Anadarko Petroleum Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
80 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.  

    Great company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - OPerator V in Bethel, Anderson, TX
    Current Employee - OPerator V in Bethel, Anderson, TX

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

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, family atmosphere, vacation

    Cons

    Rotating shift work makes it hard for a healthy life style.

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

    Very uneven employee satisfaction

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

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

    Pros

    The core values are a strong base and total compensation is on the high end.

    Cons

    The core values used more as reasonsto discipline employees than a foundation to create a strong employee base. Compensation policies are completely subjective, the actuality is that compensation does not have a true link to performance just real lose guidelines that are applied by each manager as they see fit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review the performance rating system and it's relationship to comp. Employees rated as 1,2,3 with 3 unacceptable and 60%+ employees rated a 2 makes it difficult to have meaningful performance discussions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    #1 workplace 3 years in a row.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regulatory
    Current Employee - Regulatory

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

    Pros

    The employees are great, the benefits are great.

    Cons

    The pressure and the workload is high. It takes most contractors 1 year + to get hired on, average is 2 years sometimes even more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If someone doesn't have a degree but is recognized as a extremely hard and dedicated worker, that fits the role with great referrals. Maybe HR should bypass the "Bachelors Degree Required" and give that person a chance. So they can better themselves and eventually start taking classes when the time is right for them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company and Great Leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant (Clerk/Coordinator) in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant (Clerk/Coordinator) in The Woodlands, TX

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

    Pros

    Good structure, great business plan.

    Cons

    Tend to micromanage task that don't hold much importance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great benefits, compensation and atmosphere

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose Hackett's vision and culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Company that respects family values and employee opportunities.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Advancement 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Land Professional

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum

    Pros

    Core values, benefits, location, cross-training

    Cons

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

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

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Foreman
    Current Employee - Field Foreman

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement
    Pay & Bonuses
    Vacation
    Retirement benefits
    Challenging

    Cons

    Work/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 ManagementAdvice

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

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

    Great Company - Some departments could use improvement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Land Specialist in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Land Specialist in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Anadarko 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.

    Cons

    Some 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 ManagementAdvice

    Promotions 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.

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

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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