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Apache Reviews

Updated May 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Good people to work with and for (in 10 reviews)

  • Great benefits, great location and work environment as long as you adapt to the Apache Core Values (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Location, work life balance can be better (in 8 reviews)

  • Oil and Gas market is scary, makes it stressful (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Advisor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Apache full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great (new) management, colleagues, and benefits.

    Cons

    Some departments burn the midnight oil, but that's the nature of the biz.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. "Concerned Apache lifer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production in Midland, TX
    Current Employee - Production in Midland, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Apache full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good insurance, 401k and retirement

    Cons

    Management out of touch with our roots. Mr plank had it right the first time. Field personnel should be as import to our future as corporate personnel . Banking way too much on bogus alpine high discovery!

    Advice to Management

    Please remember our roots, we can be a great company again but not Gna happen until we all get on track and prioritize and remember who and what made Apache a great place to be a part of.


  3. "Overall great experience so far"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Revenue Accountant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Revenue Accountant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -The PEOPLE at Apache is what makes it worth coming in every day. The team I work on is full of great people overall.
    -Work / Life balance is perfect. People here all have families and are understanding. We work hard to get things done when they need to be and have fun when there's downtime.
    -The work can be challenging at times, mostly when you decide to go out of your comfort zone and really apply yourself to projects
    -Compensation is great: Base salary (very competitive), cash bonus, equity at all levels, big 401k match, FSAs, quality insurance, and a pension-style retirement contribution

    Cons

    -Sometimes we can get bogged down with meetings and inefficiencies, however that should be changing as management has really embraced an attitude of change around here (hired consultants to lend an unbiased eye too).
    -Upward mobility can be stale sometimes but this is typical in any industry job, you just want to wait your turn because there's a lot of people above you with a lot more experience and they don't have to leave. Sticking it out pays off.

    Advice to Management

    Keep embracing change and efficiency improvements, we're on the right track.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Poor place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Construction Foreman in Elk City, OK
    Former Employee - Construction Foreman in Elk City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Apache full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nothing good about them anymore.

    Cons

    Buddy system. Bunch of kiss ups got to be supervisors. They want that in return. Can't trust anyone. They will screw you over especially if it will make them look good. No loyalty. All about themselves. I could go on and on. Had to give them one star because it wouldn't take 0 stars.

    Advice to Management

    Clue in. The little man is what makes the company money.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, but lacks direction."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer II in West Odessa, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer II in West Odessa, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, fairly competitive salary, good people.

    Cons

    Poor management, knee-jerk reactions, lack of direction, constant reorganizations.

    Advice to Management

    Determine a path and stick with it. Non-stop reorganizations don't help anyone.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Apache employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Apache full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    hands off management - no micro-managing

    Cons

    hands off management - has no clue what goes on down in the weeds or with what the troops are really doing


  8. "Drilling Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Drilling Foreman in West Odessa, TX
    Former Employee - Drilling Foreman in West Odessa, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Apache full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Office Staff and Senior Management

    Cons

    Field personnel not professional, most are consultants


  9. Helpful (27)

    "Apache IT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Person in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - IT Person in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Apache (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Are you degreed?
    Do you want to work for a CIO that “hates technology”?
    Are you attractive?
    Do you know how to mingle?
    Do you want to work for management that doesn’t support you?
    Are you superficial?
    Do you lack actual IT skills, but wear stylish socks?
    Do you want to work for a CIO that has never led an IT department, but is a college buddy of the CEO?
    Do you want to work at a company that hasn’t given us a raise in two years?

    If you answer yes to any of these questions, then Apache’s IT department is for you.

    Cons

    Can't think of any because Apache is a great company and there are so many people that look good. I'm not sure they will make their goal of wanting people to work at Apache IT instead of Anadarko IT. Currently Anadarko is still beating them.

    Advice to Management

    Amazing job on building a great team!! Raymond Plank would be so proud of where you have taken the company. Best of luck!


  10. "Well Site Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Wellsite Supervisor in Cement, OK
    Former Employee - Wellsite Supervisor in Cement, OK

    I worked at Apache (Less than a year)

    Pros

    lots of good people to work with

    Cons

    lack of work here state side


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Expenditure Accountant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Expenditure Accountant I in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Regional Expenditure Accountant I in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Apache full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Exposure into different roles every 2 years, large company, participation in field inventory audits

    Cons

    Some "big corporate" procedures and feelings, despite being a 'minor' E&P company it has the feeling of a 'major'


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