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Devon Energy Reviews

Updated April 29, 2017
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Devon Energy President, CEO, and Director John Richels
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  • Oil and Gas is a volatile industry (in 7 reviews)

  • Also, there is the issue of pretty much one option as to workplace location, that being at the Oklahoma City HQ office (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Administrative Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Bridgeport, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Bridgeport, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job ownership, co-workers are like family, most direct management is supportive

    Cons

    Favorites, some management hire friends, seniority doesn't entitle you to anything

    Advice to Management

    Hire management on ability to do job fairly, not pick favorites


  2. "revenue accountanat"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Revenue Accountant in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Revenue Accountant in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    can't think of anything of great impact

    Advice to Management

    management does a very good job


  3. "Sr. Administrative assistant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, family oriented management, health care was amazing, very satisfied with salary and other perks.

    Cons

    I personally didn't encounter many. I wish they would have stayed in Houston.

    Advice to Management

    Take good care of your employees in OKC. I've heard that management is not the same as previous years. There is more red tape.


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  5. "Great people"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Devon Energy full-time

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with, great alternative schedule.

    Cons

    The industry is up and down but can't control that.

    Advice to Management

    Build a indoor basketball court and track.


  6. "The struggle is real"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Devon Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Excellent compensation package
    - Superior office environment
    - Values

    Cons

    - Weak technical management
    - Exposed to commodity price fluctuations
    - Too much bureaucracy, red tape

    Advice to Management

    Focus on outcomes (vs methods). Pay attention to the business, and delivering value for their investment (in IT dollars).


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Records Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Intern in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Devon Energy (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Records Management department instilled a lot of trust and independence in the position over time. It began with thorough training/shadowing to become familiar with the ins and outs of oil and gas records management, and ultimately turned into allowing me to be very independent once they saw what kind of work I could produce. The pay was generous, and they allowed me to work part-time during the school year (in addition to full-time summers) while most interns only are allowed to work summers. They also always made it clear that school came before work, and I respected that very much because they were always understanding and flexible with my schedule. Lastly, I was never "pigeon-holed", I was exposed to various aspects within the department so it kept things interesting. I was also offered benefits after being there awhile, which was very nice for being an intern.

    Cons

    Honestly, there weren't many major downsides that I can think of. The supervisors and employees within the department were all very nice and helpful. A significant downturn in the oil industry led to a round of layoffs, so unfortunately I was not able to secure employment in the long-term, but the company can not be blamed. It happened at a lot of firms, not just Devon. I wish management was a little more straight-forward about the layoff situation rather than keep things vague, but other than that it was a wonderful experience that I thoroughly enjoyed.

    Advice to Management

    There is not much advice for me to give. Management was very competent and I appreciated that they respected my work and gave me a lot of responsibility.


  8. "Devon Hdqtrs, OK City"

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    Former Employee - Petroleum Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Petroleum Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Devon Energy (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great mentoring in professional practice, wide variety of skill sets to be learned. Above average benefits. Highly rated company, prestigious office tower.

    Cons

    Layoffs are common, swift, and directly tied to price of oil. Company seems to overreach in non-petroleum business assets as opposed to outsourcing.

    Advice to Management

    Rather than cut back across the board in employees, perhaps restructure with outsourcing non-petroleum related tasks (accounting, HR hiring, investments, etc., etc.).


  9. Helpful (1)

    "A Semi-Volatile Company in a Very Volatile Industry"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Analyst in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Analyst in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    When the company is doing well they take good care of their people. The benefits are great (private, on site medical clinic, insurance, cash bonus, alternate work schedule, fitness center, severance package)

    Cons

    When oil prices are down, they cut jobs by the hundreds to reduce overhead, starting with IT project staff. If you want relative stability as IT staff, get a position in one of the business units ASAP, but understand that any position can be at risk with this company.

    Advice to Management

    Look to companies that are IT industry leaders for guidance. Instead of acquiring other companies and keeping all their systems in place, invest in IT and training staff that can help key personnel learn a limited, but robust set of software and systems. This will keep the IT footprint relatively mid sized but stable, and increase overall system and infrastructure stability as well. Keep your good people, and understand the importance and value IT can bring your business.


  10. "Application Services Professional 3"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Services Professional III in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Applications Services Professional III in Oklahoma City, OK
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Continuous great place to work, good salaries, flexible work schedule, on premise workout center, Doctor and cleaners. Great food court and near brick town.

    Cons

    Oil and gas business with recent RIF


  11. "Support"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Internal Investment in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Internal Investment in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Colleagues were great. Company did a good job with perks and benefits.

    Cons

    Overstaffed at peak and layoffs were severe.

    Advice to Management

    Pay closer attention to what employees tell you. The boots on the ground provide the greatest insight.


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