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Chesapeake Energy Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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  • Great benefits for all employees (in 46 reviews)

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

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  1. "Supply Chain"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Pay and Benefits. A lot of good people and beautiful campus and offices. Top notch and professional tools to complete you work.

    Cons

    Energy Industry dependent. Low commodity prices created a toxic mood that seemed to last for several months be layoff.

    Advice to Management

    I'm not sure anyone in the energy industry can advise employees we have no plans for a layoff. I doubt the US will ever "control" this industry.


  2. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Environmental Consultant in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Environmental Consultant in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Company to work for until commodity price dropped & they were forced to layoff

    Cons

    Due to low commodity price the company became & is unstable. Board is streamlining to sale in my opinion.

    Advice to Management

    I would recommend reassessing the evaluation process for the layoffs. Although its all about the dollar & stockholders value, the company is deteriorating due to the cheaper & less dedicated employees being retained.

  3. "Financial Department"

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

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

    Pros

    Awesome campus with great perks for working at the corporate offices

    Cons

    Middle management is shady. I was recently laid off from them. Several books and conference notes were taken from my personal belongings in my office. The day the mass layoff occurred my immediate supervisor locked himself in the office just as the HR notice was sent out. It has been said before on here most supervisors lack experience. Several young people in the office pretend they know more than they really know.

    Advice to Management

    If business does pick back up are you sure you are left with the right people. You might need to really pay attention to the real qualifications those employees have and if they can lead the company when it is going 100 miles per hour.


  4. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Corporate campus is incredible. Excellent benefits. 15% 401k match. Compensation and morale is outstanding when business is good. New management working hard to establish a strong and enduring company.

    Cons

    Morale is terrible when business is bad. Young and inexperienced middle management. Too many middle managers with poor leadership skills. Industry boom of 2000's has created a sense of entitlement. Still dealing with problems created by prior management.

    Advice to Management

    To executive management; you're doing the right things. Keep it up.


  5. "Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Chesapeake Energy has great benefits and compensation. The top level management is sound. The 401K matching is among the best. Nice campus, great fitness center. A lot of good employees.

    Cons

    The second tier and middle management is untrained and inexperienced. Poor communication of goals and objectives, poor communication overall. Poor leadership and oil price decline has resulted in low morale.

    Advice to Management

    Need experienced management from outside companies that have established leadership skills. Promoting even good performers before they are ready does not benefit anyone.


  6. "Great place to work. Stressful at times."

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chesapeake Energy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great and smart people. Awesome facilities like gym, restaurants, health center, etc. . Interesting work. Good pay. Best place to work in OKC.

    Cons

    Can be stressful. Company is all about cutting costs. Some people shouldn't be working here. Management seems to need more training.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Hopefully you can right this ship before it's too late.


  7. "NDE Tech"

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    Former Employee - NDE Tech in Denison, TX
    Former Employee - NDE Tech in Denison, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company and people, jobs are all remote sites and are located everywhere. We worked at the natural gas compressor stations.

    Cons

    I have none i do contract work and i love it.

  8. "Marketing Search"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Worked over 17 years at Chesapeake and always worked with quality, motivated employees.

    Cons

    Due to the size of the company its easy to get lost in the shuffle.


  9. "Lease Operator"

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    Former Employee - Lease Operator II in Devine, TX
    Former Employee - Lease Operator II in Devine, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Chesapeake takes safety first. Family oriented,

    Cons

    there are no down sides.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice


  10. "Awesome place to work"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain- Compliance Audit Analyst II in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Supply Chain- Compliance Audit Analyst II in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    PTO, VSP vision, on site restaurants and gym. Great bonus potential. On site doctor and dentist. Monthly appointments available with specialists on campus such as dermatology or sports medicines. Mammogram trucks.

    Cons

    Layoffs when commodity prices are low. Oil and gas business is unpredictable. Hard work won't prevent you from getting laid off.


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