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Whiting Petroleum Reviews

Updated 14 March, 2019
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  1. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Applications Support Analyst in Denver, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Applications Support Analyst in Denver, CO (US)

    I worked at Whiting Petroleum full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay. Nice atmosphere. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Cyclical nature of oil and gas jobs.


  2. "A whole lot of stress!"

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Denver, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Accountant in Denver, CO (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Whiting Petroleum full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, fairly good pay

    Cons

    Awful moral in many areas. . Expect new employees to clean up what management swept under the rug. Huge amount of work and stress. Mid management doesn’t know what they are doing, no people skills.

    Advice to Management

    Send ALL management to training. Might focus on how to keep employees happy so they will even go for an interview, let alone stay. Top management need to keep an eye on mid level management.

  3. "Great place to work great people to work with"

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    Current Employee - Applications Systems Analyst in Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Applications Systems Analyst in Denver, CO (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and pay, great people

    Cons

    Some managers are stuck in the old way of doing things and need to give more people a chance at moving up.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Ignore the corporate shills - The negative reviews are real."

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay for all areas.

    Cons

    Not the company it was under the former CEO. Jim Volker truly cared about his employees and did little to no layoffs during the last big down turn. The new CEO Holly continues to make layoffs quietly and upper management continues to tell everyone nothing more will happen.

    There is also a big push for the cult of personality. Holly wants everyone happy, happy, happy that they have been graced to be working at Whiting. If you are not on board with that you will be the next one gone.

    Advice to Management

    Try being honest with your employees (and yourselves) for a change.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Best employer I ever worked for!! Ignore the hater reviews"

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    Former Employee - IT Systems Administrator in Dickinson, ND (US)
    Former Employee - IT Systems Administrator in Dickinson, ND (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Upper Management, mid level management, culture, ethics, benefits are unmatched and pay is unmatched. Last* oil company to layoff employees in ND during last major bust

    Cons

    It's the oil and gas market, so it's a voletile market. There are risks to work in it.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Upper Management Lies To Employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, Benefits and decent work/life balance

    Cons

    Upper Management - Specifically the new CEO Brad Holly - Are shameless liars who will paint a very pretty picture to keep people from leaving.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying to your employees to boost retention.

    Back in April of 2018 there were rampant lay off rumors circulating through Whiting. In our particular group the CFO (Michael Stevens) made a presentation and did everything short of swearing on the Bible that there would be "No more layoffs". Within three weeks of this promise there was a company-wide layoff.

    Needless to say Whiting showed it's true character that day and it's pretty ugly under all the shiny gloss of high pay and good benefits. I will steer anybody I can well clear of this company knowing that management has no issue throwing their "valuable employees" under the bus when it suits the bottom line.

    I guess the 30+ people that got laid off and had their lives turned upside down helped to pay for that shiny new corporate jet that Brad Holly flies around in. Good to see your real priorities Mr. Holly.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "My experience is was very poor."

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    Current Employee - Pipeline Operator III in New Raymer, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Pipeline Operator III in New Raymer, CO (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Good people

    Cons

    Very poor leadership and they don’t care about their employees at all. You uproot your life for them and when people get fired because of stupid reasons. This is turning into a job instead of a career.

    Advice to Management

    Star being honest with your employees.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "employee at Redtail Office"

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    Current Employee - Colorado in New Raymer, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Colorado in New Raymer, CO (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good but have to be in order to stop people from leaving.

    Cons

    Terrible managers. Incompetent supervisors in almost all departments. No clear organization or structure in management. The way they do things compared to other oil and gas companies is horrific... they're behind the times and not catching up.

    Advice to Management

    CEO and higher ups need to catch up with the times and install a more professional environment.


  9. "Systems Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Denver, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Denver, CO (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Whiting Petroleum full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    High pay. Great benefits. Fun location.

    Cons

    Cyclical business. Down times when oil prices are down. Boom times when oil prices are high.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place but room for improvement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work with great compensation. The company is taking steps to improve and has slowly improved the entire time that I've been here.

    Cons

    Departments are very siloed. Not only do departments not work together but it seems that there is an effort to keep them from working together

    Advice to Management

    Work on fostering better communication throughout the entire company. Get rid of the need to know attitude of management.