ConocoPhillips Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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ConocoPhillips Chairman & CEO Ryan M. Lance
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Pros
  • Great pay, benefits while still having work-life balance (in 25 reviews)

  • Great benefits and retirement planning--generous company matching of my IRA contribution (in 22 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 10 reviews)

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  1. Great

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

    I have been working at ConocoPhillips

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

    Pros

    Good pay and great benefits

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Great company

  2. Good people, bad business

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ConocoPhillips full-time

    Pros

    Good opportunities to progress
    Nicest people I have worked with
    Flexible work schedules (including every other Friday off)

    Cons

    Bad business strategy - a company run this way wont last long in the current market realities

    Advice to Management

    Be more pessimistic in your planning

  3. Great benefits, Great People

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant/Financial Analyst in Bartlesville, OK
    Former Employee - Accountant/Financial Analyst in Bartlesville, OK

    I worked at ConocoPhillips full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    The benefits are fantastic. 401(k) match vests immediately, and an additional pension vests after 3 years.
    9/80 (2 fridays a month off) schedule and 19/30 (1 friday off a month) make work life balance great.
    The people in Bartlesville were great. Really enjoyed the culture of the company. Very open, very positive.
    Core hours are 9-3, but as long as you are there during those hours you can come in and leave whenever you want so long as you get your 9 hours in. Very helpful on days when you have appointments or travel and want to leave a couple hours early.

    Cons

    Part of the reason they pay so well is because people don't want to be in Bartlesville, OK. It is a nice small town if you have a family and want to settle down. But for the younger generation, it just doesn't have much to offer. The flexible schedule is nice, but when you have to travel outside of town to do most fun stuff, it gets a little old. If you have grown up in larger cities, the town will definitely be an adjustment.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with transparency during this volatile time. Be upfront with college graduates about likely job locations and roles.

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  5. Credit Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at ConocoPhillips

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

    Pros

    Supportive analysts and co-workers
    Known Brand

    Cons

    Management style is aggressive and clique-like
    Analysts take the fall for managers

    Advice to Management

    Take progressive approach to management
    Do not use fear-tactic to get results
    Honesty with subordinates

  6. Learning experience with room to grow

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

    I worked at ConocoPhillips full-time

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

    Pros

    The people here are very helpful and willing to help you succeed and advance in your career.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work and blame is placed on the more junior employees and can be stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Be mindful of workload distribution amongst employees.

  7. Chief mate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chief Mate in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Chief Mate in Anchorage, AK

    I have been working at ConocoPhillips full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    9:1 match on first 1% of 401k 3yrs vested , 7% pension contribution,

    Cons

    Long work rotations with lots of training on off time, making for a choppy vacation

  8. Treasury Analyst

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

    I have been working at ConocoPhillips full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Company Culture, Development Opportunities, Salary

    Cons

    Politics, Management style, Lack of Transparency

    Advice to Management

    Experience is different in different groups
    Teach managers how to be role models for direct reports
    Encourage collaboration not competition
    Develop your employees

  9. Helpful (1)

    Strong company

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

    I have been working at ConocoPhillips

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and leadership. Values wellness of its workforce.

    Cons

    Somewhat bureaucratic; often times, change requires the same engagement as was required when the company was an integrated major. Taking a long time to become the nimble independent that we strive to become.

    Advice to Management

    Continue developing a more innovative culture

  10. Helpful (1)

    Great Company

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

    I have been working at ConocoPhillips

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits and competitive salary.

    Cons

    Not big on working from home yet.

    Advice to Management

    Empower employees. Also, embrace remote worker options and working from home options especially for road-warriors.

  11. great company, but too much politics across offices

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

    I worked at ConocoPhillips full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    opportunity to work independently. May get high profile assignments.

    Cons

    Too much politics across managements. The company is not technology drive, but a follower to technologies from other companies when they are piloted in field.

    Advice to Management

    Rating and ranking need to be more transparent.

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