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  1. "Senior Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  2. "Rollercoaster Market"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Talisman Energy full-time (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!

  3. "Data Entry Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    -Understaffed
    -Lack of Organization
    -Constant Change in Manpower


  4. "Tax accountant"

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

    Pros

    A really good and fun place to work at

    Cons

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


  5. "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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


  6. "Destabilized"

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    Former Employee - Technical Writer/Documentation Analyst
    Former Employee - Technical Writer/Documentation Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Talisman Energy (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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Reserves Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Talisman Energy (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.

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    "Worst company ever"

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

    I worked at Talisman Energy full-time (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


  9. "The shine is gone!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Talisman Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The compensation package was middle-of-the-road on base salary, and exceptional for expatriates.
    Global diversification of the asset base provided opportunities for international assignments.

    Cons

    Long term incentive programme is irrelevant and valueless.
    The company had a lack of cultural and gender diversity around the boardroom, and hence a deficiency in out-of-the-box thinking and creativity.
    The spirit of innovation and entrepreneurism that made this company a success has disappeared.

    Advice to Management

    A cultural overhaul is required to reinvigorate this company.


  10. "Challenging work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Breadth and depth of role was great. Great people.

    Cons

    Big of a boys club


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