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Management is brutal, totally out of touch
Accountant (Former Employee), Calgary AlbertaSeptember 16, 2014
Pros: compressed work schedule, education incentives program
Cons: terrible management, poor assessment skills, terrible succession planning, poor ethics among management, poor operations management, micromanagement
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 – more... 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. – less
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Great experience, very poor management
Document Controller (Former Employee), Fort McMurray, ABMarch 6, 2014
Pros: great experience
Cons: poor management, lack of support and training and long commute
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.
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AMAZINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
Field Technician IT Analyst (Former Employee), Calgary, ABOctober 8, 2013
Pros: everything
Cons: nothing
this job was great. everyone was helpful honest and appreciative. I would definatley be there again if possible
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Outstanding company that thinks "Outside of the Box"
President/CEO-Engineering Consultant (Current Employee), Spokane, WAOctober 28, 2013
Pros: never having to do the same type of work twice. always fresh and new.
Cons: spokane based. this keeps costs down!
Nexen is a company that believes in doing things new and different. We encourage creative thinking and have cultivated an extremely creative environment and culture here. Optimistic attitudes and high integrity have helped us to overcome amazing design challenges over the years.

The most challenging thing here is always having to dive into a new technology – more... or idea and having to learn everything about it very quickly. This is also the part of the job that is the most interesting and the most fun. Nexen utilizes a network of professionals that are highly skilled and specialized in their respective fields. It is this teamwork that makes us so effective.

This is the most interesting and fun career I can ever imagine doing. There is no better company than Nexen. – less