Pros: talented geoscientists, benefits, great learning experience
Cons: internal politics
It was a great place to learn and work for the most part and the pay was very good as were the benefits. My first year there was productive but as time went on politics and a new head of geology changed the working environment and company productivity began to diminish. Many younger people were brought in for less money and this facilitated a less then knowledgeable support staff. Office machines were purchased without review which brought costs up and the changing availability of drilling leases made things harder to justify driving 100 miles a day. I think they had the core personnel to be better but I am not the person who makes those decisions and in the end I was released for someone who was payed less and lived nearby.