Devon Energy
3.8 of 5 68 reviews
www.devonenergy.com Oklahoma City, OK 5000+ Employees

Devon Energy Reviews

Updated Mar 13, 2014
Devon Energy – US – “new 50+ story building”

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3.8 68 reviews

                             

85% Approve of the CEO

Devon Energy President, CEO, and Director John Richels

John Richels

(46 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work life balance, being able to pick working hours within reason"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Great 9/80 schedule and vacation days"
    in 4 reviews
Cons:
  • "opportunities for advancement/transfer can be hard to come by"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Devon is a great company but not well known outside of operational areas"
    in 4 reviews
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Great Company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Oklahoma City, OK

I have been working at Devon Energy as a contractor for more than a year

ProsGreat environment to work in!

ConsIf you are on contract to hire they treat you extremely different

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in contractors that have potential.

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

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Good pay, impersonal workplace

Senior Applications Services Professional (Current Employee)
Oklahoma City, OK

I have been working at Devon Energy full-time for more than a year

ProsThe salary and benefits are very competitive. The building in OKC has lots of nice amenities. Commuting in Oklahoma City is very easy. Devon Energy is one of the most respected employers in the Oklahoma City area.

ConsThere seems to be a lack of corporate direction. Also the workplace is very impersonal. I find it odd that no one talks about their vacations or holidays or families. My experienced coworkers are professional but not particularly friendly. If you relocate to OKC from elsewhere, expect to have a hard time making personal connections.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Absolutely the best company I've worked for so far!

Administrative (Current Employee)
Oklahoma City, OK

I have been working at Devon Energy full-time for less than a year

ProsFlexibility of working hours, on-site gym and restaurant

ConsFeel lost in the middle of thousands of employees

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

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Good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Devon Energy full-time

ProsNice location and infrastructure. Good benefits.

ConsContractors are second class employees. If lucky, you will be placed on a renewable contract depending on the "business" (jargon for department).

Advice to Senior ManagementDevon needs new ventures out of the USA. They are in a vulnerable position to be squeeze out by smaller and leaner E&P companies. Unfortunately natural gas prices doesn't help their portfolio nor having an energy policy in the U.S since early 70's.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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No one ever gets fired

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Devon Energy full-time for more than 5 years

ProsCompany Culture is great.
Devon treats employees independently; not over managed.
You can work at Devon for pretty much forever.

ConsPromotions are largely based on time with the company and not merit.
Upward mobility typically is a result of someone else voluntarily leaving the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementSome people need to be let go from time to time, not just during a budget crisis. Some people don't work out. Don't be so afraid of an HR lawsuit. A lot of dead weight in the office.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work

Geoscience Technologist (Current Employee)
Oklahoma City, OK

I have been working at Devon Energy full-time for more than 3 years

Proslots of opportunity for grow, tons of development and education classes

ConsLateral promotions, lots of room for growth and change but they reward people coming in the organization better than those within, meaning you can get promoted to a new position with a slight bump in pay while a person coming from outside with less experience will get a more competitive salary.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good Company

Records Technician (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsThis is good company to work for. I worked there five and a half years. Like the other oil and gas companies, they provide good benefits for their employees. In addition, you'll find good people there to work with and work for.

ConsThere is not much bad to say. It is a large corporation and as a large corporation, they may have to make business decisions that a given person may not like. For example, there are times in the oil business when you have to exit business in one part of the country and grow business in another part of the country. This always effects jobs, but the company trys to take care of the employees that can not relocate.

Advice to Senior ManagementThanks for hiring good people and remembering to take care of them as people. Thanks for five good years. I'd do it again if I could.

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

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Great company and culture, great pay.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Devon Energy

ProsTreats employees well, pay is great. Plenty of opportunities to learn and improve skills.

ConsDon't have many programming opportunities. Interns do not get very impressive projects.

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Great place to work.

Senior Systems Administrative (Current Employee)
Oklahoma City, OK

I have been working at Devon Energy full-time for less than a year

ProsThe benefits and salary are top of the line. The people that work in the tower are the best and brightest in the industry. Fast paced and performance based. You are very well rewarded for delivering and meeting your goals

ConsThe pace lends its self to burn out. IT is moving to a open floor plan that is going to make the staff very unhappy. Moving 4 people to a cubicle that is currently the size of 2 people.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe open floor plan for IT is going to hurt one of Devon's core values...Hire the best people.

While current staff may accept moving from their current nice working environment potential new hires will be quick to shy away from the cramped IT environment. Highly technical SR level IT staff they will most likely look elsewhere because of this arrangement.

The open floor plan does not appear nearly as open as staff was lead to believe and there are some hard feelings among current staff because IT appears to be the only group sacrificing space to make room for more people.

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

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Great company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Devon Energy full-time

ProsGreat benefits, nice place to work

ConsStock seems to be declining

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