Apache
3.8 of 5 43 reviews
www.apachecorp.com Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

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Updated Mar 29, 2014

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Apache President, CEO, COO, and Director Steve Farris

Steve Farris

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69% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Awesome place to grow

Software Development Engineer (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Apache full-time for less than a year

Proswork the way you want (home/office)
choose your tools
people are cordial and great listeners

Consnone that i can think of
even the food is great

Advice to Senior Managementthumbs uo

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

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Great people

Staff Systems Analyst (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Apache full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat benefits, half day Fridays, great vacation length

Consmuch of your annual compensation is stock performance based and it is cyclical with oil and gas prices.

Advice to Senior Managementtry and retain employees more

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work with great people.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Apache full-time for more than a year

ProsPlenty of challenging work, and encouragement to do as much as you can. No one will ever try to stand in the way of you gaining new skills. Literally everyone is important to the team regardless of specific job title. The people are excellent as well and, for the most part, always willing to take the time to answer questions and help.

ConsAlong the same lines, there is an endless amount of work and definitely not too much staff on board. Can be a good thing, but can also be overwhelming at times. Not a whole lot of structures and processes in place for the new and/or less experience people coming on board.

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

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Production Analyst (Former Employee)
Tulsa, OK

I worked at Apache full-time for more than a year

ProsLarge public company with good benefits

ConsSometimes a difficult workplace environment.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Some great people and a good share of crazy people

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Apache full-time for more than 3 years

ProsOil and Gas Experience
Gain Exposure
Challenging
A lot of hardworking people

ConsNo formal structured career paths. There is an endless amount of work.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not sure management has a clue what is going on.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Apache

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

I worked at Apache full-time for more than 5 years

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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Insanity

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Apache full-time for more than a year

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

Geophysicist I (Current Employee)
Midland, TX

I have been working at Apache full-time for more than a year

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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Excellenct

Senior Imaging Tech (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Apache full-time for more than 10 years

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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