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  1. "Lease Records Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Forest Oil full-time

    Pros

    Good training, comfortable work atmosphere

    Cons

    Forest is no longer in existence.


  2. "Geologist"

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    Former Employee - Senior Geologist in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Geologist in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Forest Oil full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent technical staff provided sound advise and recommendations.

    Cons

    Poor senior management ran company into bankruptcy

    Advice to Management

    Try again........

  3. "Deputy General Counsel"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Forest Oil full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people, for the most part.

    Cons

    Some folks had been with the company for years and had grown lazy. Upper management was in it for themselves.


  4. "Gone"

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    Former Employee - Senior Lease Analyst in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Lease Analyst in Denver, CO

    I worked at Forest Oil (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with!

    Cons

    The company is now out of business due to poor upper management and an ill-conceived merger.


  5. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - DRILLING CONSULTANT
    Former Employee - DRILLING CONSULTANT

    Pros

    Allow you to do your job..

    Cons

    A little political to suit me


  6. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Production Clerk/Secretary in Lafayette, LA
    Former Employee - Production Clerk/Secretary in Lafayette, LA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great co-workers. Good advancement.

    Cons

    Oil & Gas industry so always a chance of lay-off.


  7. "It was a good company, but is no longer."

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    Former Employee - Lease Records Analyst in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Lease Records Analyst in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I gained a lot of valuable knowledge and experience as a new lease analyst, and had a great manager and teacher.

    Cons

    Forest Oil no longer exists. Sabine Oil bought them out and is headquartered in Texas.

  8. "Executive management ruined this company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My departments management chain short of the CEO is great. They've been supportive of my career development and advancement. Within our little world everything is pretty good, we have great communication, we receive raises consistently and our work environment is nice.

    Cons

    The executive management ran the company into the ground, so we are a skeleton of what Forest Oil used to be. Their communication style has been poor, so people are angry.


  9. "Worked for Forest Oil"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Health Benefits
    Stepping stone for future endeavors

    Cons

    Management of the company, money, etc.
    Spends a dollar to save a dime.
    Money shuffling to pet projects
    Favoritism between employees and contractors - very bad mix
    Typical "Good ol' boy" oil company clique - youre in or your out working your ass off.

    Advice to Management

    Information, please.
    Should have coordinated workovers, drilling, fracs, etc. with field offices
    Should have paid employees who stayed on a bit more to keep them.
    Bonuses are a joke. Keep the money and make the company stronger, or actually give bonuses commensurate to the individuals accomplishments not collective business unit goals.


  10. "This was a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Forest Oil full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Many opportunities for growth and people were friendly and supportive.

    Cons

    Need to manage debt better


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