Rigzone Ideal Employer Survey 2018

For the second year, over 6,500 oil and gas professionals told us who their top 3 ideal employers would be, what they thought their key strengths are, and what the most important attributes are that they look for in an employer.

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Location

    Company Type

      Attributes

        Category

          Generation

            APAC Top 20

            The following 20 companies represent the most popular employers that professionals based in Asia Pacific would ideally like to work for.

            2018
            Rank
            2017
            Rank
            Company Jobs

            1

            1 Shell View Jobs

            2

            3 ExxonMobil

            3

            2 Chevron View Jobs

            4

            5 BP

            5

            4 Schlumberger View Jobs

            6

            6 Halliburton View Jobs

            7

            8 PETRONAS View Jobs

            8

            7 Saudi Aramco View Jobs

            9

            9 Total View Jobs

            10

            15 Transocean

            11

            13 Seadrill

            12

            10 BHGE

            13

            11 Maersk View Jobs

            14

            16 Weatherford International View Jobs

            15

            17 Statoil

            16

            N/A TechnipFMC

            17

            19 Saipem View Jobs

            18

            N/A ENI View Jobs

            19

            14 ConocoPhillips

            20

            N/A ENSCO View Jobs

            Africa Top 20

            The following 20 companies represent the most popular employers that professionals based in Africa would ideally like to work for.

            2018
            Rank
            2017
            Rank
            Company Jobs

            1

            1 Chevron View Jobs

            2

            3 Shell View Jobs

            3

            4 Total View Jobs

            4

            2 ExxonMobil

            5

            6 Halliburton View Jobs

            6

            7 Schlumberger View Jobs

            7

            5 BP

            8

            8 Saudi Aramco View Jobs

            8

            10 BHGE

            10

            9 Transocean

            11

            14 Weatherford International View Jobs

            12

            11 ENI View Jobs

            13

            12 Maersk View Jobs

            14

            15 Seadrill

            15

            18 Statoil

            16

            16 Saipem View Jobs

            17

            17 Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC) View Jobs

            18

            N/A Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC)

            19

            N/A Qatar Petroleum (QP) View Jobs

            20

            N/A ENSCO View Jobs

            Middle East Top 20

            The following 20 companies represent the most popular employers that professionals based in the Middle East would ideally like to work for.

            2018
            Rank
            2017
            Rank
            Company Jobs

            1

            1 Shell View Jobs

            2

            4 Halliburton View Jobs

            3

            2 Saudi Aramco View Jobs

            4

            3 Schlumberger View Jobs

            5

            5 BP

            6

            7 ExxonMobil

            7

            8 Chevron View Jobs

            8

            11 BHGE

            9

            9 Total View Jobs

            10

            10 Weatherford International View Jobs

            11

            6 Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)

            12

            12 Qatar Petroleum (QP) View Jobs

            13

            15 Saipem View Jobs

            14

            19 Nabors View Jobs

            15

            14 Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC)

            16

            13 Maersk View Jobs

            16

            N/A Transocean

            18

            N/A ENI View Jobs

            19

            N/A PETRONAS View Jobs

            20

            18 TechnipFMC

            Latin & South America Top 20

            The following 20 companies represent the most popular employers that professionals based in Latin and South America would ideally like to work for.

            2018
            Rank
            2017
            Rank
            Company Jobs

            1

            1 Shell View Jobs

            2

            3 Halliburton View Jobs

            3

            2 Schlumberger View Jobs

            4

            5 Chevron View Jobs

            5

            6 ExxonMobil

            5

            7 BP

            7

            4 Saudi Aramco View Jobs

            8

            9 BHGE

            9

            12 Total View Jobs

            10

            8 Weatherford International View Jobs

            11

            12 Transocean

            12

            11 Statoil

            13

            N/A Diamond Offshore Drilling

            14

            12 ConocoPhillips

            14

            20 Seadrill

            16

            N/A ENSCO View Jobs

            16

            12 Maersk View Jobs

            18

            19 Nabors View Jobs

            18

            N/A TechnipFMC

            20

            N/A Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC) View Jobs

            US Top 20

            The following 20 companies represent the most popular employers that US based professionals would ideally like to work for.

            2018
            Rank
            2017
            Rank
            Company Jobs

            1

            1 Shell View Jobs

            2

            3 ExxonMobil

            3

            2 Chevron View Jobs

            4

            4 Halliburton View Jobs

            5

            5 BP

            6

            6 Schlumberger View Jobs

            7

            8 Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC) View Jobs

            8

            9 ConocoPhillips

            9

            7 BHGE

            10

            17 Transocean

            11

            11 Weatherford International View Jobs

            12

            N/A Nabors View Jobs

            13

            18 National Oilwell Varco (NOV)

            14

            N/A Seadrill

            15

            N/A ENSCO View Jobs

            15

            13 Wood Plc View Jobs

            17

            N/A Statoil

            18

            N/A Saudi Aramco View Jobs

            19

            N/A Total View Jobs

            20

            N/A Maersk View Jobs

            UK Top 20

            The following 20 companies represent the most popular employers that UK based professionals would ideally like to work for.

            2018
            Rank
            2017
            Rank
            Company Jobs

            1

            2 Shell View Jobs

            2

            1 BP

            3

            6 Statoil

            4

            4 Maersk View Jobs

            5

            6 Total View Jobs

            6

            9 Halliburton View Jobs

            7

            3 Chevron View Jobs

            8

            8 Schlumberger View Jobs

            9

            5 ExxonMobil

            9

            11 Wood Plc View Jobs

            11

            10 BHGE

            12

            N/A Transocean

            13

            N/A Weatherford International View Jobs

            14

            17 Saudi Aramco View Jobs

            14

            15 TechnipFMC

            16

            N/A ENSCO View Jobs

            17

            N/A ENI View Jobs

            18

            N/A Seadrill

            19

            N/A Diamond Offshore Drilling

            20

            N/A Saipem View Jobs

            EU Attribute Rankings

            The following rankings are the most important attributes that oil and gas professionals in the EU look for in an ideal employer.

            2018
            Rank
            2017
            Rank
            Percentage Attribute

            1

            288%Competitive salary

            1

            188%Challenging / interesting work

            1

            288%Commitment to health & safety

            4

            485%Solid training & development programmes

            4

            585%Positive organisational culture

            6

            684%Manages business with integrity

            7

            882%Strong executive leadership

            8

            781%Opportunities for promotion

            8

            881%Financial performance / strength of the firm

            10

            1080%Innovator in the industry

            10

            1080%Has corporate values I agree with

            12

            1279%Uses environmentally sound practice

            13

            1377%Established leader in the industry

            14

            1476%Health benefits

            15

            1574%Retirement benefits

            16

            1574%Manageable working hours

            16

            1973%Work facilities

            18

            1873%Progressive on CSR

            18

            1572%Competitive bonus

            20

            1972%Flexible working options

            20

            1971%Desirable location

            22

            2269%Opportunity to travel

            23

            2355%Company perks

            24

            2449%Values people with military experience

            Middle East Attribute Rankings

            The following rankings are the most important attributes that oil and gas professionals in the Middle East look for in an ideal employer.

            2018
            Rank
            2017
            Rank
            Percentage Attribute

            1

            191%Commitment to health & safety

            2

            288%Competitive salary

            2

            388%Challenging / interesting work

            4

            387%Positive organisational culture

            4

            587%Strong executive leadership

            6

            586%Manages business with integrity

            6

            586%Solid training & development programmes

            8

            885%Health benefits

            9

            984%Financial performance / strength of the firm

            10

            983%Established leader in the industry

            10

            983%Opportunities for promotion

            12

            1282%Uses environmentally sound practice

            12

            1282%Has corporate values I agree with

            12

            1282%Innovator in the industry

            15

            1580%Competitive bonus

            16

            1679%Work facilities

            16

            1779%Progressive on CSR

            18

            1877%Retirement benefits

            19

            1975%Opportunity to travel

            19

            2075%Manageable working hours

            21

            2073%Flexible working options

            22

            2272%Desirable location

            23

            2360%Company perks

            24

            2458%Values people with military experience

            Africa Attribute Rankings

            The following rankings are the most important attributes that oil and gas professionals in Africa look for in an ideal employer.

            2018
            Rank
            2017
            Rank
            Percentage Attribute

            1

            194%Commitment to health & safety

            2

            291%Challenging / interesting work

            2

            391%Solid training & development programmes

            4

            390%Manages business with integrity

            5

            589%Positive organisational culture

            5

            589%Competitive salary

            5

            789%Strong executive leadership

            8

            888%Health benefits

            9

            887%Financial performance / strength of the firm

            9

            1087%Uses environmentally sound practice

            11

            1186%Opportunities for promotion

            11

            1286%Innovator in the industry

            13

            1384%Established leader in the industry

            13

            1384%Has corporate values I agree with

            15

            1583%Retirement benefits

            16

            1582%Progressive on CSR

            16

            1582%Competitive bonus

            18

            1880%Work facilities

            19

            1978%Opportunity to travel

            20

            2076%Manageable working hours

            21

            2175%Flexible working options

            22

            2269%Desirable location

            23

            2361%Company perks

            24

            2457%Values people with military experience

            Asia Attribute Rankings

            The following rankings are the most important attributes that oil and gas professionals in Asia look for in an ideal employer.

            2018
            Rank
            2017
            Rank
            Percentage Attribute

            1

            191%Commitment to health & safety

            2

            288%Challenging / interesting work

            2

            388%Positive organisational culture

            2

            388%Competitive salary

            5

            387%Manages business with integrity

            6

            686%Strong executive leadership

            6

            686%Health benefits

            8

            885%Solid training & development programmes

            9

            984%Financial performance / strength of the firm

            10

            1083%Uses environmentally sound practice

            11

            1182%Opportunities for promotion

            11

            1182%Established leader in the industry

            11

            1382%Has corporate values I agree with

            14

            1481%Innovator in the industry

            15

            1480%Competitive bonus

            16

            1479%Work facilities

            17

            1778%Retirement benefits

            18

            1877%Progressive on CSR

            19

            1976%Manageable working hours

            20

            1974%Flexible working options

            21

            1973%Opportunity to travel

            22

            2271%Desirable location

            23

            2360%Company perks

            24

            2459%Values people with military experience

            Australia & Oceania Attribute Rankings

            The following rankings are the most important attributes that oil and gas professionals in Australia & Oceania look for in an ideal employer.

            2018
            Rank
            2017
            Rank
            Percentage Attribute

            1

            188%Commitment to health & safety

            1

            288%Challenging / interesting work

            3

            387%Manages business with integrity

            3

            387%Solid training & development programmes

            3

            387%Positive organisational culture

            6

            685%Strong executive leadership

            7

            784%Competitive salary

            8

            882%Uses environmentally sound practice

            8

            982%Financial performance / strength of the firm

            10

            981%Innovator in the industry

            11

            979%Has corporate values I agree with

            11

            1279%Opportunities for promotion

            11

            1279%Established leader in the industry

            14

            1475%Health benefits

            15

            1574%Progressive on CSR

            16

            1673%Retirement benefits

            16

            1673%Opportunity to travel

            18

            1872%Work facilities

            18

            1972%Manageable working hours

            20

            2071%Competitive bonus

            21

            2069%Flexible working options

            22

            2268%Desirable location

            23

            2352%Company perks

            23

            2452%Values people with military experience

            Attribute Rankings for Upstream

            The following rankings depict the most valued attributes for Upstream companies.

            2018
            Rank
            2017
            Rank
            Percentage Attribute

            1

            1 90% Commitment to health and safety

            2

            2 89% Competitive salary

            3

            2 88% Challenging / Interesting Work

            3

            2 88% Manages business with integrity

            5

            5 87% Positive organizational culture

            6

            6 86% Solid training and development programmes

            6

            7 86% Strong executive leadership

            8

            8 85% Financial performance / strength of the firm

            9

            10 84% Health benefits

            9

            8 84% Opportunities for promotion

            11

            11 83% Uses environmentally sound practices

            11

            11 83% Has corporate values I agree with

            13

            13 82% Innovator in the industry

            14

            14 81% Established leader in the industry

            15

            15 80% Retirement Benefits

            16

            16 79% Competitive Bonus

            17

            17 75% Work facilities

            17

            17 75% Progressive on CSR

            19

            19 74% Manageable working hours

            20

            20 72% Desirable location

            20

            21 72% Flexible working options

            22

            21 71% Opportunity to travel

            23

            23 57% Values people with military experience

            24

            24 55% Company perks

            Attribute Rankings for Midstream

            The following rankings depict the most valued attributes for Midstream companies.

            2018
            Rank
            2017
            Rank
            Percentage Attribute

            1

            3 90% Competitive salary

            1

            1 90% Commitment to health and safety

            3

            5 89% Challenging / Interesting Work

            4

            2 88% Manages business with integrity

            5

            9 86% Health benefits

            5

            8 86% Financial performance / strength of the firm

            5

            5 86% Strong executive leadership

            5

            3 86% Positive organizational culture

            9

            5 85% Solid training and development programmes

            10

            10 84% Opportunities for promotion

            11

            13 83% Innovator in the industry

            11

            10 83% Uses environmentally sound practices

            11

            12 83% Has corporate values I agree with

            14

            13 82% Established leader in the industry

            15

            15 80% Retirement Benefits

            16

            17 79% Competitive Bonus

            17

            18 78% Work facilities

            18

            16 77% Progressive on CSR

            19

            19 76% Manageable working hours

            20

            21 74% Desirable location

            20

            20 74% Flexible working options

            22

            22 71% Opportunity to travel

            23

            23 63% Values people with military experience

            24

            24 60% Company perks

            Attribute Rankings for Downstream

            The following rankings depict the most valued attributes for Downstream companies.

            2018
            Rank
            2017
            Rank
            Percentage Attribute

            1

            1 93% Commitment to health and safety

            2

            2 90% Challenging / Interesting Work

            3

            2 89% Competitive salary

            3

            4 89% Strong executive leadership

            3

            4 89% Positive organizational culture

            3

            4 89% Manages business with integrity

            7

            7 88% Solid training and development programmes

            8

            9 86% Health benefits

            8

            7 86% Financial performance / strength of the firm

            8

            10 86% Uses environmentally sound practices

            11

            13 85% Established leader in the industry

            11

            10 85% Has corporate values I agree with

            13

            12 84% Opportunities for promotion

            13

            13 84% Innovator in the industry

            15

            17 80% Competitive Bonus

            15

            15 80% Work facilities

            17

            18 79% Retirement Benefits

            17

            15 79% Progressive on CSR

            19

            19 75% Manageable working hours

            20

            22 73% Opportunity to travel

            20

            20 73% Desirable location

            20

            20 73% Flexible working options

            23

            23 62% Company perks

            23

            23 62% Values people with military experience

            Attribute Rankings for Millennials

            The following rankings depict the most valued attributes for Millennials.

            2018
            Rank
            2017
            Rank
            Percentage Attribute

            1

            1 91% Commitment to health and safety

            2

            1 90% Solid training and development programmes

            3

            3 89% Competitive salary

            3

            3 89% Challenging / Interesting Work

            5

            9 88% Health benefits

            5

            3 88% Opportunities for promotion

            5

            6 88% Positive organizational culture

            8

            7 87% Strong executive leadership

            8

            7 87% Manages business with integrity

            10

            10 85% Financial performance / strength of the firm

            11

            11 83% Innovator in the industry

            12

            15 82% Retirement Benefits

            12

            12 82% Established leader in the industry

            12

            12 82% Uses environmentally sound practices

            12

            12 82% Has corporate values I agree with

            16

            15 81% Competitive Bonus

            17

            17 78% Work facilities

            18

            17 77% Progressive on CSR

            19

            19 76% Manageable working hours

            20

            20 75% Opportunity to travel

            21

            21 74% Flexible working options

            22

            22 70% Desirable location

            23

            23 61% Company perks

            24

            24 60% Values people with military experience

            Attribute Rankings for Gen-X

            The following rankings depict the most valued attributes for Gen-X.

            2018
            Rank
            2017
            Rank
            Percentage Attribute

            1

            2 91% Competitive salary

            1

            1 91% Commitment to health and safety

            3

            4 89% Challenging / Interesting Work

            3

            2 89% Manages business with integrity

            5

            4 88% Solid training and development programmes

            5

            4 88% Positive organizational culture

            7

            7 87% Opportunities for promotion

            7

            8 87% Strong executive leadership

            9

            8 86% Health benefits

            9

            10 86% Financial performance / strength of the firm

            11

            11 84% Uses environmentally sound practices

            11

            11 84% Has corporate values I agree with

            13

            13 83% Innovator in the industry

            14

            13 82% Retirement Benefits

            14

            15 82% Established leader in the industry

            16

            16 81% Competitive Bonus

            17

            17 78% Progressive on CSR

            18

            18 77% Work facilities

            19

            19 76% Manageable working hours

            20

            21 73% Desirable location

            20

            20 73% Flexible working options

            22

            22 72% Opportunity to travel

            23

            23 59% Values people with military experience

            24

            24 58% Company perks

            Attribute Rankings for Baby Boomers

            The following rankings depict the most valued attributes for Baby Boomers.

            2018
            Rank
            2017
            Rank
            Percentage Attribute

            1

            1 90% Commitment to health and safety

            1

            2 90% Manages business with integrity

            3

            3 88% Challenging / Interesting Work

            4

            3 87% Competitive salary

            4

            5 87% Strong executive leadership

            4

            5 87% Positive organizational culture

            7

            7 85% Financial performance / strength of the firm

            7

            7 85% Uses environmentally sound practices

            9

            9 84% Has corporate values I agree with

            10

            12 83% Innovator in the industry

            10

            9 83% Solid training and development programmes

            12

            12 82% Established leader in the industry

            13

            11 81% Health benefits

            14

            14 77% Opportunities for promotion

            15

            16 76% Retirement Benefits

            15

            14 76% Progressive on CSR

            17

            16 75% Competitive Bonus

            17

            18 75% Work facilities

            19

            19 74% Desirable location

            20

            19 72% Manageable working hours

            21

            21 71% Flexible working options

            22

            22 68% Opportunity to travel

            23

            23 61% Values people with military experience

            24

            24 53% Company perks

            Attribute Rankings for Unemployed

            The following rankings depict the most valued attributes for Unemployed Oil and Gas professionals.

            Analysis

            2018
            Rank
            2017
            Rank
            Percentage Attribute

            1

            1 92% Commitment to health and safety

            2

            2 90% Manages business with integrity

            3

            3 88% Challenging / Interesting Work

            4

            3 87% Competitive salary

            4

            3 87% Strong executive leadership

            4

            3 87% Positive organizational culture

            7

            3 86% Solid training and development programmes

            8

            8 85% Financial performance / strength of the firm

            8

            9 85% Uses environmentally sound practices

            10

            10 84% Health benefits

            10

            11 84% Has corporate values I agree with

            12

            13 83% Innovator in the industry

            13

            11 82% Opportunities for promotion

            13

            13 82% Established leader in the industry

            15

            15 78% Retirement Benefits

            15

            16 78% Progressive on CSR

            17

            17 77% Competitive Bonus

            17

            18 77% Work facilities

            19

            19 74% Manageable working hours

            20

            20 72% Flexible working options

            21

            22 71% Opportunity to travel

            21

            20 71% Desirable location

            23

            23 60% Values people with military experience

            24

            24 55% Company perks

            Attribute Rankings for Employed

            The following rankings depict the most valued attributes for Employed Oil and Gas professionals.

            Analysis

            2018
            Rank
            2017
            Rank
            Percentage Attribute

            1

            1 91% Commitment to health and safety

            2

            2 90% Competitive salary

            3

            3 88% Challenging / Interesting Work

            3

            3 88% Solid training and development programmes

            3

            3 88% Positive organizational culture

            3

            3 88% Manages business with integrity

            7

            7 87% Strong executive leadership

            8

            7 86% Financial performance / strength of the firm

            8

            7 86% Health benefits

            8

            7 86% Opportunities for promotion

            11

            11 84% Has corporate values I agree with

            11

            11 84% Innovator in the industry

            13

            11 83% Uses environmentally sound practices

            13

            14 83% Established leader in the industry

            15

            15 81% Retirement Benefits

            16

            16 80% Competitive Bonus

            17

            17 78% Work facilities

            17

            18 78% Progressive on CSR

            19

            19 75% Manageable working hours

            20

            20 73% Opportunity to travel

            20

            21 73% Flexible working options

            22

            22 71% Desirable location

            23

            23 61% Values people with military experience

            24

            24 59% Company perks