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EOG Reviews

Updated April 10, 2017
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Pros
  • Great company with vision toward the future of the energy industry (in 8 reviews)

  • They have great benefits, such as 4 (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • A few managers who do not manage people, promoted to management just solely based on years of technical experience (in 3 reviews)

  • I have no CONs, great company to work for (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Denver division is going downhill fast"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Engineer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EOG full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - EOG as a whole is a great company.
    - C-suite is excellent
    - Great upper level leadership company wide.
    - Work/ life balance is generally great.
    - Long term incentives have the potential to be quite lucrative.

    Cons

    - Some good management has left Denver division recently.
    - New mid-level management doesn't have sufficient experience managing people, their technical skills are also lacking.
    - Extreme micromanagement. Good engineers with experience are treated like children.
    - Trying to improve things is discouraged, encouraged instead to keep your head down and keep doing things exactly like they've been done in recent memory. Don't try and make changes or rock the boat. Innovation is a dirty word.

    Advice to Management

    - Trust your experience technical people to make good decisions. Extreme micromanagement and trust issues create an environment of distrust and bad communication.


  2. "Great Internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Corpus Christi, TX
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Corpus Christi, TX

    I worked at EOG as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    EOG emitted a nurturing, professional atmosphere. I was taught how to use industry software to assist the upper-level geologists in their explorations.

    Cons

    My geotech position equated to long, mostly monotonous, hours in front of computer screens. In my management's defense, I recognize that internships commonly include a substantial amount of busy-work.

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest that they better explain the reasoning behind time-intensive tasks, so employees know how their work fits in to the project's macro-goal.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good Small Oil Exploration"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EOG (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent compensation and benefits. Good location.

    Cons

    Information Systems department is highly unstructured with a constantly changing direction.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Landman"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Landman in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Landman in San Antonio, TX

    Pros

    Strong company with financial leverage. Great research resources. Provided a field office for brokers to work out of. Great employees and working relationships with in-house staff. Trusted knowledge and methods of field brokers.

    Cons

    Nepotism and favoritism made for a volatile environment at times. Attitude to brokers was if you don't want to somebody else will do it.

    Advice to Management

    Place the people who do the best job in the field, Do not let alliances with brokerage firms interfere with sound business decisions. Omit the middle man.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Accounting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EOG full-time

    Pros

    They are saying they are going to make it

    Cons

    In this current downturn this is a very negative place to work. Always worrying if you are going to be the next one chopped. Cutthroat people low paying as well.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees. You are over looking the middle age gap employees who have been dedicating their lives to you and helping you succeed. Now you want the new younger people who have no long term intrest in staying and making a life with you. Wake up they have no intrest in staying you are a short term spot.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "EOG"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EOG full-time

    Pros

    forward thinking, large budgets and room to be creative

    Cons

    lack of process, unrealistic deadlines


  7. "Contractor life"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Contractor - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EOG as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company has great people and teams to work with

    Cons

    not that great for contractors and will take forever to get hired in...

    Advice to Management

    Get a plan together wtih contractors and talk to them periodically on what to expect


  8. Helpful (7)

    "Good company, mid level management does not have big picture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EOG full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, good package. Nice office space.

    Cons

    IT seems like a different arm of the company that is so insular to the rest of the company. Does not promote internally and I felt like I was working for monarchy. Communication seems to be lacking at multiple levels.

    Advice to Management

    Career progress needs to be managed better.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Management could take some of their own advice."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EOG full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Most supervisors are great, supportive and encourage free ideas to move projects forward to completion. There is a wide unsaid rule of family comes first.

    Cons

    Management could benefit from taking their own advice by allowing employees to take charge and let projects take their course. Management has the attitude of "get it done at all costs, no matter what it takes". Many times this takes away from the ultimate goal of the project and end up costing more money.

    Advice to Management

    The Center for Management and Organization Effectiveness or 360 degree Assessments by Franklin Covey


  10. "Some good, some bad"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EOG full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, PTO, good bonuses, usually competitive salaries, decentralized and agile environment, company is still very financially sound

    Cons

    The culture is changing, and not for the better. Slowly becoming more "corporate", bureaucratic and political. Absolutely no telecommuting, little to no schedule flexibility depending on the GM of the division you work for, can be highly political depending on the department you work in, can be a highly political performance review process, basically no management training for supervisors (people are promoted based on their technical performance/age instead of their ability to actually manage people AND their technical ability, and management training is near non-existent so some managers are awful to work for), strange S&E hierarchy, "perception is reality" mentality, and often HR is absolutely useless for conflict resolution. I'm seeing more micromanagement creep into each division's culture, and lastly, I don't see a whole lot of women promoted to management positions, nor are most divisions friendly to working moms. If you are working mom, beware.

    Advice to Management

    Find a *good* and *thorough* management training program and implement it. Communicate with (train) employees on how to properly do a 360 review. Eliminate terrible managers and micro-management. Allow for flexible schedules and working from home for those departments that it makes sense to allow. Allow flexibility for working parents. Re-structure S&E in a more logical way. Possibly better train HR on mediation of conflicts. Performance reviews should be based primarily off of supervisor's review of employee, not people's opinions that aren't in the department and don't understand the employee's job. Lastly, supervisor's should actually understand and be able to do their employee's jobs, instead making someone a supervisor simply due to age.


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