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OGE Energy Reviews

Updated August 2, 2014
Updated August 2, 2014
13 Reviews

3.5
13 Reviews
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OGE Energy Chairman and CEO Pete Delaney
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  1.  

    Wonderful people, enormous amount of red tape

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

    Pros

    OGE pays well and offers great benefits. People are really nice. In general, managers are interested in improving their employees' careers. Each location and department is different, but employees are generally satisfied.

    Values and desired beliefs are serious business at OGE. They believe in doing the right thing.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, seniority sometimes counts more than talent or hard work. It is really, really hard to push through the red tape and inertia to get things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management knows the score. Fundamentals are fine at OGE. Customers are happy and profits are good. It's the future that's at risk because the company can't move fast enough. They are working on it and they don't need my advice.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Dramatic culture change within OGE

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

    Pros

    Pay, Education assistance, Safety training, stable stock.

    Cons

    This company absolutely has no regard for its employee's any longer. They have taken already reduced staffing and reduced staffing even further while still expecting a high level of productivity. They dangle people's jobs with the threat of re org while still expecting them to care about their work or furthermore the company. No one is happy across the board and have seen some fall out losing good people primarily to Devon Energy. Executive management is an absolute joke and are completely untrustworthy and more so immoral. This is coming after years of waiting and with holding my opinion waiting for better decisions to be made having them never come.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only hope at this point is the hope that new upper management will come in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Switch & Bait

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Accountant in Oklahoma City, OK

    Pros

    It seemed like a laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    They interviewed me for one position, then offered me a different position that I wasn't interested in.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Safety focused, good working environment, team oriented

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

    Pros

    Stable, 100 Year+ company, good benefits, great people

    Cons

    Interview questions need to be more future oriented and problem solving

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good values, good people, few opportunities for young professionals.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK

    Pros

    Some very nice, hardworking people, at least at my site.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement, "slot blocking".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your newly hired professionals. Don't allow them to become stuck in remote locations with little interaction with other professionals.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Engineer

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

    Pros

    Stable company with great benefits. 9/80 schedule or half day Fridays. Comfortable work environment. Very safety conscious. HR is always very friendly and helpful. Senior management is very transparent in sharing business stratigies.

    Cons

    Not challenging work at times. Lot of micro managers and control freaks. Inter departmental issues for power struggle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place to Work

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

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere, great pay and benefits, great people.

    Cons

    Poor management at times and very conservative culture.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Building Tech Position at OGE Energy Company in Oklahoma City

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Building Tech  in  El Reno, OK
    Former Employee - Building Tech in El Reno, OK

    Pros

    Great Managers
    Challenging work
    very reliable
    very stable

    Cons

    Work sometimes became slow and found myself getting bored

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Challenging and rewarding environment constrained by regulatory requirements

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

    Pros

    Starting to think more progressively than a typical utility
    Challenging projects
    A culture of nice people

    Cons

    Regulators at state and Federal level limit ability to innovate
    Many are resistant to any change
    Culture of nice people means some avoid conflict and occasionally complain to others about those they won't confront

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to ensure that recognition to those who succeed is given openly to all members

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    The people are great, but difficult to work across groups. They are very "old school" in their ways and resist change.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Analyst in Oklahoma City, OK

    Pros

    Great people to work for & with. Decent compensation. The compensation isn't bad for a company this size.

    Cons

    People across groups are resistant to working with each other and tend to be very set in their ways. Growth and change tends to be very slow. While there are many regulatory reasons not to let certain groups work together, this company seems to have embraced the concept in most departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on getting people to accept and champion change. Additionally, promote working effectively between groups to gain much needed efficiency.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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