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Newfield Exploration Chairman, President, and CEO Lee K. Boothby
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  1. 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


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Newfield Exploration"

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    Former Employee - Geophysicist in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Geophysicist in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Company was good to work for, providing opportunities for contributing to success.

    Cons

    Downturn results in laying off individuals with little and unexpected notice.

    Advice to Management

    Truthful communication is important.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Regulatory Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Regulatory Tech/Regulatory Analyst in Tomball, TX
    Former Employee - Regulatory Tech/Regulatory Analyst in Tomball, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team work is impeccable, everyone is willing to work with each other to get the job done.

    Cons

    Lack of Management support, some management do not appreciate the talent their employees display which causes clashes and the inability to feel like they are being supported.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to appreciate your talented employees instead of protecting the ones that try to hide what they are not doing. Dividing work loads onto other staff in order to keep another employee tends to make the employees fulfilling their job duties feel overworked and under appreciated.


  4. "Newfield review"

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

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

    Pros

    Newfield pays extremely well. In my area, quite of bit of work life balance.

    Cons

    If you are not in the "in group", you will never get promoted. They promote young, inexperienced individuals that are not capable of making decent leads/managers.


  5. "Production Engineer Intern"

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Office politics
    Summer project had no direction


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Fast-paced, last minute planning with inadequate execution time, but pay is great."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Newfield Exploration full-time

    Pros

    Pay is great.
    Ample opportunities to move up.
    Pay is performance driven for the most part. Build your own destiny.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is hard to maintain and still deliver results.
    Infrequent pay bumps, seems you can go for years without an increase and then you get a big increase. Incremental raises would be a better structure.
    At the mercy of a commodity.

    Advice to Management

    Plan ahead and be reasonable with time-lines. Understand that you cannot keep trimming staff and adding more work to existing employees. Statements like "we don't expect you to work more because we laid-off people" is not a true statement; the work must still be done.


  7. "Entry Level RE"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Performance based bonus was nice

    Cons

    They tend to overload engineers with work

  8. Helpful (2)

    "it's changing...."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best people in the business. Get the job done culture. Historic culture treats all employees fairly. New challenges every day.

    Cons

    Big change in culture. Management running scared (because of oil prices).

    Advice to Management

    lead with vision. quit worrying more about your own golden parachute and execute with vision.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Geologist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    People, people, people, people, people

    Cons

    Many levels of management, shutting down Denver office

    Advice to Management

    Simplify the leadership structure


  10. "Great company to get experience quick"

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    Former Employee - Completion Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Completion Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great experience, ability to get exposure to multiple disciplines, fast paced

    Cons

    Not a well structure traditional training program for new hire/young engineers


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