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Santos

4.2
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Santos Reviews

Based on 55 surveyed graduates working at Santos. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
4.2
Based on 55 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • The large graduate community.
  • Opportunities to rotate within the company, work interstate, work onsite.
  • Supportive environment, field roster opportunities.
  • Field opportunities are made available to new graduates to gain practical experience. A lot of trust is placed in graduates there are many learning opportunities in short spaces of time.
  • The best thing about working for Santos is that they look after their employees. They understand the benefits of keeping their employees healthy and happy to ensure productivity and efficiency within the workplace.
  • Rotation plan may not work out to be the best to learn, particularly in the current oil price environment. Flexibility to make changes to a rotation appear minimal.
  • Lack of security with exposure to the oil price.
  • CEO level management is very progressive and amazing, sometimes on the way through middle management the plans coming from above don't work because of the old school way some middle management sees things.
  • External pressure on market conditions and the internal challenges in response to the external environment.
  • Some of the time tasks are monotonous - but there are always monotonous tasks with any role.

What Insiders Say

6.2
Career Prospects
6.2
Career Prospects
Past graduate level must be a registered, chartered engineer. Can go down technical or management route.
8.4
Corporate Social Responsibility
8.4
Corporate Social Responsibility
Tour Down under Aboriginal Power cup Various homeless and welfare programs Major sponsor of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.
8.2
Culture
8.2
Culture
Graduate social club and employee social club that regularly organise social events for networking within the company has a strong safety culture and focus on empowering and developing its employees open desk plan right up to Vice Presidents of the company to encourage collaboration and many multi-discipline teams within the company.
8.5
Diversity
8.5
Diversity
Employees appear to be quite diverse in terms of gender and ethnicity.
7.9
Satisfaction
7.9
Satisfaction
I take a holistic approach to exploration - utilising multiple datasets and technologies to discover and work up multi-TCF prospects that cost more than 100 million dollars to drill.
7.7
Management
7.7
Management
Direct management is terrific, upper management is more distant however can be interacted with if required. Great feedback and development discussions from direct management.
8.7
Office Work Environment
8.7
Office Work Environment
Facilities, available technology, meeting rooms, etc. are fantastic.
7.8
Recruitment
7.8
Recruitment
Provide an example of a good team, bad team, what you would have changed, any extracurricular activities.
8.5
Salary
8.5
Salary
Fantastic remuneration scheme and opportunities. Professional memberships paid for, free gym membership, share plus/share match offer (salary sacrifice for 2 for 1 share option).
7.8
Training
7.8
Training
Structured problem solving and decision making to complement defect elimination and risk assessments. Also numerous technical knowledge & skills related to discipline specific courses.
8
Work Hours
8
Work Hours
Generally 8.30am-5pm with a 1 hour lunch break. You are able to change your work hours officially, allowing for earlier starts or later finishes, but you are not able to change these on an ad hoc basis. You are currently unable to work extra hours during the week to enable an extra day off a fortnight for instance, which I feel would be an attractive offer to some members of staff.
8.1
Sustainability
8.1
Sustainability
The company works close with state governments and local communities to reduce their carbon foot print.