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Chevron Reviews

Updated November 5, 2014
Updated November 5, 2014
686 Reviews
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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.  

    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
  2.  

    A big engine desperate for oil and fuel.

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    Current Employee - IT Professional in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - 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
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Benefits not worth the poor management and HR

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    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
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  5. 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
  6.  

    Chevron policy heavily promotes safety but in the Pittsburg division does not act within policy.

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    Former Employee - Well Site Manager in Smithfield, PA
    Former Employee - Well Site Manager in Smithfield, PA

    I worked at Chevron as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    It could be good to work for the company but not a contractor.

    Cons

    The Pittsburg division are total hypocrites about their safety program. It is immediate termination to question policy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to contractors with experience in the areas of safety instead of terminating their contract if someone in management does not like what someone says even if it is the truth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointed

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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
  8.  

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

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    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Felt like a red-headed step child.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative in Bellaire, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative in Bellaire, TX

    I have been working at Chevron as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Learning all about the oil & gas industry.

    Cons

    As one of the thousands of contractors Chevron hires, it's like working within an ocean of red-headed step children. Contractors are treated VERY differently from employees and creates uneasiness and tension. The flip side of being a contractor, however, is not having to go through the painful rigorous evaluation process and disciplinary process like employees do. Both sides has pros & cons. Although Chevron preaches the work/life balance, they also expect employees to work long hours and meet ridiculous deadlines. Makes absolutely no sense and not worth it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    As a Customer Service Representative you're buried by rules & regulations that can cause Chevron "Notice of Violations"

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Concord, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Concord, CA

    I have been working at Chevron part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people are nice & the work is pretty easy.

    Cons

    As stated above theirs a ton of regulations you have to be compliant with to the point of being ridiculous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'd like to see someone from upper management do our job just for one day. Before 911 they'd have 2 people doing the job that one of us does now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Extremely Smart, Dedicated Workers - who have been there too long

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Longevity. Get a job at Chevron and you'll be there for life.
    Neat benefits, cool culture focused on Safety.
    People seem to come first.

    Cons

    Longevity. Get a job at Chevron and you'll be there for life, regardless of performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make more investment in your own workforce rather than in outside consultants.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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