Nexen Reviews

Updated 6 September, 2014
Updated 6 September, 2014
53 Reviews
3.2
53 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people new organization trying to build into a local player in oil sands (in 7 reviews)

  • Great compensation and benefits (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Middle management is not college educated however has far too much power over decision making (in 3 reviews)

  • Not sure how the most recent takeover by Cnooc will affect the company (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Geology internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Geology Intern  in  Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Geology Intern in Calgary, AB

    I worked at Nexen as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    People are friendly, and very open to helping out

    Cons

    HR is quite unorganized

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Terrible Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant  in  Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Accountant in Calgary, AB

    I worked at Nexen full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Co-workers were fantastic and the only reason to stay.

    Cons

    Management only looks out for themselves, paid middle of the road but expected very high performance from employees. Middle management violates integrity policies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into what middle managers are doing, get more control over operations because lower and middle management is a disaster.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company where you can gain experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB

    I have been working at Nexen full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good pay, more than what I expected

    Cons

    complicated procedures on everything. It is hard for new hire to focus on work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    simplify procedures.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Short Stay, felt like a time pocket

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nexen

    Pros

    Great people, Easy to juggle work and family, compensation was on par

    Cons

    Mundane, no challenge presented itself while i was there (aside from staying awake and in the building)
    IT is years behind and fighting to get ahead. Management doesn't pay attention to their employees. Not counting Team Leads

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Senior Financial Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Did not like the overtime

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Once a great company..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fort McMurray, AB
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort McMurray, AB

    I have been working at Nexen full-time

    Pros

    People: Excellent Team of highly talented people
    Benefits
    Great schedule
    Lots of potential

    Cons

    New management is destroying what used to be a great company.
    Lack of vision and lots of conflicting priorities.
    Low morale and highly stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management needs overhaul.
    Nexen used to be one of the best places to work.
    It had values and a strong work ethic.
    Be patient and the results will show.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Stuck in a rut

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB

    I worked at Nexen full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits. Nice gym in the head office. Compressed work week option.

    Cons

    Management is driving this company in the ground. The morale is very low. There are lots of changes that are driven at cost savings but here chasing dollars to save pennies and that's because management is weak. The changes being implemented are not going to save the company. They need to need to be more receptive to changing processes and stop doing business with itself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to change and put your ego aside. We are too too heavy and need to look at changing how we do business as a way to save money rather than cutting small things like catering.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company - work life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Nexen

    Pros

    Great compensation and benefits. Wellness subsidy. Compressed work schedule - Two Friday's off per month. Corporate events. Great community.

    Cons

    New management with new corporate goals and objectives - trouble understanding exactly what those are at this time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Things are changing at Nexen

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB

    I worked at Nexen full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I used to be a good company

    Cons

    Changes are coming in upper management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Flexible, non-stressful work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Geologist  in  Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Geologist in Calgary, AB

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

    Pros

    Great people, flexible schedule (every other friday off), awesome free gym

    Cons

    minimum additional rewards for superior work/efforts, advancement is difficult, lots of middle management, tons of big company policies/politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    less middle management and better rewards for high performers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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