Looking at these comments, Concho sounds a little like COP...I worked there for many years and took a package a couple years ago. COP will protect managers at all costs. They will be either be moved into staff positions or a position will be created for them before they will ever let any go (I never understood why as many were pretty useless). And they will be moved into the Concho organization to introduce the COP way which is large, slow and costly. So just be ready. They value a great PowerPoint a lot more than great work. I had come from and independent where getting the work done was valued and was told that was why I was hired. I was wrong and it was miserable for me because I don't play games and I don't kiss the booty. So sharpen up those presentation skills if you want to keep working for them. If not, enjoy that time you get where you are protected from them touching you and get your resume tidied up and get that retention bonus. I'd say assuming you get these things, but COP is a horrible at negotiations and you all will probably make out like bandits (Burlington acquisition was very lucrative to the Burlington folks). Best of luck to you all.