Nexen Reviews

Updated 8 Jul 2020

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3.2
49%
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  1. "Great place to work - however oil is tough"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal Summer Student in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great, smart people and management

    Cons

    Oil being down in AB made for a lot of layoffs

  2. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instrument Technician in Fort McMurray, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits, great team environment

    Cons

    Micromanagement, slow day, lay off threats

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  3. "Not the same"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Senior Manager in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Nexen full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people and benefits and assets

    Cons

    Ownership values, command and control, state ownership

  4. "Solid place to start career in Oil & Gas"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst I in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly and diverse group, good opportunity to prove yourself and take on additional responsibility early on, high amount of interaction with Executive Leadership Team

    Cons

    Controlled by foreign entity, approval process can be lengthy

  5. "Many ups and downs"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - New Grad 

    I worked at Nexen full-time

    Pros

    Great people there, but many have left.

    Cons

    Downturn in the industry caused many layoffs.

  6. "Not Too Bad"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Engineer 

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

    Pros

    Good culture, and the company is like a family

    Cons

    some of the work gets mundane

  7. "A relax environment"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Contract Administrator in Fort McMurray, AB

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

    Pros

    relax, happy, fun, good benefits

    Cons

    slow decision making, less than average management

  8. "Exciting work and challenging projects"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - GIT 
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nexen full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Change following CNOOC take over

  9. "Sinking Ship"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people still left there

    Cons

    Senior Mgmt, dealing with head office

  10. "Administration"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Nexen full-time

    Pros

    Team atmosphere was very important

    Cons

    Benefits was not great and expensive

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