Anadarko Petroleum Reviews | Glassdoor

Anadarko Petroleum Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
241 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-time Part-time

3.9
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Anadarko Petroleum President & CEO R. A. Walker
R. A. Walker
114 Ratings

241 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

Pros
Cons
  • When the oil and gas prices are low, it affects the morale within the whole office (in 11 reviews)

  • There were no cons to my internship (in 9 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Accountant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    The work life balance is quite amazing. The environment allows you to become your best and work in peace. I would definitely recommend working here.

    Cons

    There are not too many cons that come to mind. The company is pretty well rounded overall. The environment is amazing and the pay is competitive.

    Advice to Management

    The company overall is amazing. The most difficult part is advancement because people don't tend to retire much here! I for sure understand why.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Never work for this place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Department in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - IT Department in The Woodlands, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Can't think of any, oh Money

    Cons

    Worst job I ever had, disfunctional team enviornment, mgt and employess's degraded contractors. If anyone asks you to work for the IT dept run like hell. a buch of ass kissers

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you do, I'm sure if you pay well enough employees will take your abuse.


  3. Helpful (9)

    "Happy not be working there anymore"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous - In the Know in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous - In the Know in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The Gym

    The onsite Doctor

    Once you get past the shiny new office environment, facilities and The Woodlands environs it's all a facade

    Cons

    Utterly futile to strive to be the best you can be (at any level) when vast swathes of middle management promoted to such positions based on non-core business attributes and as a result have no idea as to what you contribute.

    Open Communication core value is laughable - actually all of the core values are.

    Advice to Management

    Core values are all well and good but you need to practice what you preach.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Horrible"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Division Order Analyst in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Staff Division Order Analyst in The Woodlands, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Paid time off for family

    Cons

    Politics, like working for the government. Horrible treatment of employees by other workers ALLOWED. Been in this business almost 20 years and I will say it's the strangest organization I've ever worked for. Can't wait to find something else! Don't believe the hype that surrounds this company. All that glitters is definitely not GOLD.

    Advice to Management

    Read above


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Oppressive, uptight, no structure, terrible treatment of interns."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Division Order Analyst in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Division Order Analyst in The Woodlands, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    On site doctor was nice.

    Cons

    Management lets horrible employees run their departments. These employees treat the others in the group like they are dogs. No respect for your amount of time in the business. No training even though they preach all this training and mentorship. It's basically a politically driven company. Even the President tries to throw his political opinions and aspirations down your throat at meetings.
    i had heard bad things before starting and boy did I find out.
    Another example: Computers and your back is always facing the door. i was told the first day that everyone has their office set up this way. It's so management can watch what you are doing. Also, a little eyeball pops up on the screen every now and then to let you know IT is watching you... It's just utterly ridiculous. i felt extremely stifled the whole time I was there and was miserable to even come to work. So glad I moved on and found a wonderful company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of hiring ass kissers, hire REAL leaders that can run these departments.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Very Dissapointed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources in The Woodlands, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum (Less than a year)

    Pros

    close to the house. Has a gym on site and is surrounded by good places to eat.

    Cons

    Terrible leadership and a lot of the business groups are disconnected. Very micro managing atmosphere. Really does not have an overall good culture.

    Advice to Management

    Better planning and put more capable talent in the management team.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Staff Accounting Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Accounting Specialist in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Staff Accounting Specialist in Broomfield, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Anadarko Petroleum (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, can't bet the PTO or pay levels in any other industry

    Cons

    Values are a joke written only on paper and only in practice by some. They will seek your knowledge, suck it out of you and spit you out in place of a younger version of you. Killing the bright eyed innocence that you started out as.

    Advice to Management

    Don't trust the employees, the good ones are all gone now and the ones left behind are manipulators. But you deserve that.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "HSE"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay/benefits. Operations management is solid.

    Cons

    Terrible organization. Very secretive/hierarchal. Liability driven. Micro-managing. The head of my department does nothing but watch where his employees are by accessing the GPS monitoring system attached to every vehicle in the company fleet. I found those at the top of my unit very incompetent and in a good ole boys network. Management is very limited in that they are incapable of providing their employees with additional knowledge/challenges. Those at the highest levels of my department were there for a reason; not to ruffle feathers, so solutions to problems often fell against core competencies of the function of Health & Safety.

    Advice to Management

    Promote on merit qualifications, not loyalty.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Document Management Dept BEWARE"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montgomery, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montgomery, TX

    I worked at Anadarko Petroleum (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good schedule,pay and facility. The location in nice and the offices are clean

    Cons

    They say they require a degree but the people they have "leading" have no education and no supervisory experience AT ALL. They badmouth each other and the people they support. It is very unprofessional and high school like. If you don't hang out with management or run to them like a child they will not keep you.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people with an education who know what they are doing and understand the core values.


  11. Helpful (8)

    "Intern"

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

    I worked at Anadarko Petroleum part-time

    Pros

    Top notch facilities and various locations to be exposed to which is really cool to be a part of. Great workout facilities and subsidized food

    Cons

    If you are a "yes man", this is the place for you. Anadarko, as much as it touts it's core values, sucks the creativity and passion out of you. The core values are but a PR stunt. You'll come in bright-eyed and bushy-tailed but it's a struggle to maintain it here with the hypocrisy. So if you want to succeed here, suck it up, fake a smile and play the game.


Showing 241 of 298 reviews
Reset Filters