Anadarko Petroleum

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Anadarko Petroleum Reviews

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
84 Reviews
4.3
84 Reviews
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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 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.  

    Best company to work for in the Houston area.

    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company culture is amazing. Oil and gas has a reputation for being very conservative. Anadarko is a very progressive company that allows for innovation and entrepreneurship. Decisions are made at much lower levels in the company than in "supermajor" oil and gas companies. Pay and benefits are very good, and the amount of time off is much higher than other companies I've seen.

    Cons

    Stock depressed due to ongoing Tronox litigation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As Anadarko continues to grow, maintain the culture and core values that have made the company so successful and such a positive place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Offshore work on a production platform.

    • 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

    Great workplace with opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    No cons at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Overall, A great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of Pros here, ease of access to location, benefits, work/life balance, bonus structure, co-workers are friendly with a family atmosphere.

    Cons

    Can get stuck in one position. This is your box and don't step out the line type of mentality. Only reason I left was after years of trying to learn new things but they wouldn't let me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust in you staff, let them grow and leave to other groups if they show the willingness and drive.

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Phenomenal company and culture. I absolutely love it there.

    Current Employee - Finance in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Finance in The Woodlands, TX

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. On-site gym. Tons of PTO. Competitive salary.

    Cons

    As with any company where employees absolutely love it, people simply do not leave. Upward mobility opportunities unknown.

  6.  

    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
  7. 2 people 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
  8. 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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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