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Newfield Exploration Reviews

Updated July 17, 2018
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Newfield Exploration Chairman, President, and CEO Lee K. Boothby
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Pros
  • "If you are considered a 'top-tier" performer, your total compensation will match or exceed that of most in industry" (in 3 reviews)

  • "I love the No Meeting Fridays too" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Petroleum Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Newfield Exploration full-time

    Pros

    Great environment for self starters. Young workforce but skilled co-workers. Entrepreneurial attitude and spirit. Need to wear multiple hats and be self driven.

    Cons

    If you need constant direction to motivate yourself or don’t know how to look for answers to problems it could be a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to give responsibility early. Resist the big company mentality. It is cropping up in the some CYA policies like deleting emails after 60 days.


  2. "Work, work, eat, strippers, sleep"

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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

    High paced, safety concense, king cut living, golden cup.

    Cons

    Not much of a life, by the book

    Advice to Management

    Higher pay 401k match 50%

  3. "Production Tech"

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    Former Employee - Production Tech in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Production Tech in The Woodlands, TX

    I worked at Newfield Exploration full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked with a good group of engineers

    Cons

    Upper mgmt needs to communicate better


  4. "Working at Newfield Exploration as a Company - not location"

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

    I worked at Newfield Exploration full-time

    Pros

    Empowerment if under the right leadership. Pay/Salary/Bonuses (since the changes in 2012) were based on contribution instead of gender or who you knew

    Cons

    Senior Leadership seems to live in another world. Often they seem disjointed, with unrealistic requests, and can be condescending. CEO loves his own monologues... which might be an hour straight of him talking about himself. He is talented, but lacks on the people skills


  5. "Pay Scale"

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    Former Employee - Senior Safety Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Safety Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Newfield Exploration full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, pay and work environment

    Cons

    Change of priority's regarding areas of exploration

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Office Services Lead"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Newfield Exploration full-time

    Pros

    Some of the people are the best part about of the company

    Cons

    Most of the people cause too many office politics

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the lower tier of people, the reason that they are in management is to be leaders and lead


  7. "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.

  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. "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


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