Chesapeake Energy Reviews

128 Reviews
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Chesapeake Energy President, Chief Executive Officer and Director Robert D. Lawler
Robert D. Lawler
38 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Fitness center, aggressive approach, Encouraged to think outside box (in 19 reviews)

  • Lots of great benefits if you work at headquarters (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Even though there are a lot of "perks" to working there (food, fitness center, parties, etc (in 4 reviews)

  • Long hours, at least in my department (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Poor Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy

    Pros

    Pros of working here are all being taken away.

    Cons

    There is a constant fear of lay-offs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are NOT better than the people you "manage".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Does not live up to it's Conduct & Training policies

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Floorman Trainee  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Floorman Trainee in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Nice pay and benefits

    -Work Schedules are nice

    -Great equipment

    -I wish I could list more for this company...but some of this was only listed because of the 20 word minimum. They are not the a best company to work for!

    Cons

    -If you have no experience in this field...don't go here an expect to be trained, even though they say they will. They will throw you on a rig and forget about you. The old hands don't like new hires and do anything they can to get you to quit. If you don't quit, they will find a way to terminate you.

    -The right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing, and they don't care when you bring it to their attention, and the employees suffer for it

    -They retain poor management personnel who have no idea what it means to lead

    -No clear disciplinary procedures or policies, which leaves it to the whim of the supervisors who pick and choose who they like and who they don't. Watch your back because they will set you up and you will be immediately terminated; no warnings that you are doing anything wrong or need to improve these areas...just terminated.

    -Do not give performance appraisals in the 30, 60, and 90 day intervals...you'll be lucky if you get a 30 day like I did.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement disciplinary policies that give specific steps of disciplinary procedures. You are losing good workers because you are allowing people in supervisory positions to abuse their power. If you care about your reputation, or still being listed as Forbes 100 best, you better step up to the plate because your management and HR are going to get you on Forbes 100 worst...and your really close to the top of the list, if not already there!

    If you are going to promise to train people who have never been in this field of work...then follow through and make sure they are getting that training...most are not and are either getting fed up or are getting terminated.

    Stop cutting your own nose off to spite your face...you are bleeding some of the best, dedicated, and ambitious people, and retaining the ones who have no ethics or safety concerns at all...it's going to cost you seriously eventually...you reap what you sow, folks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nowadays Just a Number at Stressopeak Energy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chesapeake Energy full-time

    Pros

    (1)Good pay but no better than industry avg. (2) Prior to current regime change/restructuring, company was annually listed amongst Best Places to Work.

    Cons

    (1) Restructuring business makes a most unpleasant work environment.
    (2) Job (if lucky enough to retain one) is unsecure and constantly dangled like the sword of Damocles above your head.
    (3) Selection process to achieve desired layoff numbers was biased and unfair.
    (4) Bonuses and 401 k match being threatened.
    (5) Workplace STRESS every single day, constantly waiting for next shoe to drop.
    (6) Lack of trust in regards to upper management and HR.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't believe this company will EVER be listed among the Best Places to Work again, I invite and challenge you to prove me wrong.
    Also, KARMA.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lack of morals and integrity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Geologist  in  Alva, OK
    Former Employee - Field Geologist in Alva, OK

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great place to make contacts

    Cons

    Upper Management lacks integrity, the will do anything to make a profit including not pay your bonus when it is rightly deserved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect no matter where they are in the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Used to be a great place to work...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Chesapeake Energy full-time

    Pros

    Chesapeake used to have great perks, benefits, pay, and positive, visionary management.

    Cons

    New management is only interested in cutting costs at all costs. Many perks and benefits already cut, huge staff cuts in progress, and new management has broken trust and lost the respect of existing staff. Look elsewhere for better opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the talk, don't be hypocrits about the new core values you yourself espoused. You are viewed as a liar, and just a puppet.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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