Apache Reviews

Updated September 4, 2014
Updated September 4, 2014
51 Reviews
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    Marketing Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Apache full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Long term incentive not very good

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Needs improvement

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    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at Apache for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits are decent if you stay long enough for them to vest. Not hesitant to give you work responsibility. You have to put in a lot of hours, but its pretty laid back. Nice offices. I had a very nice boss.

    Cons

    10% of people do 90% of the work. Some people do absolutely nothing and still receive the same bonus as everyone else. Little opportunity for advancement. Hard work not rewarded. You will work extra hours. You will not get the yearly bonus that they tell you to expect in your offer sheet. Small raises (2 or 3%). Very little work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward your top performers or they will leave! Get rid of the people who do nothing. Promote the people who deserve it. Its 2013, time to give out corporate credit cards and not make people fill out expense reports every time they need to be reimbursed. At the very least automate the process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Positive Summer Internship Experience

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    Former Employee - Summer Field Intern
    Former Employee - Summer Field Intern

    I worked at Apache full-time for less than a 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very helpful people. Loved working here.

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    Former Employee - Database Administrator  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Houston, TX

    I worked at Apache as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    No extra hours. Laid back work culture. Worked as a contractor, and was paid very well.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company needs to start exploring latest technology.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Busy and challenging

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    Current Employee - Engineering Intern  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Apache full-time for less than a 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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great benefits. Lousy management.

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Apache full-time for 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Entry Level

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    Current Employee - Drilling Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Drilling Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Apache full-time for less than a 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stable company, great benefits

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    Former Employee - Internal Auditor
    Former Employee - Internal Auditor

    I worked at Apache full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Summer Student Apache

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    Current Employee - Field Engineering Student  in  Rocky Mountain House, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Field Engineering Student in Rocky Mountain House, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Apache as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    -Gave lots of responsibility
    -Safe work environment
    -great training
    -fast pace

    Cons

    -No engineers on site
    -primarily in gas markets

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work. Great people.

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    Current Employee - Administrative  in  South Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative in South Houston, TX

    I have been working at Apache full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Great holiday party!

    Cons

    Onboarding new employees / training

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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