Chesapeake Energy

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Great if you're a non-core employee...

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

I have been working at Chesapeake Energy

Pros

15% matching on your 401k (although it has a 5 year vest). 2 reviews per year, fitness center on campus -- and it's the nicest gym i've ever been a member of, many CHK sponsored events throughout OKC, always looking for the next big play.

Cons

if you're in HR, IT, or work at the fitness center, this would be the ideal employer for all of the pros mentioned above. however, if you're working in land, geo, or engineering and happen to be in one of the busier plays, get ready. i've heard from industry peers the CHK is talked about as a sweatshop -- and i understand why. you're expected to be there early (before 8 am) and stay late (after 5:30) every day. very micromanaged. i've had a senior exec walk into my office and scold me for using 11.5 point font instead of 12 point font on a simple proposal letter that was going to a partner -- simply a formality. if you know somebody or grew up in the E&P industry, especially in OKC, you're made. if you don't, watch out. promotions and salaries are based upon who your family is and how well senior management is interested in you, regardless of work ability or intellect. as far as salaries go, they're across the board. every offer letter i've received in the last 2-3 months has been for 20-25% more annually with similar benefits...but i imagine there's not that big of a difference in other departments.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

hire senior management that has been proven as an expert in the industry due to an exceptional career, not just because the employee has been around since the inception of the company. you can reward an employee's loyalty through compensation...but not every senior employee should be in a position of leadership.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Chesapeake Energy from an Intern's point of view.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pipeline Technician - Intern in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Pipeline Technician - Intern in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Indecisive Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy

    Pros

    great benefits, lotS of PTO

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Approves of CEO
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