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Chesapeake Energy Reviews

Updated August 11, 2018
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Chesapeake Energy President, Chief Executive Officer and Director Robert D. Lawler
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  • "Great Company with great benefits" (in 48 reviews)

  • "Campus is great spread out but nice to walk around, fitness center is amazing, restaurants are top notch and great daycare" (in 33 reviews)

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  1. "Great overall experience!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - tremendous benefits
    - relaxed atmosphere
    - upward mobility
    - amenities (offices, restaurants, fitness center, etc.)

    Cons

    - immature business practices (but improving)
    - history of HR siding with management rather than employees

    Advice to Management

    1) Don't just put the culture on a poster, live it out
    2) Find ways to keep VPs, Directors, and Managers accountable
    3) Make transparency a priority


  2. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer Data Scientist in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer Data Scientist in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Salary, location, work enviroment, work hours

    Cons

    Turn over, no retirement prospects, C.E.O

    Advice to Management

    Bring mc cledon era back! He was a fabulous C.E.O. R.I.P

  3. "Production foreman"

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    Former Employee - Production Foreman
    Former Employee - Production Foreman

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The money is good for sure

    Cons

    The political crap of corporate businesses


  4. "Meetings and More Meetings"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy full-time

    Pros

    Benefits were great when I was there.

    Cons

    Culture became a little toxic toward the end of my time there. A lot of layoffs and uncertainty led to unsettled feelings. The business had slowed down and it became more about meetings to talk about other meetings to talk about other meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to the basics with employee engagement and have less meetings and culture trainings that just take up time and money.


  5. "Good place to work"

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

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy full-time

    Pros

    pay and benefits are good.

    Cons

    job security isn't that great with them trying to reduce debt


  6. "Unstable but great benefits"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Measurment and Controls in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Measurment and Controls in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of PTO and sick time
    Great 401K Match
    Annual Bonus and Pay Raise

    Cons

    Poor Management, Poor Training, Layoffs, and Career Development.

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved in the day to day activities of employees. Send employees to vendor training classes and have standard operating procedures for common jobs.


  7. "Control Room Operator"

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

    I have been working at Chesapeake Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Well known in community as a sponsor

    Cons

    Management has no loyalty to employees

    Advice to Management

    actually listen to emplyees

  8. "Engineering Tech II"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great campus, great culture, great working environment

    Cons

    Upward mobility is difficult if timing isn't right or not engineer.


  9. "Novice Low- and Mid-level managers; CIO and minions completely apathetic and incompetent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy full-time

    Pros

    Many of the "regular" employees /customers are capable, and if willing, you could work independently to help those people perform their jobs.

    Cons

    Too many novice supervisors and managers who ignore, or worse, defend and promote people who probably should be fired. The outgoing CIO and underling should've been fired years ago due to technical incompetency and complete and utter apathy, respectively. Between the other talking heads who try to convince IT professionals that we are "not IT professionals, but energy employees who just happen to perform IT functions" is laughable at best, and insulting at worst. Finally, if you are female, you are subjugated by right-wing, religious men who are outward hostile to the idea that a woman can actually be assets to the organization. Instead, many of the female employees are looked down upon since many of those "leaders" still feel that the only place for women is at home with children.

    Advice to Management

    Start listening versus sending out the brainwashing crew. The mood elevator nonsense is utterly offensive to those who suffer from things like depression. Having inept low-level good old boys mansplaining that depression is a choice, etc. should be a termination-level offense.


  10. "Benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chesapeake Energy full-time

    Pros

    Excellent 401k match and PTO.

    Cons

    Health insurance is a high deductible plan so overall poor health benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your hard workers. Evaluate mass pay disparities and correct it.


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