Apache

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Apache Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
57 Reviews
3.5
57 Reviews
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Apache President, CEO, COO, and Director Steve Farris
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36 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  

    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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great benefits. Lousy management.

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    • 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Entry Level

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stable company, great benefits

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Summer Student Apache

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than an 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work. Great people.

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    • 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Been good to me so far

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Apache

    Pros

    Fast paced, active, aggressive, action oriented

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate the staff and praise at every opportunity

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 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

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