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Woodside Petroleum Reviews

Updated 21 Aug 2019

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3.4
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56%
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53%
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Peter Coleman
37 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 4 reviews)

  • "Do not expect fair treatment, performance management transparency or honesty(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Consultant 

    I worked at Woodside Petroleum

    Pros

    Nice place to work, depending on your area. Nice office.

    Cons

    Hard to find process documentation

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    Woodside Petroleum2019-07-11
  2. "Professional company to work with"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Karratha
    Recommends

    I worked at Woodside Petroleum for less than a year

    Pros

    High Quality control procedures and systems in place

    Cons

    Lack of mentoring and subcontractor engagement

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    Woodside Petroleum2019-08-22
  3. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Tax Advisor in Perth, Western Australia
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Woodside Petroleum full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great head quarter building in Perth.

    Cons

    Nothing really with mentioning here

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    Woodside Petroleum2019-08-07
  4. 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 transparency at all. Promotion is a popularity contest where groups of 'buddies' look after one another. A mid career technical career ladder is completely absent. Company is very top heavy and drowning in process. If you're looking for a company that cares more about perception then authenticity and honesty then Woodside is the company for you.

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    Woodside Petroleum2019-06-04
  5. 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

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    Woodside Petroleum2019-04-24
  6. 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 "not delivering", Some make it through hard work, but most through tackling workmates they re competing with. To thrive, it s best to join a wolvepack of bullies, that s sort of a gang where members do not compete with each other for performance ranking, and will tackle anyone else, till they all make it. Tackling tactics 1- can even include, a manager creating a scope worth lots of $, labour intensive, assigning it to another employee just to prove he is not competent, and i ve witnessed this said in done on others. 2- Or coming with genius improvement ideas, get them endorsed by upper management, assign them to coworkers and boss on them then get rewarded on expense of others. Other than performance, lots of tactics of creating constant conflict through the ranks of hierarchy to keep everyone scared, e.g. Kick a competent employee experienced from technical discipline A to manage B, people in B will resent their manager as seen less competent, and the manager will naturally take a position of fear and feeling threat from competent staff. Then hr will keep everyone under control with this lack of trust. Lots of experienced staff pushed into meaningless roles, till they hate their lives and choose to leave, so that company avoids an expensive redundancy. And this includes people who sacrificed more than 20 yrs of their career and did their best for company s interest. Company is aware of mental damage this is causing and offers limitless psychological support, like building a mechanic shop next to a pothole , instead of fixing it. Definitely not recommended to honest, value delivering people unless you are trading some extra pay on expense of wellbeing. But watch out, There s a record of suicide among woodside employees, and I believe it s way above average rate in general population. Company is highly recommended for junior-high bullying mentality. A fertile ground.

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    Woodside Petroleum2019-05-11
  7. 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.

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    Woodside Petroleum2019-03-18
  8. "Good company, can get pretty caught up on red tape"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Woodside Petroleum

    Pros

    Good people that are friendly and helpful

    Cons

    Too much red tape, and taking a step back in efficiency and trying to market it as an improvement.

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    Woodside Petroleum2019-03-21
  9. 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.

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    Woodside Petroleum2019-02-21
  10. 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)

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    Woodside Petroleum2019-02-18
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