Chesapeake Energy Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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  1. great experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy

    Pros

    paid on time, great experience, opportunity fir growth

    Cons

    had to be outside sometimes while interning

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  2. Overall good company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  3. HR, and management work hand in hand to protect their jobs only!

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

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    People I supported, supported me. Office culture was great.

    Cons

    Fake Corporate Culture, Micro Management through IT systems. "Big Brother"

    Advice to Management

    Learn to SUPPORT FROM THE BOTTOM UP! You hired Loyal People learn how to retain them!


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  5. Good job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

    N/A


  6. Helpful (2)

    Good people, great amenities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, restaurants, fitness center, culture

    Cons

    New management, constant change, bonuses decreased

    Advice to Management

    More open communication with employees


  7. Helpful (2)

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

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

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  8. Strong Employee Culture, At Times Misguided Management

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

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy full-time (Less than a year)

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

    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 Management

    Less politics, more transparency and consistency.


  9. Pretty good.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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.


  10. Great company!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Balance life


  11. It could have been better but could have been worse.....

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

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pro's are the benefits (15% 401K match), the restaurants and the gym. I also really enjoyed the location of the campus in NW Oklahoma City.

    Cons

    All of the departments are stove piped which has led to many inefficiencies. Also the hypocrisy of the new "core values" is comical.

    Advice to Management

    Grow your own leaders



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