ConocoPhillips Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
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ConocoPhillips Chairman & CEO Ryan M. Lance
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Pros
  • work life balance and good benefits (in 25 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Work-life balance is a challenge for some groups (in 7 reviews)

  • Large company with more bureaucracy than needed (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Financial analyst

    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    great pay, 401k and pension

    Cons

    No adavancement for blacks


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    Geo

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    Former Employee - Operations Geologist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Operations Geologist in Houston, TX

    I worked at ConocoPhillips full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Big independent oil company. Diverse portfolio. Great new hire training. Chances to work on different projects. Good pay. Highest vanguard company match.

    Cons

    Little bit bureaucracy. Rotation program doesn't work in the way they designed. It's hard to rotate to a group you like. Different business unit has different culture. The baby boomers are very nice to international staff. The young group are not that friendly to international staffs. International staffs were laid off first during 2015 downturn.


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    Houston, we have a problem

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at ConocoPhillips (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, challenging work, good benefits

    Cons

    Still trying to figure out how to operate as an independent oil company, continues to be a very unsettling environment with more layoffs pending which creates a very cut throat environment seemed to hire too many people too fast


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  5. IT Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bartlesville, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bartlesville, OK

    I worked at ConocoPhillips full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay with benefits out of college, new hires form a close knit network because of long orientation program.

    Cons

    Had expected a development role but was placed into Exchange support. Needless to say, this placement hurt my career plans and ultimately had to leave to pursue real development experience.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure new hires are absolutely happy with job placement! Get rid of the matchmaking program for job placements.


  6. Great Company with Big Problems

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Houston, TX

    I have been working at ConocoPhillips full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    overall great co-workers good learning experience

    Cons

    work life balance managers under-worked and over-paid

    Advice to Management

    Don't be slow to work and quick to take credit for the work of subordinates. Recognize hard work and talent and genuinely work to retain talent. Don't just talk about it


  7. Great Company in good times only!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at ConocoPhillips full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good learning experience people are very open to help and assist in projects good base salary and bonuses

    Cons

    layoff strategy was horrible! company seems to be going through some deep financial trouble. Dying for cash!

    Advice to Management

    Savings should be applied in good times not just bad times!


  8. SC Coordinator Review

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ConocoPhillips full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits are available. Nice people.

    Cons

    Poor opportunity for moving ahead in SC.


  9. Changing

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ConocoPhillips full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, salary, flexibility

    Cons

    Culture seems a bit hierarchical not many ways to deal with honest feedback


  10. Enjoyed working with the people. Positive environment

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    Former Employee - Projects Integration Manager in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Projects Integration Manager in Anchorage, AK

    I worked at ConocoPhillips (More than a year)

    Pros

    Many engineering challenges; keep you on top of your game. Latest technology being sought and used. Safety is top priority. Approaches used are best for long term good of oil fields.

    Cons

    Keep up or face being tossed overboard during the next downturn which in the oil business happen every 5 to 7 years. Yes this could be said of any for profit business.

    Advice to Management

    Plan for next downturn do not expand so fast during upturn so less people are laid off during next downturn.


  11. three steps forward ($100 barrel oil) & two steps backward ($50 barrel oil)

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Bartlesville, OK
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Bartlesville, OK

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities for interns and on campus recruits. Current information technology initiatives do have the potential to move the company to the top of the peers. Initiatives associated with diversity and inclusion exceeded peers. Houston location excellent with gym, cafeteria, covered parking, access to upper management and access to career opportunities at the peer companies.

    Cons

    Initiatives associated with diversity and inclusion feel to the wayside with the downturn in the industry. Divergent efforts associated with information technology with the organization. CIO sets the vision for the organization but middle management sets the goals and objectives. The middle management efforts are often in conflict with the efforts of the CIO. Class systems associated with university, birth place, work location, degree, age, sex, color, religion, ethnic background, national origin, sexual orientation. The employee networks emphasize the class systems within the organization. Non Houston locations not desirable both professional and personal. Bartlesville location is a dead end both personally and professionally.

    Advice to Management

    Stop spending money like drunken sailors on shore leave. And please do move the entire organization out of Bartlesville.



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