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Been good to me so far

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Current Employee - Senior Staff Geologist  in  Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
Current Employee - Senior Staff Geologist in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)

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

Pros

Mid sized independent with caring work environment. Empowers employees to follow their heart with great "go get it", no blame culture. Efficient systems processes that let you get on with your job and not do business with yourself (for now).

Cons

Highly competitive peer group makes it harder and harder to increase shareholder value - law of diminishing returns kicking in as company grows. CEO close to retirement and in danger of losing direction. Procurement chain on brink of being hijacked by lawyers, middle management layer and SAP on pretext of "value add".

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep it simple, restrict application of SAP to what it was designed for, do not under any circumstances allow delegation of roles through SAP as has happened at other companies. That's a fast track to doing business with yourself. Review LTI structure - may not provide as much of an incentive as in previous years due to recent rapid growth of company and difficulty in maintaining steady share price increase.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Apache

    Pros

    Fast paced, active, aggressive, action oriented

    Cons

    Lack of appreciation for a job well done - just get on with the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate the staff and praise at every opportunity

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice People, but Management is Terrible

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Apache

    Pros

    The people are very nice and the work is challenging and satisfying.
    The compensation is competitive compared to other companies when first hired

    Cons

    There is no work life balance, and management makes you feel guilty when you take your vacation time or have a doctor's appt.
    Most everyone is expected to work 50+ hours per week, including nights and weekends.
    People are required to do 2 or more jobs without promotion or compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be recognition for a good job, and work/life balance. If someone works 50+ hours per week, they shouldn't feel guilty about taking their vacation or going to a doctor's appt.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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