil and gas company

      Apr 12, 2021 - Mechanical Engineer in Perth, Western Australia, Western Australia
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The company has very interesting operations, assets and integration of value adding functions - operation, maintenance and engineering. Great career starter. Majority great people and in my final few years I appreciated a great team and colleagues.

      Cons

      My honest impression is that the company employs so many graduates on an annual basis as a PR manoeuvre with a plan to eject a set potion of them over their first few years (can't validate this of course). Vulnerable new employees can be treated very poorly. Some underhanded moves made by my direct leadership early in my tenure. Witnessed reckless behaviour for grabbing the annual bonus under the guise of performance management.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Strong Australian company

      Jul 6, 2021 - Adviser in Perth, Western Australia, Western Australia
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Incentives, work environment, career development

      Cons

      Implementing change can be a challenge (matrix organisation).

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Woodside Energy - A Great Place to Work!

      Jun 23, 2021 - Lab Analyst in Perth, Western Australia, Western Australia
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - People - Remuneration - Additional Benefits - Skills able to be acquired.

      Cons

      - Cyclical nature of the oil price and the general industry.

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good company, pays well, has interesting and a variety of work, great office facilities and assets

      Jun 1, 2021 - Project Information Management Coordinator in Perth, Western Australia, Western Australia
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good Company to work for. Lots of opportunity to work in varied roles and on interesting scopes of work. Company pays well and has money to spend of new technologies, training and personal development

      Cons

      Significant discretionary work expected on top of core role duties

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Engineering

      May 29, 2021 - Internship in Perth, Western Australia, Western Australia
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Staff, facilities, work, engineering, people

      Cons

      I don't know any to date

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company to work for

      May 20, 2021 - Finance 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great culture, good work life balance,

      Cons

      A lot of org restructuring

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good company to work forr

      May 15, 2021 - Project Manager in Perth, Western Australia, Western Australia
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay and conditions Ability to transfer to different teams

      Cons

      Open plan office Lack of good projects to work on.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Secure Job

      Mar 4, 2021 - Senior Project Engineer in Perth, Western Australia, Western Australia
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Location, renumeration, calibre of colleagues.

      Cons

      Company lacks direction and expends more effort on spin than substance. Much made of the company Compass [values] but these are rarely demonstrated by the executive team and are constantly set aside when it suits them. Current CEO has completely changed the culture that built the company and made it what it is today.

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