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EOG Reviews

Updated 11 December, 2018
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  • "years of experience in the oil and gas industry, 25 years of total work history and I still can't find a job in Tyler, TX or surrounding area" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Trying to transition from contract to full-time can be a bit of a stretch, particularly when the oil market is down" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Sucks"

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

    Pros

    Leaving is the best plan

    Cons

    Management looks out only for themselves

    Advice to Management

    saying and doing are two different things


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Midland, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Midland, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EOG full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very team oriented, highly efficient, technologically driven and has a great company culture.

    Cons

    Tends to hire people based on college transcripts and internships. Missing out on good people from smaller universities.

    Advice to Management

    Be mindful of company size, strive to maintain the current culture (not an issue now, but may be in the future).

  3. "Huge Stability"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Midland, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Midland, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is elite in the industry (everyone wants to match EOG performance)

    The company offers massive stability (people didn't get fired during the last downturn; large sense of job security)

    Not as much red tape as majors

    Young division level management in general that's agile.

    Cons

    Becoming a "big company" along with the negatives that entails (not a major yet though)

    Stability is likely factored into the pay (lower than less stable peers)

    Advice to Management

    Fight having a big company feel

    Match peer group pay in-order to retain young engineers

    Don't let EOG have a superiority complex (other operators have some good ideas from time to time; it's worth looking around sometimes)


  4. "Lease Operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EOG full-time

    Pros

    Top notch benefits including stock grants.

    Cons

    Decentralized structure leaves individual areas / offices at mercy of local manager.


  5. "Midland divison"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EOG full-time

    Pros

    There’s a lot of activity here, which means there’s quite a bit of opportunity to learn different things. Since it’s a growing division there’s a lot of places where you can improve the outcome, and you have the freedom to work on a diverse range of projects.

    Cons

    Midland is a horrible town to live in, it can’t be understated. Management for the most part doesn’t care to get to know anyone. And the level of technical expertise seems to be very low here. The salary isn’t competitive compared to other operators in the area, and the office amenities are almost non existent. For those reasons, the attrition is very high.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people more to live here. Get a gym, a coffee shop, a day care, anything.


  6. "research"

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    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great people that want you to be your best
    good pay

    Cons

    worked far from home every week.

    Advice to Management

    drilling unit in san Antonio is good


  7. "Tyler Division Closed - December 09, 2016"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tyler, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tyler, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I LOVED my job at EOG Resources, Inc. and I was good at my job and I was compensated very well for the work that I performed and I would still be working there at the Tyler Division had it not closed. I worked 6.5 years and I was vested in the company. EOG Resources, Inc. had awesome benefits, health insurance, vacation policy, sick leave, SARS, etc. All things considered, EOG Resources, Inc. was simply the best company I have ever worked for and also the worst.

    Cons

    Closure of the Tyler Division was a bitter pill to swallow and was totally not expected on my part. I knew the industry had not been doing well but never in my wildest dreams did I think the office would ever close. I mean, we had employees that had been working there for over 20 years. Other O&G companies had weathered the storm and I thought EOG would follow suit. Apparently I was wrong! Note to Management...Other options could have been explored and tried before ultimately closing the office. There were many cost saving opportunities that were missed and never implemented over the years. Opportunities for transfers could have been made a year in advance and a skeleton crew could have been left in Tyler since all our work is done electronically anyway without any employee losing their job. Because now here I sit almost 2 years later with over 3100 connections on LinkedIn, a bachelors degree, 9+ years of experience in the oil and gas industry, 25 years of total work history and I still can't find a job in Tyler, TX or surrounding area...not full time permanent, not temporary, not anything. I feel like there is a stigma associated with working at EOG and other companies won't even consider me for a job.

    Advice to Management

    There were a lot of cost saving measures that could have been implemented, enforced and weren't. A year in advance, Management should have called an all employee mandatory meeting and had a “Come to Jesus Meeting” with all staff and explained the situation and addressed their concerns and asked for cost saving ideas so the staff feel included with the decisions that are being made regarding their well fare.
    First, they could have said….in order to not have to close the office or lay anyone off this is what we are going to try and do to see if it will make an impact on the situation and give it 6 months to see if they can see a difference.
    First, Management could have offered voluntary transfers to those wishing to transfer to other divisions and offered a move allowance regardless of your employment level within the company as an incentive to move.
    Second, Management could have offered a compensation package for those considering early retirement. I do recall that we did go through a couple of layoffs going back to 2014/2015.
    Third, Cut back on all expenses till further notice...No more business trips (do everything via teleconference); Meals (choose take out instead of restaurant); Meals (pay for self and no one else); Gas/Fuel (no meetings offsite, use teleconference or cell phone); Do not check out company vehicle (contact people via cell phone/teleconference); No business trips for training, educational purposes, Management Conference, etc. ; If you feel that you have to expense something then it must be pre-approved by your Manager, either via email or a note signed by your Manager and attached to your expense as a receipt; Cut back on food in the office (drinks, snacks, catering, etc.), etc.; We did consolidate the supplies (use what we have and if you want something else you will have to buy it yourself)and that was implemented; Sell off some company vehicles, sell off some office furniture, stop lease/rental of un-used office space (which they had just renewed a lease on office space for 18 months when they announced the company division closure); ETC… Once you implement those measures and they don't make an impact on the situation, then and only then should you consider a closure. At that point, you need to have another “Come to Jesus Meeting” and explain where you are regarding the status of the possible closure of the office. Then at that point if the decision is made to close the Tyler Division at least the employees know that EOG valued their input and tried to make it work but couldn’t. Then at that point, things could have been done to help those being laid off in finding other work locally. Employees were offered transfers to other locations. However, for some employees a transfer is not an option financially. For those employees that were going to be laid off and not transferring, local oil and gas companies could have been notified of the closure and a Job Fair could have been done in house with those participating companies to find the EOG employees other jobs. I feel that since the laid off employees were not to blame for the closure based on their job performance then management should have worked hard to find these employees other jobs. I am speaking only for myself because I have not been able to find another job for a year and nine months now and in December it will be 2 years I have been out of work.
    I am at my wits end because I don’t know what else to do at this point. I have applied for jobs online, signed up with 8 employment agencies/recruiters, networked with other EOG employees that I worked with in Tyler that found other jobs and have touched base with over 3100 employees on LinkedIn and still I sit here without a job. When I was hired to work at EOG it was a God send and being laid off from EOG has turned out to be my worst nightmare because no other company will even consider me. When did being over-qualified (educated, experienced and skilled) for a job become a bad thing?

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Work Hard"

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

    Pros

    Great stock growth, good technical skills

    Cons

    Dysfunctional management. Bill Thomas thinks its a privilege to work there. Never felt like management cared for my growth.

    Advice to Management

    Set aside your ego, listen to employees rather than running them over.


  9. "IT Services"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EOG full-time

    Pros

    Innovative practices make EOG an industry leader
    Great benefits
    Good work/life balance
    Relaxed in-office atmosphere

    Cons

    Must work in-office, no telecommuting
    Interdepartmental lack of communication


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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

    I worked at EOG full-time

    Pros

    EOG offers great resources to employees.

    Cons

    EOG has too many internal politics and an homogenous workforce

    Advice to Management

    be consistent and have integrity