Apache Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. Production Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Apache full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and working conditions.

    Cons

    The office in Tulsa was closed.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees and be honest with them.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Good place to work

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

    I have been working at Apache

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast paced, active, aggressive, action oriented

    Cons

    Lack of appreciation for a job well done - just get on with the work.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the staff and praise at every opportunity


  3. Helpful (1)

    Been good to me so far

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Geologist in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Geologist in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Mid sized independent with caring work environment. Empowers employees to follow their heart with great "go get it", no blame culture. Efficient systems processes that let you get on with your job and not do business with yourself (for now).

    Cons

    Highly competitive peer group makes it harder and harder to increase shareholder value - law of diminishing returns kicking in as company grows. CEO close to retirement and in danger of losing direction. Procurement chain on brink of being hijacked by lawyers, middle management layer and SAP on pretext of "value add".

    Advice to Management

    Keep it simple, restrict application of SAP to what it was designed for, do not under any circumstances allow delegation of roles through SAP as has happened at other companies. That's a fast track to doing business with yourself. Review LTI structure - may not provide as much of an incentive as in previous years due to recent rapid growth of company and difficulty in maintaining steady share price increase.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Stable company, great benefits

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Internal Auditor
    Former Employee - Internal Auditor

    I worked at Apache full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great medical and retirement benefits. Stock incentive plans are enticing. Competitive pay for industry & job market. Seasoned industry employees; great opportunities to learn E&P industry. Stable company; executive management has a history of making smart investment decisions. SAP shop. Audit dept is ACL friendly.

    Cons

    Company culture is who you know not what you know. In reference to Internal Audit Dept, training opportunities are limited; certifications are not encouraged/supported (i.e. CPA, CIA, CFE); dept. loosely follows IIA stds; closed door culture, lacks open communication.

    Advice to Management

    Great job on where you have taken company. If you would like to make the company "a great place to work" consider addressing issues with low level management (i.e., managers, directors). Allow employees to feel empowered. Consider changing your annual merit review structure.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Fast paced, challenging, keeps you on your toes!

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

    I have been working at Apache full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  7. Helpful (1)

    Company's Bonus' very poor in view we run around 96% efficiency. Leader in North Sea

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technician in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Technician in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Apache full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    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.


  8. Student Role

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  9. Extremely Driven Company (Apache Canada)

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Gas Plant Engineering in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Gas Plant Engineering in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Apache

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you are willing to work and work hard, this is the company for you. It is always a go go go atmosphere. Compensation is very good, including bonus etc. With the company you can see projects from concept to completion relatively quickly Lots of learning on the job

    Cons

    No work life balance. Mostly just work, which is good for early in your career Lots of pressure to perform

    Advice to Management

    Try to have more work life balance for employees


  10. Helpful (1)

    One year of work is equal to two anywhere else.

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

    I have been working at Apache

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and excellent upper management

    Cons

    Average salary and benefits with poor mid level managers

    Advice to Management

    Give the employees better benefits and improve the middle managers


  11. Helpful (2)

    Great benefits. Lousy management.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Houston, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the best benefits in town.

    Cons

    Typical good oil boys environment.



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