When the oil price was high, Santos management was prepared to spend money on a pleasant office environment, on equipment, and on good salaries. Unfortunately - in my opinion - it never really made a sure transition, organizationally or culturally, from being a small, informal, local company to the large international company it aspired to be, with the associated proper professionalism and systemisation required to make that work.
In the past two years the drop in oil prices has hit Santos hard and there have been several rounds of redundancies. A new senior management team has been installed and it is likely that the company culture will change quite significantly. Hopefully the changes will be good ones, and the company will pull through, but until then there is no guarantee of anything.
Nice office, very good people to work with, central location in city
Terrible office politics, currently money is tight