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9/80 work schedule, soon to become 8/80. So you don’t have to spend as many days working a dead end job. Good Leave policy; you get four full weeks of leave after spending just three years here. Less time at work once again.
There is little to no training; most training is Petrel and ArcGIS training, which is only available to Geoscientists. In addition, there is no mentoring program for new employees (just out of college). Actually, there are very few individuals qualified to serve as mentors. We don’t use the latest technology; we don’t use that latest software packages (i.e. Petroleum Experts, CMG, Kappa, Eclipse, etc.) Most of the work is just rubber stamping, you are not a real engineer in this organization as far as I am concerned. You will never gain any skills in this organization that will allow you to survive in the real world of petroleum engineering. Nepotism, don't be surprised if the new employee is someone's niece/nephew. This generally leads to mass incompetence. There is a severe lack of diversity; most people are black or white, and they form their little clicks and hate on each other. Being Hispanic, I have chosen to keep to myself. Forced diversity training was supposed to make this better (you had to take this mandatory training). This training included employees berating each other based on gender, race, etc. (they said that people calling each other racial stereotypes at one another would make people like each other; it would humble people). Having 40 or so people insulting me (calling me uneducated, dumb, a drug dealer/trafficker, a wet-back, etc.) did not make me like them. If anything, I dislike these people more now than ever. It’s also funny how there is a lack of money for engineering training but plenty money for diversity training. Threats of physical violence exist, both internal and external. We have had several threats and management just sends emails (active shooter emails) telling people that in such event to hide in places like bathrooms. Security appears lax and there are no metal detectors to come inside the building. There are no physical barriers preventing a Timothy McVeigh like incident from occurring either. Considering the nature of the work we do, it would not be out of the realm of possibilities for an environmentalist wacko from committing a heinous crime, yet management seems indifferent. Internal threats of violence also exists (I will not discuss these further) and concealed handguns are not allowed (even with a concealed handgun license), making it difficult defending oneself.
Advice to Management
It does not matter what I tell management. Management does not listen; their egos are much bigger than their brains.