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Apache Reviews

Updated 25 July, 2018
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John J. Christmann, IV
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Pros
  • "Good people to work with and for" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Great pay and benefits, charity contributions" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Huge workload, no work/life balance" (in 10 reviews)

  • "All of the department managers allow 1 single girl to run the department based on her opinions, with only 6 years experience in oil and gas mind you" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Summer Engineering Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities for EIT positions

    Cons

    Summer engineering experience can include a lot of field labour work/odd jobs.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Standard Oil and Gas"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Apache full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Immediate / middle management are great people

    Cons

    They can say that they care all they want but in the end it's all just business and you're just a number on a spreadsheet

    Advice to Management

    Try to treat your employees like humans, not an obstacle to your success

  3. "The worst company I have ever worked for."

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    Former Employee - Production Accountant in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Production Accountant in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have really good people that are very loyal and smart. The employees are paid well if you work in a prestige area

    Cons

    Apache employees are misused, abused and disrespected by management at all levels. Unless you are willing to live your entire life for Apache you are not valued. They have no follow thru on initiatives to improve employee satisfaction. So many of them just faded into obscurity, once again proving how little they value their employees

    Advice to Management

    You need to sell to a company that knows how to treat employees and then you would have a winning combination of great employees, work ethic, and employee satisfaction.


  4. "HR analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Apache full-time

    Pros

    It is easy to access, follow and well designed. Information is clear and well written.

    Cons

    The job description is too long. The qualification is a bit too much.


  5. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Business
    Current Employee - Business
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Apache full-time

    Pros

    Excellent place to start a career at, as they run lean so rely on young people for actual useful work.

    Cons

    Sometimes communication could be better from upper management but overall it's not that bad.

    Advice to Management

    Trusting people to make key decisions takes guts and a huge leap of faith, but eventually one has to do it or risk undermining the team atmosphere they've worked so hard to build.


  6. "Not a good place for early career people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Base pay and benefits are very competitive. In some roles bonus is very high as well.

    Cons

    Management was totally directionless. They can't stick to their own decision.


  7. "Average Oil Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people

    Cons

    No time off at christmas

  8. "Great Employer"

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, great environment to learn.

    Cons

    Need to focus on more direct training and implement a rotation for students

    Advice to Management

    Utilize students more, trust with more meaningful work


  9. "Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Accountant in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Apache full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Pay and benefits
    - Social culture with co workers

    Cons

    - favoritism is rampant in the organization


  10. "Extremely Driven Company (Apache Canada)"

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    Former Employee - Gas Plant Engineering in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Gas Plant Engineering in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you are willing to work and work hard, this is the company for you. It is always a go go go atmosphere.
    Compensation is very good, including bonus etc.
    With the company you can see projects from concept to completion relatively quickly
    Lots of learning on the job

    Cons

    No work life balance. Mostly just work, which is good for early in your career
    Lots of pressure to perform

    Advice to Management

    Try to have more work life balance for employees


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