Devon Energy Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Devon Energy President, CEO, and Director John Richels
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Pros
  • Work-life balance supported by generous time off package (4 weeks vacation (in 14 reviews)

  • Great compensation package for you to travel and forget your annoying coworkers (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Executive positions are in Oklahoma- can only advance to a certain point in Houston (in 4 reviews)

  • Reporting to an american side makes it a very difficult place to adjust to (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great Place

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Conintuous Improvement Engineer
    Current Employee - Conintuous Improvement Engineer

    I have been working at Devon Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good culture, great pay and benefits, helps to be a petro professional, conservative for oil company, financially stable.

    Cons

    Unstable market for energy is always challenging and has some risks. But what doesn't?

    Advice to Management

    Your core values are excellent...enforce them more often. Integrity is actually a money saver.


  2. Portfolio Analyst

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

    I have been working at Devon Energy

    Pros

    Devon is a great company to work for to gain valuable oil and gas experience. There are lots of bright people that work there.

    Cons

    It is a very political work environment. Management isn't always transparent. All in all, it is still a great company to work for.


  3. Administrative

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Devon Energy

    Pros

    great benefits, gym, networking, 9/80 program

    Cons

    business closed Houston office but really liked supervisor


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  5. IT Manager

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Devon Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Constant new challenges. Great people. Great benefits and perks.

    Cons

    Downtown commute. Oil and gas industry can be volatile over periods.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be up front with employees.


  6. Great company with lots of growth potential

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Accountant in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Devon Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great compensation and benefits package. Flexible work schedule. Work/life balance is very important here. Management sets high standards and goals. Many complain about them, however, they do this to ensure the business survives. What they're doing seems to be working.

    Cons

    Management is highly focused on finding emerging leaders. You must socialize and develop relationships with management in order to grow in the company. Some see this as a con but it's standard in just about every business.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to manage expenses and improve efficiencies in order to survive and remember to remain frugal once prices rebound.


  7. Contract welder

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

    I worked at Devon Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay, good work, respected company

    Cons

    Not always stable and steady


  8. Great company.

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

    I worked at Devon Energy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, salaries, facilities and community focus.

    Cons

    Stress levels can be high at times.

    Advice to Management

    Frequent re-orgs have negative effect on staff.


  9. Amazing IT internship and co-op

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - IT in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Intern - IT in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Devon Energy as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They really care about your interests and the people are fantastic. Professional development is very important to Devon, and they make it clear that they appreciate their employees.

    Cons

    IT and business miscommunication can sometimes get in the way getting things done, which is frustrating as a new employee because politics is part of the learning curve.

    Advice to Management

    Do more to attract young talent!


  10. They walk the walk

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

    I have been working at Devon Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They encourage collaboration and they try to go out of their way to listen to employees, and when it come to work life balance, they hit it out of the park. Every other Friday off, leave time accumulates quickly, and they encourage you to take your leave. They also encourage you to live well; half off healthy lunches, free gym, and bonus money to use for your health insurance. Sure, they are in the business for money, but it is apparent that being in it for the money, is not the priority.

    Cons

    IT; love them or hate them, they are a behemoth in this company. I understand the need for a large IT footprint as this is a company that has fully embraced information technology at every step, but honestly there are just too many individuals running around with the "next best idea" to launch when we can't fully close out current projects.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to the people with their finger on the pulse of the company.


  11. Unethical, silo mentality without opportunity to advance

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

    I have been working at Devon Energy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    This company provides good salaries and benefits. The tall tower is a nice facility with free parking. Employees Occasionally receive free Thunder tickets.

    Cons

    Politics run rampant. No training or assistance is provided. Structure is very siloed, resulting in a nearly impossible opportunity to transition into areas to learn more about the industry or advance career. This company gives the appearance of being top-notch; however, they are ridiculously under-staffed and hours are insanely long. PTO is generous, but what difference does that make when you can never get a day off?

    Advice to Management

    Clean house! The company was far better under previous leadership of Larry Nichols.



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