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Newfield Exploration Reviews

Updated June 18, 2017
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  1. "Individual Contributor working at the Woodlands officie"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "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

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Can become so much more"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, including health, 401(K) match, fitness reimbursement and ESPP.

    Cons

    Complete lack of leadership with no clear direction. Only managements friends get promoted. Management does not take constructive criticism well.

    Advice to Management

    Realize and reward the employees who are actually putting in the time and doing the work.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Too many games are played"

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    Former Employee - Materials Analyst in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Materials Analyst in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vacation - Salary is decent. Need better stock options for non-management ee's.

    Cons

    too much favoritism. If you don't play the games, you loss your job. Hypocrites.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing games. Communication is key to keeping good employees


  5. "Disappointing"

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

    I have been working at Newfield Exploration full-time

    Pros

    Good People, strong market presence

    Cons

    Lack of solid direction and ability to manage their business ethically

    Advice to Management

    If you restructure don't promote individuals who should have been let go.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "too many games to be played to get ahead at Newfield"

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

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

    Pros

    Salary - Vacation time is good.

    Cons

    Back stabbing, terrible stock options.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing favorites


  7. "started out great and went downhill from there"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Newfield Exploration full-time

    Pros

    everyone has an office, and they have half day fridays

    Cons

    they want loyal employees, but they don't want to be loyal to those employees

    Advice to Management

    be honest and quit lying to your employees, the "we are a family mentality ' is only if it benefits them and the employees are left out in the rain.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Company does not know what it is doing and has no clear plans for the future"

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    Former Employee - Technical Staff in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Staff in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Newfield Exploration full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. Good vacation time. Personal offices.

    Cons

    Extremely high turnover rate. I have seen hapless junior employees left floundering then fired. Many of the positive reviews here are from people in commercial functions (HR, IT, Accounting etc) who have no clue how the oil & gas industry actually works.
    The company is transitioning to entirely unconventional assets; asset portfolio is not diversified. The company is hedging all bets on unconventional plays but has not come up with any new areas to work, yet is not willing to make full use of assets the company already owns. They came in too late in the game for the Marcellus shale, etc.
    Company seems to be downsizing and losing experienced staff - they recently sent out company-wide retrenchment packages. Low stock price makes company liable to be bought out. Management afraid to take risks but exploration is by nature a risky business. There is no real company culture with the high turnover rates, and whether or not someone is a 'fit' for the company is just an excuse for management to fire employees they dislike.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your scientists and engineers, not your stockholders and bean counters.


  9. "Decent program - but not for an individualist"

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    Former Intern - IT Analyst in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Intern - IT Analyst in The Woodlands, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Newfield Exploration as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    HR took care of us very well and information was communicated effectively throughout the company

    Cons

    Felt like I was not welcome to "be myself," but I guess that goes without saying if you're working in this industry! Coworkers weren't difficult to work with but once we stepped out of the office, there was nothing more.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know who you're managing - there are different ways with different personalities


  10. "Circling the drain"

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Newfield Exploration full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    local IT team is excellent, the newfield veterans all have a great attitude.

    Cons

    Many of the long-time newfield employees are leaving because the culture is changing. IT = second class citizen. The culture of each team varies between office, can be drastically different.

    Advice to Management

    Trim the fat. They seem to be in the process of doing this.


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