Apache Reviews

Updated September 4, 2014
Updated September 4, 2014
51 Reviews
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    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 for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The variety of work. Genuine peopple

    Cons

    Short Staffed, The company works very lean

    Recommends
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor compensation. Lots of nepotism and a lack of controls. HR is incompetent. Decent management.

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    I had excellent, intelligent managers. Plenty of work to be done, so you learn a lot. Lots of smart people in the company. Executive management is generally very competent and is making good decisions for the future. Decent culture. Work life balance isn't great, but its not bad either.

    Cons

    They will tell you Apache doesn't set the salaries, the market does. Not true. Apache pays significantly less on average than almost every other oil company. This pretty much forces you to look elsewhere after 2 years. Put that with a 5 year vesting schedule, and a lot of the money you did make will be left on the table. Many of the young analysts are looking to leave the company, and HR's response is a feel good approach using "IDP's" that do nothing and don't address any of the problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise compensation, not just for new hires. If you cant keep salary information secret, you need to do right by your employees when they discover you're being blatantly unfair and paying kids straight out of college more than or the same as your higher level employees. Stop hiring people based on who their family is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to work - if you're not contracted and/or hired on.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people to be around, flexible schedule

    Cons

    If you work too hard, everyone will pile work onto you. I tried to take on more responsibilities so I can stand out from the crowd, only for all the upper management to forget, and just pile more work on me with crap (contracted) pay while everyone else does the same thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire your contractors that have been there more than a year.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    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 for 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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    Student Role

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    Current Employee - Junior Engineer  in  Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Current Employee - Junior Engineer in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)

    I have been working at Apache part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Exciting and new projects on the go. Continuing to explore, and introducing new innovations.

    Cons

    Soem attention may be diverted away from international regions and focusing more on the states.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Senior Production Engineer  in  Midland, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Production Engineer in Midland, TX

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

    Pros

    Good projects and some good people to work with

    Cons

    Understaffed in some areas so there is a lack of support from other departments, primarily land and reservoir

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management was very poor.

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    Former Employee - Assistant  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    I liked the community involvement.

    Cons

    Management was very poor. HR failed to resolve any issues. Many men could easily have sexual harassment suits against them. The culture was counter productive. Many negative people.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disorganized but stable

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    Current Employee - Geologist I  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Geologist I in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Lots of training, steady work and production, great geologic mentors

    Cons

    No exploration, disorganized, inexperienced in unconventional plays

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    It's a great company with great people and has many opportunities to get loads of experience right out of college.

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    Current Employee - Drilling Engineer  in  Midland, TX
    Current Employee - Drilling Engineer in Midland, TX

    I have been working at Apache full-time

    Pros

    Great compensation and benefits, good people, loads of opportunities for experience from the beginning, different training available out of college

    Cons

    Never ending amount of work, lack of career guidance past the first couple of years, limited upward mobility, seems to be a lack of vision and forward planning from the executive level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More career planning and guidance for employees, more forward planning for the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company's Bonus' very poor in view we run around 96% efficiency. Leader in North Sea

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    Current Employee - Technician  in  Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Technician in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

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

    Pros

    3 weeks off. 1 hours flight to heli-port. Maintenance & Production Team are first class to work with, everybody very helpful.

    Cons

    Sometimes too many projects on-going at same time. Old redundant equipment very slow if at all ever removed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate the teams you have in place on these old challenging platforms. Miracles are sometimes performed by experienced operators to prevent production shutdowns. This years bonus did not reflect all our hard work even though we are currently & have been for some time the No1 Operarting Efficiency Company of the North Sea at 96%. Pay rise due make it a good one.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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