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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Positive Summer Internship Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Field Intern
    Former Employee - Summer Field Intern

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

    Pros

    I was a field intern for Apache, helping with well recompletions, mechanical work, and maintaining production. The internship was very well managed, with an emphasis on training. I learned a lot and was well compensated. Also, a successful internship gives a you a good chance of being hired by Apache in the future.

    Cons

    The hours were outside the typical 9-5 job, starting as early as 6 and days occasionally lasting 12, without overtime.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Busy and challenging

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Apache full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Hands-on experience, eye-opener, learnt lots of things

    Cons

    Heavy workload, constant pressure, no work-life balance, company should hire more people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expected more onboarding employee training, would like more social events in order to boost work morale

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great benefits. Lousy management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Some of the best benefits in town.

    Cons

    Typical good oil boys environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Entry Level

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Drilling Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Drilling Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Apache full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    This company allows all employees to have the freedom to explore and make decisions. You can take ownership over your work and be proud of the work that you do. There is almost immediate value added to the company, even in an entry level position. It is a very enjoyable place to work. I would be hard pressed to find better pay and benefits.

    Cons

    I work long hours, but that is expected in any entry level engineering position. I have no additional ones at this point, but will update if any arise.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work. Great people.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative in South Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative in South Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Great holiday party!

    Cons

    Onboarding new employees / training

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    It has been an amazing opportunity.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    One year of work is equal to two anywhere else.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Apache

    Pros

    Great people and excellent upper management

    Cons

    Average salary and benefits with poor mid level managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the employees better benefits and improve the middle managers

    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    that floor was nuts!

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

    I worked at Apache

    Pros

    -Very smart, talented people.
    -private offices for most IT staff
    -good UNIX and Windows IT, very knowledgeable
    -Steve Ferris is great
    -stock plans are hugely amazing great if they ever meet the targets

    Cons

    Employees were actively encouraged to poke their heads in on anything that could possibly be in their sphere of knowledge, so any sort of activity you did would be constantly interrupted with well-meaning suggestions from every approach.
    -lots of legacy employees who were promoted to that position years ago, then failed to pan out as far as technical knowledge leaders
    -constant pressure
    -lots of single-point of failure knowledge systems "e.g. Jeff is the only guy who can do that so wait for him to get back to you"
    -very budget-driven
    -complete failure to recognize that on-call time is time employees never get back.
    -huge 2-terabyte SAP database that they never could get approval to archive
    -raises use a bucket system, your supervisor only has a few grand to hand out for everyone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall great place to work.

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

    I have been working at Apache

    Pros

    Hard working employees, opportunities to excel

    Cons

    compensation relative to other O&G firms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stricter requirements for employee reviews and feedback

    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    I'm a believer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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