Probably less than a year the offices will be closed and everyone will be moved to Houston or Bartlesville, Ok. Finance, IT, HR will go to Oklahoma and the rest to Houston. Hopefully they’ll offer a relocation package....
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Commuting to BVille is a pretty bad option. As mentioned earlier, you will spend over one full work day per week just travelling back and forth 10hrs. Add to that about 130+ miles per day. Your home life will suffer significantly.
All of that brand-spanking new CXO office space will convert to a fabulous antique mall !
Too bad Midland never built that 50-story highrise business tower...
If you want to commute from Tulsa/BA to Bartlesville budget $15,000 to $20,000 per year in auto expenses.
Also budget a 6 day work week. You will spend 8-10 hrs per week just commuting. That is one extra work day per week.
You don’t HAVE to relocate. You can always look for a different job in an area where you want to be and with a company you want to be at. If you don’t find something right away, you can look while employed at your current company. If you don’t like something, you can change it. You don’t have to rely on leaders of a company to make life decisions for you.
Get ready for windowless cubes in Houston.I hear they have hallways on the perimeter so no one has a window. SPIRIT values!
COP as either Conoco, Phillips or God forbid ConocoPhillips has closed offices in Midland 4-5 times in the last 20 years.
You kids that survived are moving to the big city by fall of 2022. As for your families, keep that to yourself, they like single people that are good with SAP and cliches
Tulsa is another option for housing. Owasso is about 45 minutes from Bartlesville and Tulsa is about 1 hour from Bartlesville.
If you transfer to the Bartlesville office, be sure to move to Owasso and commute to work for quality of life and potential to sell your house if things don’t work out with COP.
ConocoPhillips’s management really don’t care about people or families, but they are also slow and indecisive, so we could be in Emerald City for several years.
Rather move to Bartlesville than Houston
It would not surprise me if they pull something like that, but I hope the Midland office stays open a few years at least.