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Chevron Reviews

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
686 Reviews
4.1
686 Reviews
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Chevron Chairman and CEO John S. Watson
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370 Ratings

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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Gas station service

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    Good stocks. Good Pay. Free snacks and discount on gas.

    Cons

    Bad smells and not a lot to do all day long.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Big company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX

    I worked at Chevron as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Some coworkers like to have work hard and have fun. There is a good work life balance here at Chevron. There is a lot of opportunities to change your interests.

    Cons

    The company is really big so things might take a little longer than you would expect. Big change takes a lot of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show interest in your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Utility operator

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Utility Operator in Guayama, PR
    Former Employee - Utility Operator in Guayama, PR

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

    Pros

    Good training good coworkers good shifts

    Cons

    not to much opporunities to grow up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not committed to retaining IT employees.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and good pay.

    Cons

    Large number of bureaucratic management in place who are adverse to thinking outside the box, they just want to check the box and move on. Don't have an opinion unless you are a senior manager, manager that knows a lot of people or someone who is a top performer or you will get pigeon holed and you will have no career. The company (ITC) is NOT committed to its employees; going layoffs every 2-4 years and outsourcing IT jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop protecting Upstream and hiding their mistakes (see Gorgon and Wheatstone) by laying off employees in the other OPCO's (ITC). Hold the people who made those decisions accountable!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work, but I would expect better.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Procurement in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Procurement in San Ramon, CA

    I have been working at Chevron full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits for long term employees.

    Cons

    Huge and slow moving bureaucracy. Bureaucrats always win over what is right or best. Think US legislature.
    Recognition is given to politically connected - not contribution or performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management needs a better review of supervisors and managers. Some are causing great harm in their teams and there is no method of review and accountability. Managers that "manage up" well can get away with major mis-deeds.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Facilities engineering reviews.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Facilities Engineer in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Facilities Engineer in Bakersfield, CA

    I have been working at Chevron full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunity to learn new processes, develop new skills, and understand a systematic approach to problem solving.

    Cons

    Some times it feels like you cant go to the rest room without your supervisor approval, the structure is very military style, and this can limit ones autonomy. It also makes it more difficult for experienced hires to feel like their contributions are valued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more empowering and give employees some autonomy in their current roles.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good work environment but some difficult customer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chevron full-time

    Pros

    I was emplyed there for a year and mostly I did the evening shift so i was independent at work. Not too much to worry about

    Cons

    Some difficult customers and many a times you are bothered by those homeless guys wandering there and creating a nuisance to the customer. I really had a fight with one of them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the pay rate and take care of the those homeless guys!!!

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior IT Professional

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits. Great employees below the management level

    Cons

    Managers who unqualified for their position and are only concerned about bonuses

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Bloated, layers of middle managers and uncooperative, politically driven business units

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Strong safety culture, 9/80 schedule, above average pay and benefits. Specialists do well. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply and advance.

    Cons

    Constant reorganizations, thousands of California employees with seniority take the top spots over Houston employees. Heavy use of contractors who keep the low level workers fighting for their jobs. Half of the workers never move up more than one or two pay grades in 15 years. Croneyism rules the day. Unqualified managers abound. There appears to be a protection system. Many misfit managers seem untouchable, they must know where the bodies are buried.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With oil above $100 a bbl, a lot of mismanagement can go on without harming profits. Invest in more PR.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    store manager

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Chevron full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefit and you choose your schedule.

    Cons

    Overwhelming of work. More than what you can do in one shift.

    Recommends

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