Chesapeake Energy

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Chesapeake Energy Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
139 Reviews
3.7
139 Reviews
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Chesapeake Energy President, Chief Executive Officer and Director Robert D. Lawler
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46 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Fitness center, aggressive approach, Encouraged to think outside box (in 22 reviews)

  • The company is large enough to get great benefits but feels comfortable in that you still have an impact (in 18 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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    too many chiefs that should be indians

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

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

    Pros

    benefits, good working experience, time off, good sick pay, good vacation time

    Cons

    Chesapeake needs to take a closer look and some of the companies it acquired, ie, Nomac, Great plains, Hodges etc...individuals that are in management cheat, lie and are literally stealing from the company. They put on an honest face when Oklahoma is in town, but as the saying goes, when the cat is away the mice will play..Here we have Rats, not mice. There is no honor among thieves. They need to take a closer look at expenses, ie..parts and materials purchased on company accounts for personal use...Management enforcing rules and regulations to workers but fail to practice what they preach. Poor incentive for high morale. To Chesapeake..Do you know what your children are doing?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do the undercover boss bit...send them out to PA and Ohio yards...put them in the shops and out in the field...as the sears optical commercial goes..."see what you've been missing"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good culture, many perks

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Developer/Analyst in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Developer/Analyst in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Overall culture is very positive. Big focus on health with amazing fitness center on main campus and multiple restaurants.
    Compensation package is competitive, low stress.

    Cons

    Large company with many levels of management. Middle management is very political.
    I never saw promotions and bonuses based on performance, just years of experience. Very, very frustrating for people who want to excel because you see people just getting by or performing relatively poorly and there's no real recognition.
    With so many supervisors, there are some good and some really bad. Because supervisors can be put in the position not because of their skills but because they've just worked for the company for so long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Outline and enforce required skill sets for internal promotions. Somebody shouldn't just be a senior xx because they've been with the company for 5 years.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    An older person at Chesapeake

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

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The founder of this company was very dedicated to creating a positive environement and turning control over to the next generation

    Cons

    Things were geared to heavily to things that didn't promote good work habits and promoted silo operations. This created a tremendous amount of stress on certain groups to perform far above the typical employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove the silo's.This is neither cost effective or a means to long term success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good experience, but could've been better

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good healthcare plans, and nice on-campus gym

    Cons

    Difficult to advance within the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider 8-90 and allow free flow transfers like your downtown competitor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Chesapeake Energy

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Landman in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Landman in Oklahoma City, OK

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

    Pros

    Nice people, nice work enviroment

    Cons

    There are no cons to working at Chesapeake Energy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    One of best company to work

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

    I have been working at Chesapeake Energy full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Salary, Bonus and benefits

    Cons

    Nothing that I can recall

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It was a very knowledgeable experience that i can take with me to a different job within the oil and gas industry.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Engineering in Oklahoma City, OK

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

    Pros

    There are many benefits of the company as in their workout facility, complimentary snacks in the kitchen in every building, and your own office space to be creative.

    Cons

    I am a person that likes to get involved in a project, but i cant do that from within an office. I like to be hands on while i learn the processes of the company or project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management is a very knowledgeable and helpful staff team. Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Who is my boss.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Technical in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company gym. Restaurants located on campus.

    Cons

    Not ever having enough time to go to the gym, huge work-load, for some. Not getting a lunch break, thank goodness they have on-site restaurants...right. Too many managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Foster a more positive team work place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good company, but not great.

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

    I have been working at Chesapeake Energy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and work environment are good.

    Cons

    Pay and trust are both down compared to a couple years ago.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Align pay with competitors and ensure that employees are reviewed thoroughly to align pay within the organization. I approve of the plans that are set forth for the future of this buisness.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Stuffy

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Oklahoma City, OK

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

    Pros

    Perks, campus, Old CEO, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Cons

    Culture, Fragmented Business Units, Too Big Too Fast

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know when you don't know

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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