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Apache Reviews

Updated April 14, 2017
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  • Location, work life balance can be better (in 8 reviews)

  • Oil and Gas market is scary, makes it stressful (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Geological Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Geological Advisor in Edmond, OK
    Former Employee - Geological Advisor in Edmond, OK

    I worked at Apache (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pretty good benefits. Good people

    Cons

    Poor consideration for employees workloads


  2. "Department Assistant"

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

    Pros

    Great New CEO & CFO. They care for the employees.

    Cons

    HR could use a reboot


  3. "Inventory Control Analyst"

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

    I worked at Apache (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    had many friends there I cared about

    Cons

    few mgrs were lucky to have a mgr job

    Advice to Management

    hang in there


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  5. "Informatica Developer"

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

    I have been working at Apache (More than a year)

    Pros

    Transformations, Mappings, Workflows, Sessions, SQL Queries

    Cons

    Nothing in particular. Was facing few issues while working, but my co-workers helped me.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing.


  6. "Love the San Antonio Office"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Apache full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful people, great office, supervisors (at least the ones I've had the pleasure of working with) really care!

    Cons

    Oil and Gas market is scary, makes it stressful. But everyone does a pretty good job of working together and supporting each other!


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Apache"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Apache full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Competitive compensation and benefits, good location and office environment.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth for minorities and female. Predominantly white male managers are promoted or hired for director and above roles.


  8. Helpful (12)

    "Worst job: IT Executive Desktop Support"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Executive Desktop Support in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - IT Executive Desktop Support in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The only pro about working in this role is that you will be exposed to all facets regarding Oil & Gas business practices.

    Cons

    This is a highly demanding, pressure-cooking job and the pay is not worth the hassle to the lack of work-life balance that you will experience. Executive admins will make significantly more salary and only support one c-level exec whereas you will have to support all the executives and their admins. You will be pulled in so many directions and will not be backed up by IT management. You are literally on your own since no one wants to handle or interact with executives since there are walking land mines everywhere. You can provide the best customer service and will be back-stabbed and bad-mouthed by minimally talented executive admins.

    There is a long history regarding this IT Executive Desktop Support role. You will be told that they could not find the "right person" but the truth is that no one that has ever worked in this role has lasted longer than a year. This role becomes open year after year for the next unsuspecting prospective employee. It is shameful that Apache has not corrected this issue but this is very telling regarding their management and culture.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Problems at the top"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Facility Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Facility Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    In the hay day of oil (2012), pay was good.

    Cons

    No forward thinking, too consumed by saving dollars in the short term instead of long term changes that reap better rewards. No review of facility designs for safety or efficiency. Serious risks for operations personnel having to operate or supervise Apache production. No vetting or review of management and leaders for keeping them honest or professionally responsible.

    Advice to Management

    Review all levels of your management, many of your leaders are just the opposite of leaders. No development of the better talented staff (engineers and geologists). They only care about personal gain, battling for position at the top, all CYA style management.


  10. "Good company - hard times"

    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
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Apache full-time

    Pros

    Apache's compensation to employees is above average among competitors. Management structure is flat, because there are only few opportunities for management, technical experts are really well compensated. Best bonus structure I have seen. For an employee ~15 years of experience expect close to 100% bonus (including stock options).
    Apache has a gym, a daycare (outside operated) and cafeteria on site.

    Cons

    Upper management listened too much to Wall Street, putting too much money in unconventionals, and now it's paying the price.
    Not many upward mobility opportunities for women or minorities, basically a white male dominated company.
    Offer more training for experienced employees, not only for new hires.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more money and personnel in highly profitable assets like Egypt, stop wasting money in unconventionals, at least for now.


  11. "Boot camp"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apache full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learn a ton, get LOTS of experience quickly.

    Cons

    Compensation is WELL below the market. Hardest workers are just building their resume so they can leave to go to a better paying company.

    Advice to Management

    You will lose your best talent quickly. Cost cutting is important now, but you need to keep your best people at least somewhat near the market's comparable compensation.


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