Devon cracks Fortune’s ‘Best’ list for 7th straight year

By Brandon Evans | Published Saturday, January 18, 2014
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Devon Energy continues to be one of the best companies in America for employees.

For the seventh consecutive year, Devon Energy Corp. made Fortune’s 100 ‘Best Companies to Work For’ 2014 list.

Devon, which is headquartered in Oklahoma City but has a large field office and natural gas processing plant in Bridgeport, came in at No. 56. Devon is one of the nation’s largest independent oil and gas producers. Devon was ranked No. 27 last year. The company employs 3,852 people. They also produce about 165,000 barrels of oil and 2.6 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day while exploring for undiscovered reserves across the United States and Canada.

“We have always believed the strength of our company originates with the people who work here,” said Jay Ewing, Devon’s manager of completions. “Our presence on the Fortune list continues to be a great honor in which we all take an enormous amount of pride. But more importantly, it affirms the quality of our corporate culture, the values of our organization and the foundations of our business … It is gratifying to be recognized by Fortune for seven years in a row.”

Fortune found “the company has a close-knit family feel, and 95 percent say it’s a friendly environment and where they were made to feel part of the team from the get-go.” Fortune also noted charitable donations by Devon, focus on safety, as well as great leadership, proper rewards, company pride, good communication, fulfilling challenges and family-like atmosphere as reasons for inclusion on the list.

Google remained at No. 1 for the third year in a row. Rounding out the rest of the top 10 were SAS, The Boston Consulting Group, Edward Jones, Quicken Loans, Genentech,, Intuit, Robert W. Baird and Co. and DPR Construction.

Fortune’s list is based in part on an anonymous survey of employees conducted by the Great Place to Work Institute.

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