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Southwestern Energy Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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Pros
  • The company is the best I have seen at promoting a work - life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • Like other E&P companies, employees work on a 9/80 schedule that allows every other Friday off (in 12 reviews)

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

  • Still have good ole boy system at lower management when hiring and raises (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Land"

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    Former Employee - Land Analyst in Spring, TX
    Former Employee - Land Analyst in Spring, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Southwestern Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Credible, enjoyable to work with, Company

    Cons

    None I can think of, personally.

    Advice to Management

    Consider a more sound employee retention policy; possibly offer a mutually agreed salary reduction to keep an employee on-board to avoid layoff where reasonable, beneficial to both employee and employer.


  2. "Best job I've had to date"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conway, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conway, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Southwestern Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    First job I have had in the gas field. Pay is pretty good and the supervisors are easy to get along with. Work schedule is pretty good as well.

    Cons

    I am not sure how competitive the pay is to other like companies.

  3. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southwestern Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, Ethical Company, Community Involvement

    Cons

    Oil & Gas Industry has its highs and lows every few years, not stable.

    Advice to Management

    Minimize debt.


  4. "It was a nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Spring, TX
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Spring, TX
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My salary was good and annual bonuses quite decent. They had a 90-40 schedule that gave us every other Friday off, which was very handy. The work environment was quite pleasant. They had a fantastic van pool program as well.

    Cons

    Their office was located very far from the center of Houston--the commute was a killer. And their fortunes are tied to a very volatile commodity--natural gas. After natural gas prices collapsed, they were forced to lay off 40% of the workforce (myself included).

    Advice to Management

    A constant growth strategy might be what Wall Street requires, but it was clearly not good in 2014-2015.


  5. "Great Work/Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Southwestern Energy full-time

    Pros

    - Like other E&P companies, employees work on a 9/80 schedule that allows every other Friday off
    - Management respects and understands the need to spend time with family
    - Health benefits are extensive and premiums are competitive
    - Good 401k matching program
    - Subsidized market for lunch and free gym in building
    - Executive leadership cares about employee health and wellness
    - Salaries are on par with rest of O&G industry

    Cons

    - Cross department communication is lacking
    - Job status, as with all E&P companies, depends on commodity price
    - Patience is required for career advancement if you are young

    Advice to Management

    Encourage inter-departmental communication in order to reduce miscommunication and increase organization wide cohesiveness


  6. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Landman in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Landman in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Southwestern Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    SWN has been a great place to work for the past 6 years. Many of my coworkers are not friends outside of the office, and management has always done a great job of valuing what everyone brings to the table, regardless of title or years in the business.

    Cons

    Limited diversity of assets has made it difficult to broaden my skill set while at SWN, but upper management has been open to individuals branching out of their discipline in order to cross train employees which is pretty encouraging.


  7. "SWN Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Southwestern Energy (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    SWN is employees oriented company who values honesty and integrity. Company provide excellent benefit packages for development of their employee. Company was very fair to employees during the down cycle.

    Cons

    Operates as regional gas player and has not been able to break into liquid play. The lack of success in entering into liquid play has limited the growth of the company.

  8. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Southwestern Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great company, good culture, lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Tough time for the industry


  9. "Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Hard to move up in the company

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Field operator"

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

    I have been working at Southwestern Energy full-time

    Pros

    little supervision in the field.
    responsible for checking and optimizing wells
    good pay, benefits

    Cons

    management was all about the buddy system
    stressful job, phone always going off

    Advice to Management

    respect everyone of your workers


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