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Yates Petroleum Reviews

Updated November 2, 2016
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  1. "Engineering Intern"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Artesia, NM
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Artesia, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yates Petroleum (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and employees that care about people first, not just the profit.

    Cons

    Some of the work was a little repetitive.

    Advice to Management

    None. Management are some of the best people I've ever had the privilege to work under.


  2. "Summer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Artesia, NM
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Artesia, NM
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learned a lot about the infrastructure of the oil field

    Cons

    Typical "intern work", lots of paper filing


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    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Purchasing Manager in Artesia, NM
    Former Employee - Purchasing Manager in Artesia, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Yates Petroleum (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Based in a great small town. Very generous to community.

    Cons

    Not the family/employee oriented company it used to be.


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  5. "Agave Midstream"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Midstream Accountant
    Former Employee - Midstream Accountant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Yates Petroleum full-time

    Pros

    Great training, good environment and benefits.

    Cons

    Slow moving and hard to get a hold of the managers on occasion make decisions excruciatingly slow


  6. "Agave Energy Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Artesia, NM
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Artesia, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are good people and good to work with. Always out by 5pm so good work and liesure life balance. Pay is not bad.

    Cons

    Strange communications environment, most folks just do what there told without questions. Always changing and unclear direction from management. Company seems to always be in financial trouble.

    Advice to Management

    Not sure but recommend something should change. Because nobody really says much good about the "one man" management team. Ok, thanks.


  7. "Below market"

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    Current Employee - Land in Artesia, NM
    Current Employee - Land in Artesia, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at Yates allows an employee to have a wide degree of responsibility, which allows for learning a lot.

    They seem to be able to withstand some of the ups and downs of the market.

    Cons

    Pay is below industry standard in certain, if not, all departments.

    Yates is called the training school for other big companies, due to low pay and very demanding workload.

    Advice to Management

    Either hire more people or pay more, otherwise the best people are going to keep leaving.


  8. "Okay place to work but owners hire idiots at top positions that hurt the company as a whole."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Yates Petroleum full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The SP Family always treated me more than fairly. Pay was not always the best but, still fair and correct with national averages.

    Cons

    Good place to work years ago but, that has changed with a new selfish non-family oriented management in control. This was not always the case. Mgmt has hired so called pros with bogus resumes many, many times. It takes years to get rid of these people. I have seen people do nothing for years before they finally leave or are asked to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Get the old team back in to take care of it. You were too greedy to let them do their work and now you have a 10th rate company going no wheres. The company is 10-15 years behind the curve on e&p technology. It's a total joke. Bad management creates even poorer middle management that makes it hard on us worker bees. Use to all managers were required to work. Lately those middle managers are treated like princess. Maybe they are all realated to the current family portion in charge.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Nice atmosphere but pay severely lacking and not transparent at all."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Agave Energy in Artesia, NM
    Current Employee - Agave Energy in Artesia, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere, every friday everyone in company quits early, supervisors are very understanding and give a lot of lea way to accomadate personal lives. Great place it you are really motivated and a self starter you can get a lot of experience here.

    Cons

    Pay is not consistent across the board nor anywhere at all close to being transparent. And it is a big secret as to what other people make. Management threatens to fire for it upon hiring. If they were transparent it would help morale at lot. That combined with getting close to industry standards for postions would make this a great place to work

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate the lack of transparency in all employees pay.


  10. "This is the best company I have ever worked for and I've worked for many good companies."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rock Springs, WY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rock Springs, WY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent repore with management and fellow employees. Wages could be a little better. Generous bonuses and time off. I do feel sorry for the individual at my office who no longer enjoys working here. I think that if it were me and I truly felt that way I would seek another job as there are plenty available here, luckily.

    Cons

    Some stressful days but I think that could be anywhere. Yates Petroleum Corporation has always been an enjoyable place to be at.

    Advice to Management

    The only advice to management that I would offer is to try and maintain the same family oriented atmosphere throughout the sale.


  11. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rock Springs, WY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rock Springs, WY
    Recommends

    I have been working at Yates Petroleum full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good salary, good benefits, great people to work with, supervisors who actually care for the employees, company truck.

    Cons

    Not much to mention on the downside. The only con is the recent turmoil with the announcement of the intent to sell

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep the same family feeling while the sale happens. After all its the reason why some of us have worked for the company for so long.



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