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WPX Energy Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated May 15, 2019

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Rick Muncrief
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  • "Company's profits are closely tied to Oil and Gas commodity prices(in 3 reviews)

  • "Poor communication between upper management and workers(in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Exceptional Organization"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WPX Energy

    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...

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    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 :)

    WPX Energy2016-11-18
  2. "Overall good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at WPX Energy full-time for 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!

    WPX Energy2016-10-17
  3. Helpful (3)

    "High stress environment, no job security, layoffs are frequent and completely random."

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay. Good work-life balance. Free parking, good location downtown. Welcoming culture.

    Cons

    2-3 major layoffs per year since 2014. Some of the absolute best and brightest have been slashed out for no reason and with no transition period, leaving those left to scramble and recover. High stress environment. Managers favor cheap, inexperienced new employees and send older employees out to pasture. Major favoritism and nepotism evident. Too many executive changes too quickly and no promotion from within muddied...

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    Advice to Management

    Pick a strategy and stick with it. Don't abuse your experienced employees. Stop with the quarterly layoffs. You're giving your employees heart attacks.

    WPX Energy2016-09-08
  4. "HR Business Partner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at WPX Energy

    Pros

    Great benefits and work - life balance

    Cons

    Poor communication within the company

    WPX Energy2016-05-04
  5. "Federal Regulatory Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Federal Regulatory Reporting Accountant in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at WPX Energy full-time for 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.

    WPX Energy2015-12-14
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Company in turmoil"

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    Former Employee - Analyst 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

    Flexible work schedule and some genuinely great people in certain areas of the company. Workload heavy at times but generally good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Unqualified people put in management positions with little or no oversight by superiors. Good ol boy network is alive and well and causes major screw ups to be brushed under the table with no consequences. Demoralizing environment.

    Advice to Management

    Clean management house completely in the Williston basin. Stop turning a blind eye to blatant sexual harassment and racial discrimination against whites.

    WPX Energy2015-03-31
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Needs to be restructured but great people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WPX Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The salary is competitive and they do promote work life balance. For anyone in IT the career path is a short one, the structure is different than most companies and while learning new skills are encouraged there is little opportunity to use those skills at WPX. The people there are great for the most part, co workers can really make a break a job and the people there are pretty awesome.

    Cons

    Not a good place for anyone seeking to move up the ladder. Structure is confusing and not conducive to the employees, interns coming straight out of college would only be satisfied working here for a year or two then you'd go to a company that provides more opportunity. Employee feedback isn't valued, not in IT or at the company in general. Witnessed a number of things that would be considered gross misconduct when I...

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    Advice to Management

    Specific to IT, give employees actual titles instead of roles. IT, like most of the organization is very top heavy.

    WPX Energy2014-09-02
  8. "Great place to grow a career!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WPX Energy full-time for 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...

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    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...

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    Advice to Management

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

    WPX Energy2014-07-21
  9. "Great people, some turbulence with executive leadership team"

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    Current Employee - Drilling Engineer in
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great involvement in decision making processes. Good benefits, trying to get better. Good work-life balance. Management is making conscious efforts to improve the benefits package and bring it more in line with mainstream oil and gas.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to transfer within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better direction, less ambiguity. Focus on employees more.

    WPX Energy2014-04-24
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