Woodside Petroleum Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated 13 Oct 2019

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  1. Helpful (8)

    "Bureaucracy, bullying and nepotism are rife"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Finance! 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Woodside Petroleum full-time

    Pros

    If its not for the toxic bureaucratic work culture - Woodside does offer a great opportunity to get involved with complex technical challenges.

    Cons

    1) Long work hours in finance. Working late is celebrated and worn as a badge of honour next day. 2) Cut throat competition among coworkers - everyone chasing higher performance ratings and bonuses - brown nosing and working long hours to meet unreasonable demands from middle management who are themselves in a popularity contest to out do each other for limited senior management positions. 3) Company has a huge gap in workforce - employees are expected to meet harsh deadlines to an extent that they break down mentally and physically. 4) Lots of good buzz words/phrases are drilled into employees mind via internal communication and intranet e.g 80:20 , supporting each other, mental health etc. However the real company culture is toxic and none of this is actually followed in day to day work. Interactions among overworked colleagues are often "rude" and "impolite".

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  2. Helpful (9)

    ""Not all that glitters is gold""

    1.0
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    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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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work for"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Woodside Petroleum full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity for learning Benefits Good on CV

    Cons

    Long hours, little work-life balance

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  4. "A good start"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Woodside Petroleum full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good work opportunities if you show initiative. As its a small company (in a global sense), it doesn't have a mountain if red tape. The person who is going to make a significant decision is in the building - this means the business can be nimble. Big global companies often require a decision from some far away head office. Woodside isn't like that. So decisions can be quicker.

    Cons

    Internal politics hold the company back. Long hours, very long. And the opportunities for women seem to take a lot longer than for men.

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  5. "Great Company Culture"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at Woodside Petroleum full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative, respect, high performance, rewarding

    Cons

    Long hours, frequent organisational restructuring

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