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Updated December 21, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "I worked here for nearly 10 years before our department was outsourced as a cost-cutting measure"

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    Former Employee - Quality Control Technician in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Quality Control Technician in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay Above Market
    401(k) match is well above market (but the match is in useless company stock)
    Good benefits
    Some sporting event tickets

    Cons

    The CEO looks and acts like a used car salesman - he doesn't have any ideas to propel the company forward and is just cost-cutting over and over in order to make the balance sheets look marginally respectable and even in this he is failing.

    If you've never been in an environment of perpetual cuts that lasts several years, it's dreadful for morale. Many of the amenities that were hallmarks of this company under the previous leadership have been all but forgotten.

    There is also no chance of advancement beyond token promotions

    There is an environments of cliques

    I was flat out told by management that I exceeded expectations, but that this level of review was denied to save money. They preach big ideas, like transparency and honesty and hard work, but the talk stops when it comes to the employee.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company - there's good people here who have good ideas while working on quality assets, but it's all squandered by a rudderless leadership. Give someone with a track record of innovation a chance to do something good with all the resources of this company before they're all used up.


  2. "Engineering Technician II"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Tech II in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Engineering Tech II in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company offers competitive pay and great benefits. Plenty of opportunities to develop professionally.

    Cons

    Not enough stability / security in terms of stock market value and future growth and development.

  3. "Land Admin Intern"

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

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy part-time

    Pros

    Great company that engages employees with a lot of benefits

    Cons

    Too many benefits, compensation is sacrificed.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great company, bad IT"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer II in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Software Developer II in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    PTO is Astounding
    401k is unheard of levels
    Gym is great
    Generally good coworkers
    Pay is above average, and that's before the great bonus
    Offices

    Cons

    Software Development here is the grindiest soul crushing thing you could imagine. Enough that I'm continually weighing it against the ludicrous pros.

    Work for a team 3x our size. Understaffed IT

    Advice to Management

    Hire more developers and BAs. This is just depressing now. Seriously. As good as my compensation is, it should be a no brainer to stay. Instead there's so much garbage work being shared around, I'm actively starting to hate my career path.


  5. "IT Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chesapeake Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Top notch people and innovative environment.

    Cons

    Stock has struggled due to past reputation.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to evaluate your exec leadership alignment


  6. Helpful (1)

    "ATS Analyst I"

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

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

    Pros

    15% 401K match; Generous stock awards; Largest company gym I've ever seen

    Cons

    drink the cool-aid mentality permeates, feels like I'm back on Greek Row sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    This may have changed under Lawler, but when I was there, management had a habit of hiring people straight out of college, some with no real experience in oil and gas (read: because they're good looking), so that CHK didn't have to pay them as much as someone with more experience and could do the job better.


  7. "Glassdoor makes me review this..."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits really are pretty good. Gym is ridiculous.

    Cons

    Software is not their product.

  8. "geophysicist"

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    Current Employee - Geophysicist
    Current Employee - Geophysicist
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    rapid change and great coworkers

    Cons

    balance sheet issues putting stress on everybody


  9. "Going downhill"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy full-time

    Pros

    There are very few pros left

    Cons

    There are too many cons to mention


  10. "Good company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy full-time

    Pros

    The benefits and perks the company provided.

    Cons

    Complexity of financial statements
    Reduced staff so over worked current staff.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to cut what is not needed, invest areas that are.


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