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Chesapeake Energy Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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Chesapeake Energy President, Chief Executive Officer and Director Robert D. Lawler
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  • Great benefits for all employees (in 45 reviews)

  • Good Benefits - Compensation, Bonus, Fitness Center, Cafeteria choices (in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Was great while it lasted"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "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.


  3. "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.


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  5. "Senior Geological Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  6. "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.


  7. "Engineering Tech I"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Tech I in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Engineering Tech I in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredibly generous 401K match and PTO
    Great health benefits (medical, dental, and vision)
    Several amenities on campus (restaurants, daycare, gym)
    Awesome annual bonuses

    Cons

    Middle management (discipline managers) out of touch and lack leadership qualities; just use buzz words and cheerleader methods rather than provide any real guidance

    Advice to Management

    CHK has done a great job to reduce the "boys club" atmosphere by getting rid of overpaid, underworking VPs and upper level employees however there are still a ton of employees who have no idea what they are doing. Especially middle management (BU managers and supervisors) who have very little technical training and/or understanding. Executive VPs need to really look at who is running their BUs and make a change otherwise a lot of incredible, gifted members of the technical staff will walk as soon as the opportunity presents itself. That being said I think the Exec VPs are AWESOME and have saved the company. Thank you Doug!


  8. "Still a good company, though not wnat it once was"

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, fair compensation, great working conditions

    Cons

    Not the company it used to be; compensation has decreased along with employee morale

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach regarding the value of employees as the company's best asset!


  9. "New management making lots of changes"

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    Former Employee - Vice President EHS in Nichols Hills, OK
    Former Employee - Vice President EHS in Nichols Hills, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large asset base lots of opportunities to drill and produce or sell. Many states in operations to see a diversity of regulations and perspectives from agencies.

    Cons

    New management just staring to settle into their roles so lots of uncertainties in management direction. Layoffs keeping everyone on edge and creating turmoil with otherwise great teams.


  10. "Wellhead/Completion/Workover Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Wellhead/Completions Consultant in Sayre, PA
    Former Employee - Wellhead/Completions Consultant in Sayre, PA

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

    Pros

    Great job.... challenging and rewarding. Great people to work for.

    Cons

    I do not know of any downsides.


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    "Asset Management Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst II in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Business Analyst II in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Amazing culture. The campus operates like a village. People become friends, workout together, eat breakfast and lunch together, and spend time outside work together as a result of the company culture dynamic

    Cons

    It's very unstable and much more cut throat than it used to be. The enjoyment has been squashed by the ever looming layoffs. Even every couple of months! Less stability at chk than ever before.


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