Newfield Exploration Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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Newfield Exploration Chairman, President, and CEO Lee K. Boothby
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  1. Entry Level RE

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Performance based bonus was nice

    Cons

    They tend to overload engineers with work


  2. Fast-paced, last minute planning with inadequate execution time, but pay is great.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Newfield Exploration full-time

    Pros

    Pay is great. Ample opportunities to move up. Pay is performance driven for the most part. Build your own destiny.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is hard to maintain and still deliver results. Infrequent pay bumps, seems you can go for years without an increase and then you get a big increase. Incremental raises would be a better structure. At the mercy of a commodity.

    Advice to Management

    Plan ahead and be reasonable with time-lines. Understand that you cannot keep trimming staff and adding more work to existing employees. Statements like "we don't expect you to work more because we laid-off people" is not a true statement; the work must still be done.


  3. it's changing....

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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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    Geologist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    People, people, people, people, people

    Cons

    Many levels of management, shutting down Denver office

    Advice to Management

    Simplify the leadership structure


  6. Great company to get experience quick

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    Former Employee - Completion Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Completion Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Newfield Exploration full-time (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


  7. good

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Care in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Care in Houston, TX
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    fun work difficult problems rewarding solutions.

    Cons

    A lot of work inept coworkers that get paid way more than me.

    Advice to Management

    Find people with the technical skills. Not managers with no knowledge or skills.


  8. IT support engineer

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    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Newfield Exploration full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is a mid size company , so you can learned a lot in a small organization

    Cons

    not good at SOP.

    Advice to Management

    compare to other oil company , they don't do well in transnational management


  9. Not bad, could be worse.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Newfield Exploration full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of work. Good employee benefits. Flex schedule. Team environment in some groups.

    Cons

    many changes occurring with personnel. Lack of communication. Priorities seem to change frequently within management.

    Advice to Management

    Keep opening up the lines of communication. Develop career paths for employees


  10. It is a job

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They are flexible with time off and don't micro manage.

    Cons

    The do not always give your the power to go along with the level of responisibility that you are given.



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