Nexen
3.4 of 5 44 reviews
www.nexeninc.com Calgary, Canada 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Apr 09, 2014

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80% Approve of the CEO

Nexen Interim President, CEO, and Director Kevin J. Reinhart

Kevin J. Reinhart

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62% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Flexible, non-stressful work environment

Geologist (Current Employee)
Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

ProsGreat people, flexible schedule (every other friday off), awesome free gym

Consminimum additional rewards for superior work/efforts, advancement is difficult, lots of middle management, tons of big company policies/politics.

Advice to Senior Managementless middle management and better rewards for high performers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Promotions happen only if you are in the right team, otherwise your career will be stagnant and rot

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)

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

ProsPay is good, best commute in the oil sands

ConsThey prefer to hire from outside the company for many leadership roles. Management does not understand the job scope of those who work for them. Low morale. Sometimes it is a toxic workplace. Talent does not say. It does not matter how hard you work or how competent you are, middle management does not notice or care. Unless you are an operator or a male engineer you are stuck in a dead end job. They like to put retirees in leadership roles.

Advice to Senior ManagementTrust the people who work for you. They will be great leaders. Promote from within do not hire externally when you already have good talent. Get with the times, be modern and more flexible or talent will always leave you.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Calgary, AB (Canada)

I worked at Nexen full-time

ProsGreat people, good compensation, outstanding benefits

ConsNew Owner seems to slowly change the way this company operates.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure you retain your talent.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work, lots of change

Maintenance (Current Employee)
Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)

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

ProsLots of good people
Opportunity to grow

ConsSenior management lacks direction and is not financially responsible.
Low Morale
Poor direction

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Nexen

ProsGreat people new organization trying to build into a local player in oil sands

Consorganizational alignment and improper support

Advice to Senior Managementstep back and help guide

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Nexen Energy ULC

Technical Summer Student (Former Employee)
Calgary, AB (Canada)

I worked at Nexen as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat Place to work and spend your day.

ConsNot in the most desirable location of downtown Calgary.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Standard Interview

Technical Summer Student (Former Employee)
Calgary, AB (Canada)

I worked at Nexen as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat Environment to work in

ConsWork is not very demanding

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The worst managed company out there.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)

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

ProsLaid back atmosphere, great work schedule (Monday-Thursday), great pay (for a company that doesn't make much money!), car pool is great compared to bussing

ConsNo training, no accountability, uneducated and unprofessional management, poor planning, weak leadership, cannot retain good employees, reactive not preventative, too many "retirees"

Advice to Senior ManagementTime to spend the money and bring in real leaders from other companies.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not bad

Senior Analyst (Former Employee)
Calgary, AB (Canada)

I worked at Nexen as a contractor for more than 5 years

ProsClose to train
Lots of new technologies
Mostly great people

ConsManagement a little old world
Lots of after hours work

Advice to Senior ManagementLoosen up

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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The internship program at Nexen is a great way to get exposure to the many aspects of the oil industry.

Reservoir Engineer (Former Employee)
Calgary, AB (Canada)

I worked at Nexen as an intern for less than a year

ProsThe company offered many interesting courses regarding the theory and applications in oil industry, as well as courses for self-improvement. The department I worked for also provided me with several different interesting projects to work on.

ConsSome of the downtime in between projects left time to yourself. But you must make the best of this time for independent study.

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