Former employee, Denver, CO - February 6, 2018
This company was in the right place at the right time when the Bakken took off. The founding members are all talented in their individual disciplines but disgraceful at running a full fledged company. As a lower level (non management) employee, this company is basically a career killer. They lack modern technology, there is no room for advancement and the culture is based largely on fear. They employ 'engineers' with no engineering degrees, pay them less money and take advantage of their limited skill sets. When oil prices drop so does their staff, simple as that. The company has no hope to expand or diversify and the executives are simply waiting for oil prices to rebound so they can sell it all and retire. I would venture a guess that there would be little payday for lower level employees should a sale occur. Overall, the individual contributors are generally solid people professionally and personally but the company is poorly run as a whole.