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Chevron Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
703 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place for a career, not just a job.

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

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

    Pros

    Pay, work culture, International focus/job opportunities and people development. Chevron's PDCs put a lot of effort into getting the right person, in the right job with the right skills at the right time.

    Cons

    Not very diverse in top positions in line jobs. (Support functions have diversity).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should not let cost focus make us think we can shrink to greatness. Now is the time to go shopping for more assets but this will take some appetite for risk.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    awesome!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Petroleum Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Petroleum Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    good security,homely feeling,good encouragement,satisfaction,great working people

    Cons

    lack of employees,a lot of travelling

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good Place To Work

    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    Above average benefits, alternate work schedules, ergonomic programs good

    Cons

    Company is moving to Houston, not being honest about it. Middle management is cut throat, and is misleading executives on many topics .... as such, execs out of touch of what the real problems are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop outsourcing IT jobs and losing so much key knowledge which incurs exponentially greater support and project costs long term.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Overall, good company to work for

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

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    - Lots of internal mobility (including cross functional) and other job development opportunities
    - If you are at the company 5 years or longer you are vested in pension earnings

    Cons

    - Outdated and ineffective processes
    - Lots of tenure (employees with 20 + years) often resulting in environment resistant to change and innovative ideas
    - Dental insurance plan for US employees is horrible

  6.  

    Company Review

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chevron

    Pros

    Salary and Benefits are very competitive for the area
    A learning focused organization particularly for younger folks looking to grow their careers

    Cons

    Not quite as innovative as let's say a tech company given the nature of the work
    Very process oriented and risk averse which makes sense given the work, but can stifle progress and innovation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Chevron 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 place to work, excellent benefits

    Cons

    Great place to work and retire

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Abolish the good ole boy system

    Approves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    they do care about employees

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

    I worked at Chevron full-time

    Pros

    -the company does seem to genuinely care about its employees and safety (they even require you to hold on the hand rails when walking up/down stairs, even if theres only 2-3 steps!).
    -the people here seem friendly and willing to help new employees get a feel for things.
    -the pay is pretty damn good, and theres a flex schedule where you can have every other friday off.

    Cons

    -if youre 30 or under, you will feel as if youre at an old folks home. hell, if youre 40 or under you'll feel like a kid working at his grandparents store.
    -the san ramon headquarters is way too suburban. these two factors alone will make it very difficult to attract fresh new talent.
    -nobody ever retires and along with that theres no new ideas (there are people there that have been there since chevron was part of john rockefellers standard oil for crying out loud)
    -no free meals. the cost of a lunch at the cafeteria is the same, if not more expensive, than going to any number of restaurants nearby. why a company that makes billions cant spring for free food, or at least discounted meals, is beyond me (oh wait, that'll upset shareholders!)
    -people who work here literally feel that chevron is the greatest company on the planet and does no harm whatsoever. environmental groups, no matter how legitimate their claims, are seen as "kooky" and "extremists." if you have opinions that go against "the chevron way" or question some of chevrons environmental hypocrisy, my advice is to keep your mouth shut and your head down. it almost feels like that movie the stepford wives where everyone is brainwashed into thinking the company has never committed any wrongdoing, and that anyone who accuses them of doing such things is insane, crazy, malicious, out for money, or any combination of those.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    cant really offer much advice given the fact that the company continues to earn billions.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work

    • 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

    Work Life Balance, Company Values, Safety, Compliance, Benefits

    Cons

    Not much synergy across the upstream midstream and downstream value chains

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Wonderful work environment, hope you like the Kool-Aid

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

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance was excellent, and I enjoyed the professionalism and congeniality of everyone I worked with. I feel that they take employee health and happiness very seriously.

    Cons

    The culture was a bit too consensus driven for me - you had to have meetings to agree about schedules for future meetings, and get 87 people to come to a single decision in order to move forward on even the smallest points. I am very results-oriented and it was quite frustrating for me to spend so much time with so little to show for it.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Chevron Life

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

    I have been working at Chevron as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Employee Benefits; emphasis on work life balance

    Cons

    Been seeing a lot of re-orgs in the past few years, causing a lot of employee insecurity. A lot of valuable energy that should be used in doing business is now being used to re-post and settle in the new job, before another re-org comes along. Also, if you need to be progressing in your career, you should be willing to relocate to Houston, Texas. That is where all the good jobs seem to be moving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to the staff who do the hands on work, they may have insights that can help you make decisions that save big dollars for the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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