Hart Energy Publishing LLLP Reviews

Updated December 28, 2014
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Hart Energy Publishing LLLP CEO Richard A. Eichler
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Great work, Poor management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hart Energy Publishing LLLP full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful work, good people, old fashioned work environment with good computer and graphics systems that produce quality products. Whle leaderships is conflicted and confusing, the office culture is generally friendly.

    Cons

    Worst benefit package, poor managers unresponsive to employees, and poor compensation; no connection between compensation and performance, lack of coordination within related publications, research, etc. While products are high quality, management fails to see the big picture and capitalize on opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Radically improve HR and compensation plans to retain talented people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Hart Energy Publishing Employment Review

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    Current Employee - Director, Business Development in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Director, Business Development in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Hart Energy Publishing LLLP full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The leading business intelligence resource for the Oil & Gas industry. Top line intelligence and a folio of publishing, research and client-specific project work. They run a tight ship and have high demands of their team, but they also take care of their people and create a solid culture that produces top-quality intelligence.

    Cons

    They have grown exponentially in a small timeframe. They are catching up culturally and operationally from a small company to a larger corporation. Growing pains and challenges. This is not necessarily a negative. It is something to be aware of and an opportunity to contribute to the company's structure and growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are doing well - lead strong and don't forget to listen to your team along the way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Hart Energy is a growing enterprise...with expected growing pains.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hart Energy Publishing LLLP

    Pros

    Some of these reviews are shocking and clearly left by disgruntled employees. What better way to blindly attack a company than by leaving a Glassdoor review. Although I must agree with the fellow pessimist on disorganization here and there, its simply not as degrading as these reviews reveal. The benefits are highly competitive, accessibility to upper management is more than I've seen in any company, the atmosphere and culture is relaxed, they support and encourage innovativeness, and most of all there is a positive outlook on growth and success for hard, dedicated workers.

    Cons

    I would have to agree that its rumored that salaries are not as competitive as o&g companies and I was offered 15% more at a major o&g company. However, Hart Energy is a publishing company - Not an oil & gas operator.
    More emphasis should be put on training and development and career progression, but it appears that efforts are being made to make that happen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like to see more execution than implementation. Less talking and more doing. It's great to see the enhancement in communication with the new internal communication specialist. This keeps employees outside of the Houston office inside of the loop.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Pretty good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Research Intern in Houston, TX
    Current Intern - Research Intern in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Hart Energy Publishing LLLP as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The hours are very flexible, and the atmosphere is fun and relaxed.

    Cons

    The pay is pretty low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on better organization and overall direction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great Benefits - Not as bad as people make it sound!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Hart Energy Publishing LLLP full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great Health Benefits and 401k match
    - PTO and paid holidays (you get almost every holiday plus more)
    - Flexible work schedule
    - Open to new ideas (while some times we struggle to implement them)
    - Entrepreneur spirit
    - You get to deal with all of the Oil & Gas industry and deal with all of the big players
    - Company continues to grow year over year, some growing pains to be expected

    Cons

    - Needs better communications with in different departments
    - Better training when individuals are hired
    - Still very print focused
    - Troubles adapting to new technology
    - Need to hire more seasoned expertise and less entry level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While still very print focused we are evolving to digital slowly but surely. We need to keep the momentum and continue to evolve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful

    No Appreciation and No money

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Hart Energy Publishing LLLP full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You will make good connections in the oil & gas industry. (Hopefully a connection that will offer you a better job).

    Cons

    Do not pay their employees nearly enough. Upper management is never around and doesn't lead by a good example. Expect you to work more than 40 hours a week with low salaries and no appreciation. They are not up to speed with the latest technological procedures and programs. Everything is done like we still live in the 1980s. The accounting department is terrible. There is little to no communication. Hart expects you to train yourself. You won't learn anything at this company except how not to act as a manager. There is an extremely high turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start compensating your employees better. Stop withholding bonuses when numbers are met.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful

    Stay Away!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Hart Energy Publishing LLLP full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The amount of PTO, paid holidays. and flexible work schedule are the only pros here.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive. The work environment is hostile. There is no teamwork or transparency. Upper management is greedy. They with hold commission pay. Products and services are seriously lacking compared to competitors out there. The research and consulting group is such a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees fair. Be honest and foster a teamwork environment. instead of isolated superior subgroups. Pay commission in a timely fashion as you're supposed to.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Very pleased

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Hart Energy Publishing LLLP full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    A very accommodating and employee friendly atmosphere. Allows one the opportunity to grow in one's career path and interact with supervisors on a regular basis.

    Cons

    Sometimes can be a little hectic due to the corporate structure; corporate organization could use a little bit of a tidying up, but overall not a real problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No real outstanding complains - see above about corporate structure. Understand that that is a function of an organization this size, though.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful

    Good place to gain (entry-level) experience, but not a long-term career

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Hart Energy Publishing LLLP full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Most people are friendly and some are fun to work with
    Office location is central
    O&G/energy industry is a stable place to have a job, particularly in Houston

    Cons

    Poor communication, particularly within management and between management and lower-level employees
    Lack of process and poor organization (company-wide) - very frustrating work environment
    Extremely high turnover - There are a few tenured employees, but the majority last between 1-3 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to get feedback from your employees, then TAKE ACTION. A lot of talk and not enough execution.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful

    Get in, then hurry up and get out.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hart Energy Publishing LLLP full-time

    Pros

    Paycheck, decent location, some quality people, never boring.

    Cons

    Extremely over-worked and under paid. No work life balance. Chaotic environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lose 90% of current managers, maybe you'll do something with yourselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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