New to Conocophillips here. Can someone explain how VCIP is prorated for people who are being laid off in August or September? Is the amount calculated by annual salary, quarterly salary, time on the job or job function? Trying to calculate if its... — read more
Topics regarding layoffs at ConocoPhillips
Mine’s a person who has practically zero experience with the work my group does. Actually, some of the new people in the group have zero experience and one told me he doesn’t even want to be here. Awesome! I’m SO MOTIVATED to keep doing extra work to... — read more
The announcement that Mr. Howdy himself is finally leaving is the best news to come from COP in a long time. While his replacement might be no better, it would be hard to find anyone who could do more damage to an IT organization than he did over... — read more
As soon as they get a more significant title, some people start to be confident that their new title also means expertise. This is ridiculous because in this company, expertise has not had much to do with someone's role for a long time... — read more
How long will ConocoPhillips continue to carry so many employees and support so many campuses in Lower 48? Why is Bartlesville still clinging on? Why haven’t we started shutting down at least one of the many offices West Texas. First quarter came... — read more
Has anything useful ever come out of any of our town halls?
We’ve been for sale since Conoco bought Burlington, this time it feels different. Any thoughts on who’s the next player? Mid to late summer we may have a player, at least that’s my guess......
COP has “chiefs” but they don’t seem to be actively involved with anything. Presumably they’re the Goto experts for everything but do they actually do anything? Why do we need chiefs?
I understand the implications of my question but just asking hypothetically. Some folks put in for an EOI and didn’t get it so what if he/she left willingly and then claimed unemployment? I know this isn’t an admirable question...
If there’s something that bothers me, and it’s within my power to change it, I will change it. If something bothers me but I’m powerless to change It, I accept it, and move on. That’s exactly it. I didn’t take layoff very personally. It’s very... — read more
There is nothing that could keep me here any longer, I am actively looking for my next job. I feel like I’ve wasted a few years here, nothing more. Unfortunately, I think it's a similar experience for many at Conoco? This company has demoralized me... — read more
I was involved in the last round of layoffs and for the life of me I can't understand why I was chosen. I know I'm not the only one who feels this way. I understand it’s “just business” but I can’t seem to move on from it. It’s eating me up inside... — read more
Over my entire career I have seen so many employees who don’t have the knowledge or experience quickly climb the ladder of “success” to become part of management. It is very daunting to see this occur time and again and the only criteria that is... — read more
It made me laugh when someone said that COP is a place where creativity and passion go to die. It’s true! And why is that - because the company is now run by people without big ideas that create an atmosphere in which people should not have their... — read more
I’ve met a lot of very friendly people here (and usually those were the more competent ones), but there are a lot more of those I’ve never even met because their arrogance transcends all boundaries (and who are mostly less competent). It’s some... — read more
Can you collect unemployment together with severance? Is there a way to receive severance in installments to minimize taxes? I'm convinced the next round of layoffs will include my name so I'm trying to get better informed about some issues. The... — read more
I wasn’t like that when I first started working here but this place indisputably makes everyone a bitter man. Why? Because it provides no satisfaction other than covering the basic material needs - a man earns to be able to pay the bills. And I am... — read more
Nobody is safe. No matter how hard you work. The key is to understanding that this happens at ALL companies in the industry. So, you take in a good paycheck, save some for a rainy day and always be on the lookout for better opportunities elsewhere... — read more
I understand the talented people who have left, but I do not understand the talented young people who are still here. I know two much younger employees whose talent holds great promise and who would certainly do great things in another company, but... — read more
Why does ConocoPhillips have so many Employees? Of course we are going to have layoffs! We have two, three, and four times as many employees as many of our competitors. Why? Start by sc-apping Bartlesville and get rid of duplicates there and in... — read more
I’m done with working every year or every other year about layoffs. Leaving the O&G industry for good this time. Would rather have security and peace of mind and a 20% pay cut. Wish you all the best!
How soon after being laid off do you receive your severance money and unused vacation?
With MF leaving, who’s next to go? It probably doesn’t matter; besides consuming precious company resources they do NOTHING for the company.
COP was a company I thought was one of the last GOOD companies....you know those places you WANT to work at.... I saw zombies walking to and from work and I saw first hand how petty some people were. It was such a let down to see people you... — read more
The people I know who were cut in the last round have very little in common. Younger, older, good employees, bad employees, different departments... This just confirms my longstanding suspicion that literally nobody here is safe. This is a numbers... — read more
Things have turned really somber at my location lately. We used to laugh all the time, now the only time that happens is when somebody makes a joke about how c-appy things are these days. How ironic is that? The latest round of layoffs seems to have... — read more
I just learned that the best instructor we had, arguably the best class I’ve ever taken at work, the instructor was one of the layoff victims. How does that work? We don’t care about teaching anymore? What does that say about our values and how... — read more
I’m really interested in what effects all these layoffs will have. I’ll manage, but I’m interested in how this company will continue without almost 1,000 of its best people and all of those who will increasingly start leaving on their own after... — read more
The new emergency order in Anchorage yesterday extended the law to have employees work at home. I guess COPA is above the law? Employees are required to return to the office on 3/14
Shutting down labs and discontinuing air shuttle is scary. I hope nothing else happens for a while.
I have 3 interviews next week. I’m happy because it’s really hard to even get to that stage. I have a good feeling that I will succeed this time, even though I have dozens of failed applications behind me. It seems to me that there are more... — read more
Does anyone know what the tally was for this round of layoffs? I heard 95 in AK, curious on the numbers for other BU’s.
Look at the history of the oil industry.....hell any industry. These things happen. Demand changes, supply changes, social acceptance changes. I am surprised that it took this long for them to pull the trigger. Where jobs leave here, opportunities... — read more
I was racing with Conoco whether I'll get laid off sooner or get a new job. Unfortunately, I got laid off sooner than I found a new job. After 14 years here... I have some savings, so for now I’m still not in big trouble, but I’m slowly becoming... — read more
I am unhappy at COP and I have been for a long while. I've been looking for a new job and I even had a few promising interviews but in the end I decided to stay put. Not sure why, I guess I'm at that age were "better the devil you know than the devil... — read more
The way these layoffs were done makes it clear that it wasn't about performance or (lack of) experience but it was all about the almighty dollar. Which is a lousy way to run any company. Putting profit above all is guaranteed to destroy the company... — read more
Everyone beware ! There was an employee in Permian who was laid off WHILE she was home after a near fatal bout with COVID. If they’re heartless enough to do that, they’ll chop anyone’s head off without hesitation.
No matter what the leadership says right now, I'm not discounting more layoffs being thrown our way within the next few months. I don't trust anybody in this company anymore. I wish I could believe we are safe for the foreseeable future but I don't... — read more