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Great potential but losing momentum

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

I have been working at SandRidge Energy full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Fast paced environment, good compensation. Some very qualified employees and managers.

Cons

Terrible upper management leadership in many departments. Poor communication between departments. A lot of posturing and positioning while requiring ridiculous efforts from staff in effort to play up their roles. Serious increase in this type of behaviour over the past 12 months making is difficult or impossible for staff and some managers to get any real progress made.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

communicate! This company is about family and community. Help employees believe that by showing it in the workplace. Listen to what employees are saying. HR: no one will go to you with issues because your policy is to go directly to the persons manager.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. SandRidge is a great company, but the accounting department management is poor.

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

    I have been working at SandRidge Energy full-time

    Pros

    Good pay. Good co-workers. Company encourages involvement with community.

    Cons

    Accoounting department management uses unfair promotional practices. Training and promotion opportunities are only given to "favorites." If you are a new college grad, a golfer, or are a former Chesapeake employee then you will do well in the accounting department at SandRidge. If you are a woman over the age of 30 your opportunities for training and advancement are nil. Several older women in the accounting department have been passed over for promotions several times while new inexperienced employees are given promotions after 6 months. Some of these older women don't even get raises even though their experience is far greater and their work loads are equal or heavier to those who are being promoted. Unfortunately, the HR department immediately contacts an employees direct manager anytime the employee goes to HR with an issue. With this practice in place, employees don't feel like they can go to HR with issues without putting their job at risk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers that care about their employees and use fair promotion practices. Restaff senior management in Accounting. Change HR practices to provide anonymity to employees when they make complaints so that they feel they can go to HR with issues without losing their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Pleasant work environment with very friendly co-workers.

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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at SandRidge Energy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The freedom to solve problems at Sandridge leaves me eager to arrive at work each day. The company encourages collaboration and creative thinking to help meet the challenges of the industry.

    Cons

    Career advancement appears to be slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you consider a major restructure involving potential layoffs, try to consider the employees with much less income than yours and fight for their benefit not just your own. Do not let greed drive you personally. Keep in mind the giving culture at Sandridge and try to help others as well.

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