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Chesapeake Energy from an Intern's point of view.

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Former Employee - Pipeline Technician - Intern in Fort Worth, TX
Former Employee - Pipeline Technician - Intern in Fort Worth, TX

I worked at Chesapeake Energy

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Very friendly company that develops employees. Very strong work force yet also very fair. By fair one of the best.

Cons

I don't believe there are any real cons. A more formal intern schedule would be a great improvement though instead of planning by day.

Advice to Management

The management i worked with was very fair and had an open door policy. i felt comfortable discussing issues that came up and other topics.

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    Indecisive Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great benefits, lotS of PTO

    Cons

    POLITICAL FAVORATISM, Only negative feedback is given from management, processes change constantly; management is indecisive

    Advice to Management

    Less intimidation techniques and more positive feedback to employees will boost morale and production


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    IT Department: Too Many Dim Bulbs

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    Current Employee - Senior-Level IT Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Senior-Level IT Employee in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Chesapeake Energy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Chesapeake provides an excellent campus environment in Oklahoma City, complete with three restaurants and a first-rate fitness center. Most campus employees have individual offices (no cubes!), about half of those with closable doors. Benefits and compensation are competitive, considering the relatively poor IT job market in OKC. The C-level execs generally are charismatic and approachable, though there are exceptions. Chesapeake gives back heavily to the community and encourages its employees to do so as well.

    Cons

    Chesapeake continues to suffer the consequences of poorly-managed growth (1000% in just 6 years). In the IT department specifically, lax selection practices have produced a top-heavy organization saturated with marginal talent at all levels. Marginal coworkers mean more failed projects and dissatisfied customers. Marginal management leads to promotions based on politics and showmanship. The department has three titular levels for technical resources: associate, "regular" and senior. Beyond that, the only advancement is supervisory. Management has developed an aversion to large, challenging projects. Given those factors, career growth potential for senior technical resources is quite limited. Finally, the corporate culture tends to the conservative side, leading to some unfortunate aspects. Internet access is heavily filtered, blocking much business-related content. The company often encourages its employees to vote for certain candidates and to donate money to the Chesapeake FedPAC.

    Advice to Management

    Institute better hiring practices to find better talent. Make employees at all levels financially accountable for success. Identify and lose the least-productive 25% of the company (seriously). Reduce the non-business-critical expenditures: lavish parties, landscaping, buying nearby businesses, questionable CEO bonuses.


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