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SandRidge Energy Reviews

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

2.9
27 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great employees, managment make poor decisions

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Excellent facilities

    Cons

    micro-management of supervisors
    poor spending habits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your employees work, better spending habits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    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

    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    CEO can't be trusted, is greedy, and doesn't see anything wrong with making $25MM/year

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice fringe benefits: Thunder tickets, gym on-site, discounts at local restaurants

    Cons

    Completely unpredictable management decisions. Zero structure in certain departments, resulting in no accountability for any level of employee. Most policies literally seem to be made up as they go along. HR is full of 20-something girls who don't have the slightest clue about either the oil and gas business or how to run an HR department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out what you want to do and do it. Stop trying to trim costs when it comes to employees, while not being willing to give up your ridiculous salaries. Don't tell people you're worth $25 million dollars the week after you've just laid off almost 60 people. And don't deny that over 60 people losing their jobs is a layoff to begin with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Run away

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

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits, central location in downtown, and several opportunities to give back to the community, and tickets to the OKC Thunder.

    Cons

    This company had a lot of potential. Due to poor management in Accounting and other areas, the morale and good people have all left the building. Repeated complaints to HR from several different people regarding the same issues in different departments goes in one ear and out the other. The upper management is totally disconnected from reality and if you like micro managers, this place is for you. Even recruiters know their reputation and it just keeps getting worse. They brag about community involvement yet allow management to treat their people poorly. It's not worth the $$. There are several good companies in OKC that have a positive work environment. Look elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not sure there is any advice to give middle/upper management except you treat your people terribly. I used to think that Tom was good, but he's let this continue with constant turnover and complaints to HR.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 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

    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
  7.  

    Great potential but losing momentum

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

    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
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    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

    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
  9.  

    Pleasant work environment with very friendly co-workers.

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

    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
  10.  

    Confused management

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

    Pros

    Great people. Lots of potential upside. Great pay.

    Cons

    Management has nearly no direction from a micromanagement standpoint. They understand the broad strokes, but little of what should be done to get there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Role definition is very important in a job. Currently, proposed additions in workload are just picked up or given out randomly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Interning for SandRidge Energy is rewarding!

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

    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

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