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Positive, Challenging & Exciting!

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tulsa, OK
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK

I worked at Newfield Exploration full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

autonomy, new challenge every day, teamwork, growth, positive environment

Cons

top-down communication definitely needs work, but was already improving by the time I left

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep morale up and respect all employee levels.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Newfield Exploration

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    Great company to get experience quick

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    Former Employee - Completion Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Completion Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Newfield Exploration full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great experience, ability to get exposure to multiple disciplines, fast paced

    Cons

    Not a well structure traditional training program for new hire/young engineers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Company does not know what it is doing and has no clear plans for the future

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    Former Employee - Technical Staff  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Staff in Houston, TX

    I worked at Newfield Exploration full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. Good vacation time. Personal offices.

    Cons

    Extremely high turnover rate. I have seen hapless junior employees left floundering then fired. Many of the positive reviews here are from people in commercial functions (HR, IT, Accounting etc) who have no clue how the oil & gas industry actually works.
    The company is transitioning to entirely unconventional assets; asset portfolio is not diversified. The company is hedging all bets on unconventional plays but has not come up with any new areas to work, yet is not willing to make full use of assets the company already owns. They came in too late in the game for the Marcellus shale, etc.
    Company seems to be downsizing and losing experienced staff - they recently sent out company-wide retrenchment packages. Low stock price makes company liable to be bought out. Management afraid to take risks but exploration is by nature a risky business. There is no real company culture with the high turnover rates, and whether or not someone is a 'fit' for the company is just an excuse for management to fire employees they dislike.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your scientists and engineers, not your stockholders and bean counters.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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