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Chesapeake Energy Reviews

Updated November 15, 2017
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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 45 reviews)

  • Great compensation packages, 401k match is unreal (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Great Benefits"

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

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

    Pros

    Fun coworkers, good work/life balance

    Cons

    The continues layoffs are not fun


  2. "Public Relations"

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

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy full-time

    Pros

    Amazing people and great perks.

    Cons

    None, a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being great.

  3. "Great Benefits and Perks"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Sayre, PA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Sayre, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company Vehicles were for personal use. Great 401K match of 15%. Laid back atmosphere and the company valued its employees.

    Cons

    Company was over staffed with employees. Company got into financials troubles due to over spending. There were many layoffs of personnel required to reduce the over staffing.

    Advice to Management

    Management did a good job re-focusing on core company objectives.


  4. "Corporate Courier"

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

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    None I can think of


  5. "Great company going through hard times"

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    Former Employee - Geophysicist in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Geophysicist in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers. Great culture. Beautiful campus and restaurants. I really enjoyed working here.

    Cons

    Oil industry is suffering and the stress levels were high at CHK. I survived two rounds of layoffs and there are rumors floating of more to come.

    Advice to Management

    Hang in there. Try to keep up the positive environment but also be honest with employees. They appreciate it.


  6. "Natural Gas Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, 401k match, bonuses

    Cons

    Current uncertainty of the energy industry

    Advice to Management

    Carefully approach opportunities with long term cost in mind.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Learning potential is outstanding, but leadership lacks clear direction."

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    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Given a large amount of responsibility from the beginning, which creates a sense of ownership. At the engineer-level, there is true camaraderie. The company likes rotating technical talent through all the core Petroleum Engineering functions (Production, Reservoir, Completions, Drilling) so the learning potential is outstanding.

    Cons

    Leadership makes decisions based on how they believe that Wall Street will react, rather than on business fundamentals. This leads to continually changing guidance from management, and leaves the engineering teams feeling like they have no direction. As great as the camaraderie among the engineering teams is, the communication between levels is poor. It is not uncommon for engineers to evaluate a project at a manager's request, only for the manager to disregard the team's recommendation and pursue their own solution. As beneficial as the rotational program is, it leads to constantly changing technical teams. Employees are rotated every 12-24 months, which leaves few subject matter experts.

    Advice to Management

    Provide clear direction for your employees and instill a bottom-up decision making approach, rather than the current top-down strategy. This will empower your employees and make them feel valued.

  8. "Beats Being Unemployed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Chesapeake Energy full-time

    Pros

    - Generous Salary and Benefits
    - Upper Management Wants a Better Company

    Cons

    - Inexperienced/Under-Qualified Middle-Management
    - Poor Company Culture (Back-Stabbing, Idea-Stealing, etc.)
    - Low Job Security

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on the technical solution, not the easy answer. Don't take the advice from whichever ya-hoo hoots the loudest; dive into the technical details yourself.


  9. "Senior Procurement Tech"

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

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and compensation and co-workers

    Cons

    Senior Management had no respect for longevity of employees

    Advice to Management

    Treat long term employees better


  10. "Don't Realize How Good it is Till your Gone"

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

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

    Pros

    A truly great place to work that you realize once you move on. Great Place.

    Cons

    Normal issues of business in the Oil and Gas world.


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