Devon Energy Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
89 Reviews
3.9
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Devon Energy President, CEO, and Director John Richels
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Review Highlights

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
  • opportunities for advancement/transfer can be hard to come by (in 3 reviews)

  • There is very little room for growth, with little or no mentor ship to prepare the next generation of leaders (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    I love this career!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Accountant in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Financial Accountant in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Devon Energy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, GREAT PEOPLE, amazing perks. Also, everyone really wants to see you succeed!

    Cons

    Honestly, there are no-cons. The career is an amazing one if you like this type of work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

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

    I worked at Devon Energy full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits, people, location, culture, dry cleaners and car wash on-site, fitness facility.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Phenomenal place to work.

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

    I have been working at Devon Energy full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, salary is great, benefits are great. A really bad day at Devon is a pretty dang good day. I had never imagined working for a company like this.

    Cons

    I have yet to find any. There must be some, but I don't know what they are.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great company full of integrity and Work / Life balance

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

    I have been working at Devon Energy full-time

    Pros

    When this company says integrity, they mean it - it's even on the seal of the rotunda at their beautiful corporate headquarters. Work / Life balance is also key to keeping their employees happy as the company offers everyone an alternate work schedule where you can work 9 days x 9 hrs and get the 10th day off for free. The people that I work with are great, friendly, and down to earth people and the management is making some great decisions in core areas (going from mostly Gas to Oil shale plays) while divesting assets that don't make sense (sold their Canadian assets and Midstream assets earlier this year).

    Cons

    There are pockets of people that you have to know to get promoted, otherwise the company goes outside for people (they just hired their CFO from outside the company). They need to execute better in the areas they acquired (aka GeoSouthern in Eagleford). They need to continue working on keeping their employees happy and over-communicate with their long term strategy. Need to also find a place for employees that are still working in groups that have been divested.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within and don't go outside unless necessary.
    Keep working hard at keeping employees happy and they will give you their best.
    Glad to see that you are not focused on cost reduction, it's an easy short term solution, but you lose your most valuable people.
    Bottom Line: this is a great place to work and everyone in town knows it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    An awesome company to work for!!!!

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

    I have been working at Devon Energy

    Pros

    Everything the company has to offer

    Cons

    Can't think of anything that I do not like

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Way better than any other oil and gas company. I've worked at them all.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SQL Database Administrator in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - SQL Database Administrator in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Devon Energy as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    1.) Highest Salaries / Contract Rates
    2.) Management Actually Cares and Let's You Do Your Work.
    3.) People Are Nicer and MUCH More Laid Back Than Other Oil & Gas Companies.
    4.) Pareek!! Miss You Buddy!! You Too Jesse!!

    Cons

    I didn't know how good I had it until after I left...seriously.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please hire me back!! I love you guys!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Benefits and Long-term Incentives

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Devon Energy

    Pros

    Benefits, Compensation, Long-term Incentives, co-workers, treatment of employees, car wash, dry cleaners, coffee shop

    Cons

    There is room for growth in leadership functions and decision making. However, I have full confidence in leadership's recognition of what needs to be better and the direction they are taking to get us there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase effective communication of vision and ensure the message and expectations are clearly and consistently passed down from top to bottom

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    The people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting Intern in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Accounting Intern in Oklahoma City, OK

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

    Pros

    The people, pay, and perks. Great environment. The physical environment is really nice, and the interpersonal environment is amazing. Strong cross department movement opportunities.

    Cons

    The executives have moved towards a "shareholder focus." They stress that as a motivation. For people that don't have stock in the company, that really isn't much of a motivation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You keep stressing "shareholder value." If you want to motivate employees to increase that value, stock options are a must on all levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Wonderful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Instrumentation and Electrical Intern in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Instrumentation and Electrical Intern in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Family like atmosphere, they offer excellent pay and benefits.

    Cons

    non that i know of as of now

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent company, a real sense of family

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Supervisor IT Systems in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Senior Supervisor IT Systems in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Devon Energy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Company with integrity, that instills a sense of family with its employees.

    Cons

    Undergoing change in the IT department due to out sourcing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communications with working level employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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