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ConocoPhillips Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
296 Reviews

3.8
296 Reviews
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ConocoPhillips Chairman & CEO Ryan M. Lance
Ryan M. Lance
75 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • In the Conoco days, the company was great - family-friendly, cared about employees and work/life balance (in 24 reviews)

  • work life balance and good benefits (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • My wellbeing and work life balance is considerably better at my new employer (in 7 reviews)

  • Large company so you are a "cog in the machine" at low level (in 9 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Great pay, best 401(k) plan in the nation, amazing gym, ~40 hrs/week is normal and expected for everyone

    Cons

    Normal giant-company bureaucracy. Career paths in IT are somewhat cloudy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Structural Engineer Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Structural Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Structural Engineer in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Great availability to explore other career paths if so desired, employee compensation is great even on the intern level, and employees have great interaction on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Structural Design is contracted out to design firms that focus solely on engineering. Prefers employees with greater than entry level knowledge of structural design and analysis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Older management can be resistant to new and younger employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Structural Engineer Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Great availability to explore other career paths if so desired, employee compensation is great even on the intern level, and employees have great interaction on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Structural Design is contracted out to design firms that focus solely on engineering. Prefers employees with greater than entry level knowledge of structural design and analysis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Older management should be less resistant to new and younger employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Traditional Big Oil

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The company provides opportunities to work across various business units. Global presence.

    Cons

    Annual performance review ratings is forced ranked and not always tied to performance but how well you get along with your boss and co-workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Paternity leave should be considered for male employees. As a male it was shunned for me to take two weeks off of paid vacation for the birth of my first child.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    After the merger

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Excellent pay for long time administrative staff

    Cons

    Horrible work environment, no people skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow a heart and remember that there are human beings working to make you those billions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company for a team player

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bartlesville, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bartlesville, OK

    Pros

    The Benefits are really good. The health insurance, vacation, sick time, comp time (exempt employees) as well as the yearly VCIP if the company does well makes it very much worth while.

    Cons

    Hard to move up. There are a lot of baby boomers and the mentality of "its my way or the highway". Some supervisors will give you some free reign to think outside the box, but they are far and few between.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad Experience. Not an open door atmosphere with Managers.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bartlesville, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bartlesville, OK

    Pros

    The on-site gym is awesome. The company is very health conscious and competitive in sports.

    Cons

    If you are over the age of 23 and were not a college recruit, and do not live in Bartlesville, you will go no where.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers and Supervisors do lie, but I think you already know this. Look at the situation and if problems began with a new supervisor who used to be a co-worker, maybe the problem does lie with the supervisor and their actions as a co-worker. Co-workers knows how a fellow co-worker performed their jobs, and they also know if they are male or female biased.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Managers need SPIRIT Values training!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The benefits are really good and the pay is decent, too.

    Cons

    Managers that have been with the company awhile are in dire need of soft skills training. I worked there nearly 7 years and the way my manager spoke to me and my colleagues was so condescending and rude. We all ended up leaving her team, and I am pretty sure all our complaints to HR did nothing, because she was promoted after we left!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review common complaints from existing employees with HR, so you can train the managers and stop losing employees in your HR department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Exciting company that values employees. Great employees and work environment.

    Cons

    Location - not the best. Long term employees don't have desire to grow - and stale mate the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow and transition well. Continue to develop internal employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in Houston, TX

    Pros

    opportunities to grow if you played the game
    great health benefits- great gym, volunteer activities
    genuine people... for the most part
    interesting work

    Cons

    don't get credit for extra hours put in
    not compensated for top quality work or results
    incentive pay system drove people to just be average

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reward behavior that drives good results. recognize the small good behaviors and you will get bigger results along the way

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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