Control System Specialist (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 12 October 2017
The management is very bad. Good people get laid off and un-qualified people stay because of the politics. There is no job security and people are not valued by their performance but by the relationship with the managers.
Lots of employee attrition, rude managers & employees
Reporting Analyst (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 1 October 2017
One of Nexen's cultural values is "Win Together", which rings true - until you say anything that others don't agree with. Then it becomes more like "My Way Or The Highway". Managers are rude, unprofessional, swear, like to humiliate employees, and their major interest is covering their behinds. There's no direction, no consistency, and you'll feel like you're tiptoeing around avoiding setting off landmines all day. AVOID THIS COMPANY LIKE THE PLAGUE.
Level 5 field operator (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 13 July 2017
Nexen is a great place to work and learn the SAGD process. The main objective is safety in all aspects of the operation. Progrssive progression of operational post is required. Mentoring and literature is provided at a reasonable pace to achieve progression.
Thermal Operator (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray – 17 February 2017
Fair remuneration and state of the art modern plant. I am not sure what the workplace culture is like like under the new management. At the time that I was there I found that adequate materials and services were in place to meet operational mandates.
Field Operator (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 18 January 2017
I Enjoyed working for this companies. On a typical day I did rounds, laboratory tests, LOTO, DeLOTO, issue permit, coordinate with contractors, help my fellow workers on a different job, attend to calls including emergencies, walk downs.
I learned how to operate my unit efficiently and how to apply safety as an everyday thing.
Management was challanging.
My co-rworkesrs were awesome.
The hardest part of the job was when something was broken but did not get fixed due to parts not been available.
The most enjoyable part of the job was been around my fellow workers and when we got something that was down running, consequently, increasing production.
Treasury & Settlement Accountant (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 4 September 2016
-I learned a lot at Nexen as a co-op student. I had a lot of different experiences, sometimes not related to Accounting but in Finance. The fact that the company underwent a lot of restructuring allowed me to learn different things.
Project Lead (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 15 June 2016
Was once a great place to work. Great salary, good benefits, nice office surroundings, plenty of opportunities for advancement, great work atmosphere. Then along came CNOOC. After less than one year of taking over layoffs started. Good people let go and some questionable people stayed on. Benefits were cut. Chinese management installed. More layoffs. Moral declined dramatically. Those who were let go were the lucky ones.
Great work place, very engaging and team-oriented environment
Master Scheduler (Current Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 12 September 2015
Nexen is a great company to work for. The culture is very positive, people are very co-operative and ready to help out. A typical day at Nexen is between 10-12 Hours. I have the pleasure of working with highly talented and motivated individuals who want to take this company to the next level. The management is excellent; open-door policy and very approachable. My co-workers have a positive work ethic and continuously strive to improve the business unit.
Process Operator (Current Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 2 February 2015
Generally good opportunity to learn a variety of equipment and processes. Largely dependent on the team you end up working with, however. There are some very knowledgeable people at Syncrude who are willing to share experience and knowledge with new personnel. Not everyone on every team shares that philosophy unfortunately.
Scope Change and Found Work Coordinator (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 22 October 2014
My two year experience proved to be one I will never forget. Being the newbie I was quickly acknowledged as one of them. Everyone seemed to require of me the things that I do best and come naturally: Building apps and reporting to all levels of management.
I was quickly bumped to Senior EA and managed a small team of administrators, assisted with managing CWP' and made lots of awesome relations that are still awesome!!
Accountant (Former Employee) – Calgary Alberta – 16 September 2014
My peers were great to work with, and we functioned very well together until management came in and wanted to make changes for the sake of making changes. We ended up taking several extra days to complete the same work we would normally have done in several hours. I was in the CMA program with the company, and was never given time to write exams even though I was promised to be able to take a full day off to write. When I asked for less overtime so that I could study in the evenings, I was told that I shouldn't have to work overtime if I was doing my job properly. Though the company did pay for my CMA expenses, it was extremely stressful to have to complete the program and work overtime for the company without exam days. We were on a compressed work week schedule, and were not allowed to take time off of work for appointments. We were told by management to schedule any appointments on our weekends or assigned days off-this is understandable but can be difficult to schedule appointments only on Fridays or the weekend. When I applied for other jobs within the company and spoke to management about it, they discouraged me from applying and told me that I was not supposed to use my current job as a "spring board" to other positions within the company, even though I'd been in my current position for several years. May have been just my department (finance), but it was terrible to work for this company. I'd never go back or recommend anyone work there; especially with the uncertainty with CNOOC laying off so many employees.
Compressed work schedule, education incentives program
Document Controller (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 6 March 2014
Management was poor, no structure, no support from management team. My co-workers were okay, I've worked with better. The hardest part of the job was the lack of support and training I need to excel in the position. The most enjoyable was the end of the day.
Poor management, lack of support and training and long commute