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Updated July 30, 2014
Updated July 30, 2014
43 Reviews
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Southwestern Energy CEO Steven L. Mueller
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  1.  

    Bad place for this Veteran

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southwestern Energy full-time

    Pros

    Salaries and benefits are within industry standards

    Cons

    I am a veteran who has served honorably in the U.S. armed services. The management team led by Steve Mueller has no concept of service. Therefore, they don't understand Veterans. They don't understand sacrifice, integrity, nor the unique training and experience the sets Veterans apart. I have heard several snide comments from senior management about Veterans. I also know of one senior vice president who has bragged that no Veteran will ever be promoted in his department. If some Veterans have had a good experience here, I'm happy for them, but that has not been the case for me. I feel that I owe it to my fellow brothers and sisters who have served this country to use utmost caution before signing on at Southwestern Energy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Don't work here if you can help it.

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Conway, AR
    Current Employee - Engineer in Conway, AR

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

    Pros

    Pay is ok for the area.

    Cons

    Pay 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Horrible raises and poor leadership

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    Former Employee - Midstream  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Midstream in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexible, good place to learn

    Cons

    promotions, "raises", no direction whatsoever

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management 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.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    WAKE UP!! Management!!!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Conway, AR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conway, AR

    I worked at Southwestern Energy

    Pros

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

    Cons

    When 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 ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes 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!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Poor leadership

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    Former Employee - Accountant  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Accountant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Southwestern Energy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good then so-so

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    Former Employee - Production Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Production Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Southwestern Energy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Excessive 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 ManagementAdvice

    Pick up employee morale to stem the tide of folks heading for the door

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    Company 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    No ethics

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Southwestern Energy full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Management 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 ManagementAdvice

    Karl Marx's philisophy, "the ends justify the means" is a poor management tool.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Don't waste your time

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Southwestern Energy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Upper 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 ManagementAdvice

    Too much to list after 4-1/2 years with the company

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