I never forget. The industry is cyclical. If oil prices steady, competitors will be looking for staff. I will go for higher pay and in turn, COP can pay higher to replace me. Everyone would just be better off if COP would be better at making sure... — read more
Granted, COP is far from being an enjoyable place to work. But, it is called work for a reason. If you don't like it leave. Nobody will stop you. The fact is, COP may not pay the best but it is very decent pay. Take the pay. Put your 40 hrs in... — read more
How to get promotion here and not be a brown noser?
I am worried we will be getting saddled up with even more work here at Conoco. Am hearing rumors that very few Shell folks willing to join us in Midland.
Oh wait who am I kidding.
I thought the opinions would be pretty much the same, but I was obviously wrong because some colleagues think Permian is a good investment while others think that it is a big failure. It seems that rarely does anyone think something in between?
We're getting to a point where we're expected to do three jobs while getting paid for one. Attrition is getting out of hand and nobody is being brought on to replace the people who are leaving. I think they figured out this is a great way to cut... — read more
On this forum you will find several bitter and tortured souls who were let go from ConocoPhillips years ago and still suffer from separation anxiety. They will post messages about wanting to leave (they were already shown the door), they will post... — read more
if you really need people in midland i.e. working on the permian. you will have to work out some compromise. a lot of folks (especially the good ones) simply won’t go. i promise you. you want the good ones. i would give people the option of working... — read more
Do you think COP will have to sell something in the coming period to be able to pay for company activities?
I wouldn’t say that anything changed for the better after any of the acquisitions that have happened since I’ve been here. In fact, after each one things got worse and now I hope to be cut so that I will no longer have to witness the bad moves of... — read more
have you been treated well by conoco ? are you satisified eith remuneration, pension plans other benefits etc .. Did they recognize years of service in concho ? any other information/advice for permian shell employees considering the move to conoco ? — read more
Another year end layoff round. The cycle just keeps repeating.
PowerPoint by Prima-donnas Micromanaging control-freak “leaders” Arrogant value destroying hi-pots Shell go Bo-m.
Were you surprised by the Shell Permian acquisition? Why?
Been losing money, cannot find anything on their own, on acreage that has been held for decades, and no hopes for better leadership. Bye Bye.
I’ve gotten some new skills here as well, but I’m not completely satisfied. Maybe I could have done a lot more at another company. Still, I learned a lot about people. It's my fault because I should have left here as soon as I saw that this place... — read more
After rankings and ratings, what are the odds of another “right sizing?” Will Concho people be more or less likely to be retained?
I’m hearing rumors that after the President’s speech today, the ELT is working the issue of requiring all employees to be vaccinated, the only uncertainty is when. Is this true? This is a problem for me. If I don’t get vaccinated, what are the... — read more
I wonder why I even care about the best people leaving, if those at the top who should be thinking about it don't care.... The best and most loyal people are leaving and COP does nothing to stop it. How do they think this company will function... — read more
We have a couple of people posting the same garbage over and over. To save you time, I will list the common themes they like to post, and then post replies to themselves to make it look like someone actually agrees to the original post. Hi-P-t... — read more
Suddenly realized that what I have been doing here for the last few years has been largely a mistake. Now that I started looking for a new job I realized that I was just wasting my time here and squandered my opportunities. The most important thing... — read more
Here are some ideas, I am hoping this to be great conversation thread. Be a Context Shaper Believe Employees Are manure, Fully Functioning Adults Create Relatedness
As a manager (now retired), I was pressured often to give rankings to justify who we wanted to keep and who the company wanted to let go. And, salary and the ability to lower payroll costs played a big role. So, there were high performing employees... — read more
How was the L48 townhall today?
Since there’s a lot of information presented here about why we are bad, I thought I’d list what’s needed. I know, I can dream, though. (1) Zerobase the company then cut all non-value adding activities. This is easy to do. First, survey all employees... — read more
How worried are you about ranking? It seems to me that the message the COP has sent to employees so far in terms of ranking is that it is not worth the effort. I wish that wasn’t true, but I wouldn’t be at all surprised if my ranking dropped, given... — read more
Or better said it is best not to have an opinion at COP? Once upon a time I tried to express an opinion that something could be done better and never again. While I am still working here, I will not say what I think or try to make an effort to do... — read more
As an employee who has been with COP for just over a year what advice would you give besides “get out”? I don’t plan on retiring from here by any means but I do plan on remaining in the industry. This is my first job and I would like to get as much... — read more
I have a colleague who has always worked hard but now he is suddenly working even harder, thinking that it will help him keep his job. This is what many are doing now, giving 200 percent of themselves. Are people doing this instinctively or is it... — read more
The Alaska office hemorrhages money. Big banks not lending for Arctic projects. Time to sell this outdated pig, and cease management boondoggles. BP was smart and sold their pig.
Can someone please provide a logical explanation to the voluntary vaccination verification email that was sent out today? If COP knew who was jabbed and who wasn’t, how would this solve anything? Would the number of cases magically decrease or... — read more
With ratings and staffing decisions happening by early October, we’ve got a few weeks left to WOW the TMT reps and management. Start polishing those apples and practicing that pucker! These next 60 days will determine whether or not you have a job... — read more
Retired - 40 yrs. Soc sec unreliable. One BOD vote ends pension. Invest in thrift. Increase withholding by 1-2% annually. Diversify. Retirement is more than my pay!