People are at the center of Pioneer's core values, whether it's our employees or those we encounter in the community.

Diversity and Inclusion

Pioneer is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all employees feel respected, valued and connected to the business. We strive to be a workplace where individuals bring their authentic selves and can be successful in achieving their goals. An inclusive workplace enables us to embrace the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of employees and attract the best talent to find and produce oil and gas resources in a responsible, profitable manner.

MCRG_TasteofPioneerEventWithin the Human Resources team, Pioneer has a Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Manager, whose role is to serve as a dedicated in-house resource leading the Company’s D&I efforts. All employees participate in diversity training, which is developed specifically for Pioneer and its culture. The Company also offers a formal mentoring program that has reached more than 200 professionals. 

Pioneer encourages the establishment of employee resource groups, and each of the following groups have an executive-level sponsor and mission statement:

  • The Women's Resource Group seeks to engage and empower the women at Pioneer for the benefit of the Company and the community.
  • The Military Resource Group advocates for the recruitment, development and support of military personnel and their families at Pioneer.
  • The Multicultural Resource Group works to foster a culture of inclusion through promoting a positive understanding of our differences (the photo above is of our "Taste of Pioneer" event, showcasing food and other customs from various cultures).
  • The PILOT group cultivates cross-discipline communication and professional development among technical professionals who are new to the oil and gas industry.
  • One Pioneer Mentoring seeks to empower employees to connect through mentoring relationships which enhance their professional and personal development.

Top100logo_2016withdashFor 2016, Pioneer ranked first among large employers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in an annual survey for the best places to work; it is the seventh consecutive year that the Company has been ranked in the top three, and Pioneer is one of the few companies in the area to place in the Top 100 every year since the program's inception in 2009.

See more information about the Company’s employee practices in the Careers section.

Community Involvement

H4H2016At Pioneer, we work with a strong determination to harness the industry’s latest technologies for discovering new resources for economic growth. Equally strong is our commitment to being a good neighbor and maintaining an open dialogue with local communities. 

Our employees value the opportunity to enrich the areas in which they live and work. They seek out events, organizations and initiatives to support with their own time, talents and donations, constantly striving to improve the quality of life for others. Pioneer is proud of their volunteerism and willingness to give back. Their ongoing efforts, often backed by corporate sponsorship, include:  

  • repairing and building houses in partnership with Habitat for Humanity;
  • informing residents on issues concerning the water quality and quantity of state rivers;
  • mentoring and donating to children and students of all levels;
  • and raising funds to support local and national charities, such as Dallas CASA and the United Way.

To see how Pioneer is giving back in a specific area, explore the Communities section.

Youth and Education

SEED_Cuero_2016Pioneer makes charitable contributions to a diverse group of charities, service organizations and educational institutions in order to maximize the support we offer to communities where we operate.

Our corporate focus for charitable giving is on youth and education. Pioneer encourages education in young adults by partnering with our employees, local communities, community colleges and universities through small and large programs. We offer support to the engineering and geoscience schools of several major universities as well as provide financial and intellectual resources that enlighten, assist and encourage students in K-12.

Pioneer matches contributions made by employees to qualifying educational institutions dollar-for-dollar. Additionally, the Company donates a 300 percent match of eligible cash contributions by employees age 35 years and younger to encourage recent graduates and early career employees to adopt a personal giving philosophy.

Since 1993, Pioneer’s Scholarship Foundation has provided funds to employees’ children through  a competitive application process.

Our Culture

We provide opportunities for growth and enrichment to our employees, our business partners and the communities in which we operate.

Core Values »


Strong corporate governance practices, an involved Board of Directors and a focus on health, safety and environmental practices anchor our business.

 Committees and charters »

Meet Our Leaders

At the helm of Pioneer’s success is a knowledgeable and experienced management team and Board of Directors.

Meet Pioneer's leadership »
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