Southwestern Energy Reviews

Updated July 13, 2015
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  1. Drilling Analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southwestern Energy

    Pros

    Flex schedules, benefits great, bonus' great

    Cons

    upper mgmt does not stay in touch with employees


  2. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Division Order Analyst in Spring, TX
    Current Employee - Division Order Analyst in Spring, TX

    I have been working at Southwestern Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Young company with lots of ambition and room to grow. Friendly and humble people. Nice new campus in Spring. Can handle low commodity prices quite well relative to competitors

    Cons

    New leadership is needed in some areas of the company. They don't fire incompetent people

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to let incompetent people go. They're piling up and the drop in commodity prices is an easy excuse to trim the fat and become more lean.


  3. Opportunity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager, Well Site Supervisor in Bagdad, KY
    Former Employee - Project Manager, Well Site Supervisor in Bagdad, KY

    I worked at Southwestern Energy (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company with strong core values placed on performance attention to detail and over all performance.

    Cons

    no longer employed at SWN not much to say.


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  5. Great to OK

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southwestern Energy full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Before the mass growth, SWN was a great place to work. The employees treated each other with respect, and genuinely cared what was going on in each others' lives, both in and out of the office. The managers were understanding, and the entire environment was flexible, and generally laid-back.

    Cons

    The pay was sub-par, and people started becoming bitter and impatient. The training became lacking, and the morale of the company started to drop.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to your AR roots (this coming from a Houstonian). Do not try to grow too quickly. Do the right thing to create the V+.


  6. Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southwestern Energy full-time

    Pros

    Strong company culture centered on doing the right thing and long track record of taking care of its employees. A very good environment for self-motivated individuals as there is ample opportunity for gaining experience.

    Cons

    Improvement needed in info systems management. While SWN has implemented an ERP system, the company has yet to leverage the system for processes outside of very basic accounting needs. Useful information is scattered throughout the organization and not managed consistently across the company's growing number of divisions.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the open and honest nature of the quarterly CEO call and town hall meetings; they are appreciated. Increase the focus on info systems management and seek real feedback by surveying the users of the systems.


  7. Revenue Accountant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Revenue Accountant in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Revenue Accountant in The Woodlands, TX

    I worked at Southwestern Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    -Intelligent management -Competitive comp -Allow learning/growth through changing departments/roles

    Cons

    -Lacks robust training programs -Requires volunteerism but does not recognize volunteer work done outside of SWN sponsored events -Information not readily shared within organization

    Advice to Management

    Work less diligently to control the flow of information within the org and be more proactive at promoting an 'outside the box' mentality (critical thinking) to problem solving.


  8. Helpful (1)

    In need of hiring good talent, attractive pay + benefits to stay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Southwestern Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits, moving to brand new building, rewards initiative + motivated individuals

    Cons

    Corporate bureaucracy, teammate infighting, lack of guidance from upper management, lack of vision, technical chief reviews who simply suggest changes (anything, even dumb changes) simply for the sake of "having an impact"

    Advice to Management

    Employees are required to write project AFEs with fully calculated, clearly thought out timelines and evaluation progression steps, but when we present them to you all we get is "hmm, that's interesting", and nothing gets done. It also appears that your expectations change between Quarterly meetings, without these changes being shared w/ us, so that we are berated for not living up to them.


  9. Good pay and benefits

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Accountant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Southwestern Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    pay and benefits are really good

    Cons

    New computer system does not work well for all departments

    Advice to Management

    Be more pro-active with employees who want to advance


  10. Great company, even for Veterans!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southwestern Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep on doing what you are doing!


  11. Fast-paced, exciting work alongside sometimes challenging personalities.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Geologist in Conway, AR
    Current Employee - Operations Geologist in Conway, AR

    I have been working at Southwestern Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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



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