Land Data Tech and Lead (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – November 2, 2015
Having been surrounded by the best of the best, WPX embodied the concept of "our people are our greatest asset". The level of expertise and experience are unparalleled anywhere in the industry. Very sad to see the Denver office closed and all that talent scattered to the four winds.
Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – October 6, 2015
I enjoyed working for WPX Energy I learned a lot about the gas and oil industry The management team was very competent and hard-working I thoroughly enjoyed my co-workers The most challenging part was working remotely The most enjoyable part was my co-workers and being challenged
WPX was a great place to work until downsizing was required
Client Support Analyst III (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – September 10, 2015
The overall culture of WPX was positive and employees sought to accomplish tasks effectively while following procedures to get the right results the right way. It was a great place to work, but unfortunately the economic down turn within the Oil and Gas industry affected their finances which led to corporate downsizing and the closure of the Denver office. Communication and planning regarding the results and processing of this change left something to be desired and later information regarding company purchases was also very frustrating.
The Denver office was a relatively small portion of the company staff and had a very close relationship between IT and the end users. We fomented positive relations and thorough communication and were quite pleased with the results.
Experienced users able to learn solutions and mitigate their own issues, Personal freedom involving very little micro management
Poor communication, leadership changes, and local closures
Stable work, fun team, little room for advancement, but steady raises
Administrative Assistant, Records (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – September 10, 2015
My day was usually taken up with sorting, scanning and filing oil and gas well documents. To many this might seem to be tedium to the nth power, but I enjoyed the detail work and being able to move at my own pace;being allowed to listen to music helped.
Occasionally, a special project would come up. These would range from special scanning jobs up to assisting in company-wide moves to another building a couple blocks away or to the recent mass layoff where much logistical support was required in disposing of unneeded office supplies and furniture and coordinating for the shredding of many bins of documents.
The time I spent at Williams/WPX showed me that there is a need for tedious, detail-oriented work on a consistent basis and that accurate record keeping is vital to a company's survival and legal protection.
By and large my co-workers and I had the same sense of humor and got along very well with little drama and stress. Management was for the most part "hands off" and I was able complete my records work as I saw fit.
The hardest part of the job was usually the commute, but that improved after I moved to a location that was more mass transit friendly. I began to look into other ways of improving my skill set, but only a vague idea that some technical writing might crop up in the future was mentioned. Nothing ever came of it and since most other positions were for engineers and geologists I stayed put.
The most enjoyable aspect of the job was that I could be myself and be lauded for my steady attention to detail. I could decorate my cube the way I wanted andmore... the lunch breaks accommodated my workout schedule.less
Relaxed work atmosphere, good benefits, great people
Not much room outside of Records, but I enjoyed the work
Project Manager (Current Employee) – Tulsa, OK – July 6, 2015
The stock went down another 5% today. The internal rumors are that the company is going bankrupt. I need to get out before management dissolves the company. I do not want to go through bankruptcy with this company. They need better management and more funds. Bankruptcy is definitely coming shortly. I sold all my stock at a loss today just to get out of it before it becomes worthless.
Measurement Technician (Former Employee) – Parachute, CO – June 11, 2015
If you aren't related to someone or best friends from the 3rd grade, good luck getting hired on with them. It's a pretty good ole boys type organization. If you can get in, work hard and keep your nose down. Great benefits and compensation.
Land Data Tech II (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – April 1, 2015
WPX is a good company to work for, especially if you live in Tulsa, OK. They do care about good benefits, even if the salaries a bit low. The people I worked with were absolutely great. They do believe in doing the right thing, even though the industry downturn has put quite a few people out of work.
Reservoir Engineer, Appalachian Basin (Current Employee) – Tulsa, OK – March 10, 2015
Am sure of where we are going. Not sure if will get there. We know about the layoffs - but don't know the reasoning. I am getting the most out of work by mentoring with another engineer. He helps me with the science and I help him with software especially database (Access).
Sourcing Specialist II (Current Employee) – Parachute, CO – February 6, 2015
As spun off from Williams, this company has a world of opportunity ahead of it. It is at times a little wrapped up in what is termed as the "Good Old Boy" world. Everyone knows everyone, and business flows with those mixes most of the time. This is good and bad at times. Management is young at the local levels, but boasts many combined years of experience. There are many positions with under qualified people in them, sadly.
benefits, work life balance
advancement, salary w/ respect to competitors, politics driven environment
Division Order Analyst I (Former Employee) – Tulsa, OK – September 2, 2014
I enjoyed working at Williams/WPX Energy. I enjoyed the work environment and I gained a lot of knowledge of the oil and gas industry, particularly in the Joint Interest Billing and Division Orders departments.