SandRidge Energy Reviews

Updated June 12, 2014
Updated June 12, 2014
27 Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SandRidge Energy

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Energy Industry has Ups and Downs

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at SandRidge Energy full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lease Analyst  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Lease Analyst in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at SandRidge Energy full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great work environment & benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at SandRidge Energy full-time for 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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 for 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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Interning for SandRidge Energy is rewarding!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Intern in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at SandRidge Energy as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    As an Intern, SandRidge empowers you to accomplish as much as you are capable of accomplishing. Office and field work give a complete experience of what an Engineer does and is responsible for. Growth within company will surely add opportunity for upcoming graduates.

    Cons

    Company changes due to expansion and desire to proactively improve operations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to assist employees with their future career opportunities at SandRidge Energy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    In the heart of downtown OKC, a young up and coming company, with some growing pains.

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

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

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Great co-workers
    15% Matching 401K in SandRidge Stock
    Newly renovated 30 floor tower in downtown OKC
    Potential room for promotions as the company grows.

    Cons

    No work from home policy
    Growing Pains - Structure can sometimes be missing.
    No "Sick" Days, sick days count toward your vacation/Purchased Time Off
    No "Casual Friday's"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop kingdom building by some groups/departments... It's a poor substitute for good structure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall, it was a pleasant experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SandRidge Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great environment and deeply connected with the community.

    Cons

    One of the lowest paid among the big energy companies in the Oklahoma City metro.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SandRidge Energy

    Pros

    good enviroment and the the one

    Cons

    politics and everything else fall apart

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Needs to work harder

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SandRidge Energy

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits for employees.

    Cons

    Certain departments don't communicate with each other at all - even when told they must do so. This often causes longer work hours than necessary. Accounting department is in dire need of management who remembers that the employees are important - not just a number. Promotions are sometimes not based on performance but who you know. Hard work often goes unnoticed and expected providing little balance between work and family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show employees that they are a valuable asset. Simply smile at them in the hallway or say hello. Don't just stay in your office all day and never say anything. Get departments to communicate through example. Hold activities that promote teamwork. Give incentives to hard working employees so they will stay. Show that family is important.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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