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"A highly overrated place to work"

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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
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

If you are one of the select few who can get into the right department (i.e. if you have a world class college degree with excellent marks in ALL disciplines and multiple years of verifiable, relevant work experience) then this company is for you. It is rated one of the best places to work for a reason. However. . .

Cons

. . .for the other 99.9% of us, you will be treated like an ant. If you are a contractor, you are a dime a dozen and you feel like it too. Your performance is constantly under vicious scrutiny and there is hardly any room for error. You can have a phenomenal month or even multiple phenomenal months in a row, have one bad month, and be shown to the door. No warning. No probation. No negotiations. No kidding. And it doesn’t matter how long you’re there. Training seems to be in short supply as well. You can think you’re doing everything right and still be in the sand traps, and you won’t know until the verifiers give you the results back from your work which is only after you’ve submitted 3 or 4 sets that you’ve done wrong, and probably more sets than that if the verifiers are tied down with a project and can’t grade your work (this happens often). The verifiers are poorly trained too as they constantly make glaring errors (which reflect poorly on you if you don’t catch them). Your only hope is that your team leader will catch these errors which also may not happen as they bring in new, inexperienced ones every few months.

Advice to Management

Train your people! It will be cheaper for you in the long run if you spend more time on training. It will also reduce your turnover which will in turn boost the morale of your team. It’s difficult to overtrain, but even if you do, that’s better than undertraining in every way imaginable

Other Employee Reviews for Chesapeake Energy

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Superficial, pays the bills but must drink a lot of koolaid."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Application Developer Analyst in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Application Developer Analyst in Oklahoma City, OK

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

    Pros

    401k match, competitive salary, hype

    Cons

    Lack of advancement, lack of training opportunities, lack of funding for ed advancment, campus always under construction,

    Advice to Management

    Top heavy


  2. "One of the best internship programs."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - IT Intern in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Intern - IT Intern in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of intern opportunities to learn not only all about the company, but also to experience OKC and network.

    Cons

    I didn't get to work overtime, but I did get let out early if I worked more than 40 hours a week.

    Advice to Management

    Put more of the lunch and learns toward the beginning of the summer.

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