Anadarko Petroleum Reviews

Updated June 22, 2015
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Anadarko Petroleum President & CEO R. A. Walker
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Pros
  • Work/Life Balance is important now (in 15 reviews)

  • Our 9/80 schedule allows for more free time which helps balance work and home life (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Away from home 6 months of the year (in 3 reviews)

  • Many of the "smaller" assets in the Denver office are understaffed and over-worked due to everyone going to the Wattenberg asset (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (6)

    I've never seen a company that values its people as much as Anadarko. I get great affirmation and validation daily.

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    Current Employee - ITS Administrator in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - ITS Administrator in The Woodlands, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Vacation time (4-7 weeks, by age), competitive salary, many lucrative bonus programs, total compensation is killer, Christmas party (maroon 5, robin thicke, zac brown...), beautiful corporate headquarters, but most of all the people and culture. Values truly run the company, and how well you live those values determines your annual performance review and promotions/raises. If you are not a moral person with strong values, this is not the company for you.

    Cons

    Sometimes I worry that we're not doing enough to preserve the culture and current structure of the company. Anadarko is fantastic, but a large part of what makes us successful is that we enable and empower individuals to be successful via autonomy. It feels as if some people want to add more structure and process that could potentially stifle innovation and our spirit of entrepreneurship. This hasn't happened yet, but we need to be cognizant of the risk.

    Advice to Management

    Continue investing in your employees. Continue building talent and promoting from within. Capitalize on the low attrition rate. Don't stop giving employees the bragging rights of "top place to work".


  2. Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good environment and no state tax.

    Cons

    None, so far. Traffic could be an issue.

    Advice to Management

    Everything is good so far. I am glad that i work here


  3. First Class Organization

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anadarko Petroleum full-time

    Pros

    Very professional, great leadership, first class

    Cons

    Company politics seem to play a part at the top


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  5. Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in The Woodlands, TX

    I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall a great company to work for. I worked the pre-college internship, so it wasn't very technical. I worked with friendly and supportive mentors that made sure I never felt lost. Anadarko also has a gym an excellent cafeteria in the Woodlands Campus

    Cons

    The atmosphere felt pretty corporate, and not so laid back as other companies I have seen. But this is to be expected from a company this size.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good company, stuck in the 80s. Management culture hampered progress in overhauling the IT department.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in The Woodlands, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits
    Salary
    Responsibility from the get go
    Feeling trusted
    Beautiful Campus
    Training opportunities
    Limited oversight
    Time for long lunches without being guilted

    Cons

    Being treated as a second class employee
    Living in Houston
    Older, largely male workforce
    Feeling trapped
    Fake opportunities for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  7. Excellent place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QAQC MANAGER in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - QAQC MANAGER in Denver, CO

    I worked at Anadarko Petroleum

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management treats you as family and really know their jobs.

    Cons

    There are no cons with this company

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good job


  8. Good Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Representative in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Representative in The Woodlands, TX

    I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic Benefits. Great work life balance. Strong 401k match.

    Cons

    I can't think of anything significant...


  9. Helpful (2)

    Great company but poor management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX

    I worked at Anadarko Petroleum

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits (medical, 401k, etc..)
    Nice facilities.
    Good pay and bonuses.

    Cons

    Management is focused up and does very little to empower and effectively use the talents of their teams.

    Advice to Management

    Teach your managers that they should think of themselves as leaders not taskmasters. They should see employees as assets to be cared for and enhanced instead of seeing them as a burden they have to deal with between meetings.

    Institute 360 reviews.


  10. Helpful (4)

    Great company

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

    I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Anadarko is an ethical and extremely safety, health and environmentally comciouw. Corporate leadership is visible and trustable. The pay and benefits are absolutely competitive. The company promotes from within.

    Cons

    Middle management is extremely heavy. The company promotes from within but often from outside the department. I work in a central services department. Twice they have brought in young petroleum engineer with less than 4-5 years experience to supervise a team. This is done as a development opportunity for the young engineer. It does nothing for the eager 10-15 year professional, technical expert seeking to advance. It's not always a bad experience but supervisors should need to be able to do the work expected. My two favorite supervisors I worked side by side with as peers before they were my lead.

    Advice to Management

    Keep engineers in engineering and please don't throiw around development if we can't look forward to advancement. We love you though.


  11. Great Company - solid direction

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

    I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is headed in the right direction, good focus on appropriate growth.

    Cons

    Sometimes too much conversation about shareholder return.



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