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Chevron Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
734 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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    Work/Life Balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    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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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3. 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
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  5. 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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    Financial Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Chevron full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Salary, Benefits, Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Slow Growth, Office Politics, Advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good Management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Stability and good benefits but slow to change

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in San Ramon, CA

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

    Pros

    Company provides a family-like culture and invests in their employees

    Cons

    Hierarchical and slow to make changes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    eh

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

    I have been working at Chevron full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    pretty good company with good benefits

    Cons

    could be better to employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    erthang

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Financial Analyst - Production, Revenue and Royalty Accounting

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at Chevron

    Pros

    Very good benefits and culture.

    Cons

    This group does not allow for much exposure to management.
    The role is very accounting focused and very transn

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

    Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    Offer great autonomy with challenging assignment.

    Cons

    Long work hours in field.
    No clear direction from management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more benefits and salary increase for direct employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place for a career, not just a job.

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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

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