Anadarko Petroleum

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  1.  

    Great Company!

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

    I worked at Anadarko Petroleum as a contractor (more than a 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
  2.  

    Great opportunity,and outstanding leadership.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 a 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Accountant II

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    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Outstanding company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Safety Inspector in Carrizo Springs, TX
    Former Contractor - 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Top Tier Operators

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    • 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Technology Group at APC

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Petrophysicist II in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Petrophysicist II in The Woodlands, TX

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

    Pros

    Very good work-life balance and benefits. Responsibility given at a young age and experience. Quality staff around you. Strong company values. Good bonus program.

    Cons

    Training can sometimes be up to the employee. Cost saving can sometimes hinder individual progress. Culture of not confronting a team or employee when found at fault. HR department will always favor a senior employee/manager in case of a dispute.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Company has changed beyond recognition

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Company benefits are wonderful. Love the passion most people have to be the best in the industry.

    Cons

    At one time, Anadarko worked hard to encourage and mentor new industry workers, while still valuing and rewarding the contributions of older, more experienced workers. The last couple years, they have placed such a focus on the younger workers that it has demoralized many people with years, if not decades left to work. The company values are made a focus for the rank and file, while seeming to be absent for many at higher levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Return to your former philosophy. There are many people with a lot to contribute who are not being encouraged or given opportunities to do so.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Old boys club

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Contractor - Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is great. Lots of vacation/time off and fairly relaxed schedules

    Cons

    This is not an organized company. Considering its size, Anadarko needs to be more organized and less based on internal connection and feelings.
    It feels the atmosphere quite oppressive and secretive, information is really given and need to know basis, everything is so secret..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open a bit and get processes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Staff ITS Administrator

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff ITS Administrator in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Staff ITS Administrator in Denver, CO

    I worked at Anadarko Petroleum full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great salary, bonuses, benefits, etc. I really like how they combine vacation and sick into paid time off (PTO), so that all can take advantage or get paid for not using time off. They also have two bonus programs, a 401K match, and a retirement plan.

    Cons

    Anadarko is getting to be such a large corporation that you can get pigeon holed into your specific skill set. They tend to promote based on age rather than performance, and they never get rid of anyone, regardless of whether or not they are productive. In addition, the cultures between Denver and The Woodlands are completely different, which makes it challenging at times. Denver employees are much less likely to be promoted than employees in The Woodlands.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the culture by promoting for performance, not age or location. Poor performers should receive poor performance reviews, otherwise the company will continue to retain unproductive life-time employees. Also, give notice to employees who are not petroleum engineers that attended A&M.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    very good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    not too many cons here now

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