Chesapeake Energy Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
128 Reviews
3.8
128 Reviews
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Chesapeake Energy President, Chief Executive Officer and Director Robert D. Lawler
Robert D. Lawler
38 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Fitness center, aggressive approach, Encouraged to think outside box (in 19 reviews)

  • Lots of great benefits if you work at headquarters (in 16 reviews)


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

  • Long hours, at least in my department (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    good company, good benefits and pay, growing potential

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy as an intern for less than a 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Accountant

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    Current Employee - Accountant  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Accountant in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Chesapeake Energy as a contractor for less than a 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
  3.  

    Too much focus on appearances

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chesapeake Energy as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Obviously the pay at Chesapeake is great, and although many perks have been cut back recently there are still plenty of good ones, including the fitness center. There are plenty of resources to accomplish goals and most are clearly defined. There's also a lot of room to move up.

    Cons

    At some levels there seems to be an over-emphasis on appearing as though you are doing something. Show up on time, attend lots of meetings, etc. and you'll be fine, but if you are a few minutes late you may get reprimanded- even if you perform spectacularly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Chesapeake Energy full-time for 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.  

    Great pay especially if you like a "laid back" (LAZY and poorly managed) environment then you'll be satisfied.

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer - Drilling
    Former Employee - Field Engineer - Drilling

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay and work schedule was as promised. Job advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Extremely lacked experienced management. Absolutely no structure in training employees. They seem to just throw money away! The only place to really advance in your career is the corporate headquarters which is located in OKC - not where I want to raise my family. If you're looking to actually work and apply your education and skills, you might want to look elsewhere! Positions at this company look good on your resume, but will leave you with nothing to apply to another company that's actually well ran.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Control your money and hire some talented analysts/project managers. Then, listen and actually budget and follow your spending! Fire people who don't work, because there's a lot of them at your company. I literally watched employees do nothing all day and weren't held accountable for anything. I believe the term "laidback" is used a lot, but really there's a lot of lazy employees who are taking good money away from your company and essentially, out of your pockets. Hold managers responsible for training and employee accountability, Create and adhere to a regulated training program for ALL employees. I found that there was a lack of experienced leaders at your company. I left your stable, good paying job because I wasn't being challenged and advancing mentally in my technical background.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There is a great culture at Chesapeake that offers employees a great lifestyle

    Cons

    Not the most secure place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a little more conservative in spending

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Amazing Campus, Average work environment

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    Former Employee - IT Intern  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy as an intern for less than a 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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good people, great amenities

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    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 for more than a 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
  10.  

    Strong Employee Culture, At Times Misguided Management

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    Former Employee - Landman  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Landman in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy full-time for less than a 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
  11.  

    Great company!

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    Former Employee - Manager, Corporate Development  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Manager, Corporate Development in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    One of the best companies I've ever worked for. Allowed me the opportunity to build and develop my own department. Great leadership and wonderful co-workers. Team effort all the way around.

    Cons

    Never ending 60-70 hour work weeks. Felt like we were going 100 miles/hour every day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Balance life

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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