ConocoPhillips

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ConocoPhillips Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
321 Reviews
3.9
321 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.  

    Satisfaction all depends on your work group, department and location. As it is with all employers.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Bartlesville, OK
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Bartlesville, OK

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

    Pros

    Pretty good Benefits
    Good strategic planning

    Cons

    Lack of career development and promotion from within.

    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bad Experience. Not an open door atmosphere with Managers.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bartlesville, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bartlesville, OK

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

    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Managers need SPIRIT Values training!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ConocoPhillips full-time (more than 5 years)

    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
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  5.  

    Great

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Great for a career in accounting

    Cons

    communication a struggle sometimes, but not bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to work for, very employee focused.

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    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    CoP is a great place to work. Its a very company oriented company with great benefits including a multi-million dollar fitness center complete with full size gymnasium, lap pool, soccer field, jogging trail, great weight room, large cardio room, and several class/workout rooms for spin classes, zumba classes, etc... The 9/80 program allows employess to be off every other Friday and flex hours give the employees to arrive and leave work on their own schedule. CoP is in the process of building a day care facility across the street from the main campus. The company airplane shuttle allows employees to travel to the most common destination without having to go through the hassles of the airport terminal. From what I can tell compensation is competitive. With locations all over the world, there are lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    Living and working in traffic-centric Houston makes the work/life balance more difficult than at some of the companies smaller sites, many of which also have very nice fitness facilities and programs. CoP is a large corporation and suffers from much of the red tape that keeps the company from responding quickly to changes in the business environment and stifles individual creativity and risk taking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The best leaders ar not always the ones who can talk the most and the loudest.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Fair

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - N/A in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - N/A in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, very respectful towards people, a lot of opportunity for career change, good base salary and wonderful benefits.

    Cons

    Conservative "Texas" culture, very hierarchical (levels start at 10 and go up to 30 something), lack of trust and lots of micromanagement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a much flatter organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Anonymous Employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ConocoPhillips full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits.
    Great Goals and Values ON PAPER!!

    Cons

    Great Company but the Technology organization is everything but Technology. Hands down it's a mess!
    In technology, managers are hired by the "top technology guy" (his old Gangs), unqualified people.
    Suggesting good and productive ideas is an act of suicide. DO NOT Do smart things, or will be viewed by your manager as a threat. Never question your boss if he is coming to work at 10 or leaving at 3pm. HR is composed of silent and scared college hires who wants to keep their high paying job (checking Facebook and sometimes answer emails and do some work)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I hope Ryan M. Lance reads this!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Culture / Big Bureaucracy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ConocoPhillips (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay rates. Good benefits. Very focused.

    Cons

    Worked there since the mid 1980's and left a few years ago. Great company to work for before merging with Phillips. After the merger the company became too top heavy. Several layers of middle management was added. Poor upper management business decision such as splitting of the company and is no longer an integrated oil company, the billions lost on the venture into Kashagan, no presence in the Gulf of Mexico, and the purchase of Burlington Resources.
    The once family oriented culture has been decimated. Employees are treated like a piece of equipment and not as a human beings. Very little mobility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at your values and your people. As a manager, do you really value your people?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Times

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Tacoma, WA

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

    Pros

    I just like the laid back friendly environment. You get minimum wage as a CSR but its a fun friendly enviroment

    Cons

    Pay, even as you become a manager pay is bad. I was offered management but its like a dollar or two more and I would end up with way more responisiblity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on keeping on

    Recommends
  11.  

    Pleasing place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ConocoPhillips

    Pros

    Treat employees fairly, good benifits

    Cons

    Sometime the work can be stressful

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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