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3.8
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84%
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John J. Christmann, IV
50 Ratings
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  • "Huge workload, no work/life balance(in 13 reviews)

  • "All of the department managers allow 1 single girl to run the department based on her opinions, with only 6 years experience in oil and gas mind you(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Lead Operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Apache full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Safety orientated, hands on help from supervisors

    Cons

    Aggressive, someti.es micro management

  2. "Awesome company"

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    Former Employee - Pogram/Project Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Apache full-time

    Pros

    Really nice people. Laid back but professional. Strong company in a great industry. Work life balance awesome...work only 1,2 day Fridays

    Cons

    Like all company's, communication can be lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. You do a great job

  3. "Good Team Good Pay"

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      Current Employee - Reservoir Engineer I in Midland, TX
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Apache full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Good Team Good Bosses Good Pay

      Cons

      People complain about the stock price too much

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      "Apache"

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      Current Employee - Treasury Analyst in Houston, TX
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Apache full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Good benefits. New management is good. Typical mid major e&p company. Culture can vary department to department

      Cons

      Not as well designed rotational programs as majors

    • "Good place to work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Apache full-time

      Pros

      Talented people, good location, great package

      Cons

      Need to elevate base salaries, other offers can easily snatch people

    • "Great"

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      Current Employee - Pumper in Houston, TX
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Apache for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Great companies to be employed by and wish we didn’t get bought out

      Cons

      None that I can think of. Great companies and amazing perks

    • Helpful (1)

      "Communicate, Train your Managers how to manage people and ideas"

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      Former Employee - IT/Data/Applications in Houston, TX
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Apache full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Salary and benefits are good. Lots of work to be had

      Cons

      Apache used to have a saying: "The best idea wins" which is a great idea, and maybe at one time that is how Apache used to work. But that really isn't the case anymore. There is a considerable amount of cronyism in certain parts of the company where mid-level mgrs have known one another for years and they have formed this impenetrable knot of well-intentioned but misguided managers working beyond their expertise....

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      Advice to Management

      Just because someone is a fantastic at their present role, does NOT mean they are natural leaders or managers of people. Maybe they have potential, but if you are going to promote people into Management I think you need to give them some foundation in managing people, managing ideas and managing work. Don't just throw them in and expect them to "just know".

    • "Pros and Cons"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Apache full-time

      Pros

      Great company. Good reputation.

      Cons

      Don’t care enough about employees. Care more about business.

    • Helpful (7)

      "Watch your back"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Apache full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Prior to going to work at Apache, I was told that in the industry, Apache had a reputation for hiring very smart people and working them very hard. I found that to be true. The company offers very good salaries, benefits, and perks, but you definitely have to work to earn it. I had the opportunity to learn a lot; I was in a team of some very smart and good folks. I was also given the chance to attend quite a few...

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      Cons

      The company has changed from a place that used to be exciting to work at, to somewhere that only cares about the bottom line. Employees are a number and nothing else. When you leave, regardless of the circumstances, you are referred to as "not Apache material". A lot of sexist and racist commentary and activity goes on; anyone who speaks out is either frowned upon or isolated. Some people are even blacklisted. Complaints...

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    • "Great company with upward momentum."

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      Current Employee - Pumper III 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Apache full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Excellent pay and benefits. Actually run the route like you own it. I

      Cons

      Not enough incentive for innovation.

      Advice to Management

      To create innovation you must incentivize. Aim up is good but it could be great.

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