Chesapeake Energy Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
127 Reviews

3.8
127 Reviews
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Chesapeake Energy President, Chief Executive Officer and Director Robert D. Lawler
Robert D. Lawler
37 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.  

    Accountant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Accountant in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Chesapeake Energy as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Lack of adequate training and

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on training new hires.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Too much focus on appearances

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chesapeake Energy as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Obviously the pay at Chesapeake is great, and although many perks have been cut back recently there are still plenty of good ones, including the fitness center. There are plenty of resources to accomplish goals and most are clearly defined. There's also a lot of room to move up.

    Cons

    At some levels there seems to be an over-emphasis on appearing as though you are doing something. Show up on time, attend lots of meetings, etc. and you'll be fine, but if you are a few minutes late you may get reprimanded- even if you perform spectacularly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good people, great amenities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant II  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Accountant II in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Chesapeake Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, restaurants, fitness center, culture

    Cons

    New management, constant change, bonuses decreased

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More open communication with employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Strong Employee Culture, At Times Misguided Management

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    Former Employee - Landman  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Landman in Oklahoma City, OK

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great, culture is open and friendly, campus is beautiful, company is back on the rise.

    Cons

    Management WAS misguided and inefficient. No company-wide policies for structuring of departments. Doug Lawler did good job on cleaning house.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less politics, more transparency and consistency.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Pretty good.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Title Landman  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Title Landman in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Chesapeake Energy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, gym, restaurants, etc. They have spent money to ensure that employees have opportunities to stay healthy and such.

    Cons

    A little bit of micromanagement. Supervisors are very much involved in your daily life, but on the other token seem to be available for the most part for questions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It is a great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Materials Technician I  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Materials Technician I in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Chesapeake Energy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They have plenty of ways to advance within the company. The benefits are great!

    Cons

    I really enjoy learning new things, and in the past there has always been several training classes, however due to recent changes within the company there are fewer opportunities to take training classes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not bad

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chesapeake Energy

    Pros

    Tickets to Thunder game and fitness center

    Cons

    unstable, the good old boy system in in affect here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop leading on the employees be thruthful

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Company Overall

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Bonuses twice a year plus christmas bonus. Twice yearly reviews with possibility for raises and stock. Laid back working environment

    Cons

    Didn't provide help and assistance as requested and promised.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people that do the work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Fast moving company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Geologist  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Field Geologist in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Chesapeake Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It is easy to move up and the benefits are the best i've heard of.

    Cons

    Some of the low level management is very poor. The company does not communicate well between sectors

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Industry Leader

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chesapeake Energy full-time

    Pros

    Fitness center, aggressive approach, Encouraged to think outside box

    Cons

    New pay structure and management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Intent of company changes is good but perception from employees has been wrong.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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