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Anadarko Petroleum Reviews

Updated September 3, 2017
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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
  • Lay off when oil and gas prices are down (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. "Sr. Staff Supply Chain Rep"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Anadarko Petroleum full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Best company I have ever worked for. Excellent benefits and pension in the oil & gas industry

    Cons

    So many layers of managers, GM's, PS. The managers don't have a lot of freedom to get things done.


  2. "Jib accountant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Anadarko Petroleum full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benifits and great coworkers .

    Cons

    Red tape, lousy corporate administration

    Advice to Management

    Start worn a new CEO

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Stay Away"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Base pay is pretty good

    Cons

    Corporate culture, "good ol' boys club", Lip service on core values, no chance for promotions or pay increases.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to realize the people actually doing the work are frustrated with the direction of the company and they are running it into the ground.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Strong company with a fading reputation"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Analyst in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Freedom to innovate and explore; kind coworkers; flexible schedule; great benefits; plenty of vacation.

    Cons

    Leadership is stuck in survival mode from the downturn. Although the freedom exists to experiment, new ideas are not welcomed on a whole. Decisions are required to be made at high levels, creating a disconnect to our actual needs. Arrogance exists at all levels and we do not like to admit we are wrong and move forward. The most accurate description of our vision in the current environment is "preservation" and creating an illusion of chasing after executive goals.

    For an individual contributor, pay is competitive but do not expect to advance as a function of your performance. Employees are rank-and-file with favoritism, and those who are competent without challenging convention. I am worried for this company's future. I care for the people there.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your users, they know more than anyone. Realize the disconnect that has formed at higher levels. Admit ignorance when appropriate and remove damaging pride. Celebrate those who dedicate themselves to a greater vision for growing our organizations. Differentiate those who are deserving.


  5. "Gas Plant Operator"

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

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

    Pros

    Safety oriented culture that encourage employees to step outside their comfort zone and learn new skills - hard work is rewarded

    Cons

    current assignment is in the middle of nowhere


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Accounting"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Revenue Accountant in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Revenue Accountant in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, PTO, general work culture 9/80

    Cons

    Middle management likes to play favorites. Your career is determined by who likes you. Silos between departments mean that one department will be on board with things and another will be clueless


  7. Helpful (4)

    "SVP"

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

    I worked at Anadarko Petroleum full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Company with great core values and culture, great amenities, and location

    Cons

    Massive change in leadership and poor communication of Permian execution and move plan, too much debt, last two years have been hard for most employees

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the culture established by Jim Hackett and the original core values, accept brutal honest technical tension.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Changing company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Generous time off for all

    Cons

    Company has completely restructured. It's not the same as it used to be. Company is hemorrhaging talent because its core values have collapsed.


  9. "Executive Assistant / Sr Staff SCM Specialist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Values and good to their employees

    Cons

    Respect by other employees that were not addressed


  10. "Decent money and schedule mostly"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anadarko Petroleum full-time

    Pros

    Good money and schedule usually

    Cons

    Will let you go but keep all the people you trained


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