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Updated January 17, 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 43 reviews)

  • They also had an excellent work-life balance with the 9/80 schedule (in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • The overall oil and gas industry has been hit hard over the last few years, so that has made it challenging (in 11 reviews)

  • There were no cons to my internship (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "I really enjoy working at this excellent company!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.


  2. "Great Company but Changing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Anadarko is a great company with excellent employees, a can do attitude.

    Cons

    Management's vision is changing frequently and lacks focus on future exploration.

    Advice to Management

    Current vision of the next 5 yrs is vague, decision making process needs significant improvement. The qualities that made Anadarko - Aandarko are being changed such as being fast, flexible. These qualities are not encouraged anymore. Taking a chance is not encouraged.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great organization, fell victim to the bubble."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Anadarko Petroleum part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Location, staff and other co-workers were top notch people, benefits

    Cons

    Can be a bit stifling for creative work. Also, watched some money go right out of the window like when BH bought a pig for 50k a couple years ago. :(

    Advice to Management

    Cut some of the white collar talk. Be direct and straight with what you need or want from technical folks.


  4. "fieldman"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fieldman in Platteville, CO
    Current Employee - Fieldman in Platteville, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great benifits and company truck in nice

    Cons

    work load that comes with the oil field

    Advice to Management

    more commnuication


  5. "Company on the Uptick"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place for employees to make a difference right now - in any discipline. The focus on continuous improvement, innovation, and margin has never been higher. Performance is now more important than relationships, and Anadarko has shown that supervisors, managers, and even vice presidents will be held to task.

    Cons

    Through the downturn, morale eroded to be "in line" with other E&Ps and company stock has underperformed peers. Attrition has been high in 2017, at least in Denver, as salaries have become less competitive among Denver peer companies.

    Advice to Management

    Salaries should be tailored to specific markets. Factor in that Denver is more expensive than Houston in 2018 compensation and raises.


  6. "Reorganisition Organisation"

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    Former Employee - Geophysicist in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Geophysicist in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Anadarko Petroleum full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    9/80's , attractive workforce,

    Cons

    Bloated, political, process trumps production

    Advice to Management

    Mimic EOG


  7. "Operator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Evans, CO
    Current Employee - Operations in Evans, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is a good job

    Cons

    The people have issues with basic things

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people the temp this is a joke

  8. "Supply Chain Rep"

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work-Life balance, Paid Time Off, 9/80 Schedule

    Cons

    Salary and compensation is low for my field.


  9. "Challenging work, providing empowerment and accountability. Working for 15 years, it's been a blast and rewarding."

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    Current Employee - Exploration Data Manasger in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Exploration Data Manasger in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Full of very smart people providing reach day to be a learning experience. The company values people willing to make safe, calculated business decisions.

    Cons

    Considering the downturn and layoffs, have not seen work volumes decrease, that challenges the work/ life balance. Leveraging technology requires training in technology too. Internal communication could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Keep promoting and living be the company values.


  10. "Operator 2"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Associate in Laramie, WY
    Current Employee - Operations Associate in Laramie, WY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have been with Anadarko for 4 years. The salary is great and competitive benefits. The paid time off system is a great way to give back to the employees.

    Cons

    Unfortunately Anadarko does not support family values when it comes to holidays. When they did have a Holiday party no children aloud. Now there just isn't a party at all. They used to give out gift cards to employees when times where good, not so good anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Good deeds need to be rewarded as well as negative.


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