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Chesapeake Energy Reviews

Updated February 15, 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. "Landman"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Landman in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Landman in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was great! Work facilities very good. Support was great until the president was let go by the board. Everything changed including what direction they wanted to go.
    Enjoyed the caliber of people I worked with.

    Cons

    Worked as a contractor so paid my own taxes and needed to get my own insurance.
    Room for advancement was good in the beginning but when they started having internal problems and downsizing it was limited.

    Advice to Management

    I worked as a contractor in the DFW area. The natural gas prices dropped and the Barnet Shell shut down for the most part. At one time there were over 500 employees and when it went down to 25 I was laid off.
    To work for Chesapeake today or a company representing them you may have a job today that is gone tomorrow.
    Chesapeake is going through a lot of internal problems.


  2. "A Train Wreck Waiting To Happen..."

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    Former Employee - Applications Systems Analyst in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Applications Systems Analyst in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the campus facilities.

    Cons

    Management; Huge egos; The CEO. The list goes on.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership training.


  3. "Oilfield Services Division"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, strong 401K match, bi-annual bonuses

    Cons

    Not a very positive experience at all.


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  5. "Imaging Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Imaging Center Supervisor in Edmond, OK
    Former Employee - Imaging Center Supervisor in Edmond, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are excellent and the facilities are second to none. After working for a year the excitement on campus was still very real as to where this company was moving toward in the oil and gas business.

    Cons

    No loyalty to support staff as the CEO was changed and the downturn in the industry the focus changed from outward to inward and many of the staff upon whose backs the company prospered, were let go. These were sad days.

    Advice to Management

    Purge middle management. There was and most likely still is so much distrust and hypocrisy among middle managers that hurts this companies image that needs immediate action.


  6. "HR, and management work hand in hand to protect their jobs only!"

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    Former Employee - Field Analyst in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Field Analyst in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People I supported, supported me. Office culture was great.

    Cons

    Fake Corporate Culture, Micro Management through IT systems. "Big Brother"

    Advice to Management

    Learn to SUPPORT FROM THE BOTTOM UP! You hired Loyal People learn how to retain them!


  7. "Does not live up to it's Conduct & Training policies"

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    Former Employee - Floorman Trainee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Floorman Trainee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Nice pay and benefits

    -Work Schedules are nice

    -Great equipment

    -I wish I could list more for this company...but some of this was only listed because of the 20 word minimum. They are not the a best company to work for!

    Cons

    -If you have no experience in this field...don't go here an expect to be trained, even though they say they will. They will throw you on a rig and forget about you. The old hands don't like new hires and do anything they can to get you to quit. If you don't quit, they will find a way to terminate you.

    -The right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing, and they don't care when you bring it to their attention, and the employees suffer for it

    -They retain poor management personnel who have no idea what it means to lead

    -No clear disciplinary procedures or policies, which leaves it to the whim of the supervisors who pick and choose who they like and who they don't. Watch your back because they will set you up and you will be immediately terminated; no warnings that you are doing anything wrong or need to improve these areas...just terminated.

    -Do not give performance appraisals in the 30, 60, and 90 day intervals...you'll be lucky if you get a 30 day like I did.

    Advice to Management

    Implement disciplinary policies that give specific steps of disciplinary procedures. You are losing good workers because you are allowing people in supervisory positions to abuse their power. If you care about your reputation, or still being listed as Forbes 100 best, you better step up to the plate because your management and HR are going to get you on Forbes 100 worst...and your really close to the top of the list, if not already there!

    If you are going to promise to train people who have never been in this field of work...then follow through and make sure they are getting that training...most are not and are either getting fed up or are getting terminated.

    Stop cutting your own nose off to spite your face...you are bleeding some of the best, dedicated, and ambitious people, and retaining the ones who have no ethics or safety concerns at all...it's going to cost you seriously eventually...you reap what you sow, folks.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of morals and integrity"

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    Former Employee - Field Geologist in Alva, OK
    Former Employee - Field Geologist in Alva, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to make contacts

    Cons

    Upper Management lacks integrity, the will do anything to make a profit including not pay your bonus when it is rightly deserved.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect no matter where they are in the company


  9. "Not what they used to be"

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

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

    Pros

    offices vs cubicles, tuition reibursement

    Cons

    management uses buzz words to manage instead of valuable strategies to lead with


  10. "Do not work here as a contractor"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Parking garage, on campus restaurants, friendly co-workers

    Cons

    They will lead you on to think that you are going to become a permanent employee but that is not their intention at all!

    Advice to Management

    Stop telling lies to contract employees. Practice integrity and do what you say your going to do!


  11. "Land"

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

    Pros

    Used to be a great place to work and grow a career.

    Cons

    Everything continually getting worse under this CEO. Downsizing, layoffs, stock price, employee trust/buy in, benefits, pay, REPUTATION.

    Advice to Management

    1) Listen to Employees (2) For the coming time when you next see a nice, marketable price for oil and gas...brush up on hedging. This alone could reduce the need for layoffs for the term of the sustaining hedges.



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