SandRidge Energy Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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  1. Decent job

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SandRidge Energy full-time

    Pros

    The work environment is great. The younger co workers are open for growth. You have a chance to help the community. There are no real micro-managers. The pay is decent for the work.

    Cons

    There are a lot of older people who work there that are threatened by change. The company has a lot of skeleton that are starting to come out due to years of negligence. This with challenging oil prices make workers weary.


  2. review

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    Former Intern - Production/Field Engineering in Lubbock, TX
    Former Intern - Production/Field Engineering in Lubbock, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SandRidge Energy as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    it was a great internship. I really enjoy the company. the people and workers were very supportive and were there every step of the way to make sure i learn.

    Cons

    nothing i have in mind. The only thing i can think of is that its in oklahoma and they have state tax over there,so if you are coming from a state where they do not, then you might be uncomfortable.

    Advice to Management

    You all did great by the way and was very supportive and encouraging. Have a time table well mapped out for interns and let them know what project they will be working within a good time frame


  3. External Oil & Gas Title Attorney

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    Former Freelancer - Oil & Gas Attorney in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Freelancer - Oil & Gas Attorney in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked with/for a wonderful, dedicated group of young oil and gas professionals that made me want to work on SandRidge projects to develop our Oklahoma natural resources.

    Cons

    As an outside attorney, management does not know who I am, and cuts in the 2015 budget effectively eliminated my position. I never had an opportunity to present an argument to retain my services. I miss working with the six LandMen and women on our Western Oklahoma prospects.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your Outside legal counsel. Offer the opportunity for a Meet and Greet with department heads and Land Men/Women. I have 34 years experience in the Oklahoma oil and gas industry - I am an asset. I offered to cut my legal fees by the same % as the department % budget cut.


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  5. IT

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    Current Employee - IT Infrastructure in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - IT Infrastructure in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Outstanding team and leadership, very cool technologies to use, freedom the thing and be innovative

    Cons

    It's in OKC :-), which is a little behind when it comes to infrastructure. Can someone build some dedicated bike lanes???


  6. IT Infrastructure

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    Current Employee - Desktop Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Desktop Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SandRidge Energy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Outstanding team and leadership, great cool technologies. No Micro management, just own and be responsible,

    Cons

    It is OKC...But seriously, this city lack infrastructure. Can some one build dedicated bike lanes??


  7. Accountant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at SandRidge Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, pay and coworkers!

    Cons

    Depending on department, managements is favored over employees

    Advice to Management

    Management should be reviewed when one of their employee leaves


  8. Helpful (2)

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoy coming here to work everyday. The benefits are great. Another recent review on here mentioned that SD dropped their 401K match from 15% to 10%, which should still be nothing to complain about as I believe Devon only matches 6%. This is still very generous. The same review mentioned that the bonuses are given out only once a year instead of twice a year, but it is still the same concept. The twice a year bonus was broken in half so that you got half your bonus at the beginning of the year and the other half towards the middle. Now, you just get your full bonus once a year. What that same review did NOT mention is that we did actually get TWO bonuses, a personal bonus plus the company incentive bonus. The company incentive bonus was because SD met all of their goals over the last year and the Execs wanted to share this with the employees since they are the one's that actually do the work. I say all of this because I don't want anyone who is optimistic about working for this company, but then comes across a review such as that one, to second guess their desire to work here. It truly is a great company to work for and there are people in the company who are great to work with. The Execs in this company are really trying to find ways to give out more incentives to the employees, like our recent partnership with Organic Squeeze and the Tuition Reimbursement program they recently launched. The 980 work hours are great, there is so much to be apart of, the fitness trainers are AWESOME, and the company is still small enough to feel like a working family.

    Cons

    I don't have any to mention at this point.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to make the employees feel appreciated with all of the new changes and incentives. You are doing a great job and the employees do notice!


  9. Energy Industry has Ups and Downs

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sandridge went through some difficult times, but the new management seems to be turning the corner. Some of the more political people have left the company. Overall its a great working environment. New executives seem to be doing a great job. Good benefits. New Investor EVP was a great choice both for internally charging up the team and externally for talking to wall street.

    Cons

    Hard to hold onto good people. Opportunities in Oil and Gas are really high right now with the two newly formed companies in OKC. Re-organization decisions need to be communicated better.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to increase employee job satisfaction and confidence so they don't leave to unproven companies like Tapstone and AEP. Try harder to find out when and why people might be unhappy to reduce turnover. Once people make the decision to leave its much harder to change their mind than if you find out their concerns before the emotional decision is made. In addition we need to hire more people. In a capital intensive world, cost of making a bad decision is much higher than the cost of having one too many engineers to make decisions.


  10. Great place to work, as long as you are not management

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lease Analyst in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Lease Analyst in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful benefits, laid back atmosphere (at least in my department), but very professional and respectful. Supervisors care about making employees happy and also getting employees to do the best work possible and to work hard for your salary. We don't do "one job per person" like Chesapeake. We get a lot of opportunities to learn many different aspects of the industry. I've been given lots of continuing education opportunities free of charge, and my supervisor is eager to let me grow and be challenged in my role. Upward mobility is always moving, I never feel trapped or stifled. Our building is really nice, as well, and plans for the city block look really good. They are changing the face of downtown OKC just like Devon has. They also offer many philanthropic opportunities, if you are into that. (I like doing outreach after work, not during my work day, but hey, they're giving back, right?)

    Cons

    They refuse to call the January 2013 layoff a "layoff". The CEO even denied it in his company address, and then remarked he made 5 million dollars less than the year before. (He's a great CEO, but they're all detached, rich, old white guys, ya know?) A lot of the management team or upperclass executives like landmen are given bad information from lower down the ladder because of fear or intimidation. I wish the landmen had consistent work and did not switch territories all the time. Changing everything up makes it confusing for three times more people down the ladder. I think landmen/engineers/geologists would be more understanding of the people underneath them, and less condescending if they didn't demand we change it up with them. The good news - They are cleaning up a lot of the mess from old management right now.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to Management: Make sure the landmen know who to contact about their problems. Instead of awkward get-togethers in the break room, maybe have smaller meetings with a couple landmen and a couple analysts and techs so that we can go through problems and questions faster, and face-to-face.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great work environment & benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SandRidge Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The atmosphere coming into work each day is uplifting and the SD tower is amazing. Benefits are more than generous. There is a sense of involvement working towards the greater good of the company.

    Cons

    Mid level management seems unqualified, at least in my department. Managers seem to have just inherited there positions instead of qualifying for them.



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