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Anadarko Petroleum Reviews

Updated February 19, 2017
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  • The oil and gas industry can be very volitile (in 8 reviews)

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

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  1. "Field Analyst II"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anadarko Petroleum full-time

    Pros

    growing opportunities and good work environment

    Cons

    industry economy has not helped work guaranteed


  2. "Regulatory Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Senior Regulatory Analyst in Gillette, WY
    Former Employee - Senior Regulatory Analyst in Gillette, WY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Corporate values were of the highest ethical and moral vein, and employees were well compensated. Reporting structure was clear, with opportunities for training.

    Cons

    The company was top heavy with too much focus on the corporate office and too little concern for field and line staff.

    Advice to Management

    Provide clear paths for employee advancement; foster more communication between all staff supporting an asset stream instead of the silo approach.


  3. "Tough times"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Anadarko Petroleum full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay, good people, fun when oil is high

    Cons

    Lack of support with low oil prices. Good ol boy system.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just put people in to random management positions with absolutely no experience


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  5. "Smoke and Mirrors"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Anadarko Petroleum full-time

    Pros

    Great compensation and benefits, great location if you live in N. Houston

    Cons

    Short sighted, very inexperienced management, arrogant

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your people, stop treating every day as a performance review, gain their trust - then they'll run thru brick walls for you - most employees do not trust management.


  6. "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work life balance is strong

    Cons

    technically weak with lots of professional managers


  7. "Average"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Not bad, nice people, good city

    Cons

    Wasn't the best, less prestige

    Advice to Management

    Stay afloat


  8. "Solid company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You can really see how much the executives really want to create a healthy culture in the company.

    Cons

    Layoffs could have been handled much better, and manager level needs to have more accountability.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your core values are being utilized from the Top down to management level.


  9. "Operations Geologist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Anadarko Petroleum full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment. Very clean accommodating offices. Fun and interesting people to work with. Fair compensation and work benefits. A team atmosphere where everyone contributes.

    Cons

    Unbalanced workload and personal time. Erratic and disruptive changes that don't make sense. Failure to integrate experienced personnel with new team members. Some lack of leadership in some departments.

    Advice to Management

    Stop overstaffing just to maintain relationships with universities. Have more loyalty to your current employees. Give clear insight to changes and consult with employees before implementation.


  10. "They Love Their Interns At Anadarko"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Family atmosphere
    Really care about the interns
    Dedicated to your experience

    Cons

    Once you get a project, you're sort of stuck with the project and it's blind assignment so it might not necessarily align with your interests.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits, good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and paid vacation. Very competitive salaries.

    Cons

    Too much management roles in corporate locations, not enough strong connections in management to the field locations. Some favoritism where senior titles are given to inexperienced staff

    Advice to Management

    Strengthen management ties to the field. The disconnect leads to profit loss and not bringing corporate values all the way to the well head.



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