Apache Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
52 Reviews
3.5
52 Reviews
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Apache President, CEO, COO, and Director Steve Farris
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34 Ratings

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. 1 person found this helpful  

    It has been an amazing opportunity.

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

    I have been working at Apache

    Pros

    Apache is an excellent place to work with the freedom to tailor a career to suit any person's ambitions.

    Cons

    With the recent oil boom in multiple regions Apache has not been as selective about hiring employees as they should be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to recognize the future leaders of apache and foster an environment where they can develop a clear career path.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    I'm a believer

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

    I have been working at Apache

    Pros

    Great training and lots of opportunites for growth

    Cons

    So far I have no issues with Apache

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There could be more events such as baseball games or happy hours within regions in order to interact with employees beyond the office in order to boost work morale.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Best Career Experience Ever!!!!

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    Former Employee - Senior Department Clerk & Land Analyst  in  Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Senior Department Clerk & Land Analyst in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Apache

    Pros

    After working in more than one department I know advancement is encouraged as well as education. They like to promote within. Hardwork is rewarded generously, monetary AND non monetary benefits are like no other. And the employees, not just management are fantastic. It is truly an environment that fosters growth both personal and professional. I'd go back in a heartbeat!

    Cons

    I experienced no downsides while working for Apache, had I not relocated with my spouse I'd still be working for them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No, advice for Senior Management.

    Recommends
    Approves 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
  7. 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
  8. 1 person 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast paced, challenging, keeps you on your toes!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Decisions made quickly, always striving for improvement, great team.

    Cons

    Corporate policy feels like it is starting to interfere at Region level. Market forces are pulling staff away, if you want to be the best you need to pay to keep the best. Watch out!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch the bureaucratic empire building, get back to basics and get lean and mean again.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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