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Houston, TX
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$1 to $5 million (USD) per year
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    "Good supervisor, but poor career choice for me"

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    Former Employee - Editor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Editor in Houston, TX
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    I worked at full-time (More than a year)


    My manager, who is no longer in this position at the company, was good at helping employees grow and learn. I enjoyed working for her, and my co-workers were good people whom I enjoyed working around.


    My supervisor was overly concerned about publishing only positive aspects of the oil industry. The company should allow editors to cover all aspects of the industry, rather than only the positive ones. Telling only one side of the story is being less than objective. My salary, given my experience and what was expected, was modest, but that's common in journalism. There is comparatively little room for advancement. It's a fairly good job for a couple of years, and then it's time to move on. Finally, when an editor writes stores for the company and gets a byline, the company shouldn't take away the byline after the employee departs. All my bylines became "Rigzone staff" a year or so after I was gone. That never happened at any other job I've ever had, and it's wrong. My stories were written by me, not by the other "staff" at the company.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities for advancement, and be more open to publishing the good, the bad and the ugly about the industry, rathe than whitewashing it for overly sensitive readers who only want to read positive things about the industry. There is a such thing as climate change, after all, and most of us know what the principle cause is. All editors to be completely truthful and objective.

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