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Anadarko Petroleum Reviews

Updated October 4, 2017
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Anadarko Petroleum President & CEO R. A. Walker
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Pros
  • The work life balance is quite amazing (in 42 reviews)

  • They also had an excellent work-life balance with the 9/80 schedule (in 33 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)

  • Anadarko is so proud of their core values but it's just lip-service (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. Helpful (1)

    "Anadarko is a Good Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    CEO and Executive committee seem to have company's and employee's best interest at heart. Which when managed correctly are one in the same.

    Cons

    Middle and Lower mangement play to many games and have to many political power struggles they do not have the company or employees best interest at heart. They are out for themselves and it is blatantly obvious and disheartening.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house in the middle management area and Anadarko's dwindling reputation will recover.

  3. "Good place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Accountant in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very great company with a lot of benefit

    Cons

    Non I can think of


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Decent oil and gas company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Plant Operator in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Plant Operator in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Decent PTO.

    Cons

    Too large. Middle management heavy.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Acctg"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum full-time

    Pros

    Best work-life balance and pto

    Cons

    Company is collapsing internally with poor leadership


  6. "Great Company!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum full-time

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, great core values , excellent compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Nothing I would change at this time


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good on paper only"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, PTO, Flex Schedule, Bonuses, Gym, Cafeteria, Scenery,Offices. Why is this making me write 20 positives about this company???

    Cons

    Anadarko looks phenomnal on paper ONLY. The company is corrupt from the inside out with too many layers. Managers have titles with NO Authority. Very elitist attitudes. The managers not only enjoy discord in their groups but encourage it. They promote if you are a part of discord only and not based on performance. Truly sad.

  8. "Lots of opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anadarko Petroleum full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and lots of benefits

    Cons

    Management turnover making direction confusing


  9. "oil and gas"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Company to work for

    Cons

    Oil downturns leaf to layoffs


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not as good as they used to be"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are great, and the only thing that is keeping many people from walking out the door. Also perks like gym, cafeteria, coffee bar, office on the waterway, etc.

    Cons

    The company went from great to terrible in the past two years. Middle management is working under fear, and taking it out on their direct reports. Unfortunately, this creates a toxic environment for many.

    Advice to Management

    Take HR claims, anonymous surveys, etc. seriously. This is the voice of the lower level employees that are actually doing the work and these people are being treated like garbage.


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