Anadarko Petroleum Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
79 Reviews
4.4
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Anadarko Petroleum President & CEO R. A. Walker
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/Life Balance is important now (in 14 reviews)

  • Our 9/80 schedule allows for more free time which helps balance work and home life (in 8 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Very professional environment and nice people to work with. Everything is by the books, and there is a strict policy for everything.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Land Department in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Land Department in Denver, CO

    I worked at Anadarko Petroleum full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Nice people and a variety of ages, types of people to work with.

    Cons

    Follow protocol for every minute detail.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Analyst in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Analyst in The Woodlands, TX

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and career advancement opportuniities

    Cons

    None i can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company, lots of room for growth, excellent pay and benefits.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Accountant in The Woodlands, TX

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

    Pros

    Core values are what drives this place, big emphasis is made on them. Excellent PTO, 401-k, salary, bonus, etc.

    Cons

    I wish that they would let you work from home, a lot of the work that we do can be done remotely. Maybe in the future they will allow us to do so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Professional in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Professional in The Woodlands, TX

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

    Pros

    Professional, intelligent and amazing executives running the company. Very good HR dept. Very good benefits. Beautiful campus. Fantastic work life balance. Great employees.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons as far as working for this wonderful company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the excellent work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I learned allot from ANADARKO with I.T support. It was a very good company to work with as a contractor.

    Former Employee - Audio Visual Tech in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Audio Visual Tech in Houston, TX

    I worked at Anadarko Petroleum full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I love to help clients with their needs for meetings, and I will always give 100% Service.

    Cons

    I do not think I have any problems with servicing your clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I just would like for employers to give advise, and consult us candidates as to what they need, and let us call. Because mobile cell phones have technical difficulties, and we miss interviews.

  7.  

    Great opportunity,and outstanding leadership.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Offshore Production Operator I in Woodland Heights, TX
    Current Employee - Offshore Production Operator I in Woodland Heights, TX

    I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Plenty of time off to enjoy quality of life.

    Cons

    Away from home 6 months of the year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Accountant II

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant II in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Accountant II in The Woodlands, TX

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

    Pros

    9/80 schedule, your own office, onsite gym, Huge holiday party, vanpool from all over Houston, competitive pay

    Cons

    Used to be a good ole boy kinda place, mostly gone, some remnants remain. Job board is not always open process. Some individuals able to game system and do very little while moving around and getting promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be even more transparent. Identify strong performers and reward them. Eliminate favoritism and really use the job board. Have the job board show the manager the hire would move into. Show results of who was hired to show and reflect values. Change the rating system. Hiring people you think are excellent and then call everyone average.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Outstanding company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Safety Inspector in Carrizo Springs, TX
    Former Employee - Safety Inspector in Carrizo Springs, TX

    I worked at Anadarko Petroleum as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very professional place to work

    Cons

    Away from home a lot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are great employees waiting for you,who do not have a four year degree.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    One of the best companies in the industry

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anadarko Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Anadarko Employee in The Woodlands, TX

    I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Anadarko is one of the best companies in the industry. There is a diversity of work afforded to employees and the portfolio is strong. For employees who perform well, there are a lot of opportunities to advance. Anadarko is growing and there can be some growing pains with this, however they are very focused on keeping the culture strong and aligned to the core values. The benefits are reflective of the values, adoption assistance, strong PTO, 9/80 schedules, secondary bonus system etc. Most companies talk about pay for performance cultures, Anadarko really backs this up with the bonus systems and compensation structure.

    No company is perfect, however Anadarko seems to really care about employees, professional development, and being a strong community partner.

    Cons

    With growth can come growing pains. Some things you would think are established and in process are not, so this can be somewhat frustrating. The company can operate different in different groups – some overall continuity, however execution can vary. Some departments fall back on the “this is how we always done things” which is contrary to the core values, however there are signs that this is going away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on developing employees, cross training in different departments if possible.

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

    Top Tier Operators

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain
    Current Employee - Supply Chain

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

    Pros

    Would be difficult to find a better and more encouraging large operator to work for. Excellent benefits, compensation and very encouraging people.

    Cons

    International work is limited and through my experience run by consultants which carry none of the company values yet hold a great deal of power.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay closer attention to personnel & consultants on international projects. Allow more employees outside of engineering opportunities to explore other groups within the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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