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Chevron Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
739 Reviews
4.1
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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  

    Great place to work

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

    I worked at Chevron (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, hardworking and smart people. Work life balance is okay.

    Cons

    Too much pressure, everything has to be done now or now! Some people trample on others to get seen or promoted. Its survival of the fittest. Since only the end result matters, people can go any length to achieve same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give reasonable targets else people will keep cutting corners. Some cost cutting avenues are simply unrealistic.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great safety standards.

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay, and benefits if you are management. Great company to learn organizational behavior do's and don't.
    If you get lucky the BC's will allow you the freedom to make business decisions and not micro-manage you.
    Get company to build a foundation for your career.

    Cons

    Very stressful and to much favoritism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start looking at those managers who are keep your zone's numbers alive. If you see an team member who is capable, invite them to help with special projects, then you can see what their work ethic is. Don't just listen to hear say.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    another review

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

    I worked at Chevron

    Pros

    great benefits, culture, and people

    Cons

    low wages for facilities engineers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay market wages

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

    This job is very stable and steady, the potential for growth is not fast paced compare to other industries.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in San Ramon, CA

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    Very flexible work arrangement 9/80 schedule. The people that work here have been here for a very long time so they know the history of the company very well and that helps with starting a new job here.

    Cons

    I think across different functional units, the communicatio can be better. It will help with the work load and effiiciency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you're not an engineer, then your not relevant

    • 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

    Great Benefits
    Decent Pay
    Work-Life Balance
    Pension Plan

    Cons

    Bureaucracy
    Too many managers
    Little emphasis on practicality

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 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.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Big company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX

    I worked at Chevron as an intern (less than a 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
  9.  

    Utility operator

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Utility Operator in Guayama, PR
    Former Employee - Utility Operator in Guayama, PR

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

    Pros

    Good training good coworkers good shifts

    Cons

    not to much opporunities to grow up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not committed to retaining IT employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work, but I would expect better.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

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