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"Chesapeake Energy from an Intern's point of view."

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Former Employee - Pipeline Technician - Intern in Fort Worth, TX
Former Employee - Pipeline Technician - Intern in Fort Worth, TX
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Very friendly company that develops employees. Very strong work force yet also very fair. By fair one of the best.

Cons

I don't believe there are any real cons. A more formal intern schedule would be a great improvement though instead of planning by day.

Advice to Management

The management i worked with was very fair and had an open door policy. i felt comfortable discussing issues that came up and other topics.

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    "IT Department: Too Many Dim Bulbs"

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    Current Employee - Senior-Level IT Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Senior-Level IT Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Chesapeake provides an excellent campus environment in Oklahoma City, complete with three restaurants and a first-rate fitness center. Most campus employees have individual offices (no cubes!), about half of those with closable doors. Benefits and compensation are competitive, considering the relatively poor IT job market in OKC. The C-level execs generally are charismatic and approachable, though there are exceptions. Chesapeake gives back heavily to the community and encourages its employees to do so as well.

    Cons

    Chesapeake continues to suffer the consequences of poorly-managed growth (1000% in just 6 years). In the IT department specifically, lax selection practices have produced a top-heavy organization saturated with marginal talent at all levels. Marginal coworkers mean more failed projects and dissatisfied customers. Marginal management leads to promotions based on politics and showmanship. The department has three titular levels for technical resources: associate, "regular" and senior. Beyond that, the only advancement is supervisory. Management has developed an aversion to large, challenging projects. Given those factors, career growth potential for senior technical resources is quite limited. Finally, the corporate culture tends to the conservative side, leading to some unfortunate aspects. Internet access is heavily filtered, blocking much business-related content. The company often encourages its employees to vote for certain candidates and to donate money to the Chesapeake FedPAC.

    Advice to Management

    Institute better hiring practices to find better talent. Make employees at all levels financially accountable for success. Identify and lose the least-productive 25% of the company (seriously). Reduce the non-business-critical expenditures: lavish parties, landscaping, buying nearby businesses, questionable CEO bonuses.


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    "Too big for its own good"

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    Current Employee - Government Affairs Representative in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Government Affairs Representative in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, and work/life balance. Lots of autonomy and macromanagement depending on department.

    Cons

    certain departments such as government affairs are under paid and uner appreciated. Chesapeake grew too fast when gas prices were at their all time high last year. As a result, departments that were created are now under scrutiny to show value and releveance. The result? Layoffs brouht on by management hiring WAY too many people when the economy was good.

    Advice to Management

    Take more appreciation for the little people, and don't create departments just becauseeceonomic times are good. Too much needless spending on image.

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