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

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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.

Other Employee Reviews for Apache

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    "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


  2. "Not sure management has a clue what is going on."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The teamwork resulting from a mutual hatred of being beaten down on a regular basis. Good people that are hard to keep.

    Cons

    The top down management mentality that senior management holds a "station" within the company permiates the rest of the organization leaving the rest of the workforce dismayed. With little to no governing process and 90% of decisions being made on emotional bias not data it's hard to get anywhere. The executives use the employee base as their own personal tools for whatever suits their fancy that day and have no concern for work life balance or prioritization. This conduct is then reproduced via management through fear mongering at the lower levels resulting in a chaotic mess where everyday is a fire drill.

    Advice to Management

    There's a reason your A-Team talent is going elsewhere and it's not just for better pay. Apache used to be an outstanding company with a rich heritage of doing things differently. Realize that your employees are your greatest asset, ALL OF THEM, and understand that the soft benefits won't carry you forever if you keep beating on them. Wake up!

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