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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. "Great people"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Systems Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Staff Systems Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, half day Fridays, great vacation length

    Cons

    much of your annual compensation is stock performance based and it is cyclical with oil and gas prices.

    Advice to Management

    try and retain employees more


  2. "Production Analyst Review"

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    Former Employee - Production Analyst in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Production Analyst in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large public company with good benefits

    Cons

    Sometimes a difficult workplace environment.

  3. "Some great people and a good share of crazy people"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Oil and Gas Experience
    Gain Exposure
    Challenging
    A lot of hardworking people

    Cons

    No formal structured career paths. There is an endless amount of work.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good Clompany to work for"

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hands off management, great place to work if you are creative and proactive

    Cons

    Had seem to loose perspective at the Global scale and retrenched to what they know better, ie Lower 48.

    Advice to Management

    Doing a great job in the US, need to rethink where they would like to be Internationally


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic asset-based liquid-rich E&P competing with major multinational oil companies"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Geophysicist I in Midland, TX
    Current Employee - Geophysicist I in Midland, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, strong projected portfolio growth.

    Cons

    Limited office location availability and travel

    Advice to Management

    Don't micromanage


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Insanity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    More experience here than anywhere else. You get 2 years of experience within 1 calendar year. Ability to implement new ideas is encouraged!

    Cons

    Worst IT project management structure. No project managers. Expects technical people to manage and deliver projects while still delivering the technical sides.

    Advice to Management

    Start adding some project delivery structure


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Excellenct"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Imaging Tech in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Imaging Tech in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hard working company, I love it.

    Cons

    Managers needs to better look at workers before advancing them.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Apache is a great company to work for."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting Clerk II in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Accounting Clerk II in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits and work ethnics are great.

    Cons

    Favoritism shown towards certain employees.

    Advice to Management

    Rules should apply to all not some


  9. Helpful (6)

    "I'll be here at least four more years..."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apache full-time

    Pros

    There is plenty of work to do. Very laid back office environment; private offices are even given to those in positions that wouldn't normally have one. If your like me and enjoy learning different aspects of the business, your encouraged to learn and many are willing to teach. Benefits are some of the best in the industry. Most managers are competent and approachable. My manager in particular is great, this person encourages us to have a proper work-life balance, doesn't micro manage (as long as we get our work done), will fight for us, and etc.

    I like Apache, I feel the direction they are headed in is the right way to go even though the environment isn't in their favor right now. I have a personal goal of being in a certain position within four years, but they haven't won me over enough to stay if I haven't reached it by that time.

    Cons

    Similar to what another review pointed out, in some areas a few people do all the work while others share the rewards, I would say 50/50 split. I can easily get a higher salary and bonus elsewhere, but the benefits balance this to some degree... Each region/area and tenured employee has their own way of doing things-because some managers don't have a backbone- which makes having a structured work environment difficult.

    I know employees that have should be promoted only to be overlooked by people brought in because they look better on paper and in person. Some managers are blinded by favoritism: college, interests and etc. One was such a staunch supporter of their Alma Mater that they would only interview and hire individuals from that university...

    My initial training was pretty bad... I don't understand why people are coupled with those that are poor teachers and/or obviously don't care to train.

    Advice to Management

    Some of the "old heads" need to go or be set straight, they do nothing for this company except push away talented employees as they wait for retirement; they aren't willing to learn proper procedures and etc, some managers need to build the courage to address this...

    Compensation needs to be raised to retain and compete with other firms. Managers need to do a better job in vetting employees, often at times people are onboarded because they look good on paper and in person, but their work says otherwise.

    To touch on the 50/50 again... I had applied to positions at APA for quite some time before I was was brought on, which is understandable because I had an average resume. But fast forward to now, even with my limited experience with the company, I know more and perform better than most employees at the same level and higher... If you want to keep people like myself around, don't overlook your current employee pool for promotions...

    Again, I like APA, but you haven't shown me enough to stay if another opportunity comes by. I've seen people overlooked for promotions, the only loyalty I've seen is to those that have been with the company for quite some time, even the poor performers, which is the issue.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Needs improvement"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Apache (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are decent if you stay long enough for them to vest. Not hesitant to give you work responsibility. You have to put in a lot of hours, but its pretty laid back. Nice offices. I had a very nice boss.

    Cons

    10% of people do 90% of the work. Some people do absolutely nothing and still receive the same bonus as everyone else. Little opportunity for advancement. Hard work not rewarded. You will work extra hours. You will not get the yearly bonus that they tell you to expect in your offer sheet. Small raises (2 or 3%). Very little work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your top performers or they will leave! Get rid of the people who do nothing. Promote the people who deserve it. Its 2013, time to give out corporate credit cards and not make people fill out expense reports every time they need to be reimbursed. At the very least automate the process.


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