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Chevron Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2014
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3.9 610 reviews

95% Approve of the CEO

Chevron Chairman and CEO John S. Watson

John S. Watson

(319 ratings)

85% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They take excellent care of their employees and exercise work life balance heavily(in 123 reviews)

  • 9/80 work schedule, oil industry salary, job stability(in 34 reviews)


Cons
  • compared to competitors - although in fairness the work life balance was good(in 13 reviews)

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

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    Excellent benefits

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat health and medical
    Decent compensation and yearly bonuses

    ConsManagement structure always in flux.
    Lots of bureaucracy
    Easy to get pigeon-holed in work without chances for advancement

    Advice to Senior ManagementReally mean what you say in Corporate Responsibility reports and your Chevron Way pamphlets. Those ideals haven't been witnessed in a long, long time.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Lack of growth opportunities

    Project Coordinator (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGreat environment with friendly people

    ConsNo opportunity for growth. Nepotism at work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart to learn in evaluating talent better instead of who you know vs. what you know

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    very competitive

    Chemical Analyst (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    Prosgood leadership, quality training provided, nice environment (ironically in a chemical industry ), good benefits , mediocre management, great selection of food in canteen

    Conscompetitive for people working in same department and hard for promotion, only consider qualifications and experience fir promotion, not much motivation left after a year

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company with a few issues

    Geologist (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGood starting company with lots of training and career opportunities. Exposure to several different position types early on with their training program, with 2 yr rotations, generally.

    ConsWork life balance is very supervisor dependent, everything is so process driven, you erode value with the number of meetings needed to move anything forward. Salaries are low compared to industry. Promotions and advancement are related to how much your supervisor supports you and not actual work merit.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart retiring and take the old school mentality with you. Not everyone is a single earner with a stay at home spouse.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    OK, but slow - Too much "process" gets in the way of innovation

    IT PM (Former Employee) San Ramon, CA

    ProsGood benefits, pension plan
    9/80 work schedule gives you every other Friday off

    Consmost jobs are moving from CA to TX
    Too much focus on heavy processes and procedures gets in the way of innovation or new ideas
    Old school management style

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Place to Work, but only if you're US payroll...

    Administrative Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsSafety ALWAYS comes first.
    High set of core values.
    Work Life Balance.
    Great learning experience on processes.

    ConsIf you're not US payroll, your chances of growing are slim to none.
    Management doesn't like to promote talent from emerging economic markets.
    2 different worlds between Upstream & Downstream.
    Pay scales are relatively mediocre for non US payroll. CVX doesn't care if the country in which you work has economic woes (between inflation and devaluation, you lose double digit percentage of your salary each year), they adjust your scale to fit budget, making you earn less each year.
    9/80 schedule is only applicable to operations outside the US.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf they actually read this, please refer to the cons.
    There should be opportunities for non US payroll employees who work based in emerging economies, to be able to grow in the company.
    9/80 should be deployed in other countries.
    Perks like the Chevron employee discount program for US payroll employees, should be available to other employees.
    Don't underestimate employees from emerging economic markets.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Contractor in HR

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Ramon, CA

    ProsIf you're an employee, I think Chevron is great.

    ConsUnfortunately in the department I'm in, contractors are treated like second-class citizens even though we do the same thing as full-time employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat contractors fairly - address that contractors contribute a great deal to Chevron as a whole and make us feel like we're valued.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    salary

    Advisor (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    Prosnone at this time thanks

    Conslow compared to other companies in the industry

    Advice to Senior Managementincrease profit sharing and salaries

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The most corporate of corporate environments

    Marketing (Current Employee) San Ramon, CA

    ProsHigh pay, excellent employee benefits, financially stable

    ConsCreativity not valued, unwillingness to try new things

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    GOOD AND BAD

    Process Engineer (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    Prossalary is ok, benefits are ok

    Conslack of management accountability and should probably provide more respect to contractors

    Advice to Senior Managementlet staff know that contractors are just a important

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