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This is an outstanding company that values its employees and does the right thing.

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Engineering Advisor
Current Employee - Senior Engineering Advisor

I have been working at Devon Energy

Pros

Senior leadership is the best in the business. Opportunities for growth are plenty. Benefits are good. There is a sense of belonging among the employees. Morale is strong from top to bottom. Information is communicated upward and downward fairly well. The company believes in a strong work-life balance. It is founded on integrity and strictly adheres to its mission and values. It is strategically positioned within the marketplace, with a strong presence in most domestic basins. Its overseas exposure is minimal and purposely placed in countries that are less risky politically. There are no sacred cows within this company - everyone is a valued employee and is treated fairly and with respect.

Cons

It is a little behind the times in certain aspects. Departments are a bit too functional and not as team oriented as possible. Divisions operate semi-autonomously, and rarely are opportunities for advancement advertised beyond the immediate office or division. This company is an excellent place to work for individuals with strong self motivation; however, those that require aset career path and a strong support mechanism might find it a frustrating experience. Likewise, this is not a company that one with an aversion to change and adaptation will appreciate.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep doing whatever you are doing. Streamline and push responsibility down the organization as much as possible. Educate the leaders of tomorrow while you have the time to do so.

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    Overall great company and is the best I have ever worked for

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Devon Energy

    Pros

    Devon is the best place I have ever worked. It is fun, lively atmostphere that is both laid back and professional. Integrity is how senior management is characterized and they walk the talk. They strive to be a family atmosphere even though they are a large company. Opinions are valued and appreciated.

    Cons

    Very busy job makes it difficult to take time off. Very demanding level of work and responsibility causes multiple overtime hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When employees come to you stating they need to add staff to alleviate working 60-70 hours a week, please consider the position quickly and considerately to the staff it impacts. It is frustrating to employees when staff is added for upper management positions rather than promoting from within. It is also frustrating when you can't get staff added in a timely fashion or at all to minimize workload.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Used to be a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Geologist in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Geologist in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Devon Energy full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent mentoring directly out of University, great place to be trained and start a career. Also a great place to end a career. Good work - life balance.

    Cons

    Somewhat unstable now, company is more trouble than is commonly known. Very little opportunity for career advancement beyond 7 years experience. Massive demographics issues, 55 yrs+ median age in G&G. Pay + LTI is in bottom quartile.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a desperate need of new blood from technical level to management (management especially). Many of the Baby Boomer Managers simply do not understand how to work with the Millennial Generation and it is a huge reason why the 10-15 experience range is/ and has not been retained.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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