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WPX Energy Reviews

Updated May 8, 2017
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  1. "It was an awesome experience."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Amazing people, great experience, and willing to help you learn

    Cons

    There were not any cons to working at such a great company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  2. "Excellent Company with laser focus"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at WPX Energy full-time

    Pros

    Good company with excellent culture. Challenging work keeps you engaged and sense of ownership.

    Cons

    Company does rely on commodity prices for profit.

  3. "Federal Regulatory Accountant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Federal Regulatory Reporting Accountant in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Federal Regulatory Reporting Accountant in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at WPX Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salary, great benefits, provides work/life balance.

    Cons

    Company's profits are closely tied to Oil and Gas commodity prices.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Accountig"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Accounting Analyst in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Senior Accounting Analyst in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome company to work for. Employees are appreciated over and over by all levels of management

    Cons

    Oil/Gas Company. Rough times right now.


  5. "WPX Rating"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WPX Energy (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work, and good people

    Cons

    Only con I had was got laid off, otherwise would have stayed forever


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Exceptional Organization"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great co-workers, professional and hard working, wanting to do the right thing
    - Nice facilities
    - Maintains updated technology: computers, software, mobile phones, operational equipment
    - Managers and Directors respect abilities and capabilities of employees
    - Very open lines of communication, team approach, input valued
    - Wonderful benefits package
    - Truly believe in work - life balance even though we worked very long hours and had many responsibilities but directors did what they could to allow folks to take PTO as desired, sometimes had to shift desired dates but PTO was taken
    - Everyone strived to do the right thing and fulfill responsibilities
    - Totally focused on safety and environmental safeguards

    Cons

    - Downsized due to low energy prices and many people lost jobs - decisions made fiscal sense
    - No notice as to last day of work when RIF happened - understandable but disappointing
    - Energy industry is a roller coaster ride - success of the company is impacted how energy prices are doing but should be expected of any commodity

    Advice to Management

    Maintain that great competitive benefits package :)


  7. "Senior Accounting Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Associate in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Senior Account Associate in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WPX Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, good salary and benefits, retirement plan, fair medical insurance (expensive but fair), parking garage, good upper management.

    Cons

    Unstable due to low gas prices, cutback, layoffs, an industry problem. There are a few pockets of 'good ole boy' type management which allows favoritism and unfair practices, but in any large company this is going to occur. Overall, it is better than most.

    Advice to Management

    Examine your departments and management teams with a critical eye, don't be so trusting. As far as the market conditions, that is a vast problem for upper management, and I wish them well in dealing with it.

  8. "Great place to grow a career!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WPX Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The culture changed overnight, for the positive, upon becoming a stand-alone E&P company. Nice work/life balance - flexible scheduling options, including a 9/80 option. Competitive compensation and benefits with an effort to always stay aprised of changes and trends in the industry so that WPX remains competitive. Good opportunities for career development and advancement in addition to training opportunities, many of which are self-driven and free resources available to all employees. Great employees who genuinely care about the company, their co-workers and the communities in which they live and work.

    Cons

    While WPX Energy has a long history as the E&P business unit of Williams, it is still relatively new as a stand-alone E&P company and suffers some from brand recognition. Change is and will be common until WPX fully evolves to become its own company and not living in the shadows of Williams. This can also be seen as a positive - a unique opportunity to leverage what worked previously, but get rid of what didn't work and start from scratch building more effective and efficient processes.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be visible and approachable - it builds trust with your employees. Lead by example.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "A challenge-starting life as a reservoir engineer."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at WPX Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast pace. Good boss. Lots of feedback.

    Cons

    If company sells division, better find a job or you will be severed.

    Advice to Management

    get employees to work as team.


  10. "New executive management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WPX Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    New leadership should bring needed modern changes to their strategic direction. After being under Williams' wing for so long, they've had a hard time breaking free and identifying themselves.

    Cons

    Lack of strategic planning and no clear goals. Little room for growth and good old boy network keep the company in the dark ages.


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