Devon Energy Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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Pros
  • Work-life balance supported by generous time off package (4 weeks vacation (in 14 reviews)

  • Good place to work with and excellent total compensation package (in 5 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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  1. Solid company, great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Accounting Intern
    Current Intern - Accounting Intern

    I have been working at Devon Energy as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Work/life balance
    Culture
    Solid management
    Great facility
    Free access to workout facility

    Cons

    Keeping up appearances is the only con that comes to mind

  2. Contract welder

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

    I worked at Devon Energy full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay, good work, respected company

    Cons

    Not always stable and steady

  3. Geoscientist

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

    I have been working at Devon Energy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice company if your are employed here.

    Cons

    They have no loyalty to employees. You make someone mad and you are gone.

    Advice to Management

    Stop abusing the use of contract employees.

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  5. Great company.

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

    I worked at Devon Energy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, salaries, facilities and community focus.

    Cons

    Stress levels can be high at times.

    Advice to Management

    Frequent re-orgs have negative effect on staff.

  6. Amazing IT internship and co-op

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

    I have been working at Devon Energy as an intern (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    They really care about your interests and the people are fantastic. Professional development is very important to Devon, and they make it clear that they appreciate their employees.

    Cons

    IT and business miscommunication can sometimes get in the way getting things done, which is frustrating as a new employee because politics is part of the learning curve.

    Advice to Management

    Do more to attract young talent!

  7. great place to work

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

    I worked at Devon Energy

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    friendly people, very philanthropic, nice culture

    Cons

    boring work, hard to make work friends, un-fulfilling work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    have better communication with employees

  8. good and bad

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Devon Energy

    Pros

    nice building, parking is good

    Cons

    cubes, glass office partitions, no privacy

  9. Helpful (1)

    Previous management was FAR superior.

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

    I worked at Devon Energy

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

    Pros

    Nice benefits package, descent salaries. Talented staff in many groups.

    Cons

    Former management was far superior to current management. The company "claims" to promote a good work/life balance, but most managers insist on very long hours, working on your "Friday off", and coming in on weekends to meet deadlines. A "Best Place to Work" is a farce. Office politics are rampant, and advancement depends on being a "favorite" of management. A VP there once told me that "perception is reality" there.

  10. Good IT internship

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

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility
    Good structure and fun activities in internship
    Plenty of perks
    Very friendly management, was easy to approach and speak with C-level executives

    Cons

    Easy to feel lost in such a large company, there seemed to be high turnover in some groups in IT, but by choice, not firing.

    Advice to Management

    Could probably do more with less, in terms of employees.

  11. They walk the walk

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

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

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

    Pros

    They encourage collaboration and they try to go out of their way to listen to employees, and when it come to work life balance, they hit it out of the park. Every other Friday off, leave time accumulates quickly, and they encourage you to take your leave. They also encourage you to live well; half off healthy lunches, free gym, and bonus money to use for your health insurance. Sure, they are in the business for money, but it is apparent that being in it for the money, is not the priority.

    Cons

    IT; love them or hate them, they are a behemoth in this company. I understand the need for a large IT footprint as this is a company that has fully embraced information technology at every step, but honestly there are just too many individuals running around with the "next best idea" to launch when we can't fully close out current projects.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to the people with their finger on the pulse of the company.

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