I transitioned to EQT through the Alta acquisition in 2021. Before that, I was with the asset under Alta when they acquired it from Anadarko in 2017. I began my career in the industry with Anadarko when they entered the NEPA play, opening the Williamsport office in early 2010.
My main focus has been on Upstream, and Midstream operations support budgeting, coding, field accounting, inventory, and field office supervisory roles for asset areas in PA, OH, TX, and KS. I also supported system implementations and enhancement testing programs with our company’s applications through the years.
Current Role and Day-to-Day Responsibilities
In my current role, I do a lot of data diving through creating, modifying, and maintaining dashboards and views for consumption. I spend most of my day between Salesforce, Power BI, and SSMS. I also support our quarterly budget review processes and the Operations Services team’s cases relating to the Plan to Pay modules and AFE integrity.
What Drew Me to EQT
Divestitures are stressful during a career path. In this industry, it is inevitable and will probably happen about every three to five years. It can be challenging to navigate hearsay vs. truth. Remembering confidentiality barriers may be present with publicly traded companies during acquisitions. It is critical to remain focused on current obligations, make sound decisions for your situation, and not dive down the proverbial rabbit hole.
I have learned from my experiences that if you have a question, ask a reputable source that can provide accurate information rather than pontificate. You’ll either get a verbal answer or one confirmed in a fact sheet. Sometimes though, the company may not be able to answer our questions, and that’s ok.
EQT goes above and beyond to match its employees in departments and roles that fit. Witnessing this work well in my department during our transition inspires me to encourage others to apply and transition if they find themselves in a divestiture situation through an EQT acquisition.
What I Love About Working Here
EQT’s values aren’t just corporate jargon. It’s how we work every day. We trust each other to get it done. We work together, embrace diversity, respect, and understand our departments. Our teams have Heart in what we do and the relationships we form. And we are constantly evolving what we do and how we do it and are transparent in our processes.
Living Our Values
Incorporating the four corporate values into my everyday work life at EQT is easy. At EQT, we all hold others accountable and keep each other honest. I see this consistently during meetings across the board.
Salesforce is one of the most powerful tools I use that supports EQT’s values. Creating cases and work supports our Trust value in doing the right thing and what we say we will do. Through the different objects in Salesforce, we can create a Teamwork environment through collaboration efforts on projects, contribution records, and other sources. The chatter feeds display our team’s Heart in different aspects, whether it’s about our Unleash U.S. LNG initiative, creating new workflows or objects for our departments to navigate their projects better, or supporting our coworkers in learning our systems. Finally, the Evolution of our processes through Salesforce or our other platforms is imperative to our growth and doing more in less time. Most important to the Evolution value, though, is transparency.
Favorite Employee Benefits
My favorite EQT benefits are the 9/80 schedule, remote work, tuition reimbursement, and volunteer hours (especially if it’s a group). The 9/80 schedule provides personal flexibility in appointment scheduling and three-day weekends. I also like remote work and am more productive in that environment; however, I also like that we have an office with space available. EQT’s tuition reimbursement supports employee evolution and growth as they pursue additional education opportunities outside our work environment through well know colleges and university resources. Volunteer hours are an excellent team-building opportunity when we do them as a department.
EQT’s Unique Culture
EQT’s culture is its values. Our organization is also a diverse and inclusive culture at all levels. This isn’t just surface level, through the verbiage or statistics; it’s lived and displayed through the interactions with our employees.
What makes EQT unique is the way we work. I feel EQT is one of the first companies in the industry to take the lead outside of the typical hierarchical organization structure and feel. While the organizational structure is technically there for managers and individual contributors, we all work cross-organizationally and together towards common goals. If we need something done, we ask – or better yet, put in a Salesforce case! Our management teams are there for support, but we all work together toward our organization’s mission, values, and objectives.
Advice to New Hires
Embrace the digital work environment, Salesforce, and learn how to data dive into our systems. Embrace relationships, and don’t be afraid to try new things. If you can’t access something, request access. EQT is transparent and supportive of self-learning and has many tools and subscriptions to help us grow in our careers. Besides, if we can break it, we probably don’t have access – unless we know what we are doing!