ConocoPhillips

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ConocoPhillips Reviews

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
319 Reviews
3.9
319 Reviews
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ConocoPhillips Chairman & CEO Ryan M. Lance
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Wonderful company that values its employees.

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

    I have been working at ConocoPhillips as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great retirement and savings plan.

    Cons

    The industry: with the price of crude oil declining, the company is cutting costs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great development opportunity in a low risk, low stress environment.

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

    I worked at ConocoPhillips full-time

    Pros

    For the Midwest, it is by far one of the best companies you could work for. Phenomenal benefits. IT has a very low stress working environment compared to more "tech" oriented companies. Great place for someone looking to settle down, start a family, and embrace the "work to live, not live to work" mentality. This is definitely an organization ran by an older generation. Bartlesville really can be a great place to live if you learn to make the most of it. Job security is unmatched.

    Cons

    As with any large corporation, ConocoPhillips moves slowly and has its fair share of bureaucracy. In my experience, the IT organization is more oriented towards those wanting to settle down than those wanting to move up or do something incredibly progressive. There is significant internal resistance to making waves. Employees are encouraged to keep their head down and follow directions. New ideas generally take around two years to implement. Budget cycles control the fate of most projects. If the oil price drops, almost all "new" IT projects will be frozen for the year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bartlesville's remote location seems to breed managers that think they are "king of the castle." Not sure how you would fix this given that all senior managers in IT are in Houston, but I know it made for a negative working environment off and on over the last several years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Overall good

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

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

    Pros

    competitive pay, management is trying

    Cons

    Management is hesitant to get rid of weak people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit bothering with campus refurbishments and get on with solving real problems.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for.

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

    I have been working at ConocoPhillips full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very laid back people. Salary package is very competitive

    Cons

    Sometimes sacrifice competency for personality especially in L48

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place the right people in the right position especially on major projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent

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

    I have been working at ConocoPhillips full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Management, retirement benefits, interesting work

    Cons

    More detailed onboarding could be helpful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It's great BUT...

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

    I have been working at ConocoPhillips (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary is good for a college new hire, excellent benefits and incentive programs. I enjoy the people I work with.

    Cons

    It's in the middle of nowhere- I really dislike bartlesville and I, and nearly everyone I work with, commutes. I have heard many new hires say they are already planning their next career move solely because of the location and I believe COP will have issues with retention once people begin retiring.

    I also don't agree with the way salaries are handled. You are basically awarded raises off your years of employment and not the workload you take on. I don't find it fair that employees make the same salary as an exceptional employee when doing half the work with mediocre results.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great pay for low stress

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits while still having work-life balance. The people are generally nice and not competitive with each other.
    People are rarely fired, even if they don't do their job.

    Cons

    Slow moving with regards to change and improvement. Middle management suffers from "group think" and lets office politics dictate business decisions, often wasting a lot of money and time.
    People are rarely fired, even if they don't do their job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire people more often so that people will stop being complacent and start doing their jobs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company culture

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

    I have been working at ConocoPhillips full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Paid well, good work environment

    Cons

    Bartlesville is a little slow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very Disappointing to say the least!

    Former Employee - Systems Specialist in Midland, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Specialist in Midland, TX

    I worked at ConocoPhillips full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits are good compared to others.

    Cons

    Hold people back, don't promote from within, lack of respect by management, only management knows whats best attitude. They say one thing and do something else with regards to safety and production.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people! Promote the qualified personnel from within the company! Work to effect your personnels attitude in a positive manner in regards to safety. Be creative don't keep copying BP policies and processes!

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    It analys

    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at ConocoPhillips

    Pros

    Great benefit , great work place

    Cons

    Company locates at the small town , not much to do around

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