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Cimarex Energy Overview

Denver, CO
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public (XEC)
Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Cimarex Energy, Co. (NYSE: XEC) is a Denver-based independent oil and gas exploration and production company with principal operations in the Mid-Continent and Permian Basin areas of the U.S.

Our approach is focused on drill-bit driven growth in production ... Read more

Cimarex Energy – Why Work For Us?

Cimarex is an exploration and production company with operations in Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico. The majority of our activity is currently in the Permian Basin and the Anadarko Basin in Western Oklahoma.  We pride ourselves on a strong technical team.  The cornerstone to the Cimarex approach is detailed pre- and post-drill economic evaluation of after-tax rate of return on invested capital for every well drilled.  We continually strive to maximize cash flow from producing properties for reinvestment in drill-bit driven growth opportunities.

At Cimarex Energy, every person can have an impact.  We truly are a place where ideas matter.

Our People

Cimarex Energy takes pride in our assets and their development, and we know that our most important asset is our people.  Acreage, wells and rigs change but our people are our constant, and they give us the ability to regenerate, adapt, and thrive.

Driven by Ideas

Cimarex Energy is a company built on ideas.  Good ideas will get tested here.

Our organization believes in eye contact – meeting face to face with each other – to foster openness, engagement, and healthy debate.  We have a commitment to respecting each other and we recognize that each person brings some kind of unique value to the table.


Cimarex Energy employees are exposed to high impact projects, and have the opportunity to make a difference.  We believe in a team-based approach to exploration, and integrate employees from all disciplines.  This allows us to learn from each other and get a broader perspective to make the most informed decisions possible.

Integrity Matters

At Cimarex Energy, we believe in doing the right thing and that integrity and honesty are key to good decision making.  We honor our commitments and take ownership of both our work and our actions.

At Cimarex Energy, employees are rewarded for their accomplishments and contributions.  We offer industry leading compensation and benefits, and strive to provide a diverse and complete total rewards package. 

Cimarex Energy provides employees with tools and resources to help them lead a healthy lifestyle. 

Benefits include:

  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Flexible savings accounts
  • Health advocate resource
  • TelaDoc
  • Company paid base life insurance and AD&D
  • Long-term disability

Additional offerings include:

  • Paid vacation, holiday, personal, and sick days
  • 401(k) program and company match
  • Educational assistance program
  • Charitable contribution company matching
  • Paid parking or public transit allowance

Cimarex Energy Reviews

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Cimarex Energy CEO Thomas E. Jorden
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
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    I have been working at Cimarex Energy full-time (More than a year)


    Great organization! It is a small organization with all the benefits of a very large company. You have a lot of flexibility to get your work done without micro management.


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    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop leadership especially if you are promoting field employees into manager roles.

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Cimarex Energy Photos

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Cimarex Energy photo of: Our newest office opened in Monahans, TX in May 2015!
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Cimarex Energy photo of: A view from of what our technical field staff see each day
Cimarex Energy photo of: The fruits of our labor in action!
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Cimarex Energy Interviews



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    Facilities Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Midland, TX
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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Cimarex Energy (Midland, TX) in February 2017.


    Initial screening - very informal. Find out about company and them about you. Actual interview had a panel - construction, facilities, and operations members - that asked some basic questions but no format. Easy format but have no idea of the outcome.

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Cimarex Energy Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015

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