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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

  • The USA Today has ranked Anadarko as the 24th highest paying company in the U.S. Check out how we compare to others on the list.

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    Almost every day, nearly 112 million Americans wake up and go to work. The vast majority of them do so to put a roof over their head, food on the table, and otherwise support their chosen lifestyle. While full-time U.S.

  • At Anadarko, we support a work environment that allows you to dress according to your daily business needs. Our culture encourages diversity in thought, and our smart casual dress code enables individuality in your attire.

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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. 

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.

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) 
  • 4 weeks of additional paid parental leave for new Mothers, new Fathers and for new Adoptions 
  • Retirement Programs - 6% 401K match and additional company-funded retirement program 
  • Smart casual dress code enables individuality in your attire 
  • 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 an extensive list of benefits.

Providing a supportive & flexible workplace with 4 weeks parental leave.

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.  

Visit our website for more information on career opportunities.

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 Internship Class

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 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.

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    "A Company that Cares - New parental leave policy is a gamechanger"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
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    I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum full-time (More than a year)


    Aside from the 9/80 schedule, great retirement benefits, generous PTO allocation and opportunity for bonus - the newest parental leave policy is a game changer for my family. After utilizing the short-term disability, I was able to take an additional 4 weeks of paid time off to be with our newest addition. It gave me the peace of mind that I could take the time I needed to bond and develop our new normal after our family grew. After I returned, I was offered an awesome opportunity which was also comforting to know that while I was out being a mom, my career didn't suffer.


    None that I can think of at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing by questioning how things are done, reevaluating and making adjustments where needed!

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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

  • GRIT Award, Pink Petro, 2018
  • Large Company Community Service Award, Colorado Oil and Gas Association, 2018
  • Top Workplace in Houston, HOUSTON CHRONICLE & WORKPLACE DYNAMICS, 2017
  • Corporate Philanthropy Awards, Houston Business Journal, 2017
  • 2019 Energy Internship by Vault, Energy Internship by Vault, 2018
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Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

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