Thread regarding Pioneer Natural Resources Co. layoffs

Losing competitive edge?

It wasn’t until I started looking for a new job that I realized how much I had essentially lost my competitive edge here. Spending more than five years here means losing marketable skills. Unfortunately, I wasn’t aware of it while I was nice and comfortable at work here. I don’t really like to generalize, but that’s my case. Does anyone have the same experience?

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Yes, get on esg bandwagon. Pioneer is going full nuclear. First order of business is nuking Exxon. Time to show industry who daddy is.

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Post ID: @4yxl+19OlH8oR

So it’s Pioneer’s responsibility for your personal career growth? You make your own way. Your fault for not continuously networking and marketing your skills to vendors. You worked for a company who would train and invest in you if you just asked for the most part. Pioneer is not the perfect company but so many of you got laid off and now are blaming pioneer for your own short comings. Look in the mirror and ask yourself what more you could’ve done to make yourself marketable. Being in an industry that is so volatile you would think we would all be aware that we can lose a job at anytime and to constantly be figuring out ways to make ourselves more diverse in skills.

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Post ID: @4kqc+19OlH8oR

Omg you are right and it is not just technical positions. It's such a dead horse, but can't be overstated enough, with the exception of an extreme few, management is an absolute joke. Best field personnel you will ever work with, which is what prevents the fools in LCO from crashing the ship. Most are just in their position to make ESG quotas look good, yet they think they earned something.

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Post ID: @1gpr+19OlH8oR

I certainly did. After leaving PNR I found I knew little or nothing about the actual oilfield. Pioneer turns good engineers into bad techs.

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