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Mediocre place for a career

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

I have been working at ConocoPhillips

Pros

At ConocoPhillips, in most work groups the work/life balance is pretty good: if you need time off for vacation or if you are sick, supervisors are usually very understanding. The benefits (health, vision, perscription) are very good and there is a big push toward over-all wellness (physical, mental). Very nice gym facility at the main complex and a lot of outside programs to get involved in. (Rodeo Run, United Way, Employee Networks)

Cons

There are many layers of management at ConocoPhillips and that makes it extremely hard to get any work done or to feel any sense of ownership of a role. While it is possible to get a new role and develop professionally at ConocoPhillips, there are a lot of politics at play and there are Talent Management Teams (TMT's) that play a huge role in placing employees in new roles that are not always in the employees best interest and development, it's usually for the benefit of the company. Promotions are on a strict time-in-grade and performance rating schedule, so for a strong performer it can be a lot of years between promotions. This makes it very dificult to have a strong career at the company unless you are a favorite of the TMT's or have a strong supporter in management. The norm is to have very weak/poor supervisors or managers. They are working supervisors so they don't have the time, energy or interest in developing employees. Most of the poor treatment of employees comes from top management and employees are seen as very expendable.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Managers and supervisors need to have better training. Remove some layers of management so it's easier to get things done. Make it easier to get promotions.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Eye Opener

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inspector/Reliability Engineer  in  Linden, NJ
    Current Employee - Inspector/Reliability Engineer in Linden, NJ

    I have been working at ConocoPhillips

    Pros

    Interesting processes and equipment
    Good contract and in-house union workforce
    Free safety glasses
    Free safety shoes
    Free nomex
    Steady paycheck
    On-site cafereria
    Air conditioned and heated offices

    Cons

    Vindictive leadership
    No opportunties for advancement
    Treatment of people does not reflect corporate policy
    Supervision lacks adequite technical knowledge
    Supervision is disconnected from workforce

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    The pay is comparable, but the benefits are very accommodating and geared towards retirement.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Analyst  in  Bartlesville, OK
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Bartlesville, OK

    I worked at ConocoPhillips

    Pros

    As mentioned earlier, Retirement and benefits.

    Cons

    The usual issues that come with a large corporation. Too much "red tape" and communication between departments is often lacking.
       The upcoming split (into two separate companies) appears to be driven by the desire to create one rather lucrative company and one company designed to absorb all of the negative feedback from the press and the EPA. This is great for stockholders but about half of the company employees will take a difficult turn as a result. These reasons appear self-absorbed and reflect a cut-throat attitude.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice for future development as the damage has already begun and cannot be reversed at this point.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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