Southwestern Energy

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Southwestern Energy Reviews

Updated August 4, 2014
Updated August 4, 2014
43 Reviews
2.9
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Southwestern Energy CEO Steven L. Mueller
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  1.  

    Good pay and benefits

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    Current Employee - Accountant  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Accountant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    pay and benefits are really good

    Cons

    New computer system does not work well for all departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more pro-active with employees who want to advance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company, even for Veterans!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits and they give employees what they need to do the job right. The company acts very responsible and ensures that the community is involved and aware of what is going on.

    Cons

    The only cons are the same as you would find in any company in this business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing what you are doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fast-paced, exciting work alongside sometimes challenging personalities.

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    Current Employee - Operations Geologist  in  Conway, AR
    Current Employee - Operations Geologist in Conway, AR

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

    Pros

    The company is relatively small and it's not very hard to run a new idea up the management chain. Compensation is competitive.

    Cons

    It's a bit of a "good old boy" mentality sometimes where it pays to know the right person further up the food chain. None of the other disciplines have any idea what it means to geosteer a well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn what your people do before you mandate new workflows or software, etc.

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

    Awash with change

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Southwestern Energy is a very acheivement focused company. You must perform at a high level and always focus on adding value to the company. Creating value is at the core of their principles. The has been the core factor behind their significant growth. They are now the 5th highest CNG producing company in the lower 48 states. They are poised for continued growth for many years.

    Cons

    Depending on the nature of your role it can be a very high stress and fast paced environment. A significant amount of change is occurring across the organization so there is a lot of uncertainty and upheaval at the personal level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good instead of Great

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    Current Employee - Misc  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Misc in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Hands on experience, chance to take on big challenges at all experience levels. Fast pace. Employees are rewarded for taking on responsibility.

    Cons

    Senior Management quick to react to the market, but slow to adapt. Missed corporate opportunities in the name of saving a buck and keeping an over-tight balance sheet. The company has grown fast over the last 5 years and is still experiencing many growing pains.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company with good people, nice place to work, but hard to change roles within the company

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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

    Good Schedule
    Good People and Culture
    Good Leadership

    Cons

    Poor career management, many people end up leaving due to lack of mobility within the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mangage careers from day 1 to maintain your work force

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience!

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

    I worked at Southwestern Energy as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people, great work culture. Relaxed work environment and everybody is really nice and helpful. 9/80 schedule. Work is a very team orientated; fields are broken down into smaller teams with team members have varying professional backgrounds and each member is responsible for their specified work. I really enjoyed this aspect, where the team is recognized for good work rather than a single employee.

    Cons

    Primarily on a natural gas company - subject to market fluctuations!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need a more diverse portfolio

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Good company, questionable direction

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    Current Employee - Geologist  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Geologist in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The culture of the company is overwhelmingly positive, and in an industry that often gets bad PR, this company is in my opinion on the right side of the tracks. Most managers also seem to care about your professional development.

    Cons

    The company has missed opportunities to be involved with a more diverse portfolio of liquids and gas. There is too much of a layered bureaucracy in upper management to allow swift movement on good ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should allow more trust in experienced individuals who are tasked with finding new play concepts. Involve all layers of management in early stages of play concepts.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    My expereince with SWN is very good

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    Current Employee - Motorman  in  Conway, AR
    Current Employee - Motorman in Conway, AR

    I have been working at Southwestern Energy

    Pros

    SWN provides incentives for safety on a quarterly basis.

    Cons

    Constant exposure to outdoor elements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer a means of allowing those in the field to eventually move up and out of the field into administration for the purpose of training potential roughnecks, motormen, etc.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Southwesten is a growing place to work

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    Current Employee - Professional  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Professional in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Southwestern Energy

    Pros

    Growing stable company, excellent financials. Really trying to be a go to place to work

    Cons

    With growth many processes are inadequate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Having organization is not th same as bureacracy. it is ok ot have structure

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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