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September 27, 2018

What is health insurance like at EOG?

Pros

I LOVED my job at EOG Resources, Inc. and I was good at my job and I was compensated very well for the work that I performed and I would still be working there at the Tyler Division had it not closed. I worked 6.5 years and I was vested in the company. EOG Resources, Inc. had awesome benefits, health insurance, vacation policy, sick leave, SARS, etc. All things considered, EOG Resources, Inc. was simply the best company I have ever worked for and also the worst.

Cons

Closure of the Tyler Division was a bitter pill to swallow and was totally not expected on my part. I knew the industry had not been doing well but never in my wildest dreams did I think the office would ever close. I mean, we had employees that had been working there for over 20 years. Other O&G companies had weathered the storm and I thought EOG would follow suit. Apparently I was wrong! Note to Management...Other options could have been explored and tried before ultimately closing the office. There were many cost saving opportunities that were missed and never implemented over the years. Opportunities for transfers could have been made a year in advance and a skeleton crew could have been left in Tyler since all our work is done electronically anyway without any employee losing their job. Because now here I sit almost 2 years later with over 3100 connections on LinkedIn, a bachelors degree, 9+ years of experience in the oil and gas industry, 25 years of total work history and I still can't find a job in Tyler, TX or surrounding area...not full time permanent, not temporary, not anything. I feel like there is a stigma associated with working at EOG and other companies won't even consider me for a job.

Advice to Management

There were a lot of cost saving measures that could have been implemented, enforced and weren't. A year in advance, Management should have called an all employee mandatory meeting and had a “Come to Jesus Meeting” with all staff and explained the situation and addressed their concerns and asked for cost saving ideas so the staff feel included with the decisions that are being made regarding their well fare. First, they could have said….in order to not have to close the office or lay anyone off this is what we are going to try and do to see if it will make an impact on the situation and give it 6 months to see if they can see a difference. First, Management could have offered voluntary transfers to those wishing to transfer to other divisions and offered a move allowance regardless of your employment level within the company as an incentive to move. Second, Management could have offered a compensation package for those considering early retirement. I do recall that we did go through a couple of layoffs going back to 2014/2015. Third, Cut back on all expenses till further notice...No more business trips (do everything via teleconference); Meals (choose take out instead of restaurant); Meals (pay for self and no one else); Gas/Fuel (no meetings offsite, use teleconference or cell phone); Do not check out company vehicle (contact people via cell phone/teleconference); No business trips for training, educational purposes, Management Conference, etc. ; If you feel that you have to expense something then it must be pre-approved by your Manager, either via email or a note signed by your Manager and attached to your expense as a receipt; Cut back on food in the office (drinks, snacks, catering, etc.), etc.; We did consolidate the supplies (use what we have and if you want something else you will have to buy it yourself)and that was implemented; Sell off some company vehicles, sell off some office furniture, stop lease/rental of un-used office space (which they had just renewed a lease on office space for 18 months when they announced the company division closure); ETC… Once you implement those measures and they don't make an impact on the situation, then and only then should you consider a closure. At that point, you need to have another “Come to Jesus Meeting” and explain where you are regarding the status of the possible closure of the office. Then at that point if the decision is made to close the Tyler Division at least the employees know that EOG valued their input and tried to make it work but couldn’t. Then at that point, things could have been done to help those being laid off in finding other work locally. Employees were offered transfers to other locations. However, for some employees a transfer is not an option financially. For those employees that were going to be laid off and not transferring, local oil and gas companies could have been notified of the closure and a Job Fair could have been done in house with those participating companies to find the EOG employees other jobs. I feel that since the laid off employees were not to blame for the closure based on their job performance then management should have worked hard to find these employees other jobs. I am speaking only for myself because I have not been able to find another job for a year and nine months now and in December it will be 2 years I have been out of work. I am at my wits end because I don’t know what else to do at this point. I have applied for jobs online, signed up with 8 employment agencies/recruiters, networked with other EOG employees that I worked with in Tyler that found other jobs and have touched base with over 3100 employees on LinkedIn and still I sit here without a job. When I was hired to work at EOG it was a God send and being laid off from EOG has turned out to be my worst nightmare because no other company will even consider me. When did being over-qualified (educated, experienced and skilled) for a job become a bad thing?

EOG Resources, Inc. had awesome benefits, health insurance, vacation policy, sick leave, SARS, etc.

September 27, 2018

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June 16, 2019

What are perks and other benefits like at EOG?

Pros

great company to work for, great benefits

Cons

long drives to different work locaiton

great company to work for, great benefits

June 16, 2019

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March 21, 2020

What is the retirement plan like at EOG?

Pros

High 401K match, yearly bonus, stocks, ESPP

Cons

Micromanagement, unprofessional management, borderline unlawfulness, worst work culture

Advice to Management

Very bad experience at EOG due to very poor way of management. Worst, I got an incompetent supervisor trying to fire one after another non indian workers. I'm the last one to be fired. The micromanagement destroys the work environment. The supervisor uses IM (Skype) notification feature to monitor his subordinates presence. He is very bossy and easily loses his temper. Not able to control himself and behave well with other people. The manager only want to hire sponsored Indian people like him because he can put or lot of pressure on them and they cannot say a single word. HR should worry about that but it's not the case.

High 401K match, yearly bonus, stocks, ESPP

March 21, 2020

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August 22, 2020

What is paid time off like at EOG?

Pros

Great benefits if you can come on as an employee and not contract

Cons

As contract no benefits, no sick leave, no vacation, no bonus, no 401k..... not included in any company event and made to feel like an outcast.

Advice to Management

Follow through with promises put in writing during interviews. If you don't want to bring someone on as an employee after an extended period of time quit stringing them along and let them move on!

As contract no benefits, no sick leave, no vacation, no bonus, no 401k..... not included in any company event and made to feel like an outcast.

August 22, 2020

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June 9, 2019

How are career development opportunities at EOG?

Pros

Faced paced no BS. True to core business and has good benefits.

Cons

Very narrow road of career progression

Very narrow road of career progression

June 9, 2019

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