Devon Energy Reviews

Updated May 20, 2020

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3.6
52%
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Devon Energy President, CEO, and Director John Richels
John Richels
209 Ratings
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  • "Can be laid off sooner than a lot of other oil and gas companies if downturn occurs(in 12 reviews)

  • "Their hiring process revolves around whether or not you are willing to stay in Oklahoma City long term(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome Family owned company."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Grave Yard Manager in Hermiston, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Devon Energy part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great environment, Awesome Owners, Flexible, good pay

    Cons

    Not many position to be promoted up to.

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    Devon Energy2020-05-20
  2. "stress stress stress"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Geologist in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Devon Energy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    at times exciting work, but it was sparse

    Cons

    management heavy who all seem to be out of step with each other

    Devon Energy2020-04-21
  3. "Company NEEDS New Executive Management"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Devon Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There is always something to learn, compensation is amazing.

    Cons

    Workload was OVERWHELMING, ridiculous turn over rate makes working across business units, supervisors are always left out of the loop when upper management makes decisions, and those decisions made are confusing or don't seem logical to employees that are actually doing the work. WAYS TO MANY LAYERS!! Layoffs year, after year, after YEAR.

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    Devon Energy2020-04-14
  4. "Company is a sinking ship"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Advisory Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Devon Energy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Nice building and amenities. Most of the individual contributors are good employees and people, but can’t say the same for leadership.

    Cons

    Terrible leadership and executive management. They are completely disconnected with the day-to-day operations and have their head stuck in the sand. They do not understand basic business principles and are poor decision makers.

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    Devon Energy2020-05-02
  5. "Great company in a volatile industry"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Devon Energy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good pay, great people and meaningful work

    Cons

    volatile industry, low job security

    Devon Energy2020-01-15
  6. "Great ‘family’ company!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Devon Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Genuinely welcomed to the company The care for your personal health

    Cons

    Frazzled leadership on business unit goals and objectives Challenging to be promoted within technical teams

    Devon Energy2020-01-05
  7. "Just Don’t"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Construction Field Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Devon Energy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice physical office environment. Convenient location and resources available.

    Cons

    Management puts employees last. Don’t seem to manage money well enough to actually keep people employed. Can’t make decisions in timely fashion; much more worried about documenting process than making progress. Emphasis is placed on title and who you know saves and promotes you, not skill.

    Devon Energy2020-01-08
  8. "Great Company to work for"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Piping Designer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Devon Energy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great management. Flexible hours if needed.

    Cons

    Promotions were hard to achieve

    Devon Energy2019-12-03
  9. "Devon"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Accountant 

    I have been working at Devon Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It is a great company to work for.

    Cons

    growth opportunities are not as available

    Devon Energy2019-11-18
  10. "GOOD TRAINING - POOR LEADERSHIP"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Petroleum Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Devon Energy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Busy teams have plenty of work, but still allowed good team-building time and individual improvement

    Cons

    Leaders weak to address issues both short term and recurring. Little direction for what leaders are looking for out of individual contributions. Subject matter experts are allowed to skew decision making out of the leadership weakness, leading to continuous loops of time wasted.

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    Devon Energy2019-11-13
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