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ConocoPhillips Reviews

Updated November 12, 2014
Updated November 12, 2014
332 Reviews
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332 Reviews
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ConocoPhillips Chairman & CEO Ryan M. Lance
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great pay, benefits while still having work-life balance (in 25 reviews)

  • Great benefits and retirement planning--generous company matching of my IRA contribution (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • My wellbeing and work life balance is considerably better at my new employer (in 7 reviews)

  • Large company so you are a "cog in the machine" at low level (in 10 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bad Experience. Not an open door atmosphere with Managers.

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

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

    Pros

    The on-site gym is awesome. The company is very health conscious and competitive in sports.

    Cons

    If you are over the age of 23 and were not a college recruit, and do not live in Bartlesville, you will go no where.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers and Supervisors do lie, but I think you already know this. Look at the situation and if problems began with a new supervisor who used to be a co-worker, maybe the problem does lie with the supervisor and their actions as a co-worker. Co-workers knows how a fellow co-worker performed their jobs, and they also know if they are male or female biased.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Managers need SPIRIT Values training!

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

    I worked at ConocoPhillips full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are really good and the pay is decent, too.

    Cons

    Managers that have been with the company awhile are in dire need of soft skills training. I worked there nearly 7 years and the way my manager spoke to me and my colleagues was so condescending and rude. We all ended up leaving her team, and I am pretty sure all our complaints to HR did nothing, because she was promoted after we left!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review common complaints from existing employees with HR, so you can train the managers and stop losing employees in your HR department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Was awesome when it was Conoco, but then Phillips had to ruin it.

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

    I worked at ConocoPhillips full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    In the Conoco days, the company was great - family-friendly, cared about employees and work/life balance.

    Cons

    After the Phillips 66 takeover, the company went downhill fast. So political and full of self-promoting-at-any-cost people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change culture so that people feel like they matter, instead of being just a number.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    I wanted a career not just a job

    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at ConocoPhillips

    Pros

    Coworkers, customers, employment, busy, supervisor

    Cons

    Management, wages, environment, no raises, having to work double shifts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employers better

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Part-time vs full-time descrimination

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

    I worked at ConocoPhillips as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great Campus, Good facility (safe)

    Cons

    Politics, Red Tape, Descrimination, Bias....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to keep a tighter leash on your hiring managers when they hire people (as they seem to have favoritism (known people), descrimination (sex and color), and bias.... Also, tend to look down upon contracts, and they feel that they are unfit to be hired permenantly......

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Company need to think and do B'ig"

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ConocoPhillips full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice and generally warm work atmosphere. Seeing the soccer pitch in the complex on the day of my interview and I thought this is heaven. Safety culture is unique.

    Cons

    Some level of internal wrangling and occasionally toxic and charged atmosphere. Company should not embark on a project if they are not 100% sure they will see it to the end

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was hired to help move an emerging technology from the lab to the field for full commercialization. Unfortunately for me, I'd the misfortune of working in a very small team with a couple hired (before me) heading the key projects. Initially there was just 3-4 of us. I decided on my exit date only after three months. What was meant to be exciting projects was turned upside down and a bulk of the program was scaled-back after the restructuring / split in mid-2012. And that was after one of the couple was fired, and the other spouse choose to leave several months after. I took a risk when I joined the company but it was unfortunate that management did not do their homework before initiating the projects. Managers should also learn to manage the egos of their team members, especially in a team filled with recent PhDs who to an extent, are feeling insecure, and the only way to move up is to "step" on one another.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Advancement discouraged, Management lacking in People Skills

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Refinery Operator in Borger, TX
    Former Employee - Refinery Operator in Borger, TX

    I worked at ConocoPhillips full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Pay, time off and sometimes profit sharing. Pay raises most years, benefits are established for local areas.

    Cons

    Inteligence is a detriment to advancement as Managers feel threatened. Not open to new ideas or improvements. Leave your brain at the gate, they only want a robot body.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the way you treat employees and the nepotism that exists in many of the refineries. Over worked and over extended employees make mistakes. Stop punishing employees that have ethics and morals and stop rewarding employees that cover up incidents and doctor reports.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Culture not ideal for diverse employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at ConocoPhillips

    Pros

    This is a stable company with a stable stock price and good benefits. Lots of opportunity for challenging work and global opportunities.

    Cons

    Very hierarchical. Ideas have to flow up through management channels and slow down innovation. There are many management perks like reserved parking and bonuses. There is also lots of favoritism for high potential employees. High potential employees tend to be non-diverse employees. They also bring in experienced hires but don’t like to listen to ideas from outside of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value all employees regardless of national origin, ethnicity, accents. Don’t jump to conclusions – assume employees are trustworthy and doing their best. Follow diversity initiatives with actions rather than just talk – and diversity of thought is great – but it doesn’t help unrepresented minorities feel welcome in the culture.

    Approves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Mediocre place for a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at ConocoPhillips

    Pros

    At ConocoPhillips, in most work groups the work/life balance is pretty good: if you need time off for vacation or if you are sick, supervisors are usually very understanding. The benefits (health, vision, perscription) are very good and there is a big push toward over-all wellness (physical, mental). Very nice gym facility at the main complex and a lot of outside programs to get involved in. (Rodeo Run, United Way, Employee Networks)

    Cons

    There are many layers of management at ConocoPhillips and that makes it extremely hard to get any work done or to feel any sense of ownership of a role. While it is possible to get a new role and develop professionally at ConocoPhillips, there are a lot of politics at play and there are Talent Management Teams (TMT's) that play a huge role in placing employees in new roles that are not always in the employees best interest and development, it's usually for the benefit of the company. Promotions are on a strict time-in-grade and performance rating schedule, so for a strong performer it can be a lot of years between promotions. This makes it very dificult to have a strong career at the company unless you are a favorite of the TMT's or have a strong supporter in management. The norm is to have very weak/poor supervisors or managers. They are working supervisors so they don't have the time, energy or interest in developing employees. Most of the poor treatment of employees comes from top management and employees are seen as very expendable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers and supervisors need to have better training. Remove some layers of management so it's easier to get things done. Make it easier to get promotions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Eye Opener

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inspector/Reliability Engineer in Linden, NJ
    Current Employee - Inspector/Reliability Engineer in Linden, NJ

    I have been working at ConocoPhillips

    Pros

    Interesting processes and equipment
    Good contract and in-house union workforce
    Free safety glasses
    Free safety shoes
    Free nomex
    Steady paycheck
    On-site cafereria
    Air conditioned and heated offices

    Cons

    Vindictive leadership
    No opportunties for advancement
    Treatment of people does not reflect corporate policy
    Supervision lacks adequite technical knowledge
    Supervision is disconnected from workforce

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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