Devon Energy
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www.devonenergy.com Oklahoma City, OK 5000+ Employees

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Devon Energy President, CEO, and Director John Richels

John Richels

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    Learned a lot and made many new friends

    Analyst (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsBelieved in training their employees, management always seemed to be fair.

    ConsClosed Houston office. Oklahoma City too far away. Some departments spent too much time reorganizing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of the employees you have. Make sure there is a work / life balance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Company

    Records Technician (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    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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    A wonderful company,family oriented

    Records Distribution Associate (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsBenefits are great,great employees,great CEO

    ConsShould'nt have downsized the company.

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

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    Excellent

    Senior Staff Geophysicist (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsEvery person at the company is great

    ConsI can not think of any cons

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

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    Great Place

    Division Order Analyst (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGood people - everyone cares
    Great environment - very open to sharing ideas, knowledge, and information
    Company as a whole is focused on always doing the right thing
    One of the strongest balance sheets among peer group

    ConsCurrently streamlining portfolio - laying people off
    Communication regarding potential advancement could be better
    Industry wide - gas prices are down, salaries are frozen

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommon sense decisions - keep it up
    Controlled and conservative management of assets - keep it up
    Do everything possible to make Washington DC aware of the importance of nat gas
    Be careful not to put all eggs in shale gas basket

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place to Work - If they want you there!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsFewer hours involved than comparable companies
    Three weeks vacation
    Employees are friendly, management shows respect

    ConsExecutive positions are in Oklahoma- can only advance to a certain point in Houston
    Currently downsizing and laying people off

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't grow the company too fast where it can't handle downturns in the economy. Keep the "family" feel where employees are not a number, but a person.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The best company I've ever worked for!

    Senior Staff Reservoir Engineer (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsIt has the strengths of a major oil company in terms of a diversified portfolio, diverse job opportunities, the capital to tackle large-scale projects, and the discipline and foresight to be ahead of the industry curve in terms of new plays and trends and applying new technology to unlock them. On the other hand, Devon can move as quickly as independents much smaller in size and management will support new ideas without being locked in 'analysis-paralysis.' The people are first-class all the way -great to work with. Management is made up of people that are professional but also value the softer-side of HR/people skills.

    ConsWith any company of this size, there is some bureaucracy, a few more meetings than necessary, but the overall job experience and work environment is worth it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing! Keep encouraging your employees to try new things and take some risks. That is why Devon continues to be at the fore-front of so many different plays and trends.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Devon, a fantastic place to work.

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsIt still has a great small company feel to it even though it is a 30 billion dollar company. Management takes care of it's people like they were family. They still give out a Christmas bonus to every single employee in the company. We are all part of the family

    ConsCan't ever get more than 4 weeks of vacation if you come in from another company. No credit for past years of experience causes you to have to work 20 years with Devon to get 5 weeks. Sadly I'll be 72 when that happens.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work. Great work on keeping us all informed on whats going on and why.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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