SandRidge Energy
3.1 of 5 23 reviews
www.sandridgeenergy.com Oklahoma City, OK 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Apr 2, 2014

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Energy Industry has Ups and Downs

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Oklahoma City, OK

I have been working at SandRidge Energy full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSandridge went through some difficult times, but the new management seems to be turning the corner. Some of the more political people have left the company. Overall its a great working environment. New executives seem to be doing a great job. Good benefits. New Investor EVP was a great choice both for internally charging up the team and externally for talking to wall street.

ConsHard to hold onto good people. Opportunities in Oil and Gas are really high right now with the two newly formed companies in OKC. Re-organization decisions need to be communicated better.

Advice to Senior ManagementFind ways to increase employee job satisfaction and confidence so they don't leave to unproven companies like Tapstone and AEP. Try harder to find out when and why people might be unhappy to reduce turnover. Once people make the decision to leave its much harder to change their mind than if you find out their concerns before the emotional decision is made. In addition we need to hire more people. In a capital intensive world, cost of making a bad decision is much higher than the cost of having one too many engineers to make decisions.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work, as long as you are not management

Lease Analyst (Current Employee)
Oklahoma City, OK

I have been working at SandRidge Energy full-time for more than 3 years

ProsWonderful benefits, laid back atmosphere (at least in my department), but very professional and respectful. Supervisors care about making employees happy and also getting employees to do the best work possible and to work hard for your salary. We don't do "one job per person" like Chesapeake. We get a lot of opportunities to learn many different aspects of the industry. I've been given lots of continuing education opportunities free of charge, and my supervisor is eager to let me grow and be challenged in my role. Upward mobility is always moving, I never feel trapped or stifled. Our building is really nice, as well, and plans for the city block look really good. They are changing the face of downtown OKC just like Devon has. They also offer many philanthropic opportunities, if you are into that. (I like doing outreach after work, not during my work day, but hey, they're giving back, right?)

ConsThey refuse to call the January 2013 layoff a "layoff". The CEO even denied it in his company address, and then remarked he made 5 million dollars less than the year before. (He's a great CEO, but they're all detached, rich, old white guys, ya know?) A lot of the management team or upperclass executives like landmen are given bad information from lower down the ladder because of fear or intimidation. I wish the landmen had consistent work and did not switch territories all the time. Changing everything up makes it confusing for three times more people down the ladder. I think landmen/engineers/geologists would be more understanding of the people underneath them, and less condescending if they didn't demand we change it up with them. The good news - They are cleaning up a lot of the mess from old management right now.

Advice to Senior ManagementAdvice to Management: Make sure the landmen know who to contact about their problems. Instead of awkward get-togethers in the break room, maybe have smaller meetings with a couple landmen and a couple analysts and techs so that we can go through problems and questions faster, and face-to-face.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great work environment & benefits

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Oklahoma City, OK

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

ProsThe atmosphere coming into work each day is uplifting and the SD tower is amazing. Benefits are more than generous. There is a sense of involvement working towards the greater good of the company.

ConsMid level management seems unqualified, at least in my department. Managers seem to have just inherited there positions instead of qualifying for them.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Pleasant work environment with very friendly co-workers.

Engineering Technician (Current Employee)
Oklahoma City, OK

I have been working at SandRidge Energy full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe freedom to solve problems at Sandridge leaves me eager to arrive at work each day. The company encourages collaboration and creative thinking to help meet the challenges of the industry.

ConsCareer advancement appears to be slow.

Advice to Senior ManagementWhen you consider a major restructure involving potential layoffs, try to consider the employees with much less income than yours and fight for their benefit not just your own. Do not let greed drive you personally. Keep in mind the giving culture at Sandridge and try to help others as well.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Interning for SandRidge Energy is rewarding!

Intern (Current Employee)
Oklahoma City, OK

I have been working at SandRidge Energy as an intern for less than a year

ProsAs an Intern, SandRidge empowers you to accomplish as much as you are capable of accomplishing. Office and field work give a complete experience of what an Engineer does and is responsible for. Growth within company will surely add opportunity for upcoming graduates.

ConsCompany changes due to expansion and desire to proactively improve operations.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to assist employees with their future career opportunities at SandRidge Energy.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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In the heart of downtown OKC, a young up and coming company, with some growing pains.

Senior Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
Oklahoma City, OK

I have been working at SandRidge Energy full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood Pay
Great co-workers
15% Matching 401K in SandRidge Stock
Newly renovated 30 floor tower in downtown OKC
Potential room for promotions as the company grows.

ConsNo work from home policy
Growing Pains - Structure can sometimes be missing.
No "Sick" Days, sick days count toward your vacation/Purchased Time Off
No "Casual Friday's"

Advice to Senior ManagementStop kingdom building by some groups/departments... It's a poor substitute for good structure.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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