Apache Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
56 Reviews
3.5
56 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management was very poor.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Apache full-time (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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    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
  3.  

    Great people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Systems Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Staff Systems Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, half day Fridays, great vacation length

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try and retain employees more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Awesome place to grow

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    none that i can think of
    even the food is great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    thumbs uo

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Production Analyst Review

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Analyst in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Production Analyst in Tulsa, OK

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

    Pros

    Large public company with good benefits

    Cons

    Sometimes a difficult workplace environment.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Some great people and a good share of crazy people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Apache full-time (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
  8. 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 (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
  9.  

    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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Insanity

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Apache full-time (more than an 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Geophysicist I in Midland, TX
    Current Employee - Geophysicist I in Midland, TX

    I have been working at Apache full-time (more than an 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

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