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Devon Energy Reviews

Updated January 9, 2018
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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. "Okay place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Devon Energy full-time

    Pros

    At Devon, employees are treated in a professional manner. You know what is expected of you, so they let you do it. Nobody hovers around you. Most supervisors, mid-level managers, and senior managers are first class individuals.

    Cons

    No matter your qualifications and experience, you have to look a certain way to get hired at Devon. If you don't look that way, and by some miracle you do get hired, scaling the corporate ladder at Devon will be out of bounds for you. With some very, very, few exceptions.

    Advice to Management

    Diversity is key to success.


  2. "Massive experience is undervalued"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Geologist in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Geologist in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, 401k, long term incentives

    Cons

    At the BU level, employees are afraid to voice their opinion and keep their head down. However, in meetings with CEO among others, my comments were valued. AS usual, middle-management is the "problem" and will get you fired/laidoff/let go. The instability of the middle-management along with the instability of the oil industry is a NO-GO - run to a more stable environment and retire happy

    Advice to Management

    DO NOT ADVERTISE AND BEAT YOUR DRUM BY BEING A VETERAN FRIENDLY COMPANY -YOU LAID OFF VETERANS AND KEPT CHEAP, INEXPERIENCED EMPLOYEES.

  3. "..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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...


  4. "Supervisor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  5. "Good place to work / intern."

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

    Pros

    Good pay and a nice environment. It was a great place to gain experience as an intern. I worked here for a year and it was nice to be integrated into the team.

    Cons

    Aside from the usual cons of working in the oil industry which can be rather unpredictable, there are not many cons that come to mind.


  6. "Due Diligence Landman"

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

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

    Pros

    Very professional and structured environment with numerous resources for continuing education.

    Cons

    More flexible work hours might have slightly increased productivity for this special project.

    Advice to Management

    None..


  7. "Engineering Production Tech"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. "Human Resources"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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


  9. "Production Accountant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Devon Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for including the atmosphere.

    Cons

    Move there production accounting department to Oklahoma


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Devon Lost its way!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Varous Roles Over Many Years in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Varous Roles Over Many Years in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Devon used to be a great employer!
    Pay is good.
    Alternate work schedule is awesome.

    Cons

    Has really been going down hill for years. Did very poor job of implementing SAP and Project Management. Lots of unnecessary meetings. Teams are so big decisions are made very slowly. Massive layoff was carried out without much common sense.

    Advice to Management

    Return to your roots! Focus on creating long term value rather than paying attention to Wall Street analysts! Hire the best most qualified candidates! Forget about their demographics.


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