Southwestern Energy Reviews | Glassdoor

Southwestern Energy Reviews

Updated September 15, 2017
56 reviews

Filter

Filter


4.0
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Southwestern Energy CEO Steven L. Mueller
Steven L. Mueller
22 Ratings

56 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • The company is the best I have seen at promoting a work - life balance (in 15 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)

  • After natural gas prices collapsed, they were forced to lay off 40% of the workforce (myself included) (in 7 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "SWN Review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Southwestern Energy full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, work life balance, flexibility

    Cons

    Sometimes there is a communication lag


  2. "Landman"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Landman in Spring, TX
    Current Employee - Landman in Spring, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Southwestern Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun culture, good benefits, beautiful campus

    Cons

    Lacks training and no sense of direction for your own career path

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

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  4. "It was a nice place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    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 Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends

    I worked at Southwestern Energy as an intern

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Work culture. People are awesome. Everyone works hard.

    Cons

    I can't think of any.


  7. "Field operator"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  8. "Assessment"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Southwestern Energy full-time

    Pros

    Excellent company, very good benefits, friendly environment, emphasis on work/life balance. Very focused on employees "doing the right thing".

    Cons

    Unstable Industry, physical work at times, relocation is very possible, management tend to be unorganized very reactive on issues.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on developing your first line managers as they will have more and more responsibilities as we continue to grow. Some are better than others and need coaching.


  9. "SWN - good place to work. I hope things turn around soon."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Geoscientist - Experienced in Spring, TX
    Former Employee - Geoscientist - Experienced in Spring, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Good training and communication in teams. Nice new building in Spring. I would work there again. I was part of the 40% layoffs in January 2016.

    Cons

    Top heavy. Grew to fast and over-extended in 2014-5. Tied to Natural Gas. Layoffs were expected with low prices.

    Advice to Management

    Try to hire on some of your former employees when things turn around.


  10. "Good place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Petroleum Engineer
    Former Employee - Petroleum Engineer

    I worked at Southwestern Energy full-time

    Pros

    Good corporate culture. They encourage innovation and creativity at all levels. Great new office building with many amenities.

    Cons

    Their portfolio is predominantly natural gas.


Showing 56 of 137 reviews
Reset Filters