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Newfield Exploration Reviews

Updated March 26, 2017
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Newfield Exploration Chairman, President, and CEO Lee K. Boothby
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  1. "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


  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. "Land Administration Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


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  5. 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.


  6. "Senior Procurement Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Best benefits and time for family

    Cons

    No as of I know, still new to company.

    Advice to Management

    No comment


  7. "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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "IT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


  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 (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.


  11. 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.


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