Devon Energy Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
85 Reviews

3.9
85 Reviews
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Devon Energy President, CEO, and Director John Richels
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance supported by generous time off package (4 weeks vacation (in 9 reviews)

  • Good place to work with and excellent total compensation package (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Divisions operate semi-autonomously, and rarely are opportunities for advancement advertised beyond the immediate office or division (in 3 reviews)

  • There is very little room for growth, with little or no mentor ship to prepare the next generation of leaders (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Phenomenal place to work.

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    Current Employee - Professional II  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Professional II in Oklahoma City, OK

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, salary is great, benefits are great. A really bad day at Devon is a pretty dang good day. I had never imagined working for a company like this.

    Cons

    I have yet to find any. There must be some, but I don't know what they are.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Job, if you don't need advancement opportunities

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    Former Employee - Human Resources  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Devon Energy full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Work life balance / the people

    Cons

    Promotions are only given if you have been in your role for a long time, they are not really given on merit and performance. Only about 10% of the company have mentors. Politics play into how you are treated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on actually developing and growing your high potentials, not just saying that you do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Amateur hour!

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Devon Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The pay isn't bad and the building is nice but that's about it. I'm trying to think of some pros but none come to mind.

    Cons

    Absolutely zero culture. I worked there for two years and it was cold. Their IT department is a mess; no direction, no leadership. It was painful to work for a company that treats you like a number. Terrible experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Connect with your employees. I didn't know the name of the CIO for the entire two years I worked there. Hire managers that are real and not robots that follow the "boys club" code. Seriously, it was the worse management team I've worked for in my 17 year career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Wonder for Oklahoma Office, other offices not so much

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    Current Employee - Denied Response  in  Midland, TX
    Current Employee - Denied Response in Midland, TX

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

    Pros

    Stable industry with a decent pay. Training is frequent, Devon maintains its growth very well

    Cons

    constantly changing policies and procedures for satellite office staff. Drama politics excluding hard workers from recognition in offices outside of Oklahoma. Promotions not forthcoming for ones who excel and work harder with higher efficiency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More frequent proof on paper requirements from managers in offices outside of Oklahoma or directly responsible for those offices showing recognition of employees rather than simple word-of mouth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great company full of integrity and Work / Life balance

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    Current Employee - Accountant  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Accountant in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Devon Energy full-time

    Pros

    When this company says integrity, they mean it - it's even on the seal of the rotunda at their beautiful corporate headquarters. Work / Life balance is also key to keeping their employees happy as the company offers everyone an alternate work schedule where you can work 9 days x 9 hrs and get the 10th day off for free. The people that I work with are great, friendly, and down to earth people and the management is making some great decisions in core areas (going from mostly Gas to Oil shale plays) while divesting assets that don't make sense (sold their Canadian assets and Midstream assets earlier this year).

    Cons

    There are pockets of people that you have to know to get promoted, otherwise the company goes outside for people (they just hired their CFO from outside the company). They need to execute better in the areas they acquired (aka GeoSouthern in Eagleford). They need to continue working on keeping their employees happy and over-communicate with their long term strategy. Need to also find a place for employees that are still working in groups that have been divested.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within and don't go outside unless necessary.
    Keep working hard at keeping employees happy and they will give you their best.
    Glad to see that you are not focused on cost reduction, it's an easy short term solution, but you lose your most valuable people.
    Bottom Line: this is a great place to work and everyone in town knows it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company & Great people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Accountant in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Devon Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A great working environment thanks to the perks. Good insurance benefits, 401k, & wellness center. Great people to work with and family oriented.

    Cons

    Being the best with less staff than other similar companies leads to longer hours and more stress. Silos are a problem between divisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow good employees to find and reposition themselves into right role within the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work with opportunity.

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    Former Employee - M&M Intern  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - M&M Intern in Oklahoma City, OK

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

    Pros

    The company is well organized and cares for it employees.

    Cons

    Some people may see a little face and are quite ambitious.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation is on par with the industry. Revise your appraisal system.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    An awesome company to work for!!!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Devon Energy

    Pros

    Everything the company has to offer

    Cons

    Can't think of anything that I do not like

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Way better than any other oil and gas company. I've worked at them all.

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    Former Employee - SQL Database Administrator  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - SQL Database Administrator in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Devon Energy as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    1.) Highest Salaries / Contract Rates
    2.) Management Actually Cares and Let's You Do Your Work.
    3.) People Are Nicer and MUCH More Laid Back Than Other Oil & Gas Companies.
    4.) Pareek!! Miss You Buddy!! You Too Jesse!!

    Cons

    I didn't know how good I had it until after I left...seriously.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please hire me back!! I love you guys!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall Good comapny

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Devon Energy

    Pros

    Good Benefits. Great people. Promoted growth.

    Cons

    No longer in Houston. Relocated to OKC

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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