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Good company to work for
Fracturing Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Williston, NDNovember 17, 2016
Great company overall, take care of their employes relative to other oil and gas companies.

Genuine care from the top end, that tends to fizzle toward the bottom.
Cons
A lot gets lost in middle-management
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Middle Management is Lackluster at Best
Geosciences (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXNovember 1, 2016
The downturn created an environment that does not breed teamwork but competitiveness, favoritism and hostility between teams. Management kept the hardest workers and the favorites which has created an imbalance of power and position.

The entire workforce of the company is very young. The years of experience range from less than 10(most workers) to 30+(middle management) with no one to really guide the middle.

There is not a clear path to promotion.
Pros
Fantastic fun had, team building events, sodas/coffee/juice available
Cons
Compensation
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Typical tricle down blame game
Lease Operator (Former Employee) –  Williston, NDOctober 25, 2016
If issues goes down, it goes down to the lowest employee on the chain. Supervisors throw there own hands under the bus to save themselves. Cover yourself and don't think for a instance that the guys working with you, care who you are.
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Decent place to work.
Supervisor/Manager (Current Employee) –  Williston, NDOctober 14, 2016
I started working for this company several years back. Things were so so in the beginning and the management was great at the time. A new district manager took over and things went south very quickly. If you were not under his desk, then you were basically on your way out the door. If you were not in the click and screwing everybody in the office, they were looking to get rid of you as well. The new district manager was all about himself and didn't care about the employees like the previous manager. Micromanaging became very hard to deal with and all they cared about was them selves and whether or not they would keep their job. They didn't care about who is right or wrong. If you had years of experience in frac, The NEW office management did not like that because they were afraid you would take their job even though some of us would never want an office job. But like I said, it was a great company to work for in the beginning and things went south with the new management. Some of the crews were very close and were like family. This made your job more enjoyable and we always looked forward to going to work. I don't believe I ever looked as forward to going to work as I did in the beginning at Oasis.
Pros
Hmmmm.... stocks and pay was decent if you were not a green hat.
Cons
Just meet Brett Truss.
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Good
Consultant (Former Employee) –  Williston, NDAugust 11, 2016
This was a great place to work. Management was very nice and helpful with various issues that would occasionally arise. The salary was excellent and allowed comfortable living.
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good place to work
Frac Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Williston, NDJuly 16, 2016
working at Oasis was an experience ill never forget. i was able to broaden my experience in management a great deal. it was a semi relaxed work environment, a great HR department! for the most part i enjoyed going to work every day, thats rare to find these days.
Pros
good advancement oppertunities
Cons
no time for family
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Not a bad company to work for
Supply Chain (Current Employee) –  Williston, NDJuly 8, 2016
Good co-workers. Not too bad to work for. Wish Management would recognize the hard workers and advance them instead of people that they know well outside of work. Not looking at the best people to be in supervisory and management positions.
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Overall great company!
Electronics Technician (Current Employee) –  Williston, NDJune 9, 2016
Great company just poorly managed division. Also looking forward to being home more often. Time wasted in areas that could have been great team building tools. Again just poorly managed division.
Pros
Pay and benifits
Cons
2 weeks straight 1 week off. Plus no travel pay or per dium if in the shop. Adds up over time.
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Oasis Petroleum Culture
Senior Drilling Technician (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXMarch 13, 2016
With less than 2,00 people, Oasis is a relatively small O&G company. Over three quarters of the employees live and work in Williston, N.D., with a handful in the corporate office in Houston. As a whole, the company is young, from both an employee standpoint, as well as a company culture. The majority of the employees in the corporate office are still new to the workforce, either straight from college,or with only a couple of years experience in the oil and gas industry. It is the same with middle management. The culture was not what I was accustomed to in a professional atmosphere.

Compensation is fair. Pay is above average and health benefits comparable.While bonuses seemed competitive against other companies, the employee stock program left me baffled.

It is a decent company for those starting out in the industry. The only downside is that if they were to move to older and more established O&G companies, they would realize everything they learned would have to be scrapped and there would be a huge learning curve to overcome.
Pros
Salary
Cons
Culture, Employee Stock Program
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Excellent Management Team, with a vision for the future leaders
Office Manager /Human Resource Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Williston, NDJanuary 19, 2016
Oasis Petroleum was a start up Oil Company. I was able to get in on the ground level, became a C-Share Owner, and was part of takin this company public, to the New York Stock Exchange for the IPO.
The CEO, & all Management are an excellent team, with great vision.
I enjoyed working with this team and continue to have on going converstations with as well as trips to Houston just to visit them as friends.
Pros
great compenstation packages
Cons
Company grew at such a hugh pace is was over whelming
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Great people to work with and a fun and challenging environment.
Hydraulic Fracturing Engineer I (Current Employee) –  Williston, NDNovember 29, 2015
Oasis is pretty laid back as far as service companies go. It Has been fun learning the ways of the oil field. The days are long and North Dakota is pretty harsh in the winter. The hardest part of the job is being away form home two weeks at a time but that week off is great. The best part of the job is getting to work with a diverse group of people and hearing about all the experiences they have had in the oil field. The management can be a little coarse but that is to be expected in this line of work.
A typical day of work consists of:
-Waking up at 3 AM
-Heading to yard call
-Driving to location
-Having a JSA on location
-High pressure Pumping on oil wells for 12 hours
-Swapping out with the next crew
-Driving back to the man camp
-In bed around 7 PM
-Do it again for 13 days straight.
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Up & Down Management Skills - Lack of HR skills
yard worker (Former Employee) –  Williston, NDNovember 22, 2015
A good company to work for. Management/Supervisors need to learn how to deal with employee/management issues. They do to much micro management. Definitely a lack in leadership and how to manage effectively skills. If you get lucky and work under a good supervisor who has these skills, Oasis is a good company to work for.
Pros
Good Environment
Cons
Too much micro management
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Good place to work, dynamic and youthful.
Sr. Operations Technician (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJune 17, 2015
Heavy drilling and completion activity during 2014. Fast-paced and dynamic work environment. Company offers good compensation package. Poor middle management due to recent re-structure.
Pros
Youthful atmosphere
Cons
Uneven workloads due to middle management re-structure
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meh
hand (Former Employee) –  WILLISTONJune 6, 2015
This review is strictly for OWS.

Unorganized. Horribly unorganized.
There are three frac coordinators and two are worthless.
Most of the frac management acts too good to talk to a regular guy.
A majority of the current field supervisors are only supervisors because of the Buddy system.
There is a shortage of equipment.
Lots of yard time.
There is no standard among the crews at all.
Operators treat equipment like sh....
There is ZERO accountability and no consequences.
If you like to drink frequently or have a southern accent you'll move up fast no matter how dumb you are.
75% of the people are just showing up to collect a check.
If you aren't Caucasian there is nothing you can do to get fired.
Short staffed on mechanics. Nothing gets fixed, ever.
You never see supervisors on yard days.
There is absolutely no training except for SAFE O
SAFE O is a joke.
The pay period is wacky.
DTA on your crew.
No one takes responsibility for anything...
The office people are worthless.
Pros
decent pay and benefits
Cons
you cant move up unless you're the cliq.
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Fast paced production with team oriented atmosphere
Operator, Oilfield Services (Current Employee) –  Williston, NDJune 1, 2015
A typical day would include assembling and/or disassembling iron pipe, connecting hoses and monitoring flow and pressure. I learned how to become an efficient equipment operator for the fracturing process of oil wells and how to control well pressure through the use of various types of equipment. This job was team oriented and had a great sense of comradery. The hardest part of the job was working under extreme and severe weather conditions. The extreme cold would effect equipment not working properly. The most enjoyable part of the job was finishing the work on a well ahead of or on schedule.
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Fast paced place to work
Fracturing Engineer I (Current Employee) –  Williston, NDFebruary 2, 2015
compensation is good, but management works on a buddy system instead of leadership ability so you don't move up if you aren't drinking buddies.
Pros
great pay, benefits
Cons
terrible management, no advancement unless you are in the click
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Overall an excellent company to work for.
Hot Shot Driver (Former Employee) –  Williston, NDDecember 16, 2014
I enjoyed my time with Oasis petroleum, brief as it may have been.
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Great growing company with many great benifits
Operator (Current Employee) –  Williston, NDNovember 9, 2014
Great company and industry to work in but being so far away from home was too much with a new daughter.
Pros
Very good money for entry level
Cons
to far away from home
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Great People to work with
Field Supervisor 2 (Former Employee) –  Williston, NDOctober 17, 2014
Being only 8 years old and growing faster than keep. Supervise the day to day activities and jobs for the 2nd frac fleet. Manage well site locations
Pros
Great People
Cons
Needs to slow speed of growth
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Excellent Leadership
Senior Operations Recruiter (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 17, 2014
Oasis Petroleum is run by outstanding individuals. Generous compensation plans, exciting company growth and expansion, enthusiastic team members, beautiful accommodations.
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3.8
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