More Best Places to Work: Chesapeake Energy Corporation

Natural-gas producer

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Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Number of Employees: 13,500
Digs: A 120-acre campus, with ponds and courtyards, that feels more like an Ivy League college than a corporation.
Culture: This spring the company faced serious challenges after CEO Aubrey McClendon came under fire for a series of poor investments, but the good life goes on at Chesapeake HQ. Long hours are rewarded with free movie screenings in the company theater, a 63,000-square-foot daycare center, and a 72,000-square-foot fitness facility with a sand volleyball pit and a 25-foot climbing wall. To top it off, employees earn up to $1,500 just for going to the gym and attending health seminars.
Sweet Perk: Summer concert series (with free margaritas) on Thursday afternoons.
Now Hiring: Hundreds of positions in everything from engineering to geoscience

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