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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. "Informatica Developer"

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    • 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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits and pay, lots behind closed doors"

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    • Senior Management
    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

  3. "Exciting Oil & Gas Company to work fo"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Compensation Specialist in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Former Employee - Compensation Specialist in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Apache full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    One of the most exciting Oil & Gas companies to work for.

    Cons

    Sometimes the lack of time to think further each challenge could create stressful situations.

    Advice to Management

    To be more focus on the new generations of young professionals not only for the core industry positions but also other staff people too.


  4. Helpful (14)

    "Worst job: IT Executive Desktop Support"

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    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.


  5. Helpful (7)

    "Sweat Shop"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    there are really are no pros except there are some really great people but there are some really bad eggs who ruin it for everyone unfortunately.

    Cons

    rumors are true it's a sweat shop. management isn't trustworthy. terrible place to work. stay away.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Apache"

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    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.


  7. "Love the San Antonio Office"

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    • 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!

  8. "Middle of the road E&P returning to conservative operational philosohy"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Top tier compensation, including stock/retirement/bonus

    Cons

    Rough business with confusing management structure the past few years. The new CEO is helping turn the company around by applying a clearer and conservative approach to managing our operations and overall structure.


  9. "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


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Problems at the top"

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    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.


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