Apache
3.8 of 5 48 reviews
www.apachecorp.com Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jul 1, 2014

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Apache President, CEO, COO, and Director Steve Farris

Steve Farris

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73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Not sure management has a clue what is going on.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe teamwork resulting from a mutual hatred of being beaten down on a regular basis. Good people that are hard to keep.

    ConsThe top down management mentality that senior management holds a "station" within the company permiates the rest of the organization leaving the rest of the workforce dismayed. With little to no governing process and 90% of decisions being made on emotional bias not data it's hard to get anywhere. The executives use the employee base as their own personal tools for whatever suits their fancy that day and have no concern for work life balance or prioritization. This conduct is then reproduced via management through fear mongering at the lower levels resulting in a chaotic mess where everyday is a fire drill.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere's a reason your A-Team talent is going elsewhere and it's not just for better pay. Apache used to be an outstanding company with a rich heritage of doing things differently. Realize that your employees are your greatest asset, ALL OF THEM, and understand that the soft benefits won't carry you forever if you keep beating on them. Wake up!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Clompany to work for

    Senior Staff Reservoir Engineer (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsHands off management, great place to work if you are creative and proactive

    ConsHad seem to loose perspective at the Global scale and retrenched to what they know better, ie Lower 48.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDoing a great job in the US, need to rethink where they would like to be Internationally

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fantastic asset-based liquid-rich E&P competing with major multinational oil companies

    Geophysicist I (Current Employee)
    Midland, TX

    ProsGreat benefits, strong projected portfolio growth.

    ConsLimited office location availability and travel

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't micromanage

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Insanity

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsMore experience here than anywhere else. You get 2 years of experience within 1 calendar year. Ability to implement new ideas is encouraged!

    ConsWorst IT project management structure. No project managers. Expects technical people to manage and deliver projects while still delivering the technical sides.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart adding some project delivery structure

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellenct

    Senior Imaging Tech (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsHard working company, I love it.

    ConsManagers needs to better look at workers before advancing them.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsReputable company
    Everyone was really nice when I worked there. Very professional office and staff that are ready and willing to help.

    ConsLocation - the Galleria area can be a nightmare to get in and out of

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    Great place and company to gain experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLots of activity in operations
    Great place to gain experience in a lot of different ways for new geologists

    ConsHard to transfer out of Midland to other office locations

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    DRILLING CONSULTANT (Former Employee)
    Midland, TX

    Prosgood people to work with and for

    ConsI don't have any cons

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up all the good work going

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Apache is a great company to work for.

    Accounting Clerk II (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsThe benefits and work ethnics are great.

    ConsFavoritism shown towards certain employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRules should apply to all not some

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere is a good work life balance

    ConsNo formal structured career paths

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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