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Updated June 13, 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. "Operations"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EOG full-time

    Pros

    Freedom to make an impact without being micromanaged. Be prepared to accept the consequences of failure as much as success.

    Cons

    Competition is freely picking people off as the company lives under the veil of belief that "no one can do it like eog"

    Advice to Management

    Decentralize promotions, hiring, and employee movement. Division management is in place to use culture based discretion in the decision making process, no need for HQ upper management to sign off on every move. Open up to contractors becoming company employees.


  2. "I love this company"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse in Big Piney, WY
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Big Piney, WY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Pay is higher then most.

    Cons

    Insurance is not the greatest.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, Just don't forget about the people who are working behind the scenes

  3. "Good company, good people. Little hope for the contract employee."

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    Former Employee - Pipeline Maintenance Foreman in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Pipeline Maintenance Foreman in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EOG full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Open minded, plenty of responsibility, fast paced, focused on returns and long term growth along with options for advancement for some

    Cons

    Too focused on cutting costs gets in the way of core business and actually hurts the bottom line. Too many sub groups/departments with too much competition

    Advice to Management

    Hire good/smart people and listen to them, don't tell them what to do


  4. "Top of the line E&P company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good salaries and benefit. A lot of vacation

    Cons

    Outdated system
    A lot of outstanding issues.


  5. "Reservoir Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Job Security, Most efficient company with highest technological advantage

    Cons

    Financially strict, less personal development opportunities

    Advice to Management

    increase personal development opportunities fo young professionals


  6. "Some good, some bad"

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    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.


  7. Helpful (8)

    "EOG is losing their culture, become more closed door, beaurocratic, and process oriented."

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    Current Employee - Production Engineer II in Stanley, ND
    Current Employee - Production Engineer II in Stanley, ND
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    EOG has some of the best geologic assets and completions technology in their peer group. This makes them a very financially strong company with a great future ahead of them.

    Cons

    EOG had such rapid growth over the last decade due to their risk taking culture of employee ownership of success. Due to the increase in size, they have lost this edge. The company now blatantly promotes on Senority rather than Merit and is becoming heavily more process oriented than project success oriented. It has become more important to do things the 'Companies' way rather than a more flexible and better way.

    Advice to Management

    Come back to the roots of the company, the culture that allowed for the rapid growth and success.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Retired - Application Project Director"

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    Former Employee - Applications Project Director in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Applications Project Director in Houston, TX

    I worked at EOG full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Key activities included installation, implementation and maintenance of various application systems for multiple domestic and international locations.

    Cons

    I have no CONs, great company to work for.


  9. "Time Off"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at EOG full-time

    Pros

    Very generous with vacation and emergency's

    Cons

    As long as you have the time


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Denver division is going downhill fast"

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    • 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.


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