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ConocoPhillips Reviews

Updated July 19, 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. "ConocoPhillips"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Completion Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Staff Completion Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ConocoPhillips (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Solid people throughout the organization.

    Cons

    Still too Old Boy networked

    Advice to Management

    Dont put all your eggs in the Unconventional basket


  2. "HSE Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - HSE Coordinator in Cypress, TX
    Former Employee - HSE Coordinator in Cypress, TX
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ConocoPhillips (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity... challenging work.

    Cons

    Downturn in industry caused many to lose jobs.

  3. "Thank you"

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    Current Employee - Tax Specialist in Bartlesville, OK
    Current Employee - Tax Specialist in Bartlesville, OK

    I have been working at ConocoPhillips full-time

    Pros

    Great place to start out! They have regular pay increases for the first 4 or 5 years.

    Cons

    Hard during down times. Make sure existing hires keep up with the new hire pay.


  4. "Production Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lone Tree, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lone Tree, CO

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

    Pros

    Great Culture, People, and Work atmosphere

    Cons

    Lots of last minute decision making that can lead to poor business decisions


  5. "Great Company - Great People"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ConocoPhillips (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Promotes a safe, empowered and ethical workforce, exciting assignments
    Stakeholder accountability
    Attractive compensation and benefits (including severance)

    Cons

    Long rebound time following tough times
    Company brand has diminished its "industry leader" characteristics as an operator

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing right by your people


  6. "Great Career Starter"

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

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

    Pros

    Fun culture and positive people to work around. Colleagues have been helpful from day one. The 9 / 80 schedule also rocks.

    Cons

    Cyclical nature of oil can affect advancement, pay increase and often affects morale. Large company, so often times it's tough to get recognition.


  7. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for, really took care of their people, everything went OK, really liked working there

    Cons

    Could do with more competitive pay among the supermajors. Vacation and insurance are very similar to others, but other benefits and bonuses are not.

    Advice to Management

    No major advice, other than they're struggling now after selling the downstream side. You should get more refineries again, if anyone is willing to sell them. Getting rid of them caused a lot of layoffs in the upstream side, especially with the market going downhill last year.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Wells Engineer"

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    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.


  9. "I am Glad I got to Work Here"

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    Former Employee - Facilities Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Facilities Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is good. They treat their employees well, at least when commodity prices are high. When ConocoPhillips was an integrated oil company, there were opportunities to do a wide variety of work all over the world including upstream, downstream, and midstream.

    Cons

    It is a large company, so things tend to move slowly, and you have to follow some crazy rules. The oilfield is also not a fun place to work when times are bad. And after the company split into upstream and downstream components, ConocoPhillips continues to specialize more and more on Lower 48 shale plays. This may be a good business decision, but it limits career opportunities for mechanical engineers.


  10. "Good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Technician in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Technician in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The company does have a good benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, prescription drugs, and there has been a bonus program when the financials were good in the past. They have also had a good severance package in the past.

    Cons

    With the low and lower oil prices, the company has gone through three fairly significant rounds of staff reductions and asset dispositions.

    Advice to Management

    Try harder to retain the valuable, experienced staff instead of letting them walk out the door. How to try harder is to make it worth their while to stay.


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