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Chevron Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
276 Reviews
4.0
276 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.  

    good company to work for

    Current Employee - Petroleum Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Petroleum Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    Very good company culture, will not lay off employees easily, stable compared to other oil companies.

    Cons

    Downtown office location is not good compared to the location of other companies in energy corridor area.

  2.  

    Analyst

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in San Ramon, CA

    I have been working at Chevron full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    9/80 work schedule, 8% company match, plus pension

    Cons

    Need to know the right people to move to the top

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You don't need that much middle management personnel to manage people.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    PGPA Intern

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    Great company and awesome culture for a company so large

    Cons

    no job offer after internship

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    Contracts & Procurement

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Contract Administrator in Houston, TX
    Current Contractor - Contract Administrator in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Respectful staff and managers. Competitive pay. Job Security. Consistent.

    Cons

    Rigid job definitions. Slow upward mobility. Learning opportunities lacking.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company Great Benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Plenty of job opportunity within the company in different locations. Excellent safety culture. Great benefits including pension and retirement. Pay is really good, although not always competitive within the oil industry.

    Cons

    While most of the workforce are very smart, Chevron doesn't really fire anyone so some really bad employees will never get fired (with the exceptions of times of lay off if oil price drops really low). But otherwise no one wants to deal with problem employees. Also they don't really have any desirable US locations to live in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider telecommuting to make up for the lack of desirable US office locations. Also don't be afraid to deal with poor performers or people with poor management skills.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    ASM

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    It's a big company. Anyone can find a career path here.

    Cons

    It's nearly a century old bureaucracy. Know the politics and do them.

  8.  

    Work/Life Balance

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    Current Employee - IT Professional in Questa, NM
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Questa, NM

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    The company offers a great salary and 9/80 schedule, where an employee works 9 hours a day and gets every other Friday off.

    Cons

    Very rigid in process control and corporate compliance that tends to stifle creativity.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Chevron the company really takes care of their employees. The company has many opportunities to help each employee reach their potential. Great company to work for!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The majority of people are extremely helpful from department to department. I really enjoy working for this company. Benefits are great!

    Cons

    Some managers need sensitivity training. One thinks they are doing a good job;however, come review time you find out that you really aren't working out as they expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice for upper management is to take time to listen to your workers. Help them to succeed, and they will help you succeed!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Design Engineer

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in El Segundo, CA

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

    Pros

    Diverse career options, high pay, good work environment

    Cons

    Long work hours, stressful at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    good company, definitely not a startup

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    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    stability, clear expectations, low risk

    Cons

    risk-taking and entrepreneurial spirit not valued, challenging status quo not respected

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    embrace change and new ideas

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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