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- "Great benefits that are hard to top." (in 67 reviews)
- "People on the team were great and always willing to bend over backwards to help." (in 35 reviews)
- "The pay is good it’s at or above industry standards." (in 27 reviews)
- "Work/life balance is great with the 9/80 schedules" (in 24 reviews)
- "Great culture, company values are repeated often" (in 17 reviews)
- "poor management and lack of vision" (in 15 reviews)
- "Upper management seemed disconnected from what was happening on the ground" (in 11 reviews)
- "Some bad managers here and there" (in 9 reviews)
- "Also, layoffs were handled extremely poorly." (in 7 reviews)
- "Terrible leadership and a lot of the business groups are disconnected." (in 7 reviews)
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- 4.0Feb 3, 2015Anonymous EmployeeFormer EmployeeThe Woodlands, TX
Anadarko's values are well noted and highly valued among employees. Excellent work/life balance for employees.
Would have liked to hear more from leadership within the department I worked regarding overall strategy, vision and plan. Lots of silos. It was not always clear what individual teams were working on, or the impact activities would have on others.2
- 4.0Jun 3, 2019I&E TechnicianCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsThe Woodlands, TX
The pay is good it’s at or above industry standards. The bonuses are good you just have to play the social game. Vacation is based on age not seniority at the company, which is how it should be.
There is no feeling of true care and concern like they state in their values. This was an amazing company to work for before the FMOG acquisition now there is a feeling of deception as far as the way the legacy FMOG were ranked and brought on with APC job levels. We have been told things that were total lies about how promotions are awarded and the structure of bonus payouts. There is also rampant sexism, racism, and bigotry from all levels employees to leadership. I rarely go a day or two and not hear something racist or some form of bigotry and or sexism.1
- 3.0Jun 10, 2017Senior DirectorFormer Employee, more than 10 yearsThe Woodlands, TX
Good Company with great core values and culture, great amenities, and location
Massive change in leadership and poor communication of Permian execution and move plan, too much debt, last two years have been hard for most employees5
- 4.0Jun 18, 2017AnalystFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsThe Woodlands, TX
Freedom to innovate and explore; kind coworkers; flexible schedule; great benefits; plenty of vacation.
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.2
- 4.0Oct 24, 2016Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
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.
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.
- 2.0Jun 24, 2010Anonymous EmployeeFormer EmployeeThe Woodlands, TX
Convenience, decent pay and benefits, mindless repetitive job if you are looking for that type of thing. Lower-level employees tend to be very friendly when treated fairly. In-house gym and cafeterias are very nice.
In the group I worked in (accounting), upper management tends to micro-manage employees and distrusts anyone but a favored few. Employees are not allowed to make decisions in their own jobs, and you are told that you serve at the whim of management. Poor performers are rewarded and good performers are ignored based on the amount of brown-nosing and office politicing that is done. It was a very totalitarian, oppressive work environment where career advancement is based on if you are a 'yes-man' who management likes (and yes, I was told I could not promote a good performer because a manager did not like them), you are encouraged to take time off as long as you are available and at your desk every day (yes, you are encouraged to take time off but if you do, it is seen as a weakness and if you don't, you're not a team player so you must take vacation time to stay at home and work), and management expouses a servant-leadership model where management is supposed to help employees but employees are used as stepping stones to job promotions. Office politics is pervasive throughout the department and employees must constantly watch their backs.5
- 1.0Oct 9, 2015Human ResourcesCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearThe Woodlands, TX
close to the house. Has a gym on site and is surrounded by good places to eat.
Terrible leadership and a lot of the business groups are disconnected. Very micro managing atmosphere. Really does not have an overall good culture.3
- 4.0Mar 19, 2015Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Anadarko is an ethical and extremely safety, health and environmentally comciouw. Corporate leadership is visible and trustable. The pay and benefits are absolutely competitive. The company promotes from within.
Middle management is extremely heavy. The company promotes from within but often from outside the department. I work in a central services department. Twice they have brought in young petroleum engineer with less than 4-5 years experience to supervise a team. This is done as a development opportunity for the young engineer. It does nothing for the eager 10-15 year professional, technical expert seeking to advance. It's not always a bad experience but supervisors should need to be able to do the work expected. My two favorite supervisors I worked side by side with as peers before they were my lead.5
- 2.0Oct 19, 2016OperationsFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsPlatteville, CO
Wage! No other company in the basin pays what APC does. Operations wise they are in my opinion best in class, no one does a better job at innovation when it come to production. They understand they need fresh concepts and technology to remain efficient and profitable, they do a great job promoting safety for their employees and the communities in which they operate.
A lot of their values, especially those in the employee development arena, were simply lip service. Open communication was a core value, however when exercised, it was frowned upon. Bonus structure was laughable as was the operators training and leadership.3