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Apache Reviews

Updated July 10, 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 5 reviews)

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  1. "Started out great, ended poorly due to management changes"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Apache full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place for aggressive, energetic works that like to crank out the work. Plenty of assets to work with and mostly skilled people in positions that matter.

    Cons

    The upper management turned over while I was there losing some of the key people that made the company a real good company.

    Advice to Management

    Quit promoting suck ups and folks that the rank and file do not respect.


  2. Helpful (1)

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

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    • 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.

  3. "Great experience!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operator in Alberta, AL
    Former Employee - Operator in Alberta, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great training programs. Great pay, benefits and relocation allowance.

    Cons

    Severe disconnect between field and office. Core values not always being practiced in field internship.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Perhaps improve interface between office and office staff


  4. "Global Desktop Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Desktop Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Desktop Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    The variety of work. Genuine peopple

    Cons

    Short Staffed, The company works very lean


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good people, questionable leadership."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Houston location near Galleria.

    Cons

    Yes men seem to rise to leadership positions.


  6. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Production Engineer in Midland, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Production Engineer in Midland, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good projects and some good people to work with

    Cons

    Understaffed in some areas so there is a lack of support from other departments, primarily land and reservoir


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Disorganized but stable"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of training, steady work and production, great geologic mentors

    Cons

    No exploration, disorganized, inexperienced in unconventional plays

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Management was very poor."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I liked the community involvement.

    Cons

    Management was very poor. HR failed to resolve any issues. Many men could easily have sexual harassment suits against them. The culture was counter productive. Many negative people.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "It's a great company with great people and has many opportunities to get loads of experience right out of college."

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    Current Employee - Drilling Engineer in Midland, TX
    Current Employee - Drilling Engineer in Midland, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Apache full-time

    Pros

    Great compensation and benefits, good people, loads of opportunities for experience from the beginning, different training available out of college

    Cons

    Never ending amount of work, lack of career guidance past the first couple of years, limited upward mobility, seems to be a lack of vision and forward planning from the executive level

    Advice to Management

    More career planning and guidance for employees, more forward planning for the company


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Awesome place to grow"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work the way you want (home/office)
    choose your tools
    people are cordial and great listeners

    Cons

    none that i can think of
    even the food is great

    Advice to Management

    thumbs uo


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