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Apache Reviews

Updated December 10, 2017
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  • Location, work life balance can be better (in 8 reviews)

  • Overall Apache is an old school oil and gas company with no diversity of employees or thought (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Apache gives employees a lot responsibility."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Drilling Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Drilling Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced
    Ability to make a difference
    Good place to gain experience

    Cons

    Have been selling their international assets
    Alot of experienced people have left the last few years


  2. Helpful (1)

    "It was wonderful until the sudden closing announcement."

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    Former Employee - Production Services Tech II in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Production Services Tech II in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I had the most amazing boss I have ever had. An amazing work family.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons. The only stress I've had is the misfortune of being forced to find another job because of Apache closing the Tulsa office.

    Advice to Management

    You are losing some fantastic talent in Tulsa.

  3. "Production Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Apache full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and working conditions.

    Cons

    The office in Tulsa was closed.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees and be honest with them.


  4. "Moving in the right direction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Apache has very talented people to work beside with everyone focused on the end goal. There is not much room or tolerance for mediocre staff. The new management is making changes to move the company in the right direction.

    Cons

    Granted I have not been at Apache a long time, I do not have many cons to list here. The only struggle I see currently is the divided camps of the 'old Apache way' and the 'new Apache way'...we will overcome this and move our company in the right direction.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus on standardizing and simplifying across the organization. No more silo camps in the regions, we must work together to share our success as a whole. Make sure those that are successful share with all regions so that we can all benefit from the knowledge.


  5. "Love Apache"

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

    I have been working at Apache full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Love the people. I feel empowered to make decisions and feel supported by management.

    Cons

    Hate the traffic to and from work. The commute to and from the Galleria is terrible.

    Advice to Management

    I like our direction and am really encouraged by what I'm seeing at the top. Decisions appear to be smart ones getting the organization more streamlined and not so top-heavy.


  6. "Good company - hard times"

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    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.


  7. "Engineering Tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    here was good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Nothing significant to say off-hand.

  8. "Summer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great people, good city (young, fun),

    Cons

    horrible summer for oil and gas, everyone was being fired, made for an awkward summer when interns were still there but everyone else was leaving


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits and pay, lots behind closed doors"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apache full-time

    Pros

    Pay and benefits were good, have your own office

    Cons

    Lots of talk behind closed doors. People disappear and nobody knows why.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency


  10. "Inventory Control Analyst"

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    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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