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Ageing Oil Company Offers Great Pay, Limited Job Satisfaction

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Current Employee - Analyst  in  Bartlesville, OK
Current Employee - Analyst in Bartlesville, OK

I have been working at ConocoPhillips

Pros

Above market salaries. Low performance expectations. Little or no overtime required. Gold plated benefits. Some prestige working for a Major Oil Company.

Cons

The Bartlesville, Oklahoma office houses a sprawling bureaucracy which administers the IT, Finance, and Accounting functions. The culture is extremely risk-averse. The Orwellian office-safety campaign reflects an unwillingness to quantify risk, rather than a sincere commitment to worker safety.

The computer systems line employees interface with are 10-20 years out of date. The staffing model, driven by seniority and cronyism, promotes uneducated legacy employees beyond their level of competence.

The Tone at the Top, both in corporate management and business unit management, is focused on control, constricting employee autonomy and stifling innovation. Decision making is paralyzed by fear of risk. While the pay is above market, the opportunities are decidedly limited.

Any college finance course will teach you that an option is worth money. ConocoPhillips knows this, and pays employees a premium for the options they forgo due to the remote work location and glacial pace of promotions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Rationalize the workforce. Communicate company goals to line employees clearly. Employ current tools and technology appropriate for the 4th largest listed firm in America. Address the risk-averse, change-resistant, low-productivity culture.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for ConocoPhillips

  1.  

    Good place to work. Salaries and bonuses are not good compared to industry.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Geologist  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Geologist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at ConocoPhillips

    Pros

    Safe place to work
    You can move to good projects if you demonstrate your skills
    Management is respectful
    Good place to learn an gain experience

    Cons

    Low salaries
    Bad bonuses
    If you are in a bad project it is difficult to be known
    Many layoffs in recent years. To much for a big company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is good but it is good they must think that people works for money, not just for being in a nice place

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Priority on Family

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    • 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

    Good Pay
    Good Benefits
    Managers are flexible
    Great Houston campus with a nice gym and soccer field
    19/30s are a big plus

    Cons

    Communication could be better between Senior Mgt and workers
    Still struggling with the Conoco and Phillips blended culture since the merger

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please take the time to better communicate with the organization. We do not like suprises any more than you do.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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