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Cimarex Energy Reviews

Updated August 10, 2014
Updated August 10, 2014
6 Reviews
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Cimarex Energy CEO Thomas E. Jorden
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Cimarex Energy Co. Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst  in  Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Cimarex Energy

    Pros

    The pay and benefits package are very good. The work environment has relatively low stress most of the time. Management encourages a focus on projects, but we are also given a degree of creative freedom. My colleagues are very talented and are always willing to share and help out if a difficult problem prevents progress.

    Cons

    The major downfall of working for Cimarex is really the same as it is for any energy company. Primarily the enforcement of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. It has added a significant amount of tedious overhead to our department. However, it has also forced us to be thorough and efficient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please continue to run the organization with an emphasis on consistent, sustained growth. I would love to know that Cimarex will be here for a hundred years if that is possible.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Great benefits and work environment but limited growth potential due to top level micro-management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professional  in  Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Professional in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Cimarex Energy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent remuneration and benefit programs. Many skilled and experienced employees and a challenging professional work environment balanced with an understanding of employees personal needs.

    Cons

    Long term corporate growth potential is severely inhibited by upper management having to make ALL decisions. Communication is generally poor at mid to lower levels. Management needs to act on employee recommendations more and less on what competitors are doing. Overly conservative management style with a philosophy of; "if it works keep doing it" rather than "how can we do it better"? Competition among teams for funding and bonuses is not always in best interest of company overall.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let go of overly micro-managing and give middle management some decision making authority. Lead the company into new areas and methods and don't follow other companies around because this limits growth and profitability. Be honest with employees and establish an annual performance review program. Apply science and employee professional training to problem solving more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Needs Improvement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cimarex Energy full-time

    Pros

    This company has a flat management system, great pay and benefits, and a challenging work environment.

    Cons

    What goes along with the challenging work is a cut-throat environment - not always the nicest place to work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent benefits, outstanding peers, but difficult political culture that impacts overall profitability.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Cimarex Energy

    Pros

    The health benefits, 401K and profit sharing are outstanding and "blue chip." Interdepartmental teamwork is collegial, productive, and professional.

    Cons

    Intradepartmental conflict is poorly managed from top down, primarily from technical shortcomings or outright timidity of mid management. Overall profitability is often impaired by parochial concerns and a culture of silence and timidity. The rhetoric of candor and irreverence is fully promoted until they are actually used.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're too big to benefit from micromanagement by senior-level executives. The sometimes-astonishing capabilities and acumen of upper management are poorly allocated, at least in exploration.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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