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Apache Reviews

Updated January 20, 2015
Updated January 20, 2015
62 Reviews
3.8
62 Reviews
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Apache President, CEO, COO, and Director Steve Farris
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance isn't great, but its not bad either (in 3 reviews)

  • Good projects and some good people to work with (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Heavy workload, constant pressure, no work-life balance, company should hire more people (in 5 reviews)

  • much of your annual compensation is stock performance based and it is cyclical with oil and gas prices (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Internship at Apache, Tulsa office

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Apache as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    There was a community feeling to the office. Everyone was willing to help out on your project. The intern projects were not of vital importance, but were projects that the company would have liked done, but didn't have the time for. It was clear that the company was invested in their employees.

    Cons

    There was a constant feeling of urgency, like there was too much work for too many people. Everyone was always in a rush, and as a result, things went badly with some of the drilling plans. The pace that the company set for the drilling caused things to be overlooked and employees to be overworked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some work could be done to better the communication between departments. The departments were segregated by floor, so employees from different departments were unable to collaborate easily. There was a definite disconnect between the different branches of the company.

    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Best answer wins!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Apache

    Pros

    Management is interested in employees' ideas for improvement. Half day work hours every Friday.

    Cons

    There are no cons to working here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Decent pay and benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Decent pay - not the biggest salaries around, but still, somewhat competitive. Excellent benefits package.

    Cons

    Staffed very slim - you are expected to work full speed at all times, 1. because it is company philosophy, but also because there isn't enough people around to do everything. Also, although it may just be my manager, everything always seems to be shrouded in secrecy - it is a huge ordeal just to obtain something simple like a copy of the salary ranges for your position and you never know what is going on with the company, staffing changes, etc. until you read about on the front page of the paper

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place if you like roller coasters!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    I like roller coasters. I particularly enjoy the entrepreneurial spirit at Apache. I believe management values my experience and opinion.

    Cons

    Uncertainty of the company direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember our founder and his philosophy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Contracting Experience

    Current Employee - Consultant in Lafayette, LA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Lafayette, LA

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

    Pros

    I worked with the Logistics group which oversaw the management of onshore and offshore transportation. The Logistics manager who was at Apache at the time was a top notch fellow.

    Cons

    I had no negative experiences while under contract.

  7.  

    Started out great, ended poorly due to management changes

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Tulsa, OK

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

    Pros

    Great place for aggressive, energetic works that like to crank out the work. Plenty of assets to work with and mostly skilled people in positions that matter.

    Cons

    The upper management turned over while I was there losing some of the key people that made the company a real good company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit promoting suck ups and folks that the rank and file do not respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Accountant leaving on good terms but sad about all the changes.

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    Current Employee - Revenue Accountant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Revenue Accountant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule: every Friday is a half-day, work 9 hrs M-Thurs.
    401K and Pension plan
    3 weeks vacation

    Cons

    Micro-managing (as of late)
    Compensation is sub par for the industry
    Lack of communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recent changes in accounting created dreary and micro-managing work enviroment. What use to be a positive, fun, and relaxed atmosphere is now quiet, tense, and unsettling. Supervisors were 'rotated' and prior supervisors who knew every answer to a question and were admired for their openness and honesty have been replaced with supervisors who have little to no experience with our particular department and micro-manage on a daily basis. Additionally, the divesting is creating an environment of uncertainty which leads to talented employees looking elsewhere for growth and stability opportunities. Stop "messing up a good thing". Rotating supervisors and managers not only leaves employees unsure about their future, but it creates chaos and uncertainty. Many have left as a result of this change due to the new supervisors micro-managing and communication styles (or lack thereof). I planned to retire at Apache and am now leaving because of the aforementioned concerns.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Global Desktop Engineer

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    Current Employee - Desktop Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Desktop Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The variety of work. Genuine peopple

    Cons

    Short Staffed, The company works very lean

    Recommends
  10.  

    Great experience!

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    Former Employee - Operator in Alberta, AL
    Former Employee - Operator in Alberta, AL

    I worked at Apache full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great training programs. Great pay, benefits and relocation allowance.

    Cons

    Severe disconnect between field and office. Core values not always being practiced in field internship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. Perhaps improve interface between office and office staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good people, questionable leadership.

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good Houston location near Galleria.

    Cons

    Yes men seem to rise to leadership positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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