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Chesapeake Energy Overview

Oklahoma City, OK
1001 to 5000 employees
1989
Company - Public (CHK)
Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Headquartered in Oklahoma City, Chesapeake’s operations are focused on discovering and developing its large and geographically diverse resource base of unconventional oil and natural gas assets onshore in the United States. The company also owns oil and natural gas ... Read more

Company Updates

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  • Chesapeake Energy closes Southern Marcellus and Utica Shale sale; Announces $1 billion common stock repurchase authorization http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIzJA

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Chesapeake Energy – Why Work For Us?


Our employees’ innovation, creativity and leadership drive our performance-focused business. We are a great business and a great place to work with world-class inventory and a collaborative, dynamic work environment.

Our premiere compensation and benefits package is one of the best in the industry, offering employees:

  • Industry-leading 100% 401(k) employer match up to 15% of an employee’s deferral
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Abundant paid time off that can be used for vacation, sick and personal leave
  • 10 company-paid holidays each year
  • Medical, dental, vision, prescription drug, flexible spending and short- and long-term disability coverage
  • Domestic partner and adoption benefits
  • Discounts and memberships for a wide range of services and programs


Our beautiful corporate campus features:

  • On-site health and dental center

  • 72,000-square-foot, on-site fitness center with numerous amenities, including an Olympic-sized pool, a sand volleyball court and a quarter-mile walking track

  • Four on-site restaurants

  • The Blue and Green Room Theaters – for meetings and movie nights

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Along with a collaborative work environment, advanced equipment and operational resources unlike any other company, employees also benefit from a pay-for-performance culture that increases employee compensation when the company performs well.

The pay-for-performance culture aligns employee compensation with company and individual performance, making each employee responsible for Chesapeake’s growth, success and future. Chesapeake employees are rewarded through an annual bonus, stock awards and a total shareholder return bonus for top-quartile stock performance among our peer companies.

Chesapeake values continuous improvement and ongoing learning and development. We encourage employees to enhance their skills, prepare for advancements and adopt best practices through continuing education, specialized training for individual contributors as well as leadership positions and strategic career paths.


​All of these factors and more have helped Chesapeake continue to be recognized for our success:

  • FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for the seven consecutive years
  • G.I. Jobs Top 100 Military Friendly Employer
  • Computerworld Magazine Best Places to Work in IT list
  • Outside Magazine's Best Places to Work list
  • Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption – 100 Best Adoption Friendly Workplace list
  • The American Heart Association Fit Friendly-Platinum Company
  • Platt Energy Awards – 2011 Industry Leadership Award and Deal of the Year Award; 2009 Energy Producer of the Year and Industry Leadership Award; and 2008 Hydrocarbon Producer of the Year​

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Military employees make a tremendous impact at Chesapeake through their strength, stability and diverse skills. Their technical expertise and commitment to safety is unmatched.

Newly hired military employees have a number of transitional tools that help them integrate and understand Chesapeake and its culture, including specialized orientations, mentoring by a fellow veteran, professional gatherings and career development training. Chesapeake also offers Troop Connect, an online community where military employees can connect and support each other in transitioning to civilian life and growing careers.

 

Chesapeake has been recognized as:

G.I. Jobs Top Military Friendly Employers — 2010 through 2014

CivilianJobs.com Most Valuable Employers for Military — 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014

Military Times Best for Vets: Employers — 2013 and 2014

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Whether you are an intern or a recent college graduate just starting out, Chesapeake employees begin hands-on, industry work on day one. Our intern experience includes a business-impacting project and career mentor to give you professional experience that will help prepare you for the future. Our discipline-specific college recruiting committees attend career fairs, host informational sessions and conduct interviews at predetermined campuses during the fall and on select campuses in the spring. You’ll also find us at American Association of Petroleum Geologists student expos across the country.

Internships are full time, paid and last from May to August. To be eligible a student must have at least one semester remaining or have been accepted into graduate school. Chesapeake internships provide a unique opportunity for students — not only will you spend time with senior leadership and contribute to innovative projects and applications that help grow the business, you also benefit from working on Chesapeake's campus, including access to our 72,000-square-foot fitness center. We offer internships in most areas of our business, specifically:

  • Accounting/Finance
  • Energy Management
  • Engineering
  • Geology
  • Legal
  • MIS/Computer Science

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Join us — in the field or on our Oklahoma City campus — and you will share in our strategic career development initiatives, competitive compensation and unparalleled benefit plans. With industry-leading positions in top U.S. plays including the Utica, Eagle Ford, Marcellus and Haynesville shales and the Mid-Continent and Rockies regions, our employees have opportunities to work on a wide variety of projects and skill sets using advanced equipment and programs. 

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    I have been working at Chesapeake Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Top notch people and innovative environment.

    Cons

    Stock has struggled due to past reputation.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to evaluate your exec leadership alignment

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Chesapeake Energy Photos

Chesapeake Energy photo of: Chesapeake employees use industry-leading technology to unlock value in our world-class asset portfolio.
Chesapeake Energy photo of: Safety is our top priority – for both employees working in the field and at our corporate office
Chesapeake Energy photo of: Chesapeake’s 120-acre campus in Oklahoma City includes best-in-class technology resources, two stadium-seating theaters, restaurants and a fitness center.
Chesapeake Energy photo of: We remain focused on long-term growth and committed to protecting our people, the public and the environment.
Chesapeake Energy photo of: Chesapeake offers a variety of opportunities in drilling, completions, engineering, facilities, operations and reservoir.
Chesapeake Energy photo of: Chesapeake’s Reservoir Technology Center (RTC), the industry’s only in-house core-analysis lab
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Chesapeake Energy Interviews

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    Communications Director Interview

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    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Chesapeake Energy.

    Interview

    Referred to the interviewer by a member of U.S. Congress representing the company's location. Interviewer was provided my resume and letters of recommendation. Also, Interviewer received a couple of emails recommending me for the position.

    Interview Questions

    • It was the craziest and shortest interview I ever had. The interviewer was a VP. She seemed to be very angry with me from the moment I walked into her office. She asked questions about my membership and involvement with a well known national association for professionals in my field. I just assumed she was using that as an opening to the interview. Then she immediately switched the conversation to her tirade about her personal stock market loss due to the downfall of a former employer of mine. That company declared bankruptcy following discovery of internal accounting fraud, of which I had no knowledge as an employee in an unrelated department. I expressed my sympathy for her loss and attempted to explain to her that even employees suffered tremendous loss as a result of that company bankruptcy, but she quickly escorted me to the door, where I smiled, shook her hand, told her I was very interested in the position, and thanked her for her time and consideration of my qualifications. On the way back to my parked car, which I had left only 10 minutes earlier, I wondered if she had even noted that on my list of references was a former boss, a U.S. Senator who currently served on her company's board of directors. A couple years later I read a newspaper article about her being fired in which she was labeled the most hated woman in the city. The reason I am sharing this experience is to remind everyone that you never know what to expect in an interview. All you can do is be prepared, keep your composure and good manners in check, and realize that everybody has a bad day every now and then. Know also that God has a reason for everything; you may or may not know all the answers this side of eternity; even bad experiences can have good resolutions for those called according to His purpose.   1 Answer
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Chesapeake Energy Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2014
  • Best for Vets Employers, Military Times Magazine, 2014
  • Most Valuable Employers for Military, CivilianJobs.com, 2014
  • Best Places to Work, Outside Magazine, 2013
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