Apache Reviews

Updated September 4, 2014
Updated September 4, 2014
51 Reviews
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    Production Analyst Review

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    Former Employee - Production Analyst  in  Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Production Analyst in Tulsa, OK

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

    Pros

    Large public company with good benefits

    Cons

    Sometimes a difficult workplace environment.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Some great people and a good share of crazy people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No formal structured career paths. There is an endless amount of work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Clompany to work for

    Former Employee - Senior Staff Reservoir Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Not sure management has a clue what is going on.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Apache

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    There'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!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Insanity

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start adding some project delivery structure

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Geophysicist I  in  Midland, TX
    Current Employee - Geophysicist I in Midland, TX

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, strong projected portfolio growth.

    Cons

    Limited office location availability and travel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't micromanage

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellenct

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    Current Employee - Senior Imaging Tech  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Imaging Tech in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Hard working company, I love it.

    Cons

    Managers needs to better look at workers before advancing them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Apache as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place and company to gain experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Apache

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Hard to transfer out of Midland to other office locations

    Recommends
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Drilling Consultant

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    Former Employee - DRILLING CONSULTANT  in  Midland, TX
    Former Employee - DRILLING CONSULTANT in Midland, TX

    I worked at Apache as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good people to work with and for

    Cons

    I don't have any cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up all the good work going

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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