worked for few year in the thermal side of Devon Canada. Devon needs to send some of the mid and high level management back to school. They just know simple gas reservoir and can not handle the SAGD complexity. devon also needs to change the simplified view of thermal projects and get to the details or stick to gas business and sell the SAGD.
Lead Operator (Former Employee) – Kontaneelee, Yukon Territory – 5 April 2017
I got my best work experience while with Devon. they supported me in working up my levels over the years in every work environment they had up to running my own plants and overseeing everything. the staff right to the home office in Oklahoma seemed available anytime for whatever reasons.
Lead Analysis (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 10 January 2017
Devon Energy was a good place to work, lots of challenges to manage the IT Asset management role, including the IT Procurement. Canada had a very good handle on their assets showing a 99% accuracy of its assets and Life-cycle management of the assets.
Great team to work with
Some weak management lead me to leave the organization.
operator (Former Employee) – Conklin, AB – 1 September 2016
It used to be a fun, happy and productive place to work, but after some people left, especially some team leaders left , the culture went to down the average ! There was competing or finger pointing or complaining , but not cooperation and teamwork! Some team worker was so selfish, cold hearted, no caring at all and lots of back stabbing, or trying to give bad or difficult time behind! No common rule for each one, so no fairness there, like covering the corresponding course tuition : some people got covered , so they could move faster by taking part in courses in school! A lot of politics , same mistake , but not same treatment for different people ! the culture not for getting work or company business better , but worse! So glad left!
selfish, politics and unfairness, no repect for seniors or hardwork
operations/special projects (Former Employee) – Rocky Mountain House, AB – 22 July 2016
Work was interesting the people were fun to work with and the management were easy to get along with and helpful. The company always tried to keep up with the latest developments and trained their people well.
Plant / Field Oerator (Former Employee) – Grande Cache, AB – 6 June 2016
Devon Energy were a great company to work for. Open communication between management and employees. Supported individual growth, just not a lot of room for advancement within district. Excellent benefits
Productive place with many great people working there
Process Operator (Former Employee) – Conklin, AB – 8 April 2016
Fun place to work a lot of hard work when its needed, but pretty laid back and fun place when everything is running smooth. I learnt a lot about my field not really from the company but mostly from the people that work there. They have a desire to teach those who are willing to learn. The hardest part of the job is working nights, it really throws your sleep pattern off. The pay is definitely the best part of the job. Because it is fly in and out they really compensate you well in that aspect.
District Operations Project Coordinator (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 22 March 2016
Devon Energy is an overall excellent company who values the opinions of their employees.
The organizational structure is refined, with a lot of emphasis placed upon defined desirable leadership attributes (fairness, openness, etc).
Typical days are very busy, but you have the flexibility to achieve results your own way, so long as you are aligned with the team.
Devon is constantly undergoing continuous improvement efforts, and some people may struggle to keep up with the constant influx of changes, however for those to embrace change this will be taken positively.
This is a company you cannot get bored with, and who offers excellent advancement opportunities. You will be working with impassioned, driven, highly skilled individuals on dynamic teams.
Continuous Improvement, Refined organizational structure, High degree of responsibility and flexibility
Very fast paced environment may be overwhelming for some
Lead, Cloud Engineering (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 3 March 2016
When a company pledges to lead it's industry in new technology adoption, but simply throws technology at a problem instead of cultivating the cultural, process, people issues that are inherent in such a bold pledge, the company is very difficult to take seriously. Add in poor leadership cohesion, no federated direction, and biased/insulated technology leaders, and you get a company that should put itself out of its misery.
Enjoyed my time with Devon Energy, would still be there if it were not for low oil prices.
Day Shift Swing Operator (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 25 February 2016
Worked shift work, 7 days on, 7 days off. Did 12 hour shifts, so the days were long, but they went fast as I enjoyed my job. We had a good work environment, and had facilities after work for recreation. I personally enjoyed playing hockey with my fellow employees and squash.
engineering (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 7 December 2015
Sadly, in Canada at least, Devon has eroding assets and an ever more toxic corporate culture. It has gone downhill the last 2 years and morale is at an all time low. In short, the best and brightest mostly left with the divest to CNRL in 2014. The leadership that remains is on an isolated island from the rest of the staff and has some gaping holes in both their capability and experience. Pockets of quality people and good leadership remain but are getting scarce. Should you choose to go there, expect the classic 'clan and hierarchy' structure and be prepared to silence any constructive critiques you may have.
Business System Support (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 2 December 2015
Devon is one of the best company to work for. Very amazing people and very talented people i came across while working there. Believe in fair and transparent work culture at work and help others whenever you get a chance to do so.
TDS-Sub Contractor Data Equipment Collector (Former Employee) – Alberta – 12 November 2015
• Walked down all of the clients production sites throughout Alberta and Northern BC, RFID tagging all assets at their gas, oil well and battery sites • Close attention to detail and inputting information collected into a data base such as catapult for inventory requisition.