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Updated December 28, 2017
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  • The oil and gas Industry is cyclical and can be an uneasy work environment (in 30 reviews)

  • Oil prices dictate the overall feeling (in 34 reviews)

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  1. "ConocoPhillips"

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    • Culture & Values
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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
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great pay. Met multiple good people.

    Cons

    No work. Over saturated. Terrible management. No understanding of market conditions or future outlook.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Wells Engineer"

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

    I worked at ConocoPhillips full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits and pay including Pension and 401k

    Cons

    Organization inundated with bureaucratic processes. Not recommended for those who seek to operate like an independent.

  3. "Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Adapting to changing business environment

    Cons

    Very poor long term vision for stability and growth

    Advice to Management

    Better balance near term liquidity and long term growth


  4. "Good times are good, Bad times are awful"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Bartlesville, OK
    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Bartlesville, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, interesting work. When times were good, we had all the resources to get the job done.

    Cons

    Poor upper level management. Managers more for protecting their friends than making sound business decisions. Too many managers.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to reconsider the current structuring of the company, especially at the upper levels.


  5. "PTRRC"

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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
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ConocoPhillips (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good overall compensation an work life balance

    Cons

    Management doesn't provide clear objectives


  6. "Financial Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ConocoPhillips (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing training ground, especially under a good manager

    Cons

    political, unethical in certain actions, current environment created aggressive working environment

    Advice to Management

    monitor middle (directors and supervisors) management. See what value they are really adding to the company and test it.


  7. "Ok when things are good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ConocoPhillips full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and great people

    Cons

    I never felt respected as an employee. When prices dropped it was a very negative work environment.

  8. "Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Attention to safety and most OSHA standards.

    Cons

    Outdated technology, not up to speed.

    Advice to Management

    Team leaders should be paid on performance AND safety initiatives. Consistently overspent and did not reach targets. Leadership promoted from tenure not accomplishments.


  9. "Regulatory"

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    Former Employee - Regulatory Supervisor in Katy, TX
    Former Employee - Regulatory Supervisor in Katy, TX

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

    Pros

    Company has good benefits--9/80 work week, pension, 401(k) match, average to slightly low vacation, generous sick time.

    Cons

    The downturn in industry is likely to blame for low morale, aggressive behavior to co-workers, unstable management and concern regarding many areas being over-staffed with no drilling activity.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Political"

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    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart colleagues everywhere. Good skills building. Good pay.

    Cons

    Political and terrible management. Backwards mentality.

    Advice to Management

    It is alright to evolve in the new century where people don't look like you or a younger version of yourself-doesn't mean being different means less qualified to progress here.


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