Newfield Exploration Reviews

Updated June 15, 2015
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Newfield Exploration Chairman, President, and CEO Lee K. Boothby
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  1. Featured Review

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. A tale of two business units

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

    I worked at Newfield Exploration

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

    Pros

    Great staff of professionals to work with. Had a great experience working in the Tulsa office and worked with some great management there.

    Cons

    Management in the Denver business unit showed higher preference to their friends and sometime alienate people who are not in their group.

    Advice to Management

    Take more time to evaluate the strengths and weakness of your team members. Then help them to grow professionally by building a strategy to help them learn new skills.


  3. it's changing....

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

    I have been working at Newfield Exploration full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Best people in the business. Get the job done culture. Historic culture treats all employees fairly. New challenges every day.

    Cons

    Big change in culture. Management running scared (because of oil prices).

    Advice to Management

    lead with vision. quit worrying more about your own golden parachute and execute with vision.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Geologist

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

    I have been working at Newfield Exploration full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    People, people, people, people, people

    Cons

    Many levels of management, shutting down Denver office

    Advice to Management

    Simplify the leadership structure


  6. Perception valued over reality

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits. There are some good people and those good people do most of the work and are the reason for past and current success.

    Cons

    The great culture that is the reason for the success (see above) has been getting worse for a while. The company rewards those who work harder at fooling everyione that they are valuable instead of the ones who actually bring the true value that keeps NFX alive during times like these. The ones actually doing everythnig are unappreciated. Those who don't do anything have ample time to make themselves visible, steal ideas and/or credit, small talk about useless things, feed the boss' egos in various ways, etc (insert any other deception device people use to fool others). Managament (at every level) falls for it and they are the ones who are valued/compensated/promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Use discernment and do not only use a few moments here or there to evaluate employees and their worth. If not, the company will eventually be comprised solely of people posing as employees rather than people actually trying to produce hydrocarbons as efficiently as possible. It has already begun and will only get worse (the exodus of actual doers). Those keeping NFX alfoat are getting tired of doing everything while their peers who do not bring anything to the table are off somewhere sucking up to all the boss.' this type of person will (or already has)eventually get promoted because they have similar small talk opinions.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Just enough to look good on resume. All unknowledgeable leadership get promoted ?!

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

    I have been working at Newfield Exploration full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn new skills, and expand your mind. Great skilled players don't get promoted.

    Cons

    Unskilled, and unethical personnel get promoted. It's all a big tie among leadership and HR. Cannot trust any HR personnel and management act as if bullying of employees is not currently happening.

    Advice to Management

    Break the chain, your losing great skilled professionals and promoting unethical, unknowledgeable personnel, Daily!!


  8. Outstanding Team, Outstanding Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. 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.


  10. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


  11. Reservoir Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!



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