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Updated February 21, 2018
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Chesapeake Energy President, Chief Executive Officer and Director Robert D. Lawler
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  1. "Great culture, great benefits"

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

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy full-time

    Pros

    This company cares about work culture.

    Cons

    Senior leadership can hold their cards close to their chest, despite professing a commitment to transparency and open communication.


  2. "Imaging Tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great Company with great benefits. Everything you need is on campus.

    Cons

    parking on main campus was terrible

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be a great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Chesapeake Energy (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great 401K match
    - Great campus

    Cons

    - Unstable company due to heavy debt load
    - Management is made up of friends of the CEO
    - Layoffs happen regularly


  4. "Culture declined over time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Internal Audit department was great to work with at the beginning of my tenure, but over time as new management rolled in or was promoted, the environment became much like the rest of the company. Management is very open to helping further employees' education through graduate school or training opportunities. Flexible hours and can work from home.

    Cons

    Management seemed very secretive and held information close to the chest. Very disappointing turn of events. Promoted individuals with little to no experience in the department or function. Some individuals did little to no work and were regarded highly by management. There was a lack of promotion opportunities for multiple employees due to strict HR requirements on experience.

    Advice to Management

    Have fewer closed door conversations and be more open with your entire team. Stop referring to management as "leadership" when you also preach that individuals contributors can be leaders.


  5. "Chesapeake - There are worse ships to ride to the seafloor"

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    Former Employee - Production Engineer
    Former Employee - Production Engineer
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Incredible campus -some of the positive aspects of Aubrey's legacy remain. The company has far more room for improvement than failure. Great place to pad your resume and try things a responsible company would never approve budget for.

    Cons

    Uninvested Leadership, short-term decision making, management that is more concerned about decisions that position themselves for their next career move than the good of the company and shareholders. The stock performance speaks for itself.

    Advice to Management

    You're doing super swell and I think you could be even more effective if you'd go back to Anadarko and take your "Cult-ure" with you


  6. "Right place right time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy part-time

    Pros

    Benefits, schedule, atmosphere, supervisory support

    Cons

    Gas Price volatility affects long term stability


  7. "Excellent benefits, atmosphere and culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chesapeake Energy full-time

    Pros

    Chesapeake's campus environment breeds innovation and collaboration

    Cons

    Morale can slide during times of low commodity prices

  8. Helpful (1)

    "IT Senior Developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chesapeake Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great 401k, Great people at the individual level, liberal vacation and PTO policy

    Cons

    IT Mgmt is clueless and more concerned with meeting the percentage of G&A metric for IT vs adding real value to the company. Shadow IT is alive and well since the business has seen years of IT reorgs to “better meet the needs of the business” while never actually delivering.

    Advice to Management

    Stop calculating your G&A pct and demostrate how you can add value, then actually support the folks who know how to do that. Instead of laying off folks who can make a difference get a vision of how IT can save the company millions over its cost


  9. "Not a company for long term career seekers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent salary, pleasant working conditions

    Cons

    No upward mobility, gratuitous waste, petty behavior from supervisor/management level employees, extreme hubris from executive management, ignorant to the difference between management and leadership, typical corporate narcissism, etc.


  10. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of great people to work with

    Cons

    Too many people and feel like your work isn't valued


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