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WPX Energy Reviews

Updated May 15, 2019

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Found 54 reviews

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Rick Muncrief
26 Ratings
  1. "One Of The Best..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WPX Energy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Compensation package is great, as are the people

    Cons

    Can be difficult to move around w/o a degree

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to get some face-time with each of your employees.

    WPX Energy2018-04-04
  2. "Mixed bag...."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canonsburg, PA
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WPX Energy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    When I first started at WPX, it was great. People asked your opinions and took them into consideration. The pay was pretty good as well and you were rewarded for your hard work. Also the work family balance was important and they took good care of their employees

    Cons

    Communication, communication, communication. A lot of times, you were left on your own with no guidance. And if things went wrong, it came back to you for not addressing the situation, even though you weren't able to get the help needed.

    Advice to Management

    MUST Improve communication.

    WPX Energy2017-12-28
  3. "Good company with good management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WPX Energy full-time

    Pros

    Company takes advantage of market. Contraction requires employees to move out of their comfort zones.

    Cons

    As company has contracted work/life balance has gone out the window. Williams and the early WPX valued employees as individuals with individual needs. The "new" WPX has become political, and demands on employees time have risen.

    Advice to Management

    While it is important to drive earnings and you have, remember that it takes individuals who have individual needs. Work/Life balance must be as emphasized as much as you emphasize work

    WPX Energy2017-10-29
  4. "Sourcing Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WPX Energy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great culture for younger people

    Cons

    Communication could be better across the board.

    WPX Energy2017-05-12
  5. "Dispatcher"

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      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.

      WPX Energy2017-05-08
    • "Senior Accounting Associate"

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

      I worked at WPX Energy full-time for 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.

      WPX Energy2017-03-06
    • "Great place to work!"

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      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.

      WPX Energy2017-02-26
    • Helpful (3)

      "Inept middle management"

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

      I worked at WPX Energy full-time for 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.

      WPX Energy2017-03-06
    • "WPX Energy Work Environment"

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      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

      WPX Energy2017-03-08
    • Helpful (2)

      "Good salaries"

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

      I worked at WPX Energy full-time for 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!

      WPX Energy2017-03-02
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