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Anadarko Petroleum Reviews

Updated October 10, 2018
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Anadarko Petroleum President & CEO R. A. Walker
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Pros
  • "The work life balance is quite amazing" (in 46 reviews)

  • "They also had an excellent work-life balance with the 9/80 schedule" (in 40 reviews)

Cons
  • "Volatility of oil and gas, uncertainty in future of industry" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Until upper management retires the good ol' boy system will remain" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome company to work for and be part of."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are really competitive as well as there compensation package. Tons of room for growth and learning about the business and company. They truly care about there employees culture with regards to Safety and outside work life.

    Cons

    Not many. Too many pros and very little cons to working here but there’s a 20 word minimum to say that.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the culture.

  3. "Opportunity Rich, Family Environment, Challenging Work"

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

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

    Pros

    Surrounded by some of the most talented people in the industry.
    Employees are engaged in their community.
    Compensation is competitive.
    Work is both meaningful and challenging.
    Opportunities exist to move around internally.

    Cons

    Recent Midland office implementation was not handled well.

    Advice to Management

    Connect with your people, they are your strongest asset.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Midland office debacle"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum full-time

    Pros

    Potential to be employed by a well-established, successful public oil and gas company that provides a well rounded benefits and comp package.

    Cons

    The decision to move the Delaware Basin asset team to Midland from The Woodlands has resulted in 55-60% attrition, to date, in the Land department as well as considerable turnover in other disciplines as well. This attrition has resulted in a serious culture catastrophe. Employees no longer trust middle and upper management due to the disastrous outcome of the decision to move people out to Midland without consideration of the cost of living in Midland and general decrease of quality of life in the area, coupled with the lack of succession-planning once most of the teams inevitably left the company after their retention bonus term expired. As a Land professional, I would discourage others from joining Anadarko in Midland. There has been absolutely no benefit of moving the asset team “closer to the action” to Midland due to the handcuffs and red tape internal policies on doing deals and developing new business that Land professionals face internally with the Company.


  5. "Intern--Hourly"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits and a lot of accommodations.

    Cons

    Employees keep to themselves quite a bit

    Advice to Management

    Promote a closer employee culture


  6. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Anadarko Petroleum full-time

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits; location, amenities

    Cons

    Poor talent development and utilization


  7. "Great Company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anadarko Petroleum full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, amazing people and awesome location.

    Cons

    Not much to say that's negative. I enjoyed my time there.

  8. "Field"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Anadarko Petroleum full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are no pros for Anadarko

    Cons

    Field employees are treated very poorly and unfairly compared to regional and corporate office employees. There are constant reorganization’s due to poor senior leadership. Safety culture is very poor. Human Resources is very poor. Do not advise working here.

    Advice to Management

    Your poor decisions are ruining the culture, environment and retention of employees


  9. "Contactor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay, nice boss and team

    Cons

    Boring work, politics, bad cafe food


  10. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Mecahnic in Williamsport, PA
    Former Employee - Mecahnic in Williamsport, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Anadarko Petroleum full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and PTO.

    Cons

    Advancement was slow. Needed to be flexible about location.


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