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Chesapeake Energy Reviews

Updated August 21, 2017
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  • Great benefits for all employees (in 43 reviews)

  • Incredibly generous 401K match and PTO (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Senior PeopleSoft Developer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior People
    Former Employee - Senior People
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast, High Paced work environment. Challenging.

    Cons

    Company moved away from PeopleSoft, currently using SAP


  2. "New management making lots of changes"

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    Former Employee - Vice President EHS in Nichols Hills, OK
    Former Employee - Vice President EHS in Nichols Hills, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large asset base lots of opportunities to drill and produce or sell. Many states in operations to see a diversity of regulations and perspectives from agencies.

    Cons

    New management just staring to settle into their roles so lots of uncertainties in management direction. Layoffs keeping everyone on edge and creating turmoil with otherwise great teams.

  3. "Not worth the hype"

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

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

    Pros

    On-site restaurants, impeccable 401k match, astonishing campus.

    Cons

    They eliminate reasons to leave campus for a reason. Almost expected to work 24/7.

    Advice to Management

    Practice the culture you preach


  4. "SharePoint Administrator"

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

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy full-time

    Pros

    Compensation and life balance - two big pluses.

    Cons

    Too much emphasis on extravagance.


  5. "Field Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very open, dedicated to employee satisfaction/fulfillment.

    Cons

    Very unorganized field offices, at least in my experience.

    Advice to Management

    Better organize the duties of an field intern. We were given a truck and told to go look around.


  6. "Leaso Op"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay, Good benefits, there are some really good people that work here.

    Cons

    There is way Too much constant change


  7. "Wellhead/Completion/Workover Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Wellhead/Completions Consultant in Sayre, PA
    Former Employee - Wellhead/Completions Consultant in Sayre, PA

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

    Pros

    Great job.... challenging and rewarding. Great people to work for.

    Cons

    I do not know of any downsides.

  8. "reservoir engineer"

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    • 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

    Chesapeake is a young energetic company with great facilities and a great upside. The people here are excellent and are easy to work with. Great benefits. Very little red tape.

    Cons

    Chesapeake energy has a lack of technical experience which can make working in a technical department frustrating as management doesn't always seem to understand scientific principles, or even pretend to care about them. Job titles and pay are completely out of whack, ie 10 year drilling engineer transfers to reservoir as a senior reservoir engineering advisor, is making huge dollars, but doesn't know what a decline curve is.

    Advice to Management

    Chesapeake energy has done a good job at thinning out the old boys club of upper management in recent years to replace people that didn't really know what they were doing, but the same really hasn't happened in the middle management ranks, but desperately needs to.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Asset Management Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst II in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Business Analyst II in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Amazing culture. The campus operates like a village. People become friends, workout together, eat breakfast and lunch together, and spend time outside work together as a result of the company culture dynamic

    Cons

    It's very unstable and much more cut throat than it used to be. The enjoyment has been squashed by the ever looming layoffs. Even every couple of months! Less stability at chk than ever before.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Same problems as 2010"

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

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

    Pros

    Overpaid and under-worked. Set your own schedule more or less. Still plenty of perks even with the changes. If you can handle wasting most of your year and then rushing to do some manager presentation than you will find the money earned compared to the work done to be unbelievable.

    Cons

    No leadership, no company direction. After removing the old guard from AKM and replacing them all with new drink the blue yes men and women the same awful company environment was recreated. Instead of having to be "in" with this manager now you have to be "in" with the new manager. Everything that was supposed to be new and make CHK a better place was quickly brushed aside and it is back to who you know, whose back you scratch and who can you gossip about. Sad.

    Advice to Management

    The concept of placing technical people in areas they have no experience in because they need to be a "well rounded employee" is only hurting the company. A landman or tech with 10 years experience in East Texas should not be moved to the Rockies because management is worried that they are too valuable and will be recruited away by competition. Use the tools provided correctly and you will actually turn the company around, not just prepare it for sale.


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