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Newfield Exploration Reviews

Updated August 5, 2017
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Newfield Exploration Chairman, President, and CEO Lee K. Boothby
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  1. "Newfield"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people there are very nice.

    Cons

    Upper mgmt needs to communication more.

    Advice to Management

    Upper mgmt needs to communicate better.


  2. "Great Company, Great Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Manager in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Newfield Exploration full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Newfield is a really great company. The leadership is smart, down to earth and does a great job of mentoring employees. The company is leading the industry with its operations in Oklahoma and much of its operational activity is considered top-tier. They offer "Cadillac" benefits including insurance, compensation, bonus and 401K.

    Cons

    Leadership often gives employees who are not performing up to par the benefit of the doubt -- and sometimes it goes on way too long.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work operationally. You have great people and the culture is uniquely Newfield. Not everyone fits into that culture. When they don't, cut your losses and ask them to move on -- for the benefit of the company and your people.

  3. "Individual Contributor working at the Woodlands officie"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits
    Generous PTO
    Good company for those that aren't afraid to blow their own horn and are politically savvy.

    Cons

    Highly political. Lots of personality politics
    Feeling of highly skilled staff not taken care off properly
    Little advancement opportunities. I see a lot of cronyism in who gets leadership positions
    Lots of work, not enough people.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to real achievers and less to those who can 'walk the talk'
    Do a better of measuring competencies and taking an interest in employs and their career aspirations. Telling folk 'be glad you are picking up skills just in case you leave' is dispiriting and saps loyalty.


  4. "Management has Napolean complex"

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

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

    Pros

    The staff within the company is awesome. Location in Woodlands is awesome.

    Cons

    No work/life balance. Management is a porblem


  5. "OK place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are some great people and overall benefits are really good

    Cons

    There was a lack of career progression


  6. "Land Administration Associate"

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    Former Employee - Land Administration Associate in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Land Administration Associate in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Newfield Exploration full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good salaries, good paid vacations, great balance of work and home life,

    Cons

    communication could be better, insurance plan could be better


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful company"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Leadership encourages team to think our the box. Every position is important to the team. Excellent benefits and generous piad time off.

    Cons

    Very pro extrovert environment; the less extroverted employee, though talented, could end up pigeonholed if they do not actively promote themselves and their successes.

  8. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Newfield Exploration full-time

    Pros

    Open, proactive, positive management team. Open communication. Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    It's oil so follows the market and can be a little volatile.

    Advice to Management

    Keep living and leading by the values.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Newfield review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Newfield has a generous bonus program. The staff is great to work with. Had they not laid me off I would still be with them today.

    Cons

    An oil and gas company is an ever changing environment, but in my opinion this last round of layoffs, centralization of offices into the Woodlands, and subsequent departmental reorganizations has cut to the bone more so than any prior actions.

    Advice to Management

    My fear with the layoffs and reorganization is that some of the management personnel that have been retained or the new people moved into management may not be what the company needs to move forward in a healthy way. With everything that the company has gone through, my advice would be to watch the effectiveness of each management team and move out the people that are not fulfilling their roles.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Newfield Exploration (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits as well as pay with bonuses.

    Cons

    Management is top heavy and skate by while minority do the work

    Advice to Management

    Trim your own ranks


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