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Newfield Exploration Overview

The Woodlands, TX
1001 to 5000 employees
1988
Company - Public (NFX)
Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE:NFX) is an independent energy company headquartered in the Woodlands, Texas. Newfield is engaged in the exploration, development and production of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids. The Company relies on a proven strategy of ... Read more

Mission: People, passion and pride combine to power our future. With an entrepreneurial spirit, we work hard every day to find and produce oil, natural gas and related products safely, responsibly and profitably for the benefit of our stakeholders.

Newfield Exploration – Why Work For Us?


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Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE:NFX) is an independent energy company headquartered in the Woodlands, Texas. Newfield is engaged in the exploration, development and production of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids. The Company relies on a proven strategy of growing reserves through an active drilling program and select acquisitions. Newfield’s principal domestic areas of operation include the Mid-Continent, the Rocky Mountains and onshore Texas. Internationally, the Company focuses on offshore oil developments in China.

OUR VISION
To be recognized as the premier independent E&P company, delivering operational excellence, top tier business results and value to our shareholders, employees and the communities in which we live and work.

OUR MISSION
People, passion and pride combine to power our future. With an entrepreneurial spirit, we work hard every day to find and produce oil, natural gas and related products safely, responsibly and profitably for the benefit of our stakeholders.

CORE VALUES
• Excellence
• Integrity
• Safety & Environment
• Accountability
• Innovation & Collaboration
• Adaptability

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Newfield Exploration offers a dynamic environment for its employees as we grow our exploration and development operations both domestically and internationally. We retain the mindset of an "independent" and reward employees both financially and with career enhancing opportunities when they use their initiative and skills to bring success to their teams and the company.

Newfield offers competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and annual incentives based on performance. We continue to seek experienced industry professionals with unique technical and commercial knowledge. Our employees are extremely talented with diverse backgrounds and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, teamwork, and an entrepreneurial spirit.

Campus Recruiting

Recent Grads

Newfield's University Recruitment Program brings in graduating students from multiple areas of study into exciting oil and gas careers within our domestic offices. Newfield is a fast-paced environment with a focus on getting the job done.

"I value the fact that there are people here who are willing to mentor me and train me to help me grow in my career."

"Newfield gives employees the opportunity to advance and learn different disciplines within the company. It gives entry level employees the drive to exceed and work up the ladder."

Internships

Each fall semester Newfield selects top students from multiple Universities and industry events across the nation to participate in a three month internship program to learn the oil and gas business as Newfield sees it. Interns are provided a strategically selected mentor and project according to their studies and experiences. Our comprehensive program is focused to assure a solid transition from student to a petroleum industry professional.

Universities where we recruit:
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Louisiana State University
  • Montana Tech
  • Penn State University
  • Rice University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas Tech University
  • University of Houston
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Texas
  • University of Tulsa
  • Western State College of Colorado
Majors we pursue:
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Geosciences
  • Energy Management and Petroleum Land Management
  • Accounting/Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology



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    I worked at Newfield Exploration full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good salaries, good paid vacations, great balance of work and home life,

    Cons

    communication could be better, insurance plan could be better

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Newfield Exploration Photos

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Newfield Exploration Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Newfield Exploration.

    Interview

    I was called two days after submitting my resume and asked to come in the following day for an hour and a half long interview where I met with HR, two higher ups in the dept, then the dept lead. A week later I was called and asked to come in for a final 30 minute interview with the VP of the dept.

    Interview Questions

    • Very typical interview questions such as "Why Newfield?" "What will you bring to the team?" "What are your strengths/weaknesses?" etc.   Answer Question
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Newfield Exploration Awards & Accolades

  • Top Workplaces (Manufacturing), The Houston Chronicle, 2015
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • Top Workplaces, The Houston Chronicle, 2014
  • Top 100 List of Leading Companies (# 6), The Houston Chronicle, 2014
  • Houston's Top Workplaces, The Houston Chronicle, 2012
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