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Disappointing. The priorities are yourself, your team, the company - in that order. Doesn't foster teamwork.

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good salary and benefits compared to other major oil companies (except Exxon)

Cons

Way too policitical. Politics is everywhere, but it is heightened at COP. Also, heirarchy is supreme. Mid-level managers can be incompetent. Management is ineffecient. Power is concentrated in the hands of a few with no opportunity to impact decision-making.

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    Relatively easy-going work environment, but unclear career path for software developers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A relatively generous benefits package that includes company matched contributions plus an semiannual contributions of company stock (alot) that you can immediately transfer to any other fund vanguard has. An annual bonus that usually averages around 8% (also depends on company performance) of your gross annual salary, you get your own office, state-of-the-art gym and soccer field with various exercise classes available for free to employees and family, flexible schedule, tuition reimbursement (90%), good work life balance (at least for software guys)

    Cons

    Groups vary widely from each other and can have managers that are real slave drivers. Luckily, I'm not in one of those groups, but I have heard that for some groups Saturday is just another work day. ConocoPhillips likes to stick with older software platforms and has yet to take the leap to current technologies like GPGPU or even web services. It appears that software we end up supporting/developing has more to do with the person who yells the loudest, rather than what is truly useful or innovative. But, as long as you swim with the current, you'll be fine. Also, the career path for software developers isn't clear at ConocoPhillips, but who cares when you get a sweet benefits package.

    Advice to Management

    Be more proactive about promoting training and going to conferences, even if they aren't directly related to our current work. Alot of times, innovation occurs when ideas are sparked from orthogonally related technologies. The more exposure we have to what's hot in software, the better armed ConocoPhillips will be to compete with the bigger fish that are surely doing this very thing. Also, give us a 4-10 schedule. That would be sweet.


  2. A great sense of making a difference.

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

    Pros

    Ideas are respected and encouraged. The gym is also very nice.

    Cons

    A lot of management to get to a specific answer.

    Advice to Management

    Follow through with descions and keep communication lines active.


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