Pioneer Natural Resources is a large, Texas-based independent exploration and production company that is focused on helping to meet the world’s energy needs. We deliver industry-leading production and reserve growth through onshore, unconventional, oil and gas resource development in the United States, while providing opportunities for growth and enrichment for our business partners, employees and the communities in which we operate.
With a track record of strong execution and prudent growth, Pioneer is focused on developing two oil-rich shale plays in Texas: the Spraberry/Wolfcamp in the Permian Basin and the Eagle Ford Shale in the southern part of the state. We are the largest producer in the Spraberry/Wolfcamp and a top operator in the Eagle Ford Shale. Additionally, Pioneer is a large natural gas producer in the West Panhandle gas field in Texas and in the coal bed methane-rich Raton Basin in southeastern Colorado.
Achieving our mission requires we stay true to the fundamental principles upon which Pioneer is built:
At Pioneer, we work with a strong determination to harness the industry’s latest technologies for discovering new resources for economic growth. Equally strong is our commitment to being a good neighbor and maintaining an open dialogue with local communities.
Our employees value the opportunity to enrich the areas they live and work in. They seek out events, organizations and initiatives to support with their own time, talents and donations, constantly striving to improve the quality of life for others. Pioneer is proud of their volunteerism, charitable giving and willingness to give back. Their ongoing efforts, often backed by corporate sponsorship, include:
I have been working at Pioneer Natural Resources full-time (More than a year)
Inclusive and inviting community
Great work life balance
Interesting and challenging work environment
Top quality benefits
It is very clear that the company and its management cares deeply about employees
Well run company that can withstand market turbulence
Oil and gas industry can be volatile
I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Pioneer Natural Resources (Norman, OK) in September 2017.
Interviewed with a panel of 3 geologists. Very laid back interview. They took the preselected candidates to dinner the night before, so we got to know the interviewers a bit and interact socially. Make sure to ask insightful questions and don't be afraid to have a conversation. Pioneer "works hard and plays hard."
The interview questions were behavioral and technical (about your graduate research).