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Pioneer Natural Resources Overview

Irving, TX
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (PXD)
Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
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 ... Read more

Pioneer Natural Resources – Why Work For Us?



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.

Our Objectives
  • Maintain a strong balance sheet to ensure financial flexibility in any oil price environment.
  • Protect cash flow by utilizing an attractive derivatives program.
  • Deliver economic production and reserve growth from our oil and gas assets.
  • Utilize a vertical integration model to reduce costs and to enhance execution.
  • Focus on economic growth and environmental stewardship through industry-leading sustainable development efforts.
  • Enrich the communities where we work.
  • Stay true to our core values, maintaining a deep sense of accountability for our decisions, actions and attitudes.

Achieving our mission requires we stay true to the fundamental principles upon which Pioneer is built:

  • We respect the individual, community and environment.
  • We are ethical and honest in all of our business dealings.
  • We are diligent in protecting the safety of our people and our environment.
  • We are disciplined and personally accountable for our decisions, actions, attitude and results.
  • We have an entrepreneur's mindset, driving innovation and striving for excellence in all we do.
  • We openly communicate among all levels and between departments and divisions.
  • We believe in working as a team toward common objectives with a can-do attitude.


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:  

  • repairing and building houses in partnership with Habitat for Humanity;
  • informing residents on issues concerning the water quality and quantity of state rivers;
  • mentoring and donating to children and students of all levels;
  • and raising funds to support local and national charities, such as the United Way.

Pioneer Natural Resources Reviews

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    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

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Pioneer Natural Resources Interviews



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    Geoscience Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norman, OK
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    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).

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself; Tell me your greatest achievement; Tell me a time when you had to work in a group and you had a conflict.   Answer Question
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Pioneer Natural Resources Awards & Accolades

  • Top 100 Places to Work in Dallas-Fort Worth, The Dallas Morning News, 2016
  • The JUST 100: America's Best Corporate Citizens, Forbes Magazine, 2016
  • Top 100 Places to Work in Dallas-Fort Worth(#2 In large category), The Dallas Morning News, 2015
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • Best Companies to Work For in Texas (Large), Best Companies Group, 2012
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