ConocoPhillips

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ConocoPhillips Reviews

Updated November 8, 2014
Updated November 8, 2014
317 Reviews
3.9
317 Reviews
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ConocoPhillips Chairman & CEO Ryan M. Lance
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • In the Conoco days, the company was great - family-friendly, cared about employees and work/life balance (in 24 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.  

    It's great BUT...

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

    I have been working at ConocoPhillips (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary is good for a college new hire, excellent benefits and incentive programs. I enjoy the people I work with.

    Cons

    It's in the middle of nowhere- I really dislike bartlesville and I, and nearly everyone I work with, commutes. I have heard many new hires say they are already planning their next career move solely because of the location and I believe COP will have issues with retention once people begin retiring.

    I also don't agree with the way salaries are handled. You are basically awarded raises off your years of employment and not the workload you take on. I don't find it fair that employees make the same salary as an exceptional employee when doing half the work with mediocre results.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great pay for low stress

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

    I have been working at ConocoPhillips full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits while still having work-life balance. The people are generally nice and not competitive with each other.
    People are rarely fired, even if they don't do their job.

    Cons

    Slow moving with regards to change and improvement. Middle management suffers from "group think" and lets office politics dictate business decisions, often wasting a lot of money and time.
    People are rarely fired, even if they don't do their job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire people more often so that people will stop being complacent and start doing their jobs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Large global company with very diverse culture across regions

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ConocoPhillips

    Pros

    Get exposure to all different business climates

    Cons

    The business processes are disjointed

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  5.  

    ConocoPhillips is becoming a better place to work but, it still has some progress required in certain groups.

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

    I have been working at ConocoPhillips full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Culture has vastly improved since the CEO. Compensation and benefits are great!

    Cons

    Upper management is working diligently to improve the culture. There is still improvement needed with lower management. The culture has not fully taken hold with all levels.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    After the merger

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay for long time administrative staff

    Cons

    Horrible work environment, no people skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow a heart and remember that there are human beings working to make you those billions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company for a team player

    • 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

    Pros

    The Benefits are really good. The health insurance, vacation, sick time, comp time (exempt employees) as well as the yearly VCIP if the company does well makes it very much worth while.

    Cons

    Hard to move up. There are a lot of baby boomers and the mentality of "its my way or the highway". Some supervisors will give you some free reign to think outside the box, but they are far and few between.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too much politics

    • 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 money is good especially if you're coming in as an experienced hire. The potential for advancement is up to you and what your goals and interests are.

    Cons

    This is an oil company. If you don't mind what that entails then you're fine. However there's too much involvement in their political views which are spoon fed to the workers here in the US.
    I like to come to work to work not to engage and immerse myself in the government politics of the moment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management needs to realize that some topics have nothing to do with the work at hand and they need to push the idea that although everyone should have their own opinion the workplace may not necessarily be the place to express ones personal lifestyle or political views.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great compensation and benefits

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

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

    Pros

    Challenging environment, great peers to work with!

    Cons

    Very little opportunities for advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    IT

    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at ConocoPhillips full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Alot of talented people in the company

    Cons

    Use the resources available and make wise decisions when investing in other technologies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review performance of each individual and reward them.

  11.  

    Good company, poor direction, lack of structure

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

    I worked at ConocoPhillips full-time

    Pros

    The company culture is relaxed for it's size, very similar to it's smaller independent competitors and company promotes it's SPIRIT values

    Cons

    Difficult to get things done with multiple layers of bureacracy and lack of clear structure after the split. Office space very tight

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up more office space or consolidate into a single buildling, focus on employee retention, be more transparent with corporate direction

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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