Newfield Exploration Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
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  1. Newfield's Changes

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Newfield Exploration

    Pros

    Newfield is always changing, which is a good thing. These changes are in response to industry conditions, accounting changes, organizational changes. Therefore, you have to be able to react quickly and pro-actively to be successful at Newfield.

    Cons

    Communication is sometimes not that forthcoming by senior management, and there seems to be a good ole boy network operating at the top.

  2. Reservoir Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Newfield Exploration

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility; 4.5 week; generous vacation days

    Cons

    Becoming a giant with many level of management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We have to be lean!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Wonderful company.

    Current Contractor - Senior Accountant in Denver, CO
    Current Contractor - Senior Accountant in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Newfield Exploration as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    They treat their people well.

    Cons

    Consolidating accounting and finance at the corporate office thus limiting opportunities in regional offices

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  5. Undergoing a lot of change....

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    - Egos don't get in the way - just get the job done and you'll be rewarded well. Everyone strives to do the 'right thing'. Good culture.
    - Very, very few micro-managers- - the flip side is that you better be able to function without a lot of guidance.
    - Lots of opportunities - if you are willing to move around.
    - Focus was on employees - now more focus directed toward shareholders and stock price is going up! It makes those stock awards worth something!
    - VP in Denver is top notch.

    Cons

    - Depending on your reporting structure, you may have a great manager, or a very untrained front-line manager.
    - Management does not dictate what has to be done.... and so even the simplest changes are driven from the bottom up. This makes universally adopted change very difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    L-E-A-D by example. Tighten your belts and walk the walk.
    Don't forget the original set of values!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. is a great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Petroleum Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Petroleum Engineer in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Newfield is a great company that is quickly to react to opportunities that arise. There is not much red tape to fight.

    Cons

    It is a very rapidly changing company that seems to have a substantial amount of turnover.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. A place where you can learn.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX

    I worked at Newfield Exploration full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    A tight-knit family atmosphere where there is a lot of emphasis on employee growth and learning. Excellent benefits, access to senior management and knowledge sharing.

    Cons

    The company accomplishes a lot with a small number of people. Expect to work hard but be rewarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to make yourself open to employees in every way possible. Pop in unannounced to different offices and visit a floor of employees to make the meetings more spontaneous.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Positive, Challenging & Exciting!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK

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

    Pros

    autonomy, new challenge every day, teamwork, growth, positive environment

    Cons

    top-down communication definitely needs work, but was already improving by the time I left

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep morale up and respect all employee levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Newfield Exploration

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    Current Employee - HSE in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - HSE in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Newfield Exploration full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There are lots of opportunities to make an impact. Good compensation against peers. Talented, young and excited core staff.

    Cons

    High paced with pretty high pressure to perform. Travel schedule gets a little crazy sometimes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Newfield is educational, empowering and supportive of my endeavors - both personal and professional.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Materials Analyst in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Materials Analyst in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Newfield Exploration

    Pros

    ethical and kind colleagues and leadership, positive atmosphere, growth opportunity, phenomenal intern and technical programs for new graduates, fair to competitive compensation packages, annual bonuses based on professional contribution to the company

    Cons

    historically, communication from top-down has been less than satisfactory, but major changes have occurred to continually correct this short-falling, they also put more effort into their technical groups versus their commercial groups (standard operation for the industry) but there are also measures being taken to improve in this area

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    just keep the communication coming, and keep an eye on some of your long-time managers to discourage "the boy's club"

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. Great working experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Newfield Exploration

    Pros

    Great environment, great monetary benefits, can get things done fast, efficient.

    Cons

    Unstructured career development (training & employee development)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job! This is a great place to work with.

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