ConocoPhillips

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Former Employee - Drilling Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
Former Employee - Drilling Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

Pros

Compensation and bonuses.
Smaller company family culture.
Excellent management team
Ability to interact with higher level management on frequent basis.
Safety takes priority

Cons

Company is growing from large independent into super major with all the bureacracies and processes/procedures/paperwork from a super major. Not everyone is jumping up and down with joy.

"This is the way we have always done things" is still the name of the game. A good shake up and a "change is good" attitude will improve performance.

Canadian budgets controlled from Houston, uncertainty in how much work activity next quarter/year will bring

Majority of work in seasonal drilling/break up, inconsistent work schedule

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire people from various backgrounds and listen to their ideas, implementing some here and there. Seen quite a bit of under utilized talent.

Hold more frequent optimization improvement workshops and implement the ideas with names and deadlines assigned.

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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    good money, autocratic environment, be prepared to be bullied in Australian business unit

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Great money, very little expectation of performance expectations.
    Great bonus structure, don't have to work for it, automatic pay rise every year
    Easy going lifestyle, like a family environment, very little focus on professional work requirements
    Don't need any qualifications to work for the Australian business unit, just check the qualifications of many of the staff in the "non-engineering departments".
    Make the money you need and then get out of this company.
    This company is just rolling in money, too much of it.
    if you are a middle aged white male, you will do well in this company
    If your an engineer, or operational staff, you will do well, everyone else is seen as an "administration support". Much like a government department.

    Cons

    Leave your technical training at the door. Just smell like roses to get a promotion. Pamper your manager to get a promotion.

    Leave all your skills at the door.

    Autocratic environment led by baby boomers in the Australian business unit. My way or the highway

    Bullying is very rife in the Australian business unit. Most managers are not supervised and get away with treating their staff very badly. Australian business unit is a classic example.

    Political hierarchy, not allowed to talk to anyone except your own manager as he / she wants to take all the credit for the work you do.

    Don't expect to be treated with dignity or respect.

    I guess there is a price to pay for earning good money = stress and depression and boredom
    after the first 2 years with this company you will be severely depressed and stressed.

    They do not hire much external professionals and only promote the Americans who have never seen or worked with any other company.

    Most management levels have had zero business school training in the Australian business unit.

    internal processes are still in the 1970's. the internal systems and technology are still in the 1970's. Unqualified managers sit and police the systems and are blockers to all and any change.

    women are treated very poorly, Australian business units have many examples, just take a survey of the women staff to get evidence of this. The company show's off every year that they will the women awards, but don't be fooled, this is very biased and if a survey was taken of all women in the Australian business unit, the result will be somewhat opposite.

    There is no point raising concerns with HR, as everything is kept quiet.

    The Australian business unit show case many you tube video's and many advertisements promoting the company, notice how the advertisements are with "white middle age men or women", this company does not like cultural mix. They prefer white people. There is not a single "non-white" manager /leader in the company in the Australian business.

    Almost 90% of their employee support programs are bogus and just a "show-case" environment. None of them work in practise, a survey of the staff can easily prove this.

    The list goes on........... if your not an engineer or an offshore operations staff, please save yourself and do not work for this company. there are other companies that may not pay as well, but you will be treated with much more respect in other companies than ConocoPhillips

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    why did I bother writing this review? hopefully to deter other professional, positive minded, highly skilled human beings to stay away from this company, as the amount of abuse and bullying experienced by many staff members in Australia is just not worth the money you throw at people. Human beings cant be bought with high pay packets. eventually they will leave, only to be so stressed in life by the treatment of staff at the Australian business unit. I joined this company with great excitement and after 1 year, realised it was the biggest mistake I ever made. I rather earn less money, but at least be treated with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Aberdeen office is growing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ConocoPhillips full-time

    Pros

    New management changes are a positive, willing to listen and make changes

    Jasmine and other projects will deliver growth

    Strong focus on health and safety

    Cons

    They have a diverse portfolio and many challenges that result in more work to do than they have people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to listen to feedback from the workforce

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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