Talisman Energy Reviews

Updated Aug 21, 2020

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3.1
50%
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72%
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Talisman Energy President & CEO Hal Kvisle (no image)
Hal Kvisle
50 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people and fantastic bosses(in 14 reviews)

  • "Excellent staff, top technology and forward-thinkers with respect to work-life balance(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "High turnover whether it is with staff switching roles or just quitting(in 6 reviews)

  • "poor management support and lack of top down leadership creates a country club atmosphere(in 5 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Geologist"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Geologist 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment and learnt a lot

    Cons

    Got sold to Repsol and it's a shell of it's former self

  2. "Agile powerhouse"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Talisman Energy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Plenty of talented, experienced colleagues who are willing to mentor.

    Cons

    Bad vision my previous CEO.

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  3. "Good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant 

    I worked at Talisman Energy full-time

    Pros

    Good people and good benefits

    Cons

    There are no cons here

  4. "Rollercoaster Market"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Talisman Energy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great responsibility and opportunity to progress ideas.

    Cons

    Internal politics and lack of trust were hard to overcome.

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  5. "Senior Advisor"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at Talisman Energy full-time

    Pros

    Amazing environment of exceptionally well trained and dedicated professionals. Spectacular environment to grow and develop your skills.

    Cons

    Sometimes short sighted management strategies led to job cuts and misalignment of goals.

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  6. "Data Entry Clerk"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Talisman Energy

    Pros

    -Good company benefits -Employee Recognition Programs and Incentives -Small workforce -Opportunities for Promotion

    Cons

    -Understaffed -Lack of Organization -Constant Change in Manpower

  7. "Tax accountant"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Calgary, AB

    I worked at Talisman Energy

    Pros

    A really good and fun place to work at

    Cons

    None really, it is a great place to work at.

  8. "Supervisor"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Talisman Energy

    Pros

    Good culture, open communication and smart people around you.

    Cons

    Direction of company is unknown, long term strategy and financial governance and policy change all the time

  9. "Destabilized"

    3.0
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Technical Writer/Documentation Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Talisman Energy for less than a year

    Pros

    Great location in downtown core.

    Cons

    Too much downsizing and lack of communication from upper management lead to a destabilizing of the workforce. Workers were left anxious and uncertain of the company's direction and future.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Reserves Analyst"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Talisman Energy for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Originally had a great strategy to be a World Class Oil & Gas company.

    Cons

    Moral was low for the entire diration of my career at Talisman. Manager revealed I had depression to all my colleagues amd other employees throught the organization.

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