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Hunt Oil Company Reviews

Updated March 17, 2017
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  1. "Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hunt Oil Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work with smart driven people. Good benefits and opportunity for career development.

    Cons

    Good ol' boy culture. Friends of the family are hired and promoted to positions they do not belong in. This creates a culture where the management is often incompetent and not held accountable.
    As an engineer, I shouldn't need to wear a suit and tie. The culture is very old school.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Geologist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hunt Oil Company full-time

    Pros

    Fairly stable, plenty of smart people in the building

    Cons

    Political, always changing management, a lot of people care about promotions more than their job itself,

    Advice to Management

    Put the right people in the right positions based on skills instead of tenure.


  3. "Oil & Gas analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hunt Oil Company full-time

    Pros

    Job security even during the oil and gas industry downturn.

    Cons

    No opportunity for professional growth or advancement - even more so for females. Locked down per say in same position from start of hire until retirement.

    Advice to Management

    Remove the middle managers and allow the loyal, hard working, and proven employees opportunity for professional growth.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good company in a tough industry..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable company in an unstable industry
    Family culture
    Beautiful office and work location
    Good work life balance
    Family leadership are good guys

    Cons

    Oil and gas industry is dead
    Leadership is too old school (insulated and closed minded)
    No growth potential

    Advice to Management

    Diversify your business
    Delever the company


  6. "Not the company it use to be"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Hunt Oil Company (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company has a nice culture that allows people to have a sense of community.

    Cons

    The company is still paying for decisions of the past and remains in a period of flux.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Administrative Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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 Hunt Oil Company full-time

    Pros

    Everyone is very nice to work with, including the Hunt family.

    Cons

    Very old school work style. Suit and tie every day. They're not open to any kind of change or new, better way of doing things.

    Advice to Management

    Support and encourage new, more efficient ways of doing things.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place To Work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Production Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Production Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hunt Oil Company (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Numerous employee benefits & employee programs (eg, a monthly book club where a professional speaker and your lunch is provided), a pension, new building, Wolfgang Puck cafe on-site, wonderful people & culture and good management with deep pockets and is diversified so they should be in business for another 80 years.

    Cons

    Most employees are very helpful; however, you may run into some who make getting your job done more difficult. Also, managers receive very little manager training so your manager experience varies greatly (ie, there are awesome, average and bad bosses).


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company but ..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and working environment, respect for the individual.
    Great location, beautiful building.

    Cons

    Small private company with the bureaucracy of a large company.
    Only provides basic financial information to employees.
    Current outlook is negative as the O&G market is down and a there's a lot of uncertainty for the short/mid-term future.
    Career mobility depends a lot on the department you work for or who you know.

    Advice to Management

    The lack of transparency only generates uncertainty amongst employees. Informed employees make better decisions.


  10. "Great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lease Operator in Midland, TX
    Current Employee - Lease Operator in Midland, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hunt Oil Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back independent company, feels like family, really great environment to be around, up to date with the latest technology

    Cons

    Work schedule, we work a schedule of 7 days on 2 off, then 8 days on and 4 off and work 2 weekends on and 1 off, that's the only bad thing is having one weekend off a month

    Advice to Management

    Would like a different schedule


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Bad time for the industry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hunt Oil Company (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Family owned and operated so they can make longer term decisions without shareholder pressure.

    Cons

    Oil industry is in a deep down cycle.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce number of financial planners and lawyers running the company with no geotecnical experience or value add.



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