Apache Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
52 Reviews
3.5
52 Reviews
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Apache President, CEO, COO, and Director Steve Farris
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34 Ratings

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Pros
  • Work life balance isn't great, but its not bad either (in 3 reviews)

  • Good projects and some good people to work with (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Heavy workload, constant pressure, no work-life balance, company should hire more people (in 5 reviews)

  • much of your annual compensation is stock performance based and it is cyclical with oil and gas prices (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Poor compensation. Lots of nepotism and a lack of controls. HR is incompetent. Decent management.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Apache full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I had excellent, intelligent managers. Plenty of work to be done, so you learn a lot. Lots of smart people in the company. Executive management is generally very competent and is making good decisions for the future. Decent culture. Work life balance isn't great, but its not bad either.

    Cons

    They will tell you Apache doesn't set the salaries, the market does. Not true. Apache pays significantly less on average than almost every other oil company. This pretty much forces you to look elsewhere after 2 years. Put that with a 5 year vesting schedule, and a lot of the money you did make will be left on the table. Many of the young analysts are looking to leave the company, and HR's response is a feel good approach using "IDP's" that do nothing and don't address any of the problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise compensation, not just for new hires. If you cant keep salary information secret, you need to do right by your employees when they discover you're being blatantly unfair and paying kids straight out of college more than or the same as your higher level employees. Stop hiring people based on who their family is.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice People, but Management is Terrible

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Apache

    Pros

    The people are very nice and the work is challenging and satisfying.
    The compensation is competitive compared to other companies when first hired

    Cons

    There is no work life balance, and management makes you feel guilty when you take your vacation time or have a doctor's appt.
    Most everyone is expected to work 50+ hours per week, including nights and weekends.
    People are required to do 2 or more jobs without promotion or compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be recognition for a good job, and work/life balance. If someone works 50+ hours per week, they shouldn't feel guilty about taking their vacation or going to a doctor's appt.

    Doesn't Recommend
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