Anadarko Petroleum Reviews

Updated March 19, 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. Contracted as an Engineer. Great Company to work with

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    Former Contractor - Engineer in Evans, CO
    Former Contractor - Engineer in Evans, CO

    I worked at Anadarko Petroleum as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great Pay, company values and integrity, solid management, work culture, good work and life balance

    Cons

    none really except for the long commute from Denver

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None - Keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great Company - solid direction

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Sometimes too much conversation about shareholder return.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    This was a challenging and self driven position.

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    Former Employee - Onsite AV/I T Technician in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Onsite AV/I T Technician in The Woodlands, TX

    I worked at Anadarko Petroleum

    Pros

    I like the culture. They made me feel like family, and they worked close with team members.

    Cons

    This was a contract position. I was under the influence that I would be hired as a permanent employee all the way up to the end of my contract.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be more upfront about the possibility of permanent hire so contractors can plan ahead for other opportunities that have been turned down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Amazing culture, values they live and work by and amazing learning environment

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    Former Intern - HSE in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Intern - HSE in The Woodlands, TX

    I worked at Anadarko Petroleum as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    I felt valued from the moment I stepped into my internship. They wanted to teach me as much as they possibly could in the three short months I was there. I was able to work on projects that were valuable to the team and they continue to use to this day. They also had an excellent work-life balance with the 9/80 schedule. Absolutely loved my time with Anadarko.

    Cons

    The pay could have been a little more competitive but considering the pros it is a pretty could trade off.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Favoritism was an issue

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anadarko Petroleum

    Pros

    good pay, great location, good gym

    Cons

    When all communication is based on who did what for personal gain of the boss, there is an issue. Overall, not a good environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    clean house

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. Great company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum

    Pros

    Great people, benefits, culture, etc...

    Cons

    I do not have any cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Anadarko Petroleum Corporation review

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    Former Employee - Tech
    Former Employee - Tech

    I worked at Anadarko Petroleum full-time

    Pros

    Great Salary, benefits - tons of benefits

    Cons

    promote Engineers or Geologists to Managers too fast, too many layers of management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should be trained in people skills and not belittle those without master's degrees, or make it well known they do not respect those with only a bachelor's degree.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Great overall atmosphere.

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    Former Contractor - Landman in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Contractor - Landman in The Woodlands, TX

    I worked at Anadarko Petroleum as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, strong diversification, great gym, solid company, many opportunities, 9/80 schedule.

    Cons

    Not many I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue team building exercises. Do not overlook young talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Good company, great people

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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

    Pros

    Anadarko's values are well noted and highly valued among employees. Excellent work/life balance for employees.

    Cons

    Would have liked to hear more from leadership within the department I worked regarding overall strategy, vision and plan. Lots of silos. It was not always clear what individual teams were working on, or the impact activities would have on others.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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