Cimarex Energy Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Cimarex Energy CEO Thomas E. Jorden
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  1. There's no place I'd rather be

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cimarex Energy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I've found Cimarex to be a top-notch institution in virtually all of my experiences so far. They've really emerged as one of the best-of-breed E&P companies, and after being here for almost a year, it's easy to see why. The people I've gotten to work with have been some of the smartest and most innovative thinkers yet. At Cimarex, the entire organization seems to be that way.

    Cons

    While the company continues to grow, it sometimes forgets that it isn't the tiny organization like it once was. This can lead to what some might call 'micromanaging' or a concentration of decision-making power toward the top. But if you work hard and do good work, I think you definitely have the opportunity for your work to be seen and to have a meaningful impact on the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Think about the company's future and the best way to manage the eventual succession. Otherwise, just keep doing what you're doing.


  2. Great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits package; above average pay; fast to adopt new drilling/production technologies

    Cons

    Conservative; bonuses for direct profit line departments only; slow to adopt nuts-and-bolts technologies such as document management and data management


  3. monitor production of oil and gas wells

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    Current Contractor - Flow Hand in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Contractor - Flow Hand in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Cimarex Energy as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great money, easy work, no one breathing down your neck

    Cons

    time away from home, no schedule


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  5. I find cimarex to be intellectually stimulating with real opportunities to solve impactful challenges.

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    Current Employee - Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cimarex Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The ability to candidly express your point of view back it up with sound data and well thought out methodology

    Cons

    Don't let yourself be micro managed. If you feel that way, you are not having candid and real conversations with your manager. Shame on you for blaming that on micro management. Engage in the solution, speak up and solve it. Because guess what, nobody else will do it for you

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more to employees so all can share in the vision of the company. Continue to self reflect in order to self improve


  6. Great benefits and work environment but limited growth potential due to top level micro-management.

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    Current Employee - Professional in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Professional in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cimarex Energy full-time (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 Management

    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.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Needs Improvement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  8. Helpful (2)

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  9. Helpful (3)

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    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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