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Devon Energy Reviews

Updated December 19, 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 9 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. "Quality Internship"

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    Former Intern - IT Intern in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Intern - IT Intern in Oklahoma City, OK
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Devon Energy as an intern

    Pros

    Was given plenty of access to guidance and support, but enough independence to complete my tasks on my own. The Internship had lot of social and networking opportunities just for interns. The company treated us well. The 9/80 work schedule was super flexible. I had opportunity to pursue full time employment with the company if I had desired to do so.

    Cons

    Oklahoma City was fun for a 3-month internship, but I wouldn't have wanted to live there long term.


  2. "I️ loved my time at Devon Energy!"

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    Former Employee - Records Management Associate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Records Management Associate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team oriented and they are built on individual education. Employees feel cared for and involved in decisions that effect the company.

    Cons

    Can get to big to fast. They go hard and trim just as fast as the money flows in. The change in leadership through the teams is to frequent that there is no time to be cohesive at times.

    Advice to Management

    Know your team and the value they bring to the table. Don’t be so busy managing that you forget to listen and lead. Leadership is not a position but is given.

  3. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Management knows what's going on and they do work you to death but if you keep your head down there's opportunity.

    Cons

    Some of the clients were a pain to deal with, but I guess that comes with the territory.


  4. "Petroleum Engineering Intern"

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    Former Intern - Petroleum Engineer in Midland, TX
    Former Intern - Petroleum Engineer in Midland, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Devon Energy as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Professional atmosphere with great pay and an awesome schedule.

    Cons

    Volatile industry
    Lay offs occur regularly when oil prices are low
    Devon will try to make you think you got laid off because you're not as smart or good enough for them. Nepotism and cronyism run rampant, just like at every other large successful company.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire someone only to lay them off 5 months later.


  5. "Devon Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Devon Energy full-time

    Pros

    Culture, coworkers, work life balance (9/80 schedule)

    Cons

    Bureaucracy can get in the way of decision making — sometimes necessary


  6. "Overall good experience."

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

    I worked at Devon Energy as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good family focused culture.

    Cons

    Needs more diversity for women with greater focus on a better ratio of women in leadership.


  7. "..."

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

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

    Pros

    People, Benefits: Salary, PTO, Bonus, Gym

    Cons

    Energy sector instability results in massive layoffs and hiring...

  8. "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Devon Energy (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary was better than average.

    Cons

    Management was very "text book" and not always realistic. Spent all my time in meetings for the sake of meeting and meeting deadlines with meaningless paperwork. Try as they may, management is out of touch with the worker bees.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate office culture doesn't always apply to field offices.


  9. "Engineering Production Tech"

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    Former Employee - Eng Prod Tech in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Eng Prod Tech in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible work week, good compensation. Great people to work with!

    Cons

    A shift in upper management has changed the culture at Devon and mass lay-offs due to downturn in O&G market don't help. Significant changes in data management structure and data analytic platforms make it very difficult for techs to perform their job because of inflexibility in the ability to manipulate data. Management has favorites and they want the good ole boy yes men. If you are out spoken, innovative beyond their vision, you will not do well here.

    Advice to Management

    Speak to the people doing the job before you implement processes and software that affects their roles. Listen to your people, don't stifle the voices that oppose your "mission" there may be good reason for their concerns. If you are going to have a "mission" and expect employees to respect it then it needs to be observed by ALL employees no exceptions.


  10. "Human Resources"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Devon Energy full-time

    Pros

    Strong benefits and compensation and state-of-the-art building and amenities

    Cons

    Ups and downs of the oil business


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