At Nexen, dress is business casual and casual on Fridays. The Nexen Social Club has been organizing social functions for employees for over 20 years, with the company hosting annual traditions like Family Day activities, a Calgary Stampede pancake breakfast, and our annual company wide holiday party. There’s an employee recognition program, and several formal feedback and review programs.


At Nexen, developing mutually beneficial relationships in the communities where we operated is extremely important. Through these relationships, Nexen is part of building communities that are strong and dynamic and in turn they are able to attract and retain people who become the foundation of our business success. Collaborating with their internal Human Resources department there has been a long-standing focus on hiring Aboriginal students through career and recruitment fairs, as well as through relationships with Aboriginal student associations at colleges and universities across Canada.

Social/Environmental responsibility

The President’s Safety, Environment, and Social Responsibility Award encourages excellence in those areas by donating $10,000 to a charity of the winner’s choice. As a company, they actively sponsor leadership and management programs, scholarships, and bursaries for Aboriginal post-secondary students through The Banff Centre. Nexen employees can take two days off per year to volunteer in the community. The company also has a program that matches individual employee donations to registered charities dollar for dollar, up to $20,000 a year. They support over 600 local, national and international organizations, including lots of community involvement through the United Way.