Anadarko Petroleum

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Anadarko Petroleum Reviews

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
84 Reviews
4.3
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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant II in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Accountant II in The Woodlands, TX

    I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and great company to work for.

    Cons

    Politics and typical corporate boundaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open door policy

    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    I've never seen a company that values its people as much as Anadarko. I get great affirmation and validation daily.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ITS Administrator in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - ITS Administrator in The Woodlands, TX

    I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Vacation time (4-7 weeks, by age), competitive salary, many lucrative bonus programs, total compensation is killer, Christmas party (maroon 5, robin thicke, zac brown...), beautiful corporate headquarters, but most of all the people and culture. Values truly run the company, and how well you live those values determines your annual performance review and promotions/raises. If you are not a moral person with strong values, this is not the company for you.

    Cons

    Sometimes I worry that we're not doing enough to preserve the culture and current structure of the company. Anadarko is fantastic, but a large part of what makes us successful is that we enable and empower individuals to be successful via autonomy. It feels as if some people want to add more structure and process that could potentially stifle innovation and our spirit of entrepreneurship. This hasn't happened yet, but we need to be cognizant of the risk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue investing in your employees. Continue building talent and promoting from within. Capitalize on the low attrition rate. Don't stop giving employees the bragging rights of "top place to work".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great environment, people are nice. Compensation is nice, but the culture is the real benefit.

    Cons

    Some limitations on movement, not really bad, but some.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company, lots of room for growth, excellent pay and benefits.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Accountant in The Woodlands, TX

    I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Core values are what drives this place, big emphasis is made on them. Excellent PTO, 401-k, salary, bonus, etc.

    Cons

    I wish that they would let you work from home, a lot of the work that we do can be done remotely. Maybe in the future they will allow us to do so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Analyst in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Analyst in The Woodlands, TX

    I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and career advancement opportuniities

    Cons

    None i can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Professional in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Professional in The Woodlands, TX

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

    Pros

    Professional, intelligent and amazing executives running the company. Very good HR dept. Very good benefits. Beautiful campus. Fantastic work life balance. Great employees.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons as far as working for this wonderful company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the excellent work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great opportunity,and outstanding leadership.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Offshore Production Operator I in Woodland Heights, TX
    Current Employee - Offshore Production Operator I in Woodland Heights, TX

    I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Plenty of time off to enjoy quality of life.

    Cons

    Away from home 6 months of the year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Outstanding company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Safety Inspector in Carrizo Springs, TX
    Former Employee - Safety Inspector in Carrizo Springs, TX

    I worked at Anadarko Petroleum as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very professional place to work

    Cons

    Away from home a lot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are great employees waiting for you,who do not have a four year degree.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Top Tier Operators

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain
    Current Employee - Supply Chain

    I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Would be difficult to find a better and more encouraging large operator to work for. Excellent benefits, compensation and very encouraging people.

    Cons

    International work is limited and through my experience run by consultants which carry none of the company values yet hold a great deal of power.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay closer attention to personnel & consultants on international projects. Allow more employees outside of engineering opportunities to explore other groups within the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum

    Pros

    This is a great company and any one would be lucky for be employed by them. Lots of PTO, great bonus programs, great people to work with!

    Cons

    Not much to speak of...Maybe if you live in Galveston it might be a drive, but probably still worth it ;-)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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