Pros: significant intellectual challenges, global orientation, motivated peers, houston campus
Cons: "management" (vs leadership) culture, lack of owners mindset at many levels in organization
The worlds most significant private energy company by any measure. Challenges you to stretch your ability to the maximum in every job you are given. The hiring practices are aimed at bringing in highly motivated people, and the global functional organization ensures each of the 11 business lines is staffed by "experts" and "developing experts" in their – more... fields. Competition for advancement is fierce, sometimes leading to people not cooperating with their peers.
Pay systems are based on a meritocracy that rigorously ranks every employee against their peers annually in as fair a system as can be, given inherent corporate politics present in any large organization. The consistently top 20% can earn significantly more than their peers in other energy companies.
A new campus being completed in northwest Houston will provide one of the best working environments in the industry, although the culture is still very rigid by most standards (dress code, etc). – less