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Wild but short ride!

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Staff Geologist in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
Former Employee - Senior Staff Geologist in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)

I worked at Apache full-time (More than 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Minimal red tape in performing duties (unlike many peers, APA has yet to be paralysed by overblown HR and IT policies); employees afforded a high degree of empowerment for the job level, excellent team rapport, potential for rapid promotion. Proportion of benefit package tied to bonus is much larger than majority of peers - potential for 100% payout in a really good year.

Cons

APA has seen tremendous share growth in recent years, but has been relatively flat for the last few, and potentially attractive bonus features (TSR, RSU's) are likely to generate little value in the short to medium term. Length of service and nationality count more than experience. Non-US staff treated as second class citizens with different opportunity set, salary scales and benefit packages. HR staff poorly trained and lack maturity and experience to appropriately manage people moves. Steve Farris coming to end of career and a radical change in management style will liekly occur when he goes.

Advice to Management

APA has recently grown into a very big fish in a fairly small pond. Gut feel probably no longer sufficient to generate the shareholder value needed to distinguish from crowd.

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    Fast paced, challenging, keeps you on your toes!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Apache full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Decisions made quickly, always striving for improvement, great team.

    Cons

    Corporate policy feels like it is starting to interfere at Region level. Market forces are pulling staff away, if you want to be the best you need to pay to keep the best. Watch out!

    Advice to Management

    Watch the bureaucratic empire building, get back to basics and get lean and mean again.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Fast paced and a great learning experience

    Current Intern - Summer Student in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Intern - Summer Student in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Apache as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Fast paced -Nice people -Good training -Provides good instruction

    Cons

    -None that I know of so far


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