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Chevron Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
45 Reviews
2.0
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They take excellent care of their employees and exercise work life balance heavily (in 141 reviews)

  • 9/80 work schedule, oil industry salary, job stability (in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • compared to competitors - although in fairness the work life balance was good (in 14 reviews)

  • Typical, Southern, "Good-Ole-Boy" Network (in 12 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company lacked everything.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Chevron

    Pros

    Hated working there and hated the people I worked with. Location also sucked. Life there was hell on earth. Never got better.

    Cons

    Crazy hours working there. No time to get all work done. Crazy expectations, no growth for me, didn't learn much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together. Say thank you fly once. Term working with the team instead if criticizing others work. Do consider doing some actual workfor a change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not what it seems like from the outside

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Automation Tech in Taft, CA
    Former Employee - Automation Tech in Taft, CA

    I worked at Chevron full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Company/management does not recognize individuals for their work or contributions. everyone is just a number. no one cares if you actually work hard, as long as you create a good paper trail. People spend all morning planning their lunch, and then take 2 hour lunches, since there is no clocking in or out, then do minimal work in the afternoon then an hour before quieting time, they start to fill out on the computer, all the stuff they got done, which they really didn't do. I've never seen so much abuse and fraud.
    The company says they care about the individual, but they really don't. Everybody, Department managers and employee, are all in on the fraud, so as long as you are willing to be sheep, and fall in line with others, you will be fine, otherwise they will find a way to get you out of there, period, end of story.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should them selves, observe the new employees, and not rely on other tenured employees' feedback of the new employee, to base their decisions on. I was a field technician, I've personally have had a manger give me negative feedback about my performance, when he never even once, spent not even an hour with me in the field, let alone a day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very dissappointing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    Great benefits, good technology, fair pay

    Cons

    bias towards non diversity, extremely hypocritical of what the values say -(there is no Chevron way; its just a statement) Most Management does not care about there subordenants just how they can elevate themselves. Goes through way too many layoffs in cycles, and if you are not a diversity match or in good witht he clicks then you will be let go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on developing and true mentorship and not always about yourself. Have a clearer understanding your people and dont always jsut push a fake agenda to satify your own PMP.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Many reorganizations, office politics, bad supervisors and middle managers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chevron full-time

    Pros

    You could gain many skills and hands-on experience while getting a market average base salary with an up to a 8% of your base salary to your 401 K from the company match and a more than 10% of your base salary to your pension plus an usual more than 10% of your base salary as your normal annual bonus. Some senior top managers care about employees.

    Cons

    There are very lousy on-job training, frequent reorganizations (every one or two years, depending on business units), awful office politics and many bad supervisors and middle managers. Many employees who are good at "talking" in front of management with mediocre performance are usually promoted faster than quiet hard-working employees. Employees who have two faces or are good at office politics are quite popular. Many supervisors and middle managers care about only their own promotions. The values of the company printed on the brochure stay just on paper in most of time. There are exclusive, office bullies, discrimination and retaliation work environment supported by the direct supervisors and middle managers in some business units.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    My review of chevron

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chevron full-time

    Pros

    I lked most of the customers

    Cons

    Bad management, low pay, no room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hirer pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A big engine desperate for oil and fuel.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - IT Professional in Dublin, CA
    Current Contractor - IT Professional in Dublin, CA

    I have been working at Chevron as a contractor

    Pros

    The maturity level of Chevron allows for great benefits if you're a FTE. Obviously not the same if you're a contractor.

    Cons

    Training is only offered to FTE. Contractors have to pay for their own training.

    As stated above, Chevron does not provide any benefits for contractors.

    Office culture is equal to that of a "good old boy" club. There are many high tenure (30+ years) employees that talk down at new employees and contractors.

    Leadership lacks involvement and thus employees/contractors are left without direction.

    Project completion is expected within unrealistic timelines and without proper funding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider leveraging smaller teams. Team leads are drowning and cannot tend to their employees' daily needs.

    Offer training to contractors as well. You can't expect the required level of competence from someone you don't train. This is part of employee development and one day that contractor may be part of your FTE force.

    Office culture needs to be reviewed but it needs to begin at the team lead level and work its way up. Perhaps employees and contractors should be allowed to grade team lead and manager performance as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Benefits not worth the poor management and HR

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Facilities Engineer in Grand Junction, CO
    Former Employee - Facilities Engineer in Grand Junction, CO

    I worked at Chevron full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Worked in beautiful locations and people at the non-management level were great! OE is an excellent business model.

    Cons

    In order to advance you had to be someone who was willing to compromise your personal and core company values; integrity etc. OE at the BU I worked prior to leaving was merely posters and propaganda and lip service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Don't make it a three circus for employees to resolve HR issues.
    - Stop promoting and moving problem supervisors from business unit to business unit!!!
    - Stop harassment when reported the FIRST time!!!
    - Leaving a reputable employer should not be a solution for an employee being harassed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unwelcoming nightmare

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA

    I worked at Chevron full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and 9/80 schedule and pay

    Cons

    Red tape
    Too many processes
    Safety culture overdone and interferes with work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not 1980 anymore

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chevron full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Competitive Compensation and Benefits
    -Good employee perks, including fitness center, rec clubs, and trainers.
    -The company is profitable.
    -There must be good places to work elsewhere in the company based on other reviews. I am not seeing it here.

    Cons

    -980 schedule is offered but you often work your off-Fridays, weekends, and holidays. Vacations are often canceled, including Christmas. Difficult to manage dual-careers.
    -Internal company transfers are blocked, even after you have met your commitments in the job.
    -The Performance Management process in my location is not followed. Salary decisions are made before you fill out your accomplishments, and you are graded on attributes that are not on your written performance agreement. Workload is not managed and not prioritized, and you are expected to do all that is handed to you no matter how big the job is. The process is very subjective as opposed to objective from my experience.
    -Employees are pitted against each other which promotes hostility instead of collaboration.
    -The only time you see senior management is when things are wrong.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow the processes you have in place. Hire more people so your employees can take time off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Internship as engineering related, however not engaging, hands on, or technical.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are very competitive. Most people are very friendly. Career development is highly emphasized.

    Cons

    Projects can very greatly amongst interns. There is a sense that if you make even one mistake then your performance suffers greatly. Large company so a lot of information falls through the cracks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have someone evaluate interns that has spent more than two weeks supervising that intern.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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