Anadarko Petroleum
4.0 of 5 55 reviews
www.anadarko.com The Woodlands, TX 5000+ Employees

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Anadarko Petroleum President & CEO R. A. Walker

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85% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great benefits, compensation and atmosphere

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
The Woodlands, TX

I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum full-time for more than 10 years

ProsOpportunity to make a difference
Access to management
Compensation
Benefits
Can act fast without red tape

ConsGetting too big too fast... May lose ability to act fast
Getting too many processes and forms

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't lose Hackett's vision and culture

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Company that respects family values and employee opportunities.

Project Analyst (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum full-time for more than 8 years

ProsAdvancement opportunities are available whether or not you hold a degree. As a non-degreed professional, APC has given the the ability to learn new skills on the job, while exploring where/how I would like to direct my future with the company.

ConsWould prefer that there was a bit more leniency for working from home. Particularly if your role is 65% or more done online.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on doing what you're doing! The culture here is very well handled and overall, the experience has been very rewarding.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum

ProsCore values, benefits, location, cross-training

Cons"Good old boy" network may still be alive and well

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overall a great place to work, and a company that takes care of it's employees financially.

Field Foreman (Current Employee)

I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum full-time for more than 5 years

ProsOpportunity for advancement
Pay & Bonuses
Vacation
Retirement benefits
Challenging

ConsWork/Life balance of field office personnel is not the same as corporate
Industry is not looked upon favorably in many areas
Rapid growth in some areas has led to poor managment being put in place

Advice to Senior ManagementTurnover is starting to reveal a problem with work/life issues. It's not always about the money. Invest in your employees!!!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company - Some departments could use improvement

Senior Land Specialist (Current Employee)
Denver, CO

I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum full-time for more than a year

ProsAnadarko has wonderful employees that are willing to help each other to get the job done quickly and effectively. We have great bonuses, benefits, PTO and tons of wonderful volunteer opportunities. Our 9/80 schedule allows for more free time which helps balance work and home life. Though the job can be demanding and stressful at times, I find that the time I spend with my coworkers and the results we achieve as a team make the stressful times worth it.

ConsSome department managers are stuck in the boys’ club mentality. If you are from the younger generation and are a woman, working in one of these departments means you have to prove yourself more. Having a tough skin will be necessary and you will need to advocate for yourself much more than you would in other departments. I want to stress that not all departments are like this. Many departments are run by men and women who have taken a progressive and proactive approach to managing and assessing the talent within their teams. I do feel it's necessary to point out that one of the cons of working at the company is the boys’ club mentality that still lingers in some departments.

Advice to Senior ManagementPromotions and raises should be based on merit and the quality of work performed by employees. Career opportunities should be shared and all qualified employees should be considered. The younger generations should be seen as just as competent and talented as the older generation. I work for a great company that I would like to see grow into a fantastic company. I believe that upper management does a great job of keeping employees informed about corporate standings and future plans. I would like to also know that they are aware of how the individual departments are functioning and work to improve long standing issues.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company

Mechanic (Current Employee)
Denver, CO

I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum full-time for more than 5 years

ProsNice vacation 4-7weeks along with 10 additional days off. 4 days on 3 days off. Safety is #1 priority over cost

ConsNot very many. Haven't had a job this good before. I work less than half the year how can I complain

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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The Jury is still out...

Senior Document Controller (Current Employee)
The Woodlands, TX

I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum as a contractor for less than a year

ProsWonderful facility; Nice surroundings; Ok thus far...

ConsStill a newbie so the jury is still out...

Advice to Senior ManagementNone at the present time.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fantastic company!

Senior ITS Administrator (Current Employee)
The Woodlands, TX

I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum full-time for less than a year

ProsImpact, Schedule, Peers, Culture, Comp

Consi have found no cons

Advice to Senior Managementno advice

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Operator (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat atmosphere to learn with people who are willing to share their knowledge. If you are willing to put forth the effort, your growth within the company can be unimaginable.

ConsI have no cons at this time

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Engineer (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum full-time for more than 10 years

ProsAnadarkonis great company. It is very a nimble company that empowers its employees. The executive management team is second to none.

ConsAnadarko Petroloeum is a growing company and may be losing some of what has made it great. There must be a concerted effort to remain nimble.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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