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Apache Reviews

Updated February 2, 2017
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Pros
  • Good people to work with and for (in 10 reviews)

  • Pay and benefits were good, have your own office (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • 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. "Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    Recent company and management transition is a huge positive.
    New executive is a breath of fresh air.
    Asset base is now stable and viable for the long-term success.
    Company is taking much better care of its employees.

    Cons

    New management requires hard work from its employees. This can mean long hours at times.
    Compensation can be greatly tied to equity performance.
    Oil and gas business is very cyclical.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose focus on your key assets - the people.
    Make the right capital decisions for the right reasons moving forward.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Apache Corporation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Apache as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots to do. People have a team mentality.

    Cons

    No structure. Interference from VP. Lost job due to drop in price of oil


  3. "Entry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Everyone at the company is helpful

    Cons

    Training is slightly limited upon start.


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  5. "A Lot of Potential - Needs Culture Change"

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

    Pros

    -Great reserves/assets
    -Friendly people
    -Stability of employment
    -For now, still has a good reputation

    Cons

    -There is a strong culture of complacency, and many people work only to collect a paycheck. There is no sense of excellence or really anything other than settling into mediocrity
    -Corporate buzz phrase "fire in the belly" could not be less accurate

    Advice to Management

    (Caveat: with a new CEO and the fourth CFO in 18 months, this advice may apply more to prior leadership as current has not had a chance to prove itself one way or another)

    -Take a long, hard look at deadweight within the company
    -Take more risks
    -Manage your risk better (hedging)
    -Get better at identifying new and lucrative opportunities (geographically, geologically and technologically)


  6. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Compensation, no micro managing, open dialogue with direct management

    Cons

    Sometimes lacking work and layoffs that come with the industry


  7. "Decent pay and benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay - not the biggest salaries around, but still, somewhat competitive. Excellent benefits package.

    Cons

    Staffed very slim - you are expected to work full speed at all times, 1. because it is company philosophy, but also because there isn't enough people around to do everything. Also, although it may just be my manager, everything always seems to be shrouded in secrecy - it is a huge ordeal just to obtain something simple like a copy of the salary ranges for your position and you never know what is going on with the company, staffing changes, etc. until you read about on the front page of the paper


  8. "Best answer wins!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management is interested in employees' ideas for improvement. Half day work hours every Friday.

    Cons

    There are no cons to working here.


  9. "Great place if you like roller coasters!"

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

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

    Pros

    I like roller coasters. I particularly enjoy the entrepreneurial spirit at Apache. I believe management values my experience and opinion.

    Cons

    Uncertainty of the company direction.

    Advice to Management

    Remember our founder and his philosophy.


  10. "Great Contracting Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Contractor - Consultant in Lafayette, LA
    Current Contractor - Consultant in Lafayette, LA

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

    Pros

    I worked with the Logistics group which oversaw the management of onshore and offshore transportation. The Logistics manager who was at Apache at the time was a top notch fellow.

    Cons

    I had no negative experiences while under contract.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Accountant leaving on good terms but sad about all the changes."

    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
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule: every Friday is a half-day, work 9 hrs M-Thurs.
    401K and Pension plan
    3 weeks vacation

    Cons

    Micro-managing (as of late)
    Compensation is sub par for the industry
    Lack of communication

    Advice to Management

    Recent changes in accounting created dreary and micro-managing work enviroment. What use to be a positive, fun, and relaxed atmosphere is now quiet, tense, and unsettling. Supervisors were 'rotated' and prior supervisors who knew every answer to a question and were admired for their openness and honesty have been replaced with supervisors who have little to no experience with our particular department and micro-manage on a daily basis. Additionally, the divesting is creating an environment of uncertainty which leads to talented employees looking elsewhere for growth and stability opportunities. Stop "messing up a good thing". Rotating supervisors and managers not only leaves employees unsure about their future, but it creates chaos and uncertainty. Many have left as a result of this change due to the new supervisors micro-managing and communication styles (or lack thereof). I planned to retire at Apache and am now leaving because of the aforementioned concerns.



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