Newfield Exploration Reviews

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  1. Featured Review

    This company offers many opportunities if you are willing to work hard.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Newfield Exploration full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement and higher salaries exist for all employees, regardless of age, based on performance and attitude. Newfield encourages and supports continuing education. The company offers an excellent benefits package.

    Cons

    The company tends to be a little top heavy on managers. It went from having an almost straight line org chart to having multiple layers of managers and leads.

    Advice to Management

    Continue providing the leadership you are providing. Newfield employees are proud to work at Newfield and are motivated to go the extra step to help the company succeed.

  2. Outstanding Team, Outstanding Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Newfield Exploration

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Newfield has a team oriented work environment. Management is extremely approachable. The company has dedicated much time to creating a vision, mission and values which has kept the company extremely focused on top tier performance and operational excellence. The leadership team is very appreciative of your hard work and recognizes employees' efforts to make a difference. The operational teams are really top notch and are known for producing best in class wells. Great place to cut your teeth and also spend your career.

    Cons

    Company is working on improving process efficiencies and has come a long way in becoming more process driven.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course. Continue to focus on the assets with the greatest returns. Continue to make the tough decisions when necessary. Appreciate the employees that go the extra mile. Lead by example.

  3. Newfield's Changes

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Newfield Exploration

    Pros

    Newfield is always changing, which is a good thing. These changes are in response to industry conditions, accounting changes, organizational changes. Therefore, you have to be able to react quickly and pro-actively to be successful at Newfield.

    Cons

    Communication is sometimes not that forthcoming by senior management, and there seems to be a good ole boy network operating at the top.

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  5. Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Commercial Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Commercial Employee in The Woodlands, TX

    I have been working at Newfield Exploration full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Career opportunities, the people, management, compensation, benefits

    Cons

    I cannot think of a con

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work Newfield Exploration!

  6. Reservoir Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Newfield Exploration

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility; 4.5 week; generous vacation days

    Cons

    Becoming a giant with many level of management

    Advice to Management

    We have to be lean!

  7. Don't trust these guys

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Newfield Exploration

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I'm not sure there's any. Location is good. Some of the people are decent. Not all of them are though.

    Cons

    They talk a lot of big talk at the interview, but are not able to deliver when you join them.
    Do not trust their stock compensation plan. I personally know of a guy that brought in a lot of stock from another company and was never compensated as negotiation (due to lay offs).
    Management is crap. People are promoted to management that I don't think have any business being at that level.

    Advice to Management

    You guys need to be more honest at your interviews.

  8. Can become so much more

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Newfield Exploration

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, including health, 401(K) match, fitness reimbursement and ESPP.

    Cons

    Complete lack of leadership with no clear direction. Only managements friends get promoted. Management does not take constructive criticism well.

    Advice to Management

    Realize and reward the employees who are actually putting in the time and doing the work.

  9. Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Newfield Exploration full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Career opportunities, compensation, excellent benefits

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for Accounting jobs since the centralization of this function to Houston, TX

  10. Wonderful company.

    Current Contractor - Senior Accountant in Denver, CO
    Current Contractor - Senior Accountant in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Newfield Exploration as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They treat their people well.

    Cons

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

  11. Too many games are played

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Materials Analyst in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Materials Analyst in Denver, CO

    I worked at Newfield Exploration full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing games. Communication is key to keeping good employees

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