According to Workplace Dynamics, oil company Talos Energy has been awarded the distinction of being one of the best places to work in Houston. Talos Energy is a private oil company which has recently exploded on the oil industry scene by taking from what some say risky ventures last year. The company moved many of their safe investment projects into very lucrative areas of the world, one of them includes the Gulf of Mexico and its risky political waters. Today Talos Energy manages to produce thousands of barrels per day and staffs over 120 employees, many of them located in the Houston, Texas area.
CEO Tim Duncan commented on the incredible achievement of being named the best small business place to work. Tim Duncan says that the motivation, hard work, and results from his staff do not come from the common practices of offering happy hour Fridays at the office and or motivational pep talks, the results and their overall happiness working at Talos stems from the “we’re all in this together” mentality that surrounds the company. Tim Duncan is quoted as saying that the Talos environment is one that has everyone rowing the boat together. In addition, Duncan says that he reminds his employees that the company is currently private, therefore, there is no one person or group to say how much its worth, only the hard work produced every day, and results can determine that final outcome.
The incredible drive within Talos Energy also comes from its entrepreneurial ways of doing business, and in the end, that is the exact environment that attracts the best talents. Duncan comments on the fact that when his office receives emails about potential investments and or other opportunities, they are shown to his employees as well. This is because, at the end of the day, Tim Duncan wants to let employees know that their boss is always active in trying to make money for them and the company as a whole.