Newfield Exploration
3.1 of 5 25 reviews
www.newfield.com Houston, TX 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated May 31, 2014

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53% Approve of the CEO

Newfield Exploration Chairman, President, and CEO Lee K. Boothby

Lee K. Boothby

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45% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Wonderful company.

    Senior Accountant (Current Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsThey treat their people well.

    ConsConsolidating accounting and finance at the corporate office thus limiting opportunities in regional offices

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    Too many games are played

    Materials Analyst (Former Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsVacation - Salary is decent. Need better stock options for non-management ee's.

    Constoo much favoritism. If you don't play the games, you loss your job. Hypocrites.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop playing games. Communication is key to keeping good employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Undergoing a lot of change....

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Denver, CO

    Pros- Egos don't get in the way - just get the job done and you'll be rewarded well. Everyone strives to do the 'right thing'. Good culture.
    - Very, very few micro-managers- - the flip side is that you better be able to function without a lot of guidance.
    - Lots of opportunities - if you are willing to move around.
    - Focus was on employees - now more focus directed toward shareholders and stock price is going up! It makes those stock awards worth something!
    - VP in Denver is top notch.

    Cons- Depending on your reporting structure, you may have a great manager, or a very untrained front-line manager.
    - Management does not dictate what has to be done.... and so even the simplest changes are driven from the bottom up. This makes universally adopted change very difficult.

    Advice to Senior ManagementL-E-A-D by example. Tighten your belts and walk the walk.
    Don't forget the original set of values!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Used and abused

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI guess if you are looking for experience you could chalk up some years but not necessarily GOOD experience for future opportunities in a real oil and gas company.

    ConsToo cliquish. People often promoted based on friendship or echoing what management wants to hear rather than leadership skills or knowledge. More like high school than a business.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBring in new management from the top down.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Disappointing

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood People, strong market presence

    ConsLack of solid direction and ability to manage their business ethically

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you restructure don't promote individuals who should have been let go.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    is a great company to work for.

    Petroleum Engineer (Current Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsNewfield is a great company that is quickly to react to opportunities that arise. There is not much red tape to fight.

    ConsIt is a very rapidly changing company that seems to have a substantial amount of turnover.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A place where you can learn.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    The Woodlands, TX

    ProsA tight-knit family atmosphere where there is a lot of emphasis on employee growth and learning. Excellent benefits, access to senior management and knowledge sharing.

    ConsThe company accomplishes a lot with a small number of people. Expect to work hard but be rewarded.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to make yourself open to employees in every way possible. Pop in unannounced to different offices and visit a floor of employees to make the meetings more spontaneous.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    too many games to be played to get ahead at Newfield

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSalary - Vacation time is good.

    ConsBack stabbing, terrible stock options.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop playing favorites

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    started out great and went downhill from there

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Denver, CO

    Proseveryone has an office, and they have half day fridays

    Consthey want loyal employees, but they don't want to be loyal to those employees

    Advice to Senior Managementbe honest and quit lying to your employees, the "we are a family mentality ' is only if it benefits them and the employees are left out in the rain.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Positive, Challenging & Exciting!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Tulsa, OK

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep morale up and respect all employee levels.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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