Newfield Exploration

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Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
33 Reviews
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33 Reviews
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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.

    • 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 full-time (more than 10 years)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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)

    Pros

    Career opportunities, the people, management, compensation, benefits

    Cons

    I cannot think of a con

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work Newfield Exploration!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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)

    Pros

    Career opportunities, compensation, excellent benefits

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company to Work For

    • 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 full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful experience with direct supervisors and management in general. Company works to keep everyone educated in things happening in the industry as well as within the company.

    Cons

    Compensation package was not what Human Resources promised when going through the interview stage. Took position anyway, in hopes that compensation will improve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Newfield Exploration

    Pros

    Pay for performance, opportunity for career growth

    Cons

    Flexible company, change may uncomfortable for some

  8.  

    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.

  9.  

    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

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility; 4.5 week; generous vacation days

    Cons

    Becoming a giant with many level of management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We have to be lean!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  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.  

    Undergoing a lot of change....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 3 years)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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