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Anadarko Petroleum Overview

The Woodlands, TX
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (APC)
Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Anadarko is among the world’s largest independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies, with corporate offices in The Woodlands, Texas. Our deep and balanced portfolio of assets encompasses premier positions in the Delaware and DJ basins onshore ... Read more

Mission: Anadarko's mission is to deliver a competitive and sustainable rate of return to shareholders by developing, acquiring and exploring for oil and gas resources vital to the world's health and welfare.

Company Updates

  • Anadarko is proud to receive the repeated honor of making the Houston Chronicle's annual list of Top Workplaces for 2017. The employee feedback-based list has been compiled the last eight years and we are one of only 14 companies to have been included every year!

  • Carrie Horton, Vice President of Anadarko’s DJ Basin Development in Colorado recently contributed to an article about Laying the Groundwork for America’s Energy Future. Anadarko is committed to helping to close the gap in STEM education and ensuring that students learn about the variety of careers possible in the Oil and Natural Gas industry. Since 2014, Anadarko employees have dedicated time to Mead High School’s Energy Academy in Mead, Colo., where they share information, support students and help them learn about the different forms of energy development.

    Laying the Groundwork for America's Energy Future

    By Andrew Browning and Carrie Horton An industry that has long fueled Colorado is facing a fuel shortage of its own: an insufficient skilled workforce committed to the continued safe and responsible development of energy. For decades, the oil and natural gas industry has served as one of Colorado's strongest economic engines.

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Anadarko Petroleum – Why Work For Us?

Anadarko is proud to be consistently ranked as a national and local employer of choice. Anadarko offers a diverse portfolio of domestic and international projects, challenging career opportunities, community involvement and a working environment driven by our core values.   

Additionally, Anadarko is proud to provide a comprehensive benefits program for you and your family.

  • 9/80 or 5/40 work schedule option (dependent on role and location)
  • Retirement Programs - 6% 401K match and additional company-funded retirement program
  • Annual performance bonus
  • Company gyms and cafeterias
  • Company match into the employee’s HDHP HSA account
  • Dependent back-up care
  • Military/Military Training leave
  • Visit our Benefits & Compensation section for details on an extensive list of benefits

Hear from some of our employees “Why Anadarko” is where they choose to work, as well as, follow employees in their daily life with Anadarko.

A Workforce Focused on Targeted Assets and Core Values 

We know the best vision in the world will not be realized without the right people. We need individuals who will take on challenges to safely deliver the oil and natural gas resources modern life requires in a manner that protects health and the environment. We’re planning for the future and looking for exceptional people to be part of it. 

We live our core values, take ownership of our work and facilitate ideas that both fuel careers and energize the company’s reputation as an industry leader.  

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Career Development and Advancement with Anadarko

To deliver the oil and natural gas resources, we continually need a team of the best people with the right knowledge and skill sets. Anadarko provides all team members with world-class training and development programs, empowering employees to align their passions with real-world challenges. 

With Anadarko’s diverse portfolio of global assets, employees of all disciplines, levels and geographical locations have the opportunity to develop for current and future roles within the company. 

Anadarko provides a variety of paths to reach your career goals via career development and rewarding excellence.

Anadarko’s mission is to deliver a competitive and sustainable rate of return to shareholders by developing, acquiring and exploring for oil and natural gas resources vital to the world’s health and welfare. 

In all of our business activities, Anadarko employees hold true to our core values. These values are a key reason why Anadarko and our employees contribute to the success of our corporate mission every day.

  • Integrity and Trust
  • Servant Leadership
  • People and Passion
  • Commercial Focus
  • Open Communication
Anadarko Petroleum Cares

As one of the largest independent oil and natural gas companies in the world, Anadarko offers students and graduates the opportunity to join a culture in which they can develop their career, build lasting relationships and make a meaningful impact to the company. Anadarko sets out to attract talented, motivated individuals who can make an impact, embrace teamwork and are aligned with our core values. 

We have built a legacy of growing our business over the past 25 years, and our projects create tremendous opportunities for interns and new college graduates who want to turn their passion into a fulfilling career. Please visit the Internship and Hiring Program section for more information.

Anadarko 2017 Internship Class

Anadarko’s international operations include oil, natural-gas, and NGLs production and development in Algeria and Ghana, along with activities in Mozambique, where the Company continues to make progress towards a final investment decision on an LNG development. The Company has exploration acreage in Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Mozambique, and other countries.

Visit our website for more information on career opportunities.

International Operations - Mozambique LNG

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    "I really enjoy working at this excellent company!"

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    I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum full-time (More than 10 years)


    There are so many smart people that I work with on a daily basis, and this makes it fun to go to work. Also, the company has many employee perks and pays well.


    The overall oil and gas industry has been hit hard over the last few years, so that has made it challenging. Also, there are so many great employees that it can be hard to move into management.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the culture stays intact as this is the most important thing for long-term success and employee retention.

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    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Anadarko Petroleum (The Woodlands, TX) in August 2015.


    The hiring process was quick and pleasant. Each interviewer was thorough, professional and expressed an interest in me. I was made to feel comfortable which made the interview go as well as it did.

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Anadarko Petroleum Awards & Accolades

  • Top 50 Internships, Vault, 2016
  • The Just 100: America's Best Corporate Citizen's, Forbes, 2016
  • Top 50 Best Companies to Work For, Business Insider, 2016
  • Top 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America, Forbes, 2016
  • Best Places to Work, Indeed, 2016
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