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WPX Energy Reviews

Updated May 12, 2017
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  1. "Sourcing Consultant"

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    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 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture for younger people

    Cons

    Communication could be better across the board.


  2. "Dispatcher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WPX Energy full-time

    Pros

    They had free food occasionally

    Cons

    Layoffs were sometimes monthly, sad.

  3. "WPX Energy Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WPX Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Young company
    Lots of potential

    Cons

    Still developing proper mentoring for young engineers


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Inept middle management"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Engineer in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WPX Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They have a colorful logo, make payroll every two weeks and have a respectable benefits package. Company provides all office supplies and access to decent computers and telephones.

    Cons

    Too many inept middle managers (for example, engineering managers) that survive cut after cut presumably due their ties to VPs (it can't possibly be due to their skill as managers nor their basic understanding of the business).

    Advice to Management

    Require middle management to have at least same skill set as their subordinates. Managers should be able to perform job of subordinates; however, there are many that couldn't if their life depended on it.


  5. "Senior Accounting Associate"

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    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good salaries"

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WPX Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work, good on-line continuing education.

    Cons

    Good ole' boy system is alive and well.

    Advice to Management

    If you are part of the "IN" crowd, you have a chance!


  7. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WPX Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great people! New CEO has them set on the right path.

    Cons

    underperforming assets at times in the past.

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    "Exceptional Organization"

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    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 :)


  9. "Overall good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, and work life balance, love the culture of WPX. Lots of community service.

    Cons

    Oil and Gas, Never was promoted although I qualified to be. Its a who you know culture.

    Advice to Management

    give advancement opportunities to your dedicated employees who have worked for you for years instead of hiring outsiders!


  10. "Hard work and good people in a changing environment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Reservoir Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Reservoir Engineer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WPX Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really enjoyed working for WPX because of the people. Some companies pay more, but WPX is competitive.

    Cons

    Unfortunately sounds like WPX is falling into the slide of typical upstream oil and gas environment of hire on up cycle and fire on down cycle.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people well in good times and bad and you will build loyalty which allows WPX to pay less than others.


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