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Equinor Reviews

Updated 16 Jan 2020

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3.8
68%
Recommend to a Friend
75%
Approve of CEO
Equinor President and CEO Eldar Sætre
Eldar Sætre
99 Ratings
Pros
  • "A transparent organisation in a tech fueled environment with a high level of work life balance(in 77 reviews)

  • "Excelent benefits and work environment(in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • "Compensation is not as high as other energy companies in Norway(in 33 reviews)

  • "The Norwegians love to push "do more with less" and "lean" which just leaves departments understaffed and overworked(in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Hi"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern 

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

    Pros

    Amazing and nice working experience

    Cons

    Still waiting , process is quite lengthy

    Equinor2020-01-17
  2. "Great Benefits - Good Direct Managers are Hit or MISS"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Aghahg Adfa Dsafaf in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Equinor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits, Work Life Balance, Vacation, People.

    Cons

    The Norwegians love to push "do more with less" and "lean" which just leaves departments understaffed and overworked.

    Advice to Management

    Value experience and performance when it comes to promotions instead of "who has been at the company the longest"

    Equinor2020-01-08
  3. "Not bad"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Petroleum Supply Specialist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Equinor full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work and life balance

    Cons

    Frequently changing management in Norway

    Equinor2019-12-24
  4. "Great company to work with"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    HSE Manager in Oslo
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Equinor

    Pros

    Great environment, management team , company with value and mission

    Cons

    Nothing special to mention , for me at least

    Equinor2019-12-23
  5. "Good"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Senior Commercial Analyst 

    I worked at Equinor full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work life balance is doable.

    Cons

    Hardly any room for advancement.

    Equinor2019-12-09
  6. "Summer Intern"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in Oslo

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

    Pros

    Relaxed Work Lot of Free Time Company Takes good care of Interns

    Cons

    Offices are not very Lively During Summer

    Equinor2019-12-06
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Statoil New Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stock Options limit. 401K match, and health benefits

    Cons

    Repetitive responsibilities Short linear growth followed by quick plateau

    Equinor2019-11-15
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Well Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Equinor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Large group, able to meet some great engineers. Norwegian attitude to breaks, can sit and discuss as long as the work is done. Nice office and new equipment. Friendly staff and nice lunch area. Flexible arrangements and good for staff with family.

    Cons

    Unconscious basis towards non-Norwegian employees. Development is available but is very poor. Finger pointing atmosphere from top , middle, and just above - down. Desk engineer with minimal opportunity to go offshore. Toxic environment and unable to change due to high level of cronyism.

    Advice to Management

    Be more visible. Don't lay out the red carpet for Senior Management, they are part of the team. Listen to the feedback given from anonymous feedback.

    Equinor2019-11-28
  9. "Greate company to work for"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stavanger
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equinor full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A transparent organisation in a tech fueled environment with a high level of work life balance

    Cons

    An organisation in constant change

    Equinor2019-10-25
  10. Helpful (12)

    "Horribly run company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and work/life balance.

    Cons

    Where do I start? 1. The prior review that talks about a member of the HR team having an affair with someone management is 100% true. It's the worst company secret and I'm glad someone brought it up. This same person used her position of power to make sure people weren't able to move from one location to another by spreading false lies to hiring managers of internal jobs. She has moved from the Austin, Houston and Stamford offices. And has allowed her position to enact retaliation efforts against good employees across the US, for personal reasons, and to help incompetent management remove employees that expose bad business practices. This is how it works. An employee will bring up better ways to do things or expose serious problems. Senior management becomes threatened because it makes them look vulnerable and they will put a target on your back. Instead of fixing the problem, senior management conspires with HR, and uses them as a weapon. Management will move you out of your position, then HR spreads lies to hiring managers, to make sure you can't get internal jobs. 2. The company in the US is "HYPER" political. Good work and solutions are not appreciated. Only relationships and friends "in the right places" matters. This creates a "clan" mentality where management protects one another if they add value or not. 3. The only good reviews on Glassdoor are from 2 camps - Interns and college hires (who don't know any better). And Norwegian employees in Norway. 4, People aren't recognized who show initiative and make things better.

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    Advice to Management

    Stop imposing the janteloven way of thinking in the US. Break this Scandinavian culture. It's killing your US business. Would you expect US culture to work in Norway? Then why do you expect Norwegian culture to work in the US? Management needs to BE CRITICAL, ask HARD QUESTIONS, and DEMAND proof that things are being done as promised. And if what you're told turns out to not be true, heads must be cut off, stop these people from moving forward. Install people in positions that show passion for their work and want to make things better. Not people who come in at 9AM, take a 2 hour lunch, then clock out at 3:30PM. Unfortunately, as soon as management reads this they will be thinking of Jante Rule #5 and #10. You're not to think you know more than we do. You're not to think you can teach us anything. Start being humble and talk your own advice. There is so much potential to this company, but, it is 100% squandered.

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    Equinor2019-11-15
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