Devon Energy Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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  1. 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


  2. They walk the walk

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


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great company overall, but embracing the leadership and employee attributes can cost you your job

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

    I have been working at Devon Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits, active in the community

    Cons

    Promotions are hard to come by unless you're a VP's favorite and there are lots of VP's with favorites. In the corporate support groups (e.g. Supply Chain) Devon hires outside people instead of developing and promoting from within. Embracing the employee and leadership attributes can hurt you, such as "challenge the status quo". People who challenge are usually out the door pretty quick. Leadership is generally not open to suggestions and feedback.

    Advice to Management

    Learn what's going on in the company at the worker level, why are so many younger professionals leaving to join other OKC companies?


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  5. Helpful (4)

    great company with unified mission, IT needs radical course correction

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

    I have been working at Devon Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Overall an amazing company that genuinely tries to keep their employees happy, motivated and content with good R&R programs. Employees are encouraged to eat healthy and work out at the fitness facilities and friendly atmosphere all around.

    Cons

    IT is an exception and treated as a step-child.contractors have more job security than full time employees after the accenture-devon partnership.there is a hint of xenophobia towards foreigners, a lot of brown nosing and old school politics where you have these group of people who don't mingle with/associate with others who are not part of their "inner circle", its funny because these are the people who first jump ship to continental resources at the drop of a hat.

    Advice to Management

    Please value your employees and ya'll need to ensure that HR is not a joke but has control within IT to affirm everyone is being treated equally and fairly by EOE laws. I have seen some good hard working people being booted at Christmas season with no explanation/warning when a lot of slackers having managed to hang around for years without adding any value.


  6. Great work environment, competitive pay, great benefits

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

    I have been working at Devon Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    There are many improvements to made in all aspects of the business. I find this enticing as an employer, as there are many projects underway and plenty of work to do. The people are very nice and very professional. The building is great and the offices are more than satisfactory. Accommodations such as the parking garage, dry cleaning, car wash, food court, and gym just add to the positive work environment. I don't know of many employers in Oklahoma that offer such accommodations.

    Cons

    Promoting from within often times motivates individual contributors to work harder and learn new things. However, I have seen more leadership positions filled from outside than from within. This is a shame, as there are many competent employees that have aspirations for leadership. You have to know the right people to further your career towards management if that is your career aspiration. Change is good, we've all heard many things about change. However, Devon seems to change (change organizational structure, change goals, etc.) for the sake of change. The work environment is like the Oklahoma weather - if you don't like it just wait a few months and it'll change. This is less than motivating for most employees.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate goals clearly and holistically from top down. Over communicate goals for that matter and define success so that is applicable, visible, and understandable for all levels of employment (Top to bottom). I believe Devon would benefit from a culture aimed at promoting from within. As mentioned above, most leadership positions are hired outside of Devon. Feelings and personal perceptions seem to be more important the results. This is a shame. It is almost more beneficial to you if people like you and you "drink the tea" rather than delivering results and possibly stepping on a few toes to accomplish business goals.


  7. Unethical, silo mentality without opportunity to advance

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

    I have been working at Devon Energy

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

    Pros

    This company provides good salaries and benefits. The tall tower is a nice facility with free parking. Employees Occasionally receive free Thunder tickets.

    Cons

    Politics run rampant. No training or assistance is provided. Structure is very siloed, resulting in a nearly impossible opportunity to transition into areas to learn more about the industry or advance career. This company gives the appearance of being top-notch; however, they are ridiculously under-staffed and hours are insanely long. PTO is generous, but what difference does that make when you can never get a day off?

    Advice to Management

    Clean house! The company was far better under previous leadership of Larry Nichols.


  8. Great company if you live in OKC

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

    I have been working at Devon Energy

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

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, community involvement, challenging work. The people by and large are all "nice", but that sometimes detracts from productivity via too many meetings to not hurt someone's feelings. They are risk-adverse meaning if you don't rock the boat and uphold a moderate professional behavior standard, you can have a long career here.

    Cons

    The "collaborative" / all-inclusive / decision-by-committee style at Devon means it takes a while to make changes and you will spend a lot of times in mertings. For folks riding out a long comfortable career, this is great. For those who want to implement changes, experiment, implement new solutions or processes, this can be quite frustrating. Though the company touts innovation, risky ideas are seen as bad.

    Advice to Management

    Most of the company is run like a factory. Operations is looking for small, incremental ways of improvement that doesn't distupt the machine. Implement a new department within each division who is tasked with R&D, disruptive innovation, game-changing ideas. Do not force the same Status Quo policies on the organizations who are trying to innovate. Implement work from home, bring your own device, profit sharing and less restrictive HR and IT rules.


  9. Good place to work

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

    I worked at Devon Energy full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Devon Energy is a good place to work

    Cons

    As any other company, there is room for improvement and they are working on it.


  10. I love this career!

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

    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

    Excellent benefits, GREAT PEOPLE, amazing perks. Also, everyone really wants to see you succeed!

    Cons

    Honestly, there are no-cons. The career is an amazing one if you like this type of work.


  11. If you live in OKC, this is the place to work!

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

    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

    Great work-life balance High level of professionalism Opportunity for growth and leadership if you want it Open communication

    Cons

    Certain employees get away with little to no productivity and management knows it, but does nothing. Their approach is to give more work to those who work hard. It seems promotions to leadership positions may be a little preemptive, before those individuals have the skill set to be a good leader / manager

    Advice to Management

    All employees need to be held accountable to a certain level of productivity and standards, regardless of their years of service, position, etc.



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