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Devon Energy Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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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. "revenue accountanat"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  2. "Sr. Administrative assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  3. "Was a great place to work. Not anymore!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Excellent 401k
    Good vacation days
    Used to have good bonuses and LTIs

    Cons

    LOTS OF POLITICS. You need to be a 'Yes Man' to survive in the company.
    Stress/Pressure
    No opportunities for growth. Pretty easy for anyone to feel stuck in the role.
    No training opportunities
    Stressed out employees

    Advice to Management

    Please speak to people in IT and understand the stress that they are going through. Else, pretty soon, it might no longer be a good place to work at all. It was definitely a great place to work before the layoffs and downturn.


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  5. "I am ruined! No other company better."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Corporate culture - Integrity is primary, and it shows.
    Hi tech innovations - this is an expensive industry, and Devon doesn't shy away from spending the R&D money that it takes to be cutting edge.
    Pay, benefits, atmosphere, all well above average.

    Cons

    Cyclical energy caused the latest reduction in force, and I was a casualty. But I knew this going in.

    Advice to Management

    When looking to hire after the upswing, look to your former (good) RIF employees!


  6. "Production Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Production Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Production Engineer in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Devon Energy (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, Salary, Colleagues,Work/Life Balance, Training Program

    Cons

    Politics
    Lack of strategy
    Easy to feel "stuck" in role

    Advice to Management

    They need to do a better job of making sure that all mid-level managers are truly qualified.


  7. "Great people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  8. "The struggle is real"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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).


  9. "A great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Devon Energy full-time

    Pros

    Family atmosphere and great teamwork all across the board.

    Cons

    Industry is oil and gas so there will be ups and downs.


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    "Records Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  11. "Administrative Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Devon Energy (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent values. Excellent benefits. Excellent training and career growth opportunities. Great people.

    Cons

    In my eight years as a Devon employee, I found nothing bad about the company. I truly miss being there.


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