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ConocoPhillips Reviews

Updated January 12, 2015
Updated January 12, 2015
331 Reviews
3.9
331 Reviews
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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.  

    Excellent People to Work With

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

    I worked at ConocoPhillips

    Pros

    Very family centric and well balanced work / life ratio. They allow and encourage critical and creative thinking. Excellent pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Stability of position. Layoffs are somewhat frequent.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Wonderful company that values its employees.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Coordinator in Bartlesville, OK
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Coordinator in Bartlesville, OK

    I have been working at ConocoPhillips as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great retirement and savings plan.

    Cons

    The industry: with the price of crude oil declining, the company is cutting costs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Great development opportunity in a low risk, low stress environment.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bartlesville, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bartlesville, OK

    I worked at ConocoPhillips full-time

    Pros

    For the Midwest, it is by far one of the best companies you could work for. Phenomenal benefits. IT has a very low stress working environment compared to more "tech" oriented companies. Great place for someone looking to settle down, start a family, and embrace the "work to live, not live to work" mentality. This is definitely an organization ran by an older generation. Bartlesville really can be a great place to live if you learn to make the most of it. Job security is unmatched.

    Cons

    As with any large corporation, ConocoPhillips moves slowly and has its fair share of bureaucracy. In my experience, the IT organization is more oriented towards those wanting to settle down than those wanting to move up or do something incredibly progressive. There is significant internal resistance to making waves. Employees are encouraged to keep their head down and follow directions. New ideas generally take around two years to implement. Budget cycles control the fate of most projects. If the oil price drops, almost all "new" IT projects will be frozen for the year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bartlesville's remote location seems to breed managers that think they are "king of the castle." Not sure how you would fix this given that all senior managers in IT are in Houston, but I know it made for a negative working environment off and on over the last several years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall good

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

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

    Pros

    competitive pay, management is trying

    Cons

    Management is hesitant to get rid of weak people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit bothering with campus refurbishments and get on with solving real problems.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Midland, TX
    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Midland, TX

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

    Pros

    Very laid back people. Salary package is very competitive

    Cons

    Sometimes sacrifice competency for personality especially in L48

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place the right people in the right position especially on major projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Traditional Big Oil

    • Comp & Benefits
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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 10 years)

    Pros

    The company provides opportunities to work across various business units. Global presence.

    Cons

    Annual performance review ratings is forced ranked and not always tied to performance but how well you get along with your boss and co-workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Paternity leave should be considered for male employees. As a male it was shunned for me to take two weeks off of paid vacation for the birth of my first child.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Structural Engineer Intern

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    Former Employee - Structural Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Structural Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at ConocoPhillips as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great availability to explore other career paths if so desired, employee compensation is great even on the intern level, and employees have great interaction on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Structural Design is contracted out to design firms that focus solely on engineering. Prefers employees with greater than entry level knowledge of structural design and analysis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Older management can be resistant to new and younger employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Structural Engineer Intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at ConocoPhillips as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great availability to explore other career paths if so desired, employee compensation is great even on the intern level, and employees have great interaction on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Structural Design is contracted out to design firms that focus solely on engineering. Prefers employees with greater than entry level knowledge of structural design and analysis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Older management should be less resistant to new and younger employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company.

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

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

    Pros

    Exciting company that values employees. Great employees and work environment.

    Cons

    Location - not the best. Long term employees don't have desire to grow - and stale mate the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow and transition well. Continue to develop internal employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good employer

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

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

    Pros

    opportunities to grow if you played the game
    great health benefits- great gym, volunteer activities
    genuine people... for the most part
    interesting work

    Cons

    don't get credit for extra hours put in
    not compensated for top quality work or results
    incentive pay system drove people to just be average

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reward behavior that drives good results. recognize the small good behaviors and you will get bigger results along the way

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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