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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Negative experience in terms of culture, training and work environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

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

    Pros

    Gym and fitness class facilities

    Study support

    Free lunches

    Cons

    I worked in a contract position at Cononophilips in Aberdeen for around 18 months after graduating from university in 2010. I am currently employed in a staff position at another Oil and Gas Operator in Aberdeen. I have now worked for three operators in total (one being a student placement year) and out of those previously worked for Conocophillips is the only one that I would definitely not choose to return to. My wellbeing and work life balance is considerably better at my new employer.

    Induction and training for the role was non-existant and nobody took the time to give me a proper handover. On my first week in the job there, I sat for around four days with nothing to do before anyone had the time to show me where to start.

    Staff attrition rates were unhealthy in the department I worked in. Nearly every month someone was resigning.
    Younger people tended to leave for better paid opportunities at more prestigious companies after having gained some experience in an operator environment.

    Colleagues were not particularly friendly and development opportunities appeared to be given to people if their "face fitted" rather than on other qualities and competencies.

    Pay and benefits were ok but not particulary competitive compared to the other organisations I have worked for.

    Xmas lunches were dire in comparison to the other two employers I have experience in and there was very little in the way of team building / travel and corporate events.

    The "PEOPLE" value (in other words, respect for one another and all stakeholders) among the corporate
    SPIRIT values definitely did not feature highly in practice and should be removed from the acronym, in my opinion. I felt I was continually patronised and spoken to like rubbish, and I ended up leaving the organisation mainly because of a nit picking, unfair and unapproachable supervisor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people like human beings!

    Create a respectable and friendlier environment, provide mentoring or a buddy system for newcomers. Learning Interventions are likely to make individuals more productive, people will be more engaged and may stay with you for longer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Allah decided it to Help me entering the Oil and Gas Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Emergency Communication Officer in Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Current Contractor - Emergency Communication Officer in Jakarta (Indonesia)

    I have been working at ConocoPhillips as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Sometimes familiarties appear on like situations

    Cons

    Bad management systems expecially on cash flow management so that inhibit all of operational metters

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great pay and benefits, but don't make a mistake!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Supv
    Current Employee - Operations Supv

    I have been working at ConocoPhillips

    Pros

    Pay and benefits .....that's it.

    Cons

    No tolerance for making mistakes. Instead of coaching and learning from experiences, they look at it as an opportunity for discipline.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve coaching and improve employee appreciation.

    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    It has been rewarding for myself.

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

    I have been working at ConocoPhillips

    Pros

    Travel
    People I work with on a daily basis are good
    Benefits are okay

    Cons

    Management goes by a different set of rules than the workers
    Do not pay travel costs in a foreign country, expect us to use our per diem which usually runs out
    Provides us with no communication devices such as a cell phone in a foreign country
    Micro manage our expense reports, expect us to manage the company credit card but they reap the benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach to us, Integrity, Honesty, feedback

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Not enough attention paid to developing diverse candidates for upward mobility within the company

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

    I worked at ConocoPhillips

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are great! Opportunity to move around between departments if you know the right people.

    Cons

    Doesn't develop diverse candidates enough for advancement into management roles and doesn't do a good job of retaining top diversity talent. The leadership team at Corporate and within each of the large departments are still very homogeneous!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    if your not an engineer....there is no career for you here

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

    I have been working at ConocoPhillips

    Pros

    paid well if your an engineer, drilling and exploration expert, safety expert. Jim Mulva is the best thing that happened to COP. i would really like to see him carry on leading this company for many more years to come

    Cons

    if you dont have an engineering degree, you are treated like a adminstration staff...even if you have an MBA or a masters in any other dicipline. There is just no respect for your techinical skills if you are not an engineer. Salary's vary way to much between engineering, ops and maintenance There is way tooooooo much politics and way too many layers of management and not enough actual doer's / workers, its a real waste.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    COP has very talented staff that work for them that are not engineers and they need to be treated just the same. Look at your next potential leaders and cut out un-necarry middle management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Politics vs Work performance

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

    I have been working at ConocoPhillips

    Pros

    All your hard work and proven performance MAY get you promoted.

    Cons

    Practical knowledge by management has been going downhill
    Politics trumps all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When they don't listen to employees why would like make any feedback

    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Difficult for Hardworking Individuals

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

    I have been working at ConocoPhillips

    Pros

    Of the O&G majors, ConocoPhillips has a good corporate image. The benefits for its employees are somewhat generous. They give a lot back to their local communities through volunteer programs and is committed to being a good corporate citizen.

    Cons

    Very difficult to move up within the company. There is a problem with the aging workforce but instead of hiring experienced into positions to grow them, ConocoPhillips would prefer to hire college graduates and put them in positions that they are grossly underqualifed for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start demonstrating to the mid-career employee that their contributions to the company matter to you. Right now there is a major attrition issue with individuals in the age range of 35-45 because they realize that they are going to be passed over for a college grad with much less experience. It is leading to a highly unmotivated workforce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    ConocoPhillips Opaque Management Style

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

    I have been working at ConocoPhillips

    Pros

    Good benefits, excellent pay. Work schedule leaves a lot of time for balance with personal life. Opportunities for promotion early in your career.

    Cons

    Opaque management style. Occasionally required to work long hours and in physically demanding conditions. A lot of paperwork is required to get work done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In my experience, there has been very little (if any) account taken of INDIVIDUAL career development goals. Management establishes the course they think your career should take, and you move into those roles.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    COP Thanks but No thanks

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

    I have been working at ConocoPhillips

    Pros

    Large company, stability, and not the worst of the worst.

    Cons

    CYA, Professionally understaffed, and over managed, too many cross functional managers not enough insite to address growth issues. Policies on top of Procedures, on top of documentation, combersome functions, corporate management fear, Managers seem to finally hit the gold mine of "management" and they refuse to buck the systems, that they have spent too many years mastering. Too much "conocophillips" via "conoco" or "phillips" way. Large Age gap, and time in gap, perpetuates lack of top down drive. Company functions to much like a community, and less like one entity (state side only).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I chose corporate life, knowing that the politics would play an essential role. I like what I "do" I wish that policy via literal interpretation thereof and fear of audit would stop getting in the way of doing my job efficiently and effectively for the company. Middle Management is so focused on reporting to prove that the new fangled idea needs to be done, that supervisors don't have time to address the workers issues. I can't believe even though on a daily basis it is affirmed that a 40 billion per quarter company has tools for all divisions not IT related that are antiquated, because of the wrong managerial message of do it through SAP or do it cheap. Please, stop paying lip service to global intiatives, and cost savings, and focus on quality value add to the company. You are making management's bonus focus on the wrong measurable goals, which directly effects our work experience. SPIRIT... Safety first, People Second, Innovation third, start an initiative to listen to the lowest of the low people, and let innovation from those individuals lead this company into the future, instead of perpetuated stagnation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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