Cinco Energy Services
2.8 of 5 13 reviews
www.cincoland.com Houston, TX 150 to 499 Employees

Cinco Energy Services Reviews

Updated Jun 4, 2014

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Randy Nichols

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46% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Exciting Place to Work; Great Exposure; Fun Co-Workers

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsThis company gives back what you put in. If you are motivated, creative and hard working, the sky is the limit. This company provides endless opportunities to learn, great client exposure, and a fun, free thinking business environment. Co-workers are great, and the ability to work with other smart, motivated people makes for a fun corporate culture. Cinco is constantly evolving to better serve its client base, and is open to ideas and suggestions to grow the company in a positive and productive manner.

    ConsNone that I can think of.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThank you for being a great bunch of people to work with, and providing endless opportunities for growth and personal development.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Promises made with no follow thru

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVariety of work, training on the job, good coworkers/cocontractors to relieve tension/stress.

    ConsMicromanagement, easy to view nepotism within the company

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    TENSE

    Contractor Landman (Former Employee)
    South Houston, TX

    ProsYou will be remunerated on time

    ConsEmployees and many contractors have poor intra/inter personal communication skills. The company suffers from a serious lack of diversity. There is an underlying pervasive snobbishness coupled with a lack of maturity from the top down. You will not have any opportunity to grow with this organization. The CEO says things which would lead a reasonable person to think that through hard work there may be a chance to learn and/or do more, however this is only lip service. You are going nowhere fast working here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo not lie

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Inept management

    Contractor Landman (Former Employee)
    Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsEntry level experience is a plus

    ConsInept management cannot see big picture of o/g plays

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo NOT hire friends of family as they will not
    perform to your expectations. Also, you seem to
    have a penchant for Atty's with zero experience: bad move.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It's a good company - bottom line

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsThe company has top-rate work to do. They work hard to keep you working. Very few furloughs and 'off-weeks' if you want to work. Workplace in Houston is very clean, stand-alone office with good parking. (Employees still play status games about who gets the better space - but it is always free and easily accessible.) Owners and office personnel are very friendly. Family friendly.

    ConsIt's business in a growing company. You might not always feel included in the owners' decisions (i.e. owners' inner-circle).

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Beneficial and useful experience.

    Landman (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsI worked at Cinco for nearly 3 years, and learned a ton. Every time I asked management for something, aside from raises, were met with enthusiasm. Whether large projects, learning to lease, go into the field, or come back to Houston, these requests were all met. The people are friendly, and if you get your work done in a timely and accurate fashion, you have nothing to worry about. I'm extremely grateful for the opportunities that were afforded me and hope to cross paths with the people I worked with in the future.

    ConsCinco is currently going through some growing pains after rapidly expanding into new regions. Communication seemed to be lacking at times during the last year or so as changes in structure were implemented.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFirm up lines of communication and maintain an open dialogue with both contractors and employees as the company continues to make changes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Honestly, it was an extremely terrible experience.

    Landman (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsThe pay was only slightly lower than comparable brokers.

    ConsPoor management. Poor planning. Lack of experience. Hostile work environment. Zero communication. Treated contractors like employees-- required to dress a certain way, required to work certain hours, required to work in a certain location, required to attend meetings, required to attend training sessions, required to join AAPL, required to answer directly to management supervisors in terms of what work was to be done, how it was to be done and when it was to be done. If you want employees, hire employees...and give them benefits.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey are beyond help. The entire structure is terminally flawed. Clients will surely discover this if they haven't yet.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Cinco Energy Services Rocks!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsCinco is an amazing company to work for. While many companies give lip service about being a team oriented business, Cinco lives as a collaborative work environment. The upper management is accessible, willing, and wanting to hear their employees' feedback. Cinco has a practice of promoting from within and wants to help their employees reach their goals by teaching them and giving them opportunities to excell. Recently, the company has added additional personnel to help lay a great infrastructure foundation. The company is really getting ready to grow and take its people with it.

    ConsHonestly, I don't see or observe any cons.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Failing company

    Contractor (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsPay is good but your time here is limited.

    ConsPoor management, poor communication, inexperience on all levels from the corporate office to their regional offices, this company doesn't value their employees or contractors. Word is out that Cinco is not what it appears to be. While they spend ridiculous amounts of money on creating an impressive appearance, they do little to support their image or the people who have contributed to Cinco over the years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThis company needs to realize that they need experienced people to run their projects and crews. For being in business for over 20 years their structure is weak and they have done nothing to improve this. Contractors are treated as employees, the line is thin and they consistently cross it. They claim their values as a company are important but it is a sham.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    No structure. Poor Communication.

    Contractor Landman (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsThe pay is good, if you can get on a contract that doesn't drastically overhire and then lay off half the staff in a week.

    ConsThe corporate office used to be staffed by competent, intelligent individuals, up until about 4 years ago, when the people that helped build the company into what it was left for "unknown" reasons. The president is no longer an accessible person, as all calls are routed through an entirely incompetent local staff, who seem to make decisions based purely on heresay, and when presented with valid information, proceeds to do the exact opposite, a la Cobra Commander from G.I Joe.

    The regional offices were originally staffed with people who were willing to get these places off the ground, then taken over remotely by the Houston office, when they have no idea of the demographic makeup of the area, where things are, how things run. The majority of people in the regional offices were hired for non-management positions, but were forced to fill leadership roles because the company was in desparate need at the time, although they were given no support, advice, review or assistance from the corporate office. They only stepped in when clients finally started to question how things were operating.

    Gross misclassification of contractors, when they cross the line repeatedly. All in office contractors are forced to be in office every single day from 8-5, but are not given keys, and the office staff are typically late to open the office. Then the contractors are forced to pay a "daily rent" out of their pay for the "Privelege" of using the office, though they are not permitted to answer the phone, or use the wireless internet.

    Cinco puts on an incredibly good front, from their offices, to their website, to AAPL and other organizations they appear to be involved in, while on the inside you can see that there is overwhelming confusion and disorganization for a company that has been in business for 20 years. There is no discernible business structure.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet an employee handbook. Pay people even when your head accountant takes 2 weeks vacation. Stop misclassifying employees. End the nepotism. How can you expect a business to succeed when communication within the organization is so incredibly poor, and all action taken is based on misinformation and hearsay? Without contractors, how can you staff a project properly? They're leaving in droves, because your reputation is out there. Contractors are just as important to success as your internal contacts on client projects.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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