Devon Energy Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated Sep 28, 2020

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Devon Energy President, CEO, and Director John Richels
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250 Ratings
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  • "It's oil and gas, so very volatile(in 15 reviews)

  • "Not enough transparency from upper management, tend to hide things until last minute(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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  2. "Good place to work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Professional II in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Devon Energy full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good benefit package, good severance packages, knowledgeable co-workers,

    Cons

    Not enough transparency from upper management, tend to hide things until last minute.

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  3. "Energy sector is rough"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Management Professional in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Devon Energy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great pay, great office and parking.

    Cons

    Some middle and upper management is very old school, thinks they know best without listening to the experts on the ground floor.

  4. "Company NEEDS New Executive Management"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Devon Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There is always something to learn, compensation is amazing.

    Cons

    Workload was OVERWHELMING, ridiculous turn over rate makes working across business units, supervisors are always left out of the loop when upper management makes decisions, and those decisions made are confusing or don't seem logical to employees that are actually doing the work. WAYS TO MANY LAYERS!! Layoffs year, after year, after YEAR.

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  5. "Bring your golf clubs"

    3.0
     
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Devon Energy

    Pros

    PTO allocation, some teams are fun to work with

    Cons

    Upper Management, weak middle leaders, toxic culture between teams

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company!"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - GIS Professional 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Devon Energy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and perks!! Also flexible work schedule! Care about employees!

    Cons

    Upper management makes poor decisions.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering Production Tech"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Eng Prod Tech in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Devon Energy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible work week, good compensation. Great people to work with!

    Cons

    A shift in upper management has changed the culture at Devon and mass lay-offs due to downturn in O&G market don't help. Significant changes in data management structure and data analytic platforms make it very difficult for techs to perform their job because of inflexibility in the ability to manipulate data. Management has favorites and they want the good ole boy yes men. If you are out spoken, innovative beyond their vision, you will not do well here.

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  8. "Production Tech"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Artesia, NM
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Devon Energy

    Pros

    Amazing benefits package and great coworkers

    Cons

    Upper management has favorites

  9. "Drilling Engineer Supervisor"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Working Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Devon Energy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Upper Management "walks the walk, & Talks the talk" good bunch.

    Cons

    Lower Management lacks experience & basically run the company the way they want, then lie to upper management, where the actual workers get treated poorly. HR & Lower Management actually team up, so when asked about any situation by upper management, they actually lie about actual events, or at minimum twist the facts - very little transparency at lower levels.

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  10. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Drilling Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Devon Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Beautiful building, good people, company is involved in the community. I am proud to work there. Great benefits package including 8% contribution to 401k on top of a 3 to 6% match depending on seniority. Encouraging of additional education outside of work.

    Cons

    Devon is a large company with a lot of inertia. Although upper management seems dedicated to being nimble, there is still a lot of "this is the way we have always done it" mentality, which can be frustrating, among much of the middle management.

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