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Updated Dec 18, 2020

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4.3
86% Recommend to a Friend
65% Approve of CEO

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4.3
86%
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65%
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Anadarko Petroleum President & CEO R. A. Walker (no image)
R. A. Walker
244 Ratings

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Great Company

    May 1, 2019 - Senior Financial Analyst 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good Benefits Good Comp Good Work life balance

    Cons

    Cyclical nature of the industry

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  2. 5.0
    Former Intern, less than 1 year

    Incredible Intern Experience

    Aug 29, 2015 - ITS Intern III in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great core values Awesome location Smart people Real-world projects Extremely competitive pay and benefits Small company feel while still being a generally large corporation Work/life balance is great with the 9/80 schedules

    Cons

    I found very few cons with being an intern at Anadarko. The only thing I would mention is the bureaucracy or working at a corporation. Your communications skills are generally valued much more than your technical skills

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  4. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Anadarko Review

    Aug 18, 2016 -  
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The PTO and pay are comperable in the industry, and the 9/80 schedule allows for long weekends- which is nice for people that want that work/life balance

    Cons

    If you don't fit the corporate mold, then consider your career done. They take little to no time trying to fit people in the right positions, and will constantly promote the people that kiss the most a** rather than the people that are competent or hard workers.

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    14 people found this review helpful
  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    NA

    Oct 25, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay, smart employess, opportunities to learn in new areas

    Cons

    Work/life balance is sometimes unbalanced

    1 person found this review helpful
  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Staff ITS Administrator

    Nov 11, 2012 - Staff ITS Administrator in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Balance of work and life. Excellent Benefit. Impact in small company setting.

    Cons

    Less technical challenge for IT as supporting role.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  7. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Engineer

    Nov 8, 2016 - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    work life balance is strong

    Cons

    technically weak with lots of professional managers

    1 person found this review helpful
  8. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Just another O&G operator

    Oct 30, 2015 - Supply Chain Representative in Houston, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits as many other oil and gas operators provide. Great location with those with families. 9/80 schedule and general work life balance very good.

    Cons

    Weak upper management in roles APC sees as "support" create an inability to push forward real operational efficiency changes. Not isolated to Anadarko but across most O&G operators. With the price of oil down though hopefully APC as well as other O&G companies can learn to value what scm can actually do for the industry as out of the box thinking and innovation for cost management and operational efficiency are critical in survival.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  9. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great place to work

    Jun 17, 2021 - Geologist in Midland, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Peoples there are amazing. It is a family type atmosphere Benefits Training Culture Compensation IT department Software

    Cons

    CEO Work life balance Upward mobility Career advancement Locations

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Its been a good and rewarding experience

    Oct 6, 2011 -  in Houston, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good compensation package Good retirement package Good Work life balance Open door policy Brilliant coworker Improving diversity of employee Merit based

    Cons

    Corporate politics (same as everywhere I guess) Too conservative

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  11. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Company - Some departments could use improvement

    Jul 13, 2013 - Senior Land Specialist in Denver, CO
    Recommend
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    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

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