Anadarko Petroleum

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Anadarko Petroleum Reviews

Updated November 6, 2014
Updated November 6, 2014
84 Reviews
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Anadarko Petroleum President & CEO R. A. Walker
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/Life Balance is important now (in 15 reviews)

  • Our 9/80 schedule allows for more free time which helps balance work and home life (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Away from home 6 months of the year (in 3 reviews)

  • Many of the "smaller" assets in the Denver office are understaffed and over-worked due to everyone going to the Wattenberg asset (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Onsite support with professional clients dealing with I.P and A/V issues.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - I T A/V Support in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - I T A/V Support in Houston, TX

    I worked at Anadarko Petroleum as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    This company is like that of a family cultured environment, and they make you feel at home.

    Cons

    They seem to lack clarity of contract employees roll and agreements as to rather you will be hired, or released.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advise as a former contracted employee to management at ANADARKO would be to ALWAYS communicate with employees what could be improved with their performance, and what the chances are rather the contractors will be hired or not, as well as a time considered notice if in fact, they know a head of time that the contracted employee will not be considered to be hired with a notice of release, so that the contracted employee can prepare for future employment else where.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Bullying permitted. Polices can allow a hostile and unprofessional working environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - EHS in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - EHS in Houston, TX

    I worked at Anadarko Petroleum full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great rapport and work culture among offshore employees. Highly skilled facilities, drilling, and project engineering office support and technical personnel. Tenure of employees generally higher than industry averages. Opportunities to gain strong technical experience. Bonuses generally higher than industry.

    Cons

    Lack of ethics and fair dealings by management in employee relations to comply with APC value statements and policies. Harassment and bullying tolerated in the workplace. Biased employee processes which lack professionalism and are inconsistent with legal requirements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    True world class organizations are self-reliant in proactively acknowledging deficiencies and instituting effective corrective actions. Unethical behaviors do include dishonesty, distortion, irresponsible use of authority, lack of transparency, compromised ethics processes, etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    If you miss 1970s management styles and are trying to perfect brown-nosing skills, this is the place for you

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX

    I worked at Anadarko Petroleum

    Pros

    Convenience, decent pay and benefits, mindless repetitive job if you are looking for that type of thing. Lower-level employees tend to be very friendly when treated fairly. In-house gym and cafeterias are very nice.

    Cons

    In the group I worked in (accounting), upper management tends to micro-manage employees and distrusts anyone but a favored few. Employees are not allowed to make decisions in their own jobs, and you are told that you serve at the whim of management. Poor performers are rewarded and good performers are ignored based on the amount of brown-nosing and office politicing that is done. It was a very totalitarian, oppressive work environment where career advancement is based on if you are a "yes-man" who management likes (and yes, I was told I could not promote a good performer because a manager did not like them), you are encouraged to take time off as long as you are available and at your desk every day (yes, you are encouraged to take time off but if you do, it is seen as a weakness and if you don't, you're not a team player so you must take vacation time to stay at home and work), and management expouses a servant-leadership model where management is supposed to help employees but employees are used as stepping stones to job promotions. Office politics is pervasive throughout the department and employees must constantly watch their backs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees more, you hired them for their expertise. Stop the blatant favoritism, the promotion of "yes-men," and treating employees as commodities - this is 2010, not 1970. Instead of fostering an "us versus them" mentality, try promoting a cohesive group working toward the good of the Company. You have some very good knowledgeable people working for you - take your thumbs off of them, stop using them as pawns, and let them shine a little bit. Change the bi-polar management methods you've been using (saying one thing while doing the complete opposite). The atmosphere and employee morale would improve immensely.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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