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"It has been an amazing opportunity."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Apache is an excellent place to work with the freedom to tailor a career to suit any person's ambitions.

Cons

With the recent oil boom in multiple regions Apache has not been as selective about hiring employees as they should be.

Advice to Management

Make sure to recognize the future leaders of apache and foster an environment where they can develop a clear career path.

Other Employee Reviews for Apache

  1. Helpful (1)

    "One year of work is equal to two anywhere else."

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    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Houston, TX
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and excellent upper management

    Cons

    Average salary and benefits with poor mid level managers

    Advice to Management

    Give the employees better benefits and improve the middle managers


  2. Helpful (1)

    "that floor was nuts!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Very smart, talented people.
    -private offices for most IT staff
    -good UNIX and Windows IT, very knowledgeable
    -Steve Ferris is great
    -stock plans are hugely amazing great if they ever meet the targets

    Cons

    Employees were actively encouraged to poke their heads in on anything that could possibly be in their sphere of knowledge, so any sort of activity you did would be constantly interrupted with well-meaning suggestions from every approach.
    -lots of legacy employees who were promoted to that position years ago, then failed to pan out as far as technical knowledge leaders
    -constant pressure
    -lots of single-point of failure knowledge systems "e.g. Jeff is the only guy who can do that so wait for him to get back to you"
    -very budget-driven
    -complete failure to recognize that on-call time is time employees never get back.
    -huge 2-terabyte SAP database that they never could get approval to archive
    -raises use a bucket system, your supervisor only has a few grand to hand out for everyone.

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