Great Place to Work
See the opportunities, benefits and exciting work Chesapeake offers to its employees.
Transparency and open communication are core values that help create a culture where employees are engaged and aligned with company goals.
Senior leadership hosts regular Town Hall meetings to roll out large initiatives or update employees on company progress. Employees are invited to attend the meetings in person or via webcasts. Following the live meetings, recorded versions are featured on our company intranet for accessibility to both field and corporate employees.
In addition to direction from senior leadership, cascading messages across employee levels is encouraged at Chesapeake. Supervisors receive tools to encourage dialogue with their direct reports regarding information important to business operations. One of these tools is a regular email called Core Communications that provides managers with information to share with their team members. Employees can also access company information through our robust intranet and Connect, our knowledge-sharing website.
We recognize the strength in diversity of thought and the sharing of cross-functional expertise. One way we tap into this strength is through employee task forces. These committees, made up of co-workers representing diverse departments, provide feedback to improve company operations. Just a few of these groups include:
Chesapeake has several employee recognition programs designed to show appreciation to employees who go above and beyond their job responsibilities. The Core Values Award is given quarterly to a group of employees who embody one or more of Chesapeake’s core values, while employees are recognized annually at the Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Excellence Awards for stellar environmental or safety performance.
In addition to formal award programs, we offer Applause, our online employee recognition program that allows managers and employees to immediately honor their co-workers for positive, on-the-job behaviors. Employees receive digital badges to build their online trophy cases, and in some instances, receive prizes for special accomplishments.
Within Applause, we also celebrate employees’ milestone anniversaries. Employees celebrating their one- and three-year anniversaries receive an Applause digital award and, beginning on an employee’s five-year anniversary and continuing every five years after, employees receive Applause points for prizes and recognition from senior leadership.
Key to creating a culture of transparency and open communication is encouraging employees to submit feedback on the company. Chesapeake offers the Idea Box, the S.A.F.E. Suggestion Box and our Good Catch program as ways for employees to share their ideas for improving the company and making Chesapeake a safer place to work.
Should employees have a concern about the conduct of a co-worker or contractor, they can contact our Compliance Department or anonymously inform our Ethics and Integrity Helpline.
“I’ve worked with my team for more than 13 years, and we work together to achieve the goals we set in place. Chesapeake has always been a fun yet rewarding company, with employees who work hard and are dedicated to their job. The more you put in, the more you get out of it. There’s no two ways about it, Chesapeake is the best for one reason, and that’s the people.”
“Chesapeake challenges me to grow my career. Not only do I get to mentor and work on projects with my immediate co-workers, I’m also involved in focus groups to help guide junior-level geological technicians in their understanding of the job and developing their career paths.”
“I enjoy working for Chesapeake because it has become a company tantamount to continuous improvement, which is important to me. I believe we are striving to improve ourselves financially, strategically and through diversity. When you have a culture that prioritizes diversity and continuous improvement, you create an environment that empowers people. As a young female engineer, feeling empowered when I come to work makes me want to never leave.”
"I like the fact that Chesapeake encourages advanced knowledge in the industry and supports career growth. The opportunities are limitless if you are willing to do what it takes to be a success. At Chesapeake, I am exposed to a wide variety of company functions outside of accounting, which is not only necessary but also keeps my job interesting and ever changing."
“I never thought I would work in a place where people have such a wide range of backgrounds. Having a workforce with such a diverse knowledge base has really allowed Chesapeake to be a leader in innovation, and that can be seen most in the Reservoir Technology Center. In my nearly four years with Chesapeake I’ve become not just a part of the oil and gas industry, but someone who strives to lead and grow. Chesapeake understands the importance of developing employees and how it can positively affect the company’s growth.”
“I have great co-workers who always help out and answer any questions. I also love the hands-on experience of working on equipment and getting the most value from our production. I have a great sense of pride when my pads are running efficiently and our results reflect that each quarter.”