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Anadarko Petroleum Corporation was a company engaged in hydrocarbon exploration. It was organized in Delaware and headquartered in two skyscrapers in The Woodlands, Texas: the Allison Tower and the Hackett Tower, both named after former CEOs of the company. In 2019, the company was acquired by Occidental Petroleum.

Part of a piece written By Christopher M. Matthews for The Wallstreet Journal in which is explained that The Energy Industry Anadarko Confronted Sexual Misconduct and Harassment Allegations back in 2019:

When Whiting Petroleum Corp. hired its chief executive in 2017, the company was unaware that allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment had been brought against him at his previous employer, according to a person familiar with his hire. Since then, Whiting has investigated the complaints against Brad Holly and told The Wall Street Journal that it is standing by its CEO, in the company’s first public comments on the topic. Mr. Holly has strongly denied the allegations, which weren’t disclosed by his previous employer, Anadarko Petroleum Corp., and only became public earlier this month. The situation raises questions about how much a company can and should reveal about an employee being investigated for sexual misconduct, balancing the need to be forthcoming while navigating privacy laws that can prevent full disclosure. The case also represents one of the first public allegations of sexual misconduct in the #MeToo era involving the energy industry, which tends to have a heavily male workforce. A 2017 study by the Boston Consulting Group found that women only make up about 20% of the workforce in the oil-and-gas industry, a significantly smaller share than other sectors.


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Current Employee - Engineer says

"Poor leadership lead to company being sold"

Former Employee - Fieldman II says

"Where do i begin. If you are worthless, but kiss great b***, you will go far. People that know their job, takes the beating. Core values a joke, safety even worse. Remember, you are replaceable."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Field employees are treated very poorly and unfairly compared to regional and corporate office employees. There are constant reorganization’s due to poor senior leadership. Safety culture is very poor. Human Resources is very poor. Do not advise working here."

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Politics abound. Too much inbreeding (promoting from within, regardless of skill or talent). Doesn't seem like managers or supervisors are trained by HR in anything, or if they, are they are not being assessed for competency. Decisions being made are to benefit the old boy network, over safety or getting the job done right. Core values have no meaning anymore."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Management is detached and dishonest. Very much a “who you know in order to advance” company. Back-stabbing. Steer clear."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"The US Onshore business has been a mess the past few years with the pinnacle of mismanagement being the horribly executed Midland relocation and the toll it has taken on the Delaware Basin team. Some of the 2017 highlights include: Since the Midland announcement in Sept 2016 there has been 100% turnover at the individual contributor level on the West Texas drilling & completions team, ALL of the drilling leadership has left (supervisors, managers, GMs, and the VP retired), 3-4 asset team reorgs have been fumbled through (maybe 5, hard to keep up), a safety stand down luncheon was held that was led by APC’s CAO (an attorney runs the HSE team of course) where office based employees gave advice on how to improve the disastrous safety record, a new line of VP leadership was introduced so the VP could report to a VP, the EVP who led the charge to Midland left the company, and now multiple managers in the Midland office are being relocated back to Houston less than 8 months after moving here with their families. It has been a nightmarish joke. It really is shocking given what the organization looked like 5 years ago. As it stands now, the majority of the Delaware Basin team hasn’t worked Delaware Basin for much more than a year. The threats and coercion the leadership team utilized to get employees to relocate was a disgrace and they’re dealing with the consequences of that as employees in key disciplines continue to leave. Just to be clear, employees were told they would be fired for cause without severance if they were offered a position in Midland and turned it down. If you are a young/mid-career engineer or geoscientist and are fortunate enough to have options, avoid this place like the plague. While there are still some quality teams scattered throughout the organization (mainly offshore), your chance of getting on one is slim and arguably non-existent in US Onshore. Pay is no where near competitive. Three years of salary freezes and cutting bonuses only made it worse."


"The company went from great to terrible in the past two years. Middle management is working under fear, and taking it out on their direct reports. Unfortunately, this creates a toxic environment for many."

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Bumbling bureaucracy with stagnant wages and no risk tolerance. Compensation is linked to experience, not performance."

Former Employee - Senior Engineer says

"Corporate culture, "good ol' boys club", Lip service on core values, no chance for promotions or pay increases."

Former Employee - Feldman II says

"Safety, favoritism, worthless managers, retalation, core values."

Land E&P (Former Employee) says

"I worked for Anadarko almost three years ago and I still have a sting when I think of the way I was treated there. Managers let people run rampant with their territorial behavior, huge lack of collaboration, lack of transparency. I would not go back to work there if they tripled my salary.Flex hours, 4/80 scheduleWorkplace Culture"

Senior Right of Way Representative (Former Employee) says

"There was never any feedback about my performance or any guidance to know exactly what was expected. Local management was all male and the only other woman in the office was a troublemaker who disliked me.The office was close to where I lived.Too many to explain"

senior inspector (Former Employee) says

"Very poorly run. Cut corners on safety. Supervisors were not of a high caliber. I would not recommend working for them., They took a pleasant job and turned it into a nightmare.nonlousy management"

Operations Specialist/SAP Champion (Former Employee) says

"Not a company I would work for again. They do not treat females the same as males. They are not fair in how the distribute bonuses. I am not sure why I have to say anything to move on ."

Mechanic (Former Employee) says

"Management is embarrassing my first boss got fired for refusing a drug test. We had a guy quit but since he was friends with a boss there he got rehired as our foremen. Rehired three positions higher than when he QUIT! One boss was so drunk all the time they transferred him to another location."

Field Service Technician (Former Employee) says

"If you're white, chew tobacco, and smoke cigarettes, you will go far in Anadarko.. if you're not white, a hard worker, and mind you're own business, you will always be left at the bottom.. Anadarko management are 99% anglo, and only cater, and favor to anglos... you can be white, lazy, and not do your work, and it's perfectly ok, cause you're the right skin color... I thought discrimination in the workplace was over, but it is not.. it's alive and well in Anadarko"

Geotechnician (Former Employee) says

"I was a consultant here for 2.5 years and was treated very poorly. I have been in the oil and gas industry for over 30 years and was never treated like this. Not sure if it was because I was a consultant? I've heard this about other companies but never experienced it before. I was told this was a temp to hire position and even though my direct supervisor recommended that they hire me, several times, they never did. They culture was odd as well. There were many people I enjoyed working with but several people with personality disorders there. NOT a great working environment. It's now Oxy and they continue to have layoffs. I would not work here again unless I was desperate.Pay, benefitsEverything else"

IOC Operator (Current Employee) says

"I went from having a career to working for a place that people don't matter. Everything for this new company is about the bottom dollar and no one has value anymorePay is decent, benefits and time off are goodjust a number, poor employee moral"

Field Facilities Engineer II (Former Employee) says

"It's not about the product anymore, it's about how you make yourself look the best to not get fired. Culture is in the toilet and they don't respect DJ Basin anymore.Good PTONot keeping up with salary inflation"

Contract Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) says

"While I am sure other departments treat their contractors professionally, I did not have that experience. I would never work for this company either as a contractor or permanent employee. There is definite retaliation and favoritism."

Chief Facilities Inspector (Former Employee) says

"As with most O&G companies, APC (now Oxy) cares about 1 thing and one thing only. How much money can we make. For a company that preached people and passion, that train left the station a long long time ago. Over the last 5 years I had worked with ANADARKO for approx 3 of them. While they paid the bills, I never felt a sense of security or worth. There are a few people that actually care about others well being, but most don’t. If you have other options pursue thosePayEverything else"

Sr. Staff Regulatory Specialist (Former Employee) says

"APC is very large corporate entity. Many changes, many employees. Could transfer to different areas, cities, travel abroad. Attend college, work out."

HRBP (Current Employee) says

"Culture is very different from other O&G companies in the Houston area. Minimal focus on safety, competitive pay, and advancement. Managers seem to have limited vision.Pto"

Security Specialist II (Former Employee) says

"good benefits, and great employee services such as gyms and cafeterias, there is a cult like loyalty which can be hard to become part of the inner circle. As will all oil and gas, its bust to boom. In January of 2016 they bought their fourth corporate Jet and hired a Hunting guide for the Executive hunting property but in march they let off one thousand, sixteen hundred employees in one day.No Free lunch but great food services including take home family dinners."

Geologist (Former Employee) says

"Company is a shell of what is was. APC was always good at field development. It has sold most of its fields. It has retained a big company mentality powerpoint inefficient management structure. It is a development co/managerial processes top heavy company that needs to shrink by half and change its culture.good benifitshas no soul, its DJ assets are alway under political assault"

Staff Division Order Analyst ~ Wattenberg Field (Former Employee) says

"Big corporations have their role in the world. This cookie didn't fit the cookie cutter. My boss didn't like my ideas especially when they were out of the box."

Measurement Technician (Former Employee) says

"Had to go to other Dept. to find out what new installs were coming up, but my Supervisor had time to ride me about little things and watch me on GPS and satellite. Had over 2 hours drive time no pay everyday. No structured training would have to call coworkers for help.Pay, vacationManagment"

Full time employee (Former Employee) says

"Everyone has their role at Anadarko, and they stick to it. There are few opportunities to expand your role. As mentioned in the title, the culture is very much "old school" with the environment feeling anti-progressive. The lack of diversity was noticeable and anyone with a unique personality that didn't fit the company mold was discouraged from being themselves. The pay and compensation was fair for the positions held.Compensation, benefits, amenitiesculture, management, career growth"

Accounts Receivable Clerk (Former Employee) says

"This was a temp job that I did when I first moved to Pennsylvia. I really liked this job but for some reason I was let go. I was to bill customers for there time and labor.It was close to where I livedI never got to use my skills"

Drilling Superintendent (Former Employee) says

"Management dedicated to promoting a from Houston. Personalities instead of work record was determining factors on whether you stayed in operations. Work life balance was not where it needed to be for me. Overall poor department that I worked in."

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