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20. Devon Energy
Devon Energy
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 20 (Previous rank: 13)
What makes it so great?
Workers at oil and gas producer rave about bosses. "We all love [CEO] Larry Nichols and [president] John Richels," says one. Another: "You are not asked to give your life for the company. Your time off is your time."
Headquarters: 20 N. Broadway
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
2008 revenue ($ millions): 15,211

Is Devon Energy a great employer, or what?
Devon Energy stats
U.S. employees 3,912
Employees outside U.S. 1,580
New jobs (1 year) 162
% job growth (1 year) 4%
% voluntary turnover 2%
Applicants 53,063
No. of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2010) 18
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Most common job (hourly):
Lease Operator
Paid sabbaticals No
Onsite child care No
100% health-care coverage No
Onsite fitness center Yes
Subsidized gym membership No
Job sharing program No
Compressed workweek Yes
Telecommuting No
% minorities 14%
% women 31%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 31
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 28
From the Feb. 8, 2010 issue
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Revenues are for 2008 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of full-time salaried and hourly employees.
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