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Devon Energy Reviews

Updated September 1, 2014
Updated September 1, 2014
88 Reviews
3.9
88 Reviews
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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 9 reviews)

  • Good place to work with and excellent total compensation package (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Divisions operate semi-autonomously, and rarely are opportunities for advancement advertised beyond the immediate office or division (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.  

    Good Job, if you don't need advancement opportunities

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    Former Employee - Human Resources  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Devon Energy full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Work life balance / the people

    Cons

    Promotions are only given if you have been in your role for a long time, they are not really given on merit and performance. Only about 10% of the company have mentors. Politics play into how you are treated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on actually developing and growing your high potentials, not just saying that you do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Used to be a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Geologist  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Geologist in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Devon Energy full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent mentoring directly out of University, great place to be trained and start a career. Also a great place to end a career. Good work - life balance.

    Cons

    Somewhat unstable now, company is more trouble than is commonly known. Very little opportunity for career advancement beyond 7 years experience. Massive demographics issues, 55 yrs+ median age in G&G. Pay + LTI is in bottom quartile.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a desperate need of new blood from technical level to management (management especially). Many of the Baby Boomer Managers simply do not understand how to work with the Millennial Generation and it is a huge reason why the 10-15 experience range is/ and has not been retained.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Very disorganized

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Conklin, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conklin, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Devon Energy as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Flights and camp provided. Team was great worked together great. Management was a different story. Lots of power tripping and little guidance.

    Cons

    Disorganized management. Job duties not clearly defined. Lack of communications.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Establish a change of command that allows the team to perform as a team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great on paper... tough on your moral

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Devon Energy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Decent flex benefits, beautiful building.

    Cons

    Moral is painful. Reporting to an american side makes it a very difficult place to adjust to. As canadians, we have a different work culture that outperforms counterparts in the US without the use of fear or intimidation to manage people. (my way or the high way type attitude)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Founder died, heir will retire and CEO has no clue on how to run the company

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Devon Energy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great compensation package for you to travel and forget your annoying coworkers.

    Cons

    Lots of nepotism in a classicist driven environment. People DO get fired due to brown nose puppet masters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the company to anybody who is willing to do what used to do when you were a leading company and not the sap (pun intended) company you currently are.

    Your "leadership" base is smartly fooling the vice presidents and the stock holders to their hearts contempt. Put some good auditing practices in place to avoid so many resources leaks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    not satisfied

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    Former Employee - Production and Completions Engineer  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Production and Completions Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Devon Energy as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    nothing good to say, just fine

    Cons

    v unhealthy enviornment, no room to grow for young people. simple not great

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Some departments great, others terrible

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Devon Energy full-time

    Pros

    - Able to purchase up to 2 weeks of holidays with flex dollars
    - 6% pension, 2% stocks "gift", and 4% contribution match to savings plan is one of the best in the business

    Cons

    - Totally disorganized implementation of SAP accounting system, still in shambles
    - HR department not helpful with resolving issues
    - Some really great younger talent that deserves to be promoted, but have to wait until someone quite or retires to get recognized
    - Drilling and Completions departments have very low morale
    - Once a good project gets identified Devon has a way of stepping in and over-complicating and over-managing it, thereby taking away the ownership from the workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a really good look at the people that you have managing the business - there are some great managers and some terrible ones. Listen to what employees have to say.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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