Best Places to Work in IT 2015 Employer Profile

No. 56, Large

Chesapeake Energy

Oklahoma City, Okla. [South Central]

Why you want to work there

IT pros play a critical role in driving this Oklahoma City oil and gas exploration and production company to a high level of performance. Managers allocate the majority of IT resources to high-value projects -- initiatives that are so important that their success or failure determines the size of the company's annual bonus pool. Technical training paths help IT staffers develop new skills and expertise. Chesapeake Energy's Oklahoma City headquarters features a 72,000-square-foot fitness center with a pool and racquetball and volleyball courts.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 5,465

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 367

IT employee turnover in 2014: 20%

IT promotions in 2014: 14%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2014: 3

Training budget per IT employee in 2014: $2,307