Apache Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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  1. Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Production Engineer in Midland, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Production Engineer in Midland, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Apache full-time (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


  2. Helpful (2)

    Disorganized but stable

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Geologist I in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Geologist I in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apache full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of training, steady work and production, great geologic mentors

    Cons

    No exploration, disorganized, inexperienced in unconventional plays


  3. Helpful (1)

    Management was very poor.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    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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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Drilling Engineer in Midland, TX
    Current Employee - Drilling Engineer in Midland, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    More career planning and guidance for employees, more forward planning for the company


  6. Helpful (2)

    Awesome place to grow

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Apache full-time (Less than a 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 Management

    thumbs uo


  7. Great people

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Systems Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Staff Systems Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    try and retain employees more


  8. Production Analyst Review

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    Former Employee - Production Analyst in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Production Analyst in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Apache full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Large public company with good benefits

    Cons

    Sometimes a difficult workplace environment.


  9. Some great people and a good share of crazy people

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good Clompany to work for

    Former Employee - Senior Staff Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  11. Not sure management has a clue what is going on.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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!



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