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Review averages

  • 9 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (1)
    11.111111111111%
    Satisfactory (2)
    22.222222222222%
    Subpar (6)
    66.666666666667%
    1.88
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Reviews for Midstates Petroleum Company Inc

Reviews - What employees say

1.88 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 31.Aug 2016
  • Employee

Company Culture

Work hard, drink hard, hope the debt goes away because were all doing such a good job.

Support from management

Employees are not involved in the decision making process. However, the goals are set and you will meet them or be let go.

Teamwork

Colleagues that party with the VP work well together.

Freedom to work independently

I didn't get that while i was there

Internal Communication

Receiving necessary information is like pulling teeth. There are board meetings and tools i.e., reports in place to track when you received your information to do your job.

Gender Equality

yes

Attitude towards older colleagues

not observed

Career Development

not observed

Overall compensation for your work

salary & benefits were commensurate with other energy company's

Office / Work Environment

The building facility is a historic landmark in Downtown Tulsa. It is an ok facility to work at.

Environmental Friendliness

The company does what is required by regulation for Eco.

Work-Life Balance

Yes if you don't mind being on call 24/7/365.

Company Image

Huge debt, low stock mkt price, lease holders did not speak favorable about Midstates.

Job Security

None

Handicapped Accessibility

As required by law

Workplace Safety

I observed and overheard the Drilling Manager one day telling how he had the VP on several of the rigs the night before and they were laughing it up with the service hands and the well site supervisors because they were drunk while making the tour of the rigs.

Challenging Work

work is challenging

Inclusive / Diverse

NO!!!!!! However, the responsibility of a project is squarely yours until a problem happens and then you get to stand on the side and watch the Drilling Manager and VP fix it. This is not leadership. It is micromanagement. "Note": I saved this company $1.6M when a drilling procedure failed in the field and I was still sidelined at various times when issues occured. Issues always occur when drilling oil wells 1 mile deep and 1 mile horizontally.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Hire Professionals and let them do their job. Change from your Centralized Leadership Mindset to Decentralization. More work can be done and the uptight spirit across the board will minimize.

What I like about the company

I liked the fact that they hired me to design and drill horizontal wells. I was hired because I had years of experience doing this job.

What I dislike about the company

I disliked the fact that shortly after being hired and when given two rigs to drill wells with and after i had broken some of Midstates records in the drilling a "Curve Section" the management began to put their thumb on me. My previous experience drilling horizontal wells didn't mean anything.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Midstates Petroleum Company Inc
  • City
    Tulsa
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2015
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

Support from management

Do only as you are told. Make no recommendations.

Teamwork

Observations of discrepancies that were occurring in field operations to include safety were not addressed by management.

Job Security

Company was in debt in the billions.

Workplace Safety

Safety was preached out of one side of the mouth. Out of the other was bragging about how the drilling manager at the time took the CEO on a rig tour while both were drunk. This was bragged about by the Drilling Manager to employees and to service companies too.

Challenging Work

Drilling horizontal wells is demanding and the feeling of accomplishment occurred often but only to be stifled by managements constant pressure to explain your proven techniques only to try and discredit your results.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Get rid of the my way or the highway mentality. Their stocks today are only worth pennies. The operations are ran by centralization. When I was there we had five drilling rigs in two states. Decentralization of leadership needed to happen. Give the drilling engineers room to do what your paying them $130,000 plus per year to do.

What I like about the company

Initially I enjoyed the challenge of drilling horizontal oil wells in a different formation than I had previously drilled during my first five years as a drilling engineer. I made rapid advancements that were not appreciated by those that had been in the company.

What I dislike about the company

I disliked the daily climate of cut drilling costs across the board or loose your job. I disliked being in charge of a project but not having the power to choose service companies that would and had done a better job for me in the past. This statement is about cost and I knew how to cut costs but was not allowed to.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Desirable office location is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Midstates Petroleum Company Inc
  • City
    Tulsa
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2015
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 29.Jun 2016
  • Employee
Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Midstates Petroleum Company Inc
  • City
    Tulsa
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2014
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Finance

The following perks were offered to me

Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

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Review averages

  • 9 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (1)
    11.111111111111%
    Satisfactory (2)
    22.222222222222%
    Subpar (6)
    66.666666666667%
    1.88
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

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Midstates Petroleum Company Inc
1.88
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