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Talisman Energy Reviews

Updated Aug 26, 2019

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Found 117 reviews

3.7
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84%
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Talisman Energy CEO Hal Kvisle (no image)
Hal Kvisle
48 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people and laid back culture(in 13 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)

  • "(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Geologist"

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    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

    Talisman Energy2019-08-20
  2. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant 

    I worked at Talisman Energy full-time

    Pros

    Good people and good benefits

    Cons

    There are no cons here

    Talisman Energy2019-05-21
  3. "Rollercoaster Market"

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    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.

    Advice to Management

    Repsol struggles to keep focused portfolio on mixed bag of assets. Talisman struggled with this before as well - time for change!

    Talisman Energy2017-06-01
  4. "Senior Advisor"

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    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.

    Advice to Management

    The cost of rehiring staff is more than the short term benefit of layoffs.

    Talisman Energy2017-02-04
  5. "Data Entry Clerk"

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    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

    Talisman Energy2016-11-27
  6. "Tax accountant"

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    • 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.

    Talisman Energy2016-11-18
  7. "Supervisor"

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    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

    Talisman Energy2016-10-12
  8. "Destabilized"

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    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.

    Talisman Energy2016-10-19
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Reserves Analyst"

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     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.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your comments to youtself when it comes to health issues. Treat everybody with yhe same level of respect and don't play favorites.

    Talisman Energy2016-11-03
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Worst company ever"

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    Former Employee - Advisor in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Talisman Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you do not belong to a minority group and can match up to the management's manipulation tactics then you have future in this company!

    Cons

    No growth opportunities, manager's would take credit for your work and if you make a mistake they will be the first to throw you under the bus. Managers have agenda of their own and don't care about employees. Some individuals will get approval for all the random training yet others have to fight to get approval for even essential job related training. Managers use the moto "my way or the highway", forget about... making any continuous improvements or suggestions on how to do the job "they hired you for". The company has been going through a de-diversification, majority of minority staff have been laid off with the exception of Spanish speakers. The Managers lie, cheat and deceive you so "watch your back". Typical Manager vs. Leader issues

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    Talisman Energy2016-10-31
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