Venoco’s reputation for safe, quality operations and commitment to our community is the result of the teamwork and dedication of our employees. We know good people are what make the difference; and we expect every employee to make an immediate impact. Part of Venoco’s success has been our ability to attract hardworking, motivated individuals who are driven by quality, safety and results.
Venoco is a company of enthusiastic, experienced people who enjoy the challenges of the oil and natural gas industry, who are dedicated to good corporate citizenship, and who appreciate the beauty and environmental sensitivity of the areas where the facilities are located.
Live Well, Work Hard, Finish Strong
As an entrepreneurial company, we are constantly looking to innovate, to explore, to do things differently. Our employees work hard, learn fast and contribute quickly. We play hard too, celebrating victories both big and small together.
Part of Living Well is ensuring we maintain competitive compensation and benefits packages, continually reviewing and updating our programs in the ever changing landscape of financial, health and wellness offerings. To Live Well also means a focus on Community. We’re committed to making a difference in our own back yard and our employees make that happen.
There’s no “coasting” at Venoco. We Work Hard and work toward results. The company was built on an aggressive acquisition and exploitation strategy and that focus continues today. We’re a company of motivated, experienced people who enjoy the challenges of the industry and are dedicated to giving their best, each and every day.
To Finish Strong means to be Retirement Ready. For us, it’s not just the latest financial buzzword, we’re serious. We want you to be part of the Venoco family for a long time, but when it’s time to reap the benefits of all those years of good work, we have programs that will help you be ready.
We’re dedicated to helping employees Live Well. That means providing the right compensation, the best benefit programs and the latest financial tools so employees can take charge of their own health and well-being. With on-site gyms, monthly health center reimbursements, healthy vending, on-site fresh food and fruit delivery, free annual health screenings, and more, we make sincere effort to help employees make the best choices.
Locations that include beautiful Southern California and the majestic Rocky Mountains, we enjoy some of the best geography and climate in the country. These locations also contribute to a healthy, outdoor lifestyle. Our employees bike to work along one of the best trail systems in the country, enjoy a run along the beach, or catch a quick lunchtime surf. We’re pretty spoiled.
We also offer a variety of health benefit programs; from totally managed care, and traditional health insurance to high deductible plans with health savings accounts, employees are offered a choice that makes sense for their families. Dental, Vision, Flex Spending Accounts as well as company paid Life and Disability Insurance, Dental, Vision and Voluntary Life and Disability programs are also all part of the package.
To us, Living Well includes supporting the communities in which we live and work. Employees have the opportunity to join the Venoco Community Partnership. A completely employee-led grant program focused on providing services to at-risk populations, grants hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to local organizations.
Employees show incredible dedication to the communities in which we live, donating time and money, serving on non-profit Boards, volunteering at community events and facilitating our employee-led Venoco Community Partnership, Employees also enjoy a dollar for dollar Company match for personal donations.
At Venoco, we want employee to think critically and make the best decisions for the business. That means accountability is everyone’s responsibility. We’re all owners, so we all make an impact. We’re not a Major, so we have the ability to shift directions, to move swiftly and change directions rapidly. It means that smart, good employees can contribute quickly and in important ways. It means that we expect every employee’s very best, every day. It’s not just about effort, it’s about outcome.
Flexibility and adaptability are keywords at Venoco. We hire people who want to take ownership in the company and share a vision of success. We are proud to have the talent of a big company, while still maintaining the agility of an independent. Our entrepreneurial spirit rewards those who develop possibilities into realities and are realized with annual cash and equity awards to every employee. We all share in the success, together.
In order to Work Hard and be effective employees must know the “big picture.” Regular meetings and communication about projects, production and financials, show employees how their efforts affect the entire company. We still operate like a “small company” where any employee has access to all levels of management at any time.
We’re a learning organization and every manager supports ongoing education and training. Opportunities to attend company-paid trainings, an in-house Learning Portal, and a generous education reimbursement program are just some of the ways we hope to build your expertise and get you to the next step in your career with Venoco.
To Finish Strong, you have to be in control. At Venoco, you’ll participate and contribute to; a 401(k) with one of the richest matches available, an Employee Stock Ownership Plan to which the company contributes every year of your employment, annual company stock grants, and an optional Health Savings Accounts with a rich Venoco match that you can access immediately or upon retirement. We offer ongoing Financial Education classes and Quarterly 401(k) updates so you are ready when the time comes.