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Chesapeake Energy Oklahoma City Reviews

Updated August 8, 2017
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Oklahoma City, OK

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Chesapeake Energy President, Chief Executive Officer and Director Robert D. Lawler
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Pros
  • Great benefits for all employees (in 43 reviews)

  • Incredibly generous 401K match and PTO (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Engineering Technician II"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Tech II in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Engineering Tech II in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company offers competitive pay and great benefits. Plenty of opportunities to develop professionally.

    Cons

    Not enough stability / security in terms of stock market value and future growth and development.


  2. "Great company, bad IT"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer II in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Software Developer II in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    PTO is Astounding
    401k is unheard of levels
    Gym is great
    Generally good coworkers
    Pay is above average, and that's before the great bonus
    Offices

    Cons

    Software Development here is the grindiest soul crushing thing you could imagine. Enough that I'm continually weighing it against the ludicrous pros.

    Work for a team 3x our size. Understaffed IT

    Advice to Management

    Hire more developers and BAs. This is just depressing now. Seriously. As good as my compensation is, it should be a no brainer to stay. Instead there's so much garbage work being shared around, I'm actively starting to hate my career path.

  3. "IT Manager"

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

    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


  4. "ATS Analyst I"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    15% 401K match; Generous stock awards; Largest company gym I've ever seen

    Cons

    drink the cool-aid mentality permeates, feels like I'm back on Greek Row sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    This may have changed under Lawler, but when I was there, management had a habit of hiring people straight out of college, some with no real experience in oil and gas (read: because they're good looking), so that CHK didn't have to pay them as much as someone with more experience and could do the job better.


  5. "Glassdoor makes me review this..."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits really are pretty good. Gym is ridiculous.

    Cons

    Software is not their product.


  6. "Was great while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Title Landman in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Title Landman in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pay was great, it was a 40-hr a week job, never had to work extra. Benefits were fantastic. It was great while it lasted.

    Cons

    My entire dept was eradicated, so that was a bummer. We all knew we were overpaid and that's what led to the company's downfall, in my opinion.


  7. "Great perks"

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    Former Employee - Attorney in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Attorney in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great retirement and bonuses. Amazing restaurants and workout facilities. Feels kind of like a college campus. Supervisors seemed to really care about your career

    Cons

    Too rigid of a corporate structure. Some of the culture was changing as I left so not sure if that is the same.

  8. "Great but went downhill"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on different projects

    Cons

    Constantly scared of what will drop from inexperienced management

    Advice to Management

    None - doubt they'd take it or heed any of it.


  9. "Senior Geological Technician"

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    Current Employee - Senior Geological Technician in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Senior Geological Technician in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits and or the perks.

    Cons

    The ups and downs of the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Too many corporate initiatives that take away from actual work.


  10. "IT Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Chesapeake Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great vacation, beautiful campus with the best gym, pool, basketball court etc.... The people are very professional and the best in the state.

    Cons

    Implementing SAP/DellOne/FieldGlass/Aruba/Office365/SuccessFactor and many others all in a years time frame. Very challenging.


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