Our Employee Experience
Investing in our employees
After our merger, Devon took time to reflect on how best to build a workforce to lead our company for decades to come. We listened to employees’ feedback on what they want and need from Devon and their careers, and to our human resources staff’s recommendations on what we need to do differently.
We value our people and will invest in their success. To move Devon forward, we are focusing on providing professionally rewarding and long-term careers, meaningful compensation and benefits, and a sense of belonging and inclusion. We’re committed to balancing what employees need as individuals with Devon’s best interests as a company.
Employee-focused learning opportunities
One of our values is to keep learning and challenging ourselves and each other to be the best and deliver results. In recent years, our employee development was focused on coaching, mentoring and ongoing conversations to help employees focus on what they need to do to make an impact every day.
To build upon these actions and incorporate feedback from employees, we took the opportunity post merger to refresh our professional and leadership learning strategy, and corresponding offerings. Feedback was gathered through two all-employee pulse surveys and a learning needs assessment with a representative group of leaders and employees.
Our refreshed strategy directly responds to employees’ desire to develop a variety of professional, technical and leadership development skills, and different ways to develop them. Devon’s learning ecosystem provides individualized learning paths that balances learners’ needs with the company’s business priorities.
For effective learning, it provides externally supported content and facilitation. Devon leaders will support learning with coaching, feedback and on-the-job application. Development opportunities are focused on:
- Leadership training to build and reinforce fundamental leadership skills at the front line and mid-level, and inclusive leadership awareness and skills.
- Professional training to build business and financial acumen, technology skills and obtain professional certifications.
- Executive coaching with specific development objectives for improving individual and organizational performance.
- Employee and 360-degree feedback to equip leaders to interpret and take action on feedback.
A key component of the ecosystem is the Learner’s Network, which supports employees’ two most preferred ways to learn: in-person, instructor-led delivery and one-on-one conversations with peers. Learning and development specialists and technical subject matter experts in the network assess and meet employees’ ongoing variety of learning needs related to technology, engineering, business analysis, environmental, health and safety (EHS) and other skills.
Meaningful compensation, benefits and work practices
We value employees who are open and honest, take ownership and contribute to our company objectives. To cultivate a workforce with these qualities, we start with offering equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and providing competitive compensation and benefits.
Devon offers equitable pay. Salaries of female and minority employees are, on average, positioned equivalently (+/-2% relative to the applicable pay grade) to those of male and non-minority peers. All Devon employees make more than $19 an hour. We encourage a sharp focus on results by giving every employee an equity stake in our business through annual stock awards and the opportunity to receive an annual cash bonus based on meeting corporate goals. We measure our performance, benchmark against our industry and look for ways to further align our compensation practices with our aspirations.
Devon takes a values-driven approach to meeting both the company’s business objectives and employees’ personal and family needs. Our comprehensive benefits include wellness programs and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that provides confidential support on a wide variety of issues to employees and their family members. We offer flexible work schedules, an alternate work schedule (9/80), part-time work, telecommuting and parental paid leave. In 2022, we enhanced our practices by updating our paid time off policy to help ensure our employees take the time to care for themselves and others in their lives. Our Paid Family & Medical Leave (PFML) Policy provides up to 26 weeks of paid medical leave for an employee’s own medically certified health condition and eight weeks of paid maternity leave for the birth of a child. In addition, under PFML, employees are eligible for up to a maximum of 160 hours of paid leave each calendar year for parental leave (including adoption and long-term foster care placement), leave for care of family, bereavement leave and compassion leave. We’ll continue to adjust our practices and policies as needed to care for employee needs.
Devon believes in supporting the well-being of our employees, who balance multiple roles and responsibilities in their personal lives, while delivering results for the company. We consider these expectations when developing programs that can meaningfully improve our employees’ physical, mental and financial well-being.
Since establishing our wellness program in 2012, Devon has focused on prevention, convenient tools and high-quality programs. This has contributed to strong productivity and engagement, low absenteeism and high retention rates. Additionally, employee participation in wellness programs has been the driver in holding the company’s health care cost inflation well below the national average.
Employees tell us that our offerings help them improve their health and make healthy lifestyle changes. This is why we’ve maintained the most effective core programs, even during years when we cut costs across the company.
Tools and strategies for financial wellness
Concerns about debt, retirement and other personal finance issues can affect an employee’s sense of well-being. Our financial wellness program offers confidential and unbiased financial guidance and resources at no cost to employees. These include third-party financial assessments and webbased workshops. Employees can also meet one-on-one with a third-party financial expert once a quarter. By keeping employees informed about the importance of retirement savings, Devon has reached the top of our industry for 401(k) retirement contributions (99.6% of employees participate) and the percentage of paycheck contributions (6.5% of paycheck contributed).