Apache Reviews

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
54 Reviews
3.5
54 Reviews
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Apache President, CEO, COO, and Director Steve Farris
Steve Farris
35 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  

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

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    • 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
  2.  

    Apache Egypt review

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    Current Employee - Middle Management in Cairo (Egypt)
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Cairo (Egypt)

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

    Pros

    Egypt is an interesting location, pay is pretty good if you can hang in long enough to get vested in shares, etc.

    Cons

    Egypt wears on you after awhile. The company tries to make it livable, but for families it can be difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be some kind of uplift to work in the Joint Ventures! Work in the JV can be very very difficult due to exposure to all the elements of the Egyptian General Petroleum Company. Upper management of Apache should walk over and visit the JVs from time to time. At least come and chat with the upper management of the JV and walk a day in our muddy shoes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellenct

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Imaging Tech in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Imaging Tech in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Apache full-time (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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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

    I worked at Apache as a contractor (less than an 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

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place and company to gain experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Internship

    Former Employee - IT Intern
    Former Employee - IT Intern

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

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere and relaxed environment.

    Cons

    Not a lot of self-development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Involve the interns more.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Drilling Consultant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - DRILLING CONSULTANT in Midland, TX
    Former Employee - DRILLING CONSULTANT in Midland, TX

    I worked at Apache as a contractor (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
  9.  

    Wild but short ride!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Geologist in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Geologist in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)

    I worked at Apache full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Minimal red tape in performing duties (unlike many peers, APA has yet to be paralysed by overblown HR and IT policies); employees afforded a high degree of empowerment for the job level, excellent team rapport, potential for rapid promotion. Proportion of benefit package tied to bonus is much larger than majority of peers - potential for 100% payout in a really good year.

    Cons

    APA has seen tremendous share growth in recent years, but has been relatively flat for the last few, and potentially attractive bonus features (TSR, RSU's) are likely to generate little value in the short to medium term. Length of service and nationality count more than experience. Non-US staff treated as second class citizens with different opportunity set, salary scales and benefit packages. HR staff poorly trained and lack maturity and experience to appropriately manage people moves. Steve Farris coming to end of career and a radical change in management style will liekly occur when he goes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    APA has recently grown into a very big fish in a fairly small pond. Gut feel probably no longer sufficient to generate the shareholder value needed to distinguish from crowd.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Apache

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There is a good work life balance

    Cons

    No formal structured career paths

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Apache is a great company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Accounting Clerk II in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Accounting Clerk II in Houston, TX

    I worked at Apache full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits and work ethnics are great.

    Cons

    Favoritism shown towards certain employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rules should apply to all not some

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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