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ConocoPhillips Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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  • cyclical nature of oil and gas prices (in 23 reviews)

  • Prepare for layoffs when the oil prices go down (in 29 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ConocoPhillips (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learn a lot through demanding workload

    Cons

    Minorities first to go in layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate diversity.


  2. "ConocoPhillips for the mess up 'n' move up crowd"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington, NM
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at ConocoPhillips (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salary and some good technical people and resources.

    Cons

    Management has little concept of their business or reality with no plan for low commodity prices. Management is inept from the middle to Ryan Lance the CEO.

    Advice to Management

    Quit to save the company from bankruptcy.


  3. "IT Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Bartlesville, OK
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Bartlesville, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ConocoPhillips as a contractor

    Pros

    Paid well while it lasted

    Cons

    Poor management. The company is a tragedy waiting to happen.


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  5. "pipeline tech nician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Charles, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Charles, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay. Enough Time off.

    Cons

    No growth opportunities. Away from home.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Company in transition"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Texas in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Texas in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at ConocoPhillips full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Skills build, nice people, strong health/safety culture

    Cons

    Massive down-sizing recently in 2015, frequent change of management and Company direction, moderate exploration results, culture of conformity

    Advice to Management

    Massive down-sizing recently in 2015, frequent change of management and Company direction, moderate exploration results


  7. "Lease Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Land Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Land Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Micro-managed usually by young adults with no life experiences.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees. Train the supervisors better before they are promoted.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Manager, Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation and work life balance.

    Cons

    Inconsistent management. Strong good-old-boy network when it comes to promotions. No equitable system for applying and being considered for positions internally.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Beware..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Facilities Engineer in Midland, TX
    Former Employee - Graduate Facilities Engineer in Midland, TX
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    9/80 work schedule, good pay, good benefits, good 401(k) plan, good pension, friendly envrionment

    Cons

    Overall direction company is headed is murky, ability to advance career seems limited, location transfers seem impossible. I had two internships with COP and started full-time in June and was laid off in October with no performance review. People looking to start work with this company, especially inexperienced folks like myself, better think twice.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Engineer - Layoffs Handled Badly"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Staff Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Staff Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Before the commodity price downturn, I found the company an excellent, friendly place to work. Older colleagues were welcoming, patient and willing to spend time with the new-hire engineers to get them up to speed. The salary and benefits I considered generous.

    Cons

    Once it became clear that layoffs were impending, we all lived under this threat for many, many months and the stress affected work and relationships. These circumstances are not unique to this company, but the manner in which layoffs were conducted here was particularly brutalizing and insensitive and the decisions concerning who stayed and who was laid off seemed particularly arbitrary, i.e. some very strong, motivated performers were shown the door while some mediocre talents remained. My lasting impression is that shareholders are of singular importance whereas employees are expendable...a very shortsighted approach. Not all companies take this view.

    Advice to Management

    Considering the impact to employees and their families, some effort should be made to inform those being laid in instances where there was some criticism leveled against them such that the employee might benefit from this information in the future.


  11. "much politics"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ConocoPhillips (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good salary and compensation when oil price is good. lots of technical people recruited no matter they qualify or not, experienced or not.

    Cons

    Rounds of lay off can be an option whenver cost is being mentioned or politics started to become a topic in office. most phillips people have already left the company.

    Advice to Management

    be fair


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