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"This is an outstanding company that values its employees and does the right thing."

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Current Employee - Senior Engineering Advisor
Current Employee - Senior Engineering Advisor
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Pros

Senior leadership is the best in the business. Opportunities for growth are plenty. Benefits are good. There is a sense of belonging among the employees. Morale is strong from top to bottom. Information is communicated upward and downward fairly well. The company believes in a strong work-life balance. It is founded on integrity and strictly adheres to its mission and values. It is strategically positioned within the marketplace, with a strong presence in most domestic basins. Its overseas exposure is minimal and purposely placed in countries that are less risky politically. There are no sacred cows within this company - everyone is a valued employee and is treated fairly and with respect.

Cons

It is a little behind the times in certain aspects. Departments are a bit too functional and not as team oriented as possible. Divisions operate semi-autonomously, and rarely are opportunities for advancement advertised beyond the immediate office or division. This company is an excellent place to work for individuals with strong self motivation; however, those that require aset career path and a strong support mechanism might find it a frustrating experience. Likewise, this is not a company that one with an aversion to change and adaptation will appreciate.

Advice to Management

Keep doing whatever you are doing. Streamline and push responsibility down the organization as much as possible. Educate the leaders of tomorrow while you have the time to do so.

Other Employee Reviews for Devon Energy

  1. "Excellent company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Devon Energy full-time

    Pros

    Devon Energy is a company that has essentially "got it right"; the management team understands and have developed an excellent company structure, which is agile and changes with demand.

    Employees who are professional, hard working, self motivated with a positive attitude will strive.

    - Highly developed management
    - Invested in their employees
    - Professional culture
    - Progressive outlook
    - Competitive salary

    Cons

    For the most part, Devon has few cons relevant to everyone. Generally, misalignment with the Employee Attributes will cause frustration.

    - Upper management doesn't always do as they say
    - Mid level management not consistent with each other
    - Very high demands with goals and objectives which will frustrate some people
    - The company maintains agility; employees who can't adjust to change will struggle
    - Employees who are not highly motivated will likely be pushed out

    Advice to Management

    - Ensure you do as you say
    - Work on creating consistency among your mid level management, especially in handling of goals and performance reviews
    - Keep an eye on your mid level managers over-focusing on negative events. A single complaint against an employee should not outweigh several positive reports.
    - Keep up the agility and continue to push the attributes; this is working very well.


  2. "Asset Retirement Administrator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Devon Energy as a contractor

    Pros

    Great culture, great group of colleagues, good life-balance, in-house gym facilities

    Cons

    Work can get repetitive and monotonous

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