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Anadarko Petroleum Reviews

Updated August 3, 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 39 reviews)

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

  • "Anadarko is so proud of their core values but it's just lip-service" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. 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.


  2. "Great Company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Untapped Potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great people
    - High quality assets
    - Work/life balance

    Cons

    - No stability, leadership is in a constant state of change.
    - Initiatives rolled out incomplete, then never followed through with.
     - Culture and trust have taken a hit as a result of reduction in force and Midland moves.
    - Compensation not keeping up with industry.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great field staff, poor middle management"

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    Current Employee - HSE Representative in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - HSE Representative in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits, down-to-earth field employees, upper management that is trying to get the company through the difficulties of growth.

    Cons

    Disconnect between the field and upper management due to middle level managers, middle level managers do not appreciate the field, safety sacrificed for production, attitude from middle level managers of "good riddance" towards employees that are leaving rather than making the effort to keep employees, low morale for field employees and low trust environment with management, thorough career guides developed but not followed (employees with years of experience, education, and certifications kept at entry-level positions), good-ole-boy club, too many "yes men."

    Advice to Management

    Take an actual deep dive into your employees' competencies to ensure they are in fact in the right position (whether there are people that should be in a higher position or if there are people in positions they shouldn't be), realize that the initiatives and culture you are trying to instill do not need to be driven into the field, they need to be enforced to middle managers. Seek out field employees for their knowledge and experience rather than keeping everything behind closed doors and rolling out programs that are unreasonable and unrealistic.


  7. "Rotational Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum full-time

    Pros

    Excellent place to work at

    Cons

    None that I know of

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Wish there wasn’t a Midland office"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Geologist in Midland, TX
    Current Employee - Geologist in Midland, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can’t beat the 9/80 schedule, generous amount of PTO, compensation package, autonomy as long as you’re getting your work done, The Woodlands location is an amazing place to live, work, and play

    Cons

    Getting relocated to Midland will probably be the reason I leave the company (which is unfortunate), many levels of management before you reach a decision maker, culture still hasn’t recovered since the downturn, no clear training program for junior level technical staff


  9. "Great place to work with an exciting culture!"

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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

    Competitive pay, great benefits, excellent people, opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Obviously no company is perfect, but no real negatives stand out.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to seek feedback from employees.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "IT Director"

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    Current Employee - Product Development Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Product Development Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    APC has good benefits, takes care of employees.

    Cons

    Impacted by Oil & Gas market cycles


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