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Updated Jun 30, 2014

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3.0 38 reviews

55% Approve of the CEO

Southwestern Energy CEO Steven L. Mueller

Steven L. Mueller

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55% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Don't work here if you can help it.

    Engineer (Current Employee) Conway, AR

    ProsPay is ok for the area.

    ConsPay is not good for the field. A lot of bad management. You get fed a lot of lies and false promises to keep you working there.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI could say a lot here. But, be more loyal to good employees and reward accordingly.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrible raises and poor leadership

    Midstream (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsFlexible, good place to learn

    Conspromotions, "raises", no direction whatsoever

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is distant and relies on everyone else lower down the chain to do their work, don't do things on their own and leads to poor morale. Culture started out strong and has consistently gone downhill from 2008 forward.

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    WAKE UP!! Management!!!!

    (Former Employee) Conway, AR

    ProsThis company over all does good and the real people you work for are awesome. These are the ones in the trenches with you.

    ConsWhen you are asked about a bride and you don't do it your screwed!!! They can do about anything and get away with it. I have tried on numerous occasions to bring this to light and you cant just prove this. Any cash deal is hidden and with out proof your the liar!!! I have worked on and off for SWN and recently had to go above this persons head to get work and after this he was sure to get me out. Guess what he did, he manipulated the upper management and they don't even realize this. Sadly I am the one to loose and this is to continue. I am still trying to fix this and bring to light. But sadly his Cloak of perfectness he has is tough to break. I have tried to work with everyone and there is no responses, I am sure he has turned me into a monster that lies and so deceitful, but this is not true, he is just like the bad uncle in the family that they just don't want to see go.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSometimes you need to look at the real problem, The first thing to solve a problem is find out what the issue really is, listen to both sides, IMPORTANT. Then make a decision. If I came in there a preached for a while, sooner or later you would believe what I said. That does not mean its true!!!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor leadership

    Accountant (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsThe company readily provided technical resources. They had a cafeteria on site. They were ethical and wanted to do the right thing. I was allowed to make decisions that effected my work and collaborate with coworkers across departments.

    ConsThere war some very difficult people to work with and no support management to address their behavior. Upper management provided very poor leadership and was very isolated from workers. They never solicited feedback but just kept piling on work, requiring long hours, working through holidays, etc.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you are not going to support your employees, you should at least allow middle management to make decisions regarding their employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good then so-so

    Production Engineer (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsDecent salary and bonus target
    Pleasant working with team members from asset mgr level and below
    Fast paced work environment

    ConsExcessive micromanaging by some as well as short-sighted planning
    Good old boy network and politics still in play
    New management brought in from outside rather than promoting from within

    Advice to Senior ManagementPick up employee morale to stem the tide of folks heading for the door

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    (Former Employee)

    ProsGood place to start where you can learn about the industry. Pay is good, but better at other competitors. Was with the company five years. People there are nice, but its either your part of the group clicks or not. Benefits are good, but can be better. They have the 9/80 work schedule, which is good for work/life balance.

    ConsCompany leadership and managers are not so great, I transferred to a new position so that I can try new things and grow in company, but the training was not great at all and it took me time to grasp the basics of it. I had no experience and was told at the interview that it would take some time for me to learn and that they would work with me. This manager turned out to be evil, and
    would not give me a chance, since she kept screaming at me and was not happy about the fact that I could not get it right away. What did you expect hiring me with no experience! Anyways, after a couple of months I was let go, even thought I was improving. I spent five years in that company working hard, and they did this to me. They don't have a good training program and their managers are not great to work for, however not all are bad. I used to work for a good one before I transferred. Also, you have your little clicks and may fell like an outsider at times. I would not recommend this company to anybody, till management gets it together.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrain your mangers to be better leaders, and improve your training programs, instead of just throwing an employee into the battle field.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    No ethics

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsSalaries and pay meet industry standards. Also, benefits, particularly vacation benefits, are slightly better than average. For the most part, co-workers are great.

    ConsManagement only wants results. How results are achieved is not important. Therefore, safety is not important. Adherring to federal, state, local, or even in-house regulation is not important. Those who violate safety standards and regulation get the promotions, while those who do "the right thing' find their careers languishing, and sometimes are threatened with dismissal.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKarl Marx's philisophy, "the ends justify the means" is a poor management tool.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Don't waste your time

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGood salary, benefits ok, room for advancement if you're willing to play politics

    ConsUpper Management has no idea what's going on with their employees nor do they seem to care. Lots of politics and back stabbing going on here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo much to list after 4-1/2 years with the company

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