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Devon Energy Reviews

Updated June 22, 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. "Administrative Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Managers are great, they really go out of their way to make sure you understand and are clear about their expectations.

    Cons

    Work environment reminded me a little bit of high school-drama, drama, drama.


  2. "Senior Paralegal"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Paralegal in Edmond, OK
    Former Employee - Senior Paralegal in Edmond, OK
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Devon Energy (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Executive management, benefits, office environment, community involvement.

    Cons

    I have no cons to list.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice to upper management.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Learning and Development Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Learning & Organizational Development Associate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Learning & Organizational Development Associate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I loved working at Devon. The people are awesome. They have a great benefits package. Even the building is beautiful and is a permanent fixture in the Oklahoma City skyline.

    Cons

    Within HR, it was a pretty competitive atmosphere. There were plenty of the 20 somethings all trying to advance into the same roles.

    Advice to Management

    I feel like the HR management team did a great job. Each person that was on the leadership team was approachable and listened to what you had to say. It seemed like they cared about the employees and their role in helping people be successful.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good work environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Offices are spacious and the building is top-notch. Fellow employees are excellent, co-workers make the job awesome. You always know you will never be put in a questionable position, company really does focus on doing the right thing.

    Cons

    Oil and Gas is a volatile industry


  5. "Devon Hdqtrs, OK City"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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.).


  6. "Over hiring led to indiscriminate layoffs"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Petroleum Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Petroleum Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great culture, benefits, laid back office, friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Many inefficient, unnecessary levels of management and supplementary groups. This slows the work process down to a crawl at times. Hard to innovate because there is a mindset of "that's the way it's always been done".


  7. Helpful (1)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.

  8. "Application Services Professional 3"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


  9. "Miss Them..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Land Advisor in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Land Advisor in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work / life balance, benefits, salary and learning.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons, maybe five "bad days" in sixteen years.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate layers of management, practice the speed of trust philosophy...


  10. "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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