ConocoPhillips
3.5 of 5 266 reviews
www.conocophillips.com Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

ConocoPhillips Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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3.5 266 reviews

                             

93% Approve of the CEO

ConocoPhillips Chairman & CEO Ryan M. Lance

Ryan M. Lance

(57 ratings)

70% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "work life balance and good benefits"
    in 23 reviews
  • "This is a stable company with a stable stock price and good benefits"
    in 18 reviews
Cons:
  • "My wellbeing and work life balance is considerably better at my new employer"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Large company so you are a "cog in the machine" at low level"
    in 9 reviews
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Excellent benefits and long term employer.

Multi-skilled Operator (Current Employee)
Decatur, TX

I have been working at ConocoPhillips full-time

ProsReally like the way people are treated and the fact that one has so much time for their families. Well balanced hours and awesome raises. They are changing the culture and are hiring more from within which is why we work so hard.

ConsSometimes paperwork can be overwhelming but its to cover their butt in case something happens. They call it good faith papers but we all know it can come back and become your worst enemy.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work. I could not be happier in my position.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Geo Tech (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsGood Values, culture and character

ConsNo Competitive pay, no flexible work schedule

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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I wanted a career not just a job

Anonymous (Former Employee)

I worked at ConocoPhillips

ProsCoworkers, customers, employment, busy, supervisor

ConsManagement, wages, environment, no raises, having to work double shifts

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employers better

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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COP is a great place.

IT Intern (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at ConocoPhillips as an intern for less than a year

ProsThe IT department is going in a great direction, especially for an energy company. The atmosphere in the company as a whole is also very warming and hospitable.

ConsSince the split with Phillips 66 things have been changing but there is still a huge 80's corporate feel to the company. IT is much more up to date, but the company still has some work to do.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great people at a company that actually cares for their employees

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at ConocoPhillips as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat work perks (on-site clinic, multiple dining locations, on-site soccer field, Olympic pool, and 3 story gym). Also, work hours are pretty straight-forward.

ConsNot challenging enough, company is too large so you feel lost at times

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company, excellent colleagues, terrific place to have a career

Production Engineer (Current Employee)
Midland, TX

I have been working at ConocoPhillips full-time for less than a year

Pros- Good work life balance
- Lots of exciting projects
- You are empowered and responsible for your work

Cons- ConocoPhillips still acts like a major integrated company not a nimble independent
- Process issues cause unnecessary delays that can be frustrating

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nice company to work in

Geophysicist (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at ConocoPhillips full-time for more than 5 years

ProsAfter spinning off the downstream Phillips66, the E&P session grows very well recently. New management is very open to suggestions and change.

ConsIt may be not very stable due to its smaller size and no mid and down streams to compensate when the oil price goes down

Advice to Senior Managementmore incentive

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Operations Manager (Former Employee)
Sacramento, CA

I worked at ConocoPhillips full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat learning experience, and a great team that truly supports you in every aspect of your career development

ConsTo be honest, I can't think of any! I truly loved my time that I had spent there, learned a great deal.

Advice to Senior ManagementModernize the 76 brand image! That would truly increase its desirability!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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My internship at ConocoPhillips gave me a great idea of what working at a refinery would be like.

Operations Engineer (Former Employee)
Roxana, IL

I worked at ConocoPhillips as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat benefits and retirement planning--generous company matching of my IRA contribution. The rest of the employees at my refinery were knowledgeable and willing to help out a college kid who hadn't even graduated yet.

ConsLots of levels with a complicated corporate structure--at the refinery I worked at, I had a mentor, a director, and a manager (whom I met) and three levels of leadership on top of that. Some of the technology was so old that no remaining employees even knew how to use it.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive interns projects that they can actually make progress toward and whose results will actually be put into practice by the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Land of cubicles

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at ConocoPhillips full-time

ProsThe pay is pretty good. Benefits (health insurance, bonuses, pension, etc.) are decent. If you are an engineer or geologist, you get better incentives than other functions (restricted stocks, etc). The company has 9/80s, which means some people get every other Friday off (but not everybody).

ConsIt's an uninspired place to work. Nobody loves their job at ConocoPhillips.There are lots of bureaucrats. The company is always a few years behind in technology. Don't be fooled by their recruitment tour or flashy website. The company doesn't have a strong brand or cohesive identity - people usually think I work at a gas station. ConocoPhillips doesn't even own gas stations, but doesn't put any effort into managing their reputation.

Advice to Senior ManagementCatch up with the rest of the 21st century and become a brand employees can associate themselves with.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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