Chesapeake Energy Reviews in Oklahoma City, OK

Updated October 6, 2014
Updated October 6, 2014
131 Reviews
3.8
131 Reviews
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Chesapeake Energy President, Chief Executive Officer and Director Robert D. Lawler
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39 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Fitness center, aggressive approach, Encouraged to think outside box (in 21 reviews)

  • The company is large enough to get great benefits but feels comfortable in that you still have an impact (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of experience in Upper Management/Supervisors (in 4 reviews)

  • Even though there are a lot of "perks" to working there (food, fitness center, parties, etc (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    good company, good benefits and pay, growing potential

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company is large enough to get great benefits but feels comfortable in that you still have an impact.

    Cons

    Depending on your position in the company, you may travel fairly frequently.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, good pay for the area. Great campus, awesome fitness center and restaurants on campus. Management seems to value employees and their input.

    Cons

    Promotions and career development seemed to be a low priority. Didn't seem to be a clear and defined set of steps for career advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Accountant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Accountant in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Chesapeake Energy as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Lack of adequate training and

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on training new hires.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Chesapeake Energy full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Training available for computer programs, etc. Good benefits, compensation and vacation time. New bereavement leave. Great Restaurants and Fitness Center. Annual sick leave replenishment.

    Cons

    Core values, Metrics, Corporate Mumbo-Jumbo. Lack of experience in Upper Management/Supervisors. Recent layoffs caused severe loss of experienced, knowledgeable people. Some of the recently promoted supervisors have let the "power" go to their heads and employees tend to feel micro-managed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing Campus, Average work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The campus is incredible and the restaurants are delicious, lots of activities going on all the time, friendly and supportive co-workers

    Cons

    Workload was below average: Lots of free time with nothing to do. I asked and was told is was somewhat the culture. Also a volatile company, not something I would feel comfortable at full time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should look at the workload of employees and shoot for a better balance. Culture also feels very rigid and cold.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good people, great amenities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant II in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Accountant II in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Chesapeake Energy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits, restaurants, fitness center, culture

    Cons

    New management, constant change, bonuses decreased

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More open communication with employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Strong Employee Culture, At Times Misguided Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Landman in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Landman in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits are great, culture is open and friendly, campus is beautiful, company is back on the rise.

    Cons

    Management WAS misguided and inefficient. No company-wide policies for structuring of departments. Doug Lawler did good job on cleaning house.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less politics, more transparency and consistency.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Pretty good.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Title Landman in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Title Landman in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Chesapeake Energy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, gym, restaurants, etc. They have spent money to ensure that employees have opportunities to stay healthy and such.

    Cons

    A little bit of micromanagement. Supervisors are very much involved in your daily life, but on the other token seem to be available for the most part for questions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Accountany

    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great campus restaurants and gym. The benefits are very competitive. Great community supporter

    Cons

    Horrible supervisors and bosses, they do not recognize past experience. Want to start you at bottom again to test you out in their 60 - 70 hour grind. They love micro manage and brow beat you. Verbal recognition for going above and beyond is little to non existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You hire good people. Trust them more and give them verbal recognition. It costs you nothing but a little time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It is a great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Materials Technician I in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Materials Technician I in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Chesapeake Energy full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They have plenty of ways to advance within the company. The benefits are great!

    Cons

    I really enjoy learning new things, and in the past there has always been several training classes, however due to recent changes within the company there are fewer opportunities to take training classes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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