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Updated Mar 1, 2014

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3.0 39 reviews

55% Approve of the CEO

Southwestern Energy CEO Steven L. Mueller

Steven L. Mueller

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53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Fast-paced, exciting work alongside sometimes challenging personalities.

    Operations Geologist (Current Employee) Conway, AR

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

    ConsIt'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 Senior ManagementLearn what your people do before you mandate new workflows or software, etc.

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

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    Awash with change

    Systems Administrator (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsSouthwestern 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.

    ConsDepending 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.

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

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    Good instead of Great

    Misc (Current Employee) Houston, TX

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

    ConsSenior 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Engineer (Current Employee) Conway, AR

    ProsGood Schedule
    Good People and Culture
    Good Leadership

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementMangage careers from day 1 to maintain your work force

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

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    Great experience!

    Reservoir Engineer (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGreat 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed a more diverse portfolio

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

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    Good company, questionable direction

    Geologist (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementUpper 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    My expereince with SWN is very good

    Motorman (Current Employee) Conway, AR

    ProsSWN provides incentives for safety on a quarterly basis.

    ConsConstant exposure to outdoor elements.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Southwesten is a growing place to work

    Professional (Current Employee) Houston, TX

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

    ConsWith growth many processes are inadequate

    Advice to Senior ManagementHaving organization is not th same as bureacracy. it is ok ot have structure

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall, a decent place to work and grow professionally.

    Reservoir Engineer (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsIf you like fast-paced work environments and a lot of responsibility, it can be a very satisfying place to work. Some very good technical people on staff and lower-level supervisors and managers are better than average. Total compensation was better than industry average.

    ConsIn general, management is distant and impersonal at best, can be downright rude and difficult to work for at other times. The reputation as a sweatshop (similar to Apache and Newfield) is pretty accurate - you may be expected to work weekends or nights.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAttend some people-skills classes. Interact more with the "common people." I only saw the CEO a couple of times the entire time I worked there and he was on the same floor.

     

    Good experience and good company, just not my desired field

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAmazing pay for a summer internship. Many perks as well including signing and relocation bonus and welcome and parting treats. The treat employees well and have a great attitude. Overall all the employees are great people who are enjoyable to work with and not just looking to get ahead. The company has good values. 9/80 schedule:every other Friday off!

    ConsIntern work can get boring, some of it is meaningful but sometimes I did not have much of anything to do.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure you have clear intern projects planned ahead of time.

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