Nexen Energy ULC
Nexen environmental advisors examining water samples near Nexen's Kinosis SAGD Development area

Recognized as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Nexen Energy ULC was selected as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2016):

  • Nexen encourages ongoing employee development and offers engineers and geoscientists opportunities to self-nominate for a role change through the EGG Exchange program -- managers meet twice a year to discuss opportunities to create role changes or "swaps" among interested employees
  • Nexen manages a talent exchange program to provide employees with an opportunity to transfer to Nexen's parent company, CNOOC, for short- or long-term work assignments in Beijing or the United Kingdom
  • Nexen offers exceptional financial benefits, including profit-sharing for everyone, signing bonuses for some employees, year-end bonuses for all and generous referral bonuses for employees who refer a candidate that is successfully hired by the organization (to $5,000)
Nexen engineers examining seismic maps
Nexen production technician on the Scott offshore rig in the North Sea
Nexen summer students took part in Nexen's ReachOut Program, building a playground for Calgary's Kingsland community

Highlights

Industry Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction
Established in Canada 1971
Publicly traded yes
Full-time employees in Canada 1,951
Part-time employees in Canada 41
Average age of employees in Canada 42.7
Longest serving employee 38 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension, defined-contribution (DC) pension, matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, earned days off program
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 2 paid days)

The Career Directory

Nexen Energy ULC has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Nexen geologists examining core samples at the company's new Core Lab in Calgary, Alberta

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction
Full-time employees in Canada 1,951
Part-time employees in Canada 41
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Engineer in Training, Geologist in Training, Finance, Accounting, Business (HR, Supply Management, etc.)
Starting salary $75K to $80K
Work perks health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Academic fields recruited


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