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Southwestern Energy Reviews

Updated August 8, 2018
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Pros
  • "During my employment, the culture was amazing and work/life balance (at least in our department) was great" (in 18 reviews)

  • "Great people, 9/80, nice facilities" (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "Lack of communication from Upper Management" (in 9 reviews)

  • "After natural gas prices collapsed, they were forced to lay off 40% of the workforce (myself included)" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Regret"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Spring, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Spring, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I just regret having left that company. Best company I ever worked for.

    Cons

    Nothing comes to my mind.


  2. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southwestern Energy full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people, relaxed work schedule, 9/80, building has nice amenities

    Cons

    Poor management, poor career development

  3. "Measurement Technician"

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    Current Employee - Measurement Technician in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Measurement Technician in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Southwestern Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Very open company

    Cons

    Slow management. Sometimes communication is not up to par.

    Advice to Management

    Show employees that you really care about them. Communication.


  4. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Spring, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Spring, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people who are committed to excellence

    Cons

    Exclusive focus on natural gas

    Advice to Management

    Diverisfy


  5. "Unhealthy Organization"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Southwestern Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great overall compensation and benefit package. Nice building and work environment with access to a cafeteria and fitness center.

    Cons

    The company has no diversification in their hydrocarbon portfolio-- it's all natural gas. Top-heavy management poorly communicates with the rest of the company. More VP's at SWN than any similarly sized company I've ever seen. Management is afraid of taking risks when it comes to exploration, which is an inherent component of the industry. Unless they take a chance on developing a new asset/basin the company will continue to fail. Positions eliminated in layoffs are independent of personal performance [fact].

    Advice to Management

    Reviving the company to its previous state will require major downsizing of executive roles, not just basic staff. There is no possible way to justify the number of members on the ELT while the workforce has been reduced significantly over time. All long-standing member of the ELT need to be rotated out in hope of finding more suitable C-level talent. Nobody wants to "buy-in" to the corporate agenda when the same, disingenuous rhetoric is released every quarter. All directives passed down from senior management looks like it was copy+pasted from the previous quarter. Find someone who genuinely cares about those that work at SWN, not someone who pretends to by reading from an automatically generated script every 3 months.


  6. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southwestern Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great people, 9/80, nice facilities

    Cons

    Communication, Fayetteville Shale for sale


  7. "Good compensation bad leaders"

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    Current Employee - Geologist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Geologist in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Southwestern Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Initial compensation was very competitive

    Cons

    Bad management. Managers do not make decisions. They manage but do not lead by example or by authority.

    Advice to Management

    People at Swn are mangers not leaders. Most management is decision by indecision. It would be advantageous to lead rather than manage and be decisive. Also hold your staff accountable

  8. "Family-Oriented Environment with Strong Values"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance
    Ability to learn the entire business

    Cons

    Leadership changes
    Strategic vision
    Long term planning


  9. "IT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southwestern Energy full-time

    Pros

    Nice campus and onsite cafe

    Cons

    Very political, culture has changed


  10. "Division Order Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Division Order Analyst in Spring, TX
    Former Employee - Division Order Analyst in Spring, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Southwestern has been one of the best companies I’ve worked for during my career. During my employment, the culture was amazing and work/life balance (at least in our department) was great. My coworkers were not just people I work with, but they also became friends. I learned a lot and met people who made me passionate about my career. We had team building events, and unless there was some type of special project, I never had to stay late or feel guilty for leaving on time. Most everyone leaves on time unless you’re management. The people are generally easy going, and although we worked hard, we had a good time doing it. Coworkers were great about helping each other out. I learned so much from them.

    I hear that the culture has been a lot different since the big layoff and that morale has decreased significantly, but since I’m not there anymore I can’t personally vouch for that.

    Cons

    Management played favorites in our department and it was very obvious. The same people would get selected for projects when others wanted a chance to shine. Management would also give false promises of promotion and after a while it became apparent that a few were not as genuine as they seemed. Not all of them were like that, but there were a couple. Just depends what team you got placed on. I don’t think that they cared much about employee development and career path. The team leads, at least mine, did a great job. I think most did.

    Advice to Management

    You say you’re transparent, but you aren’t.


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