Devon Energy Reviews

Updated March 16, 2015
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    A great company full of integrity and Work / Life balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company & Great people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Accountant in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Devon Energy full-time (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
  3. Good place to work with opportunity.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - M&M Intern in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Intern - M&M Intern in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Devon Energy as an intern (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
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  5. An awesome company to work for!!!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6. 2 people found this helpful

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - SQL Database Administrator in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Contractor - SQL Database Administrator in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Devon Energy as a contractor (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
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Overall Good comapny

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8. The people.

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Seems like a great company, not so for contractors.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Accountant in Stillwater, OK
    Current Contractor - Accountant in Stillwater, OK

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Wonderful

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Instrumentation and Electrical Intern in Dallas, TX
    Current Intern - Instrumentation and Electrical Intern in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Family like atmosphere, they offer excellent pay and benefits.

    Cons

    non that i know of as of now

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Excellent company, a real sense of family

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Supervisor IT Systems in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Senior Supervisor IT Systems in Oklahoma City, OK

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Undergoing change in the IT department due to out sourcing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communications with working level employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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