Anadarko Petroleum Employee Reviews about "manager"
85% would recommend to a friend
(26 total reviews)
R. A. Walker
62% approve of CEO
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- "Great benefits that are hard to top." (in 59 reviews)
- "People on the team were great and always willing to bend over backwards to help." (in 40 reviews)
- "Good pay and bonuses." (in 25 reviews)
- "Work/life balance is great with the 9/80 schedules" (in 23 reviews)
- "The core values are a strong base and total compensation is on the high end." (in 14 reviews)
- "poor management and lack of vision" (in 14 reviews)
- "Upper management seemed disconnected from what was happening on the ground" (in 10 reviews)
- "Some bad managers here and there" (in 8 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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Updated Dec 7, 2022
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- 5.0Mar 17, 2016ConsultantFormer Contractor, more than 1 yearThe Woodlands, TX
Company has a workout center free for employees and contract workers. Also has its own cafe for employees. Company offers many perks!
Hard to get in as an employee if you're a contract worker. Land department manager is clueless as too the domance of the regular employees to the contract workers. Lots of unfairness going on.
- 1.0Mar 10, 2015Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
good salary and benefits, great facilities
hostile work environment no balance between work and personal life, excesive work hours expected expected to work even over vacation no support from immediate managers2
- 4.0Apr 20, 2016IT Business AnalystFormer Employee, more than 8 yearsDenver, CO
Excellent place to work. Encouraged a good deal of independence and creativity. Certain managers were better than others. Very political with lots of personnel drama where strong personal relationships lead to advancement rather than performance.
Executive management decisions led to lay-offs of 17% of staff including me this year. Management is still very hierarchical and business units are very siloed. Lots of programs and promotion for younger staff while senior staff have few options for growth.4
- 4.0Jul 13, 2013Senior Land SpecialistCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearDenver, CO
Anadarko has wonderful employees that are willing to help each other to get the job done quickly and effectively. We have great bonuses, benefits, PTO and tons of wonderful volunteer opportunities. Our 9/80 schedule allows for more free time which helps balance work and home life. Though the job can be demanding and stressful at times, I find that the time I spend with my coworkers and the results we achieve as a team make the stressful times worth it.
Some department managers are stuck in the boys’ club mentality. If you are from the younger generation and are a woman, working in one of these departments means you have to prove yourself more. Having a tough skin will be necessary and you will need to advocate for yourself much more than you would in other departments. I want to stress that not all departments are like this. Many departments are run by men and women who have taken a progressive and proactive approach to managing and assessing the talent within their teams. I do feel it's necessary to point out that one of the cons of working at the company is the boys’ club mentality that still lingers in some departments.4
- 2.0Feb 7, 2018EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 8 years
Plenty of vacation time and 9/80 schedule but that’s pretty standard among all oil and gas companies
Terrible leadership. Lots of new managers that don’t know what they’re doing. Serious lack of technical skills in Operations and Production engineering which led to many incidents last year. Low pay compared to peers. Weird culture that seems cultish. IT seems as if they do everything in their power to make your life miserable.9
- 2.0Aug 23, 2017Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsThe Woodlands, TX
Salary, PTO, Flex Schedule, Bonuses, Gym, Cafeteria, Scenery,Offices. Why is this making me write 20 positives about this company???
Anadarko looks phenomnal on paper ONLY. The company is corrupt from the inside out with too many layers. Managers have titles with NO Authority. Very elitist attitudes. The managers not only enjoy discordThe managers not only enjoy discordThe managers not only enjoy discord in their groups but encourage it. They promote if you are a part of discord only and not based on performance. Truly sad.6
- 5.0Aug 1, 2016ITS Intern IIICurrent Intern, less than 1 yearThe Woodlands, TX
*Autonomy- You get an entire project that actually will be utilized by the company to yourself *Access- Nothing and no one is off limits. You can schedule meetings with managers and directors and really get to know the company from the inside out. *Training- No other internship provides as much hands on experience. *Culture- They love the interns and it shows. You will be spoiled! *Schedule- You can work a 9/80 schedule--> Every other Friday off!
*Out in the Woodlands- Long commute if you live in Houston and lots of traffic at the end of the day *Pay- Might be slightly lower (like 5-10%) than some big firms HOWEVER the bonus averages everything out. *Job opportunities- At this time, oil and gas is obviously low so hiring has taken a bit of a hit. HOWEVER, they are always seeking college hires and they do intend to hire at least a couple of people out of the intern groups every year.