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 6 reviews
  • "Great 9/80 schedule and vacation days"
    in 4 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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Great Benefits and Long-term Incentives

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Devon Energy

ProsBenefits, Compensation, Long-term Incentives, co-workers, treatment of employees, car wash, dry cleaners, coffee shop

ConsThere is room for growth in leadership functions and decision making. However, I have full confidence in leadership's recognition of what needs to be better and the direction they are taking to get us there.

Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease effective communication of vision and ensure the message and expectations are clearly and consistently passed down from top to bottom

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The people.

Accounting Intern (Current Employee)
Oklahoma City, OK

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

ProsThe people, pay, and perks. Great environment. The physical environment is really nice, and the interpersonal environment is amazing. Strong cross department movement opportunities.

ConsThe executives have moved towards a "shareholder focus." They stress that as a motivation. For people that don't have stock in the company, that really isn't much of a motivation.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou keep stressing "shareholder value." If you want to motivate employees to increase that value, stock options are a must on all levels.

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

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Seems like a great company, not so for contractors.

Accountant (Current Employee)
Stillwater, OK

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

ProsJudging from the updates visible on the company Strata page, I can tell that this is a business that values their employees.

ConsAs a contract employee, the culture of the company seemed greatly different from full Devon employees. Management had the attitude that all contractors are replaceable.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Wonderful

Instrumentation and Electrical Intern (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX

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

ProsFamily like atmosphere, they offer excellent pay and benefits.

Consnon that i know of as of now

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

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Excellent company, a real sense of family

Senior Supervisor IT Systems (Former Employee)
Oklahoma City, OK

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

ProsCompany with integrity, that instills a sense of family with its employees.

ConsUndergoing change in the IT department due to out sourcing.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore communications with working level employees.

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

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Excellent Company with excellent pay

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Devon Energy full-time

ProsIndividual Development Plans - if you want to grow and willing to work for it, you will grow with this company.

ConsNo cons to report at this time.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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very Good place to work

Landman (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX

I have been working at Devon Energy full-time for more than 10 years

ProsNice people who are helpful

ConsI do not have any thing bad to say

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

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Company that cares about its employees

Petroleum Engineer (Former Employee)
Oklahoma City, OK

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

ProsI interned with Devon for a summer and enjoyed it very much. The company is simply just full of good, hard working people. The company takes very good care of its employees and prides itself on that. They keep an open mind to any ideas and let them flow up the ladder rather than having the big executives bark orders down the ladder. It is a very collaborative enviornment.

ConsLocation is very closed-minded. Since they closed their Houston office and centralized to Oklahoma City, I think that they have annoyed some people and have discouraged some from working there.

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

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Learned a lot and made many new friends

Analyst (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

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

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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Lost

IT Supervisor (Former Employee)
Oklahoma City, OK

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

ProsVery good salary and benefits.

ConsThe company is lost and doesn't have a clear direction.Reorgs too often without a purpose in mind. Too much pomp and pageantry in the rotunda.

Advice to Senior ManagementHold Sr. Managers and up accountable. Come down off of the 47th floor everyone in a while.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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