The best thing Nexen ever did for my career is let me go. I wasn't surprised when it happened, as I was never part of the close clique that exists at the company. I must say, watching the interactions of that group sure was interesting. Best buds that would stab each other in the back whenever an opportunity to move up the ladder would present itself. It is the most pathetic example of a "team environment" that I've ever come across in this industry. You've got to love it when you're asking a team member for support with a project, but instead of working together, a competition develops. I found that particularly common among the younger people at Nexen. That group seems to know much more about life and the industry when compared to the same demographic at other companies. I always found this attitude strange given Nexen's performance over the past five to six years. By the way, that reputation is now well known, and I remember being asked about it during job interviews. So, if you believe that having a long tenure of Nexen-related experience on your resume is going to help you, think again. If you can get out, DO IT. Trust me when I say that the grass is MUCH greener on the other side. People actually work TOGETHER at other companies. Who knew?!?!
Posted originally by @Rd6gMNE-Ddxx, perfect description of Nexen and majority of people working here.