Chesapeake Energy Reviews

Updated May 12, 2021

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Chesapeake Energy President, Chief Executive Officer and Director Robert D. Lawler
Robert D. Lawler
211 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good knowledgeable people and great benefits(in 60 reviews)

  • "On site fitness center, health center, restaurants and child care(in 38 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Ups and downs of the oil and gas industry(in 17 reviews)

  • "Worse - upper management is very anti transparency(in 12 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

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      Apr 16, 2021 - Load Out Operator in Caldwell, TX
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      Pros

      Great people to work with safe and professional atmosphere and a willingness to promote employees

      Cons

      It was an energy driven company that relied on sustainable oil prices

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Tremendous Team Support

      May 12, 2021 - SCADA Analyst in Oklahoma City, OK
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      Pros

      This company employs/employed some of the most talented people in the industry. Successfully emerged from bankruptcy.

      Cons

      Poor management early on and debt buried this place.

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    3. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Wish they had laid me off a long time ago.

      Jan 18, 2021 - IT Professional II in Oklahoma City, OK
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      Pros

      Generous severance packages Generous PTO Awesome 401k match (not so awesome when matched with poor pay) Golden hand cuffs

      Cons

      Culture is Terrible a. Elitism b. Favoritism c. Clicks d. Poor performance e. Don't give a flip f. What is in it for me g. Social loafing h. No integrity I. Hide the problem j. Not my problem k. Lack of communication l. Demoralizing company performance The only cure is eliminating the suckers and making some money for everybody. Constant threat of layoff (this might be a pro) No space for promotion --7 years of company shrink and the future is still bleak Management ignores bad behavior Poor performance is gold plated and rewarded from the top down.

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Leadership needs a reality check

      Apr 12, 2021 - Drilling Engineer II in Oklahoma City, OK
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      Pros

      The people I worked with were great, made a lot of friends. Traveled all over the country to different basins. Got a lot of experience in those different areas.

      Cons

      Leadership has a mentality of managing down. They think they know what is best for operations even though they are too far removed to know anything that’s actually going on. Yet there will mandate certain processes because they listened to a podcast or read a book or they feel is right without consulting the boots in the ground. Saw this in all disciplines; drilling, geology, completions, reservoir, and land.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Good Place

      Apr 22, 2021 - Acct in Oklahoma City, OK
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      Pros

      Good employees, lots of good people

      Cons

      Many changes but still a good company

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great culture

      Apr 15, 2021 - Network Engineer V in Oklahoma City, OK
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      Pros

      Great campus environment to work in

      Cons

      No cons I can think of.

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great Company Culture

      Apr 2, 2021 - Geologist 
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      Pros

      The corporate culture at CHK is exceptional. Great co-workers with awesome personalities who were always willing to help and collaborate on projects.

      Cons

      Being an oil and gas company, during industry downturns, there was always anxiety regarding when the next layoffs were going to be.

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great Job

      Apr 16, 2021 - Geologist in Oklahoma City, OK
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      Pros

      Money, benefits, bonus, PTO, hours

      Cons

      Location, location, location, location, location

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Poor Culture

      May 5, 2021 - Engineer 
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      Pros

      Great health insurance plan and 401K

      Cons

      Poor company culture and senior leadership

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good company that has struggled

      Mar 27, 2021 - Senior Reservoir Engineering Technician in Oklahoma City, OK
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      Pros

      Challenging work, good colleagues, opportunities to learn new skills

      Cons

      High debt load led company to enter bankruptcy restructuring, 90% of positions eliminated over the last decade

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