Chevron Reviews

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
646 Reviews
4.2
646 Reviews
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Chevron Chairman and CEO John S. Watson
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345 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They take excellent care of their employees and exercise work life balance heavily (in 130 reviews)

  • 9/80 work schedule, oil industry salary, job stability (in 35 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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    overall satisfied

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reservoir Simulation Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Reservoir Simulation Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    work life balance, nice company

    Cons

    management doublespeak does not build confidence

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do as you say

  2.  

    Geology Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chevron as an intern

    Pros

    Great Salary and Work Environment

    Cons

    Difficult to get in the door

    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Ramon, CA

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

    Pros

    Great Salary and benefits. 8% match 401k and pension

    Cons

    The company is continue moving jobs to Texas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great company to grow in

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst - Procurement  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst - Procurement in Houston, TX

    I worked at Chevron as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Chevron is a huge company that is doing well. The future of the company is in shale gas, so there's huge potential for growth, even for a company that is already huge. They have a lot of resources, therefore compensation is very good. They even have a pension program too. Interns were also allowed to contribute to a 401K but they never told us how to set that up. Best part about Chevron is their 9-80 program, so you work 80 hours in 9 days, as opposed to 10 days, and you get every other Friday off.

    Cons

    Safety is very important to the Chevron culture, which they call it the Chevron Way. And it should be, especially out on the rigs and oil platforms, though it trickles into the office environment too. So for example, you are to anonymously report someone, at least once a month, if they are doing something unsafe, such as not holding the railings on the escalator. If you are typing too much on your computer, it will lock up for 5 minutes and force you to take a break. While that is all great for ergonomic reason, it does present a Big Brother mentality.

    In addition, big oil is big oil. Any interests on renewable energy developments will label you as someone who's values and interests do not align with Chevron's. So if you are interested in renewables and corporate responsibility, just keep it to yourself.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good business, but not too much good help.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    Welcoming interactions with customers. Car Repair work is improving from what it was before. Neighborhood is improving in friendliness.

    Cons

    Environment is challenging to clean up since people can leave a big mess, whether it be garbage or different fluid from their cars.

    Certain customer service reps will have a lazy, unprofessional attitude sometimes. Management can be disorganized at times. Sometimes they would know what they're talking about.

    The franchise can be stringent on the visual image, but they don't provide any materials to help with the process if making the facility look better considering they turn a profit every year. To sum it up not all franchises are taken care of equally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have your customer service reps do a better job of being representatives of the franchise. Get rid of those that abuse the privilege of having a job and taking it for granted.

  7.  

    Good promoter of work life balance and strives to get stress free environment for employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    Work life balance with good benefits. Safety conscious.

    Cons

    Hierarchical to some extent. Not diversified enough besides oil

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good strategies, policies and it's execution

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good work life balance

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

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

    Pros

    Stable, easy hours, not many managers, good options, good bonuses, good location, easy commute from anywhere in houston. They care about their employees.

    Cons

    Too much training, lot of effort to manage your career, not enough vacation, cafeteria charges employee, no free gas, lots of old people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    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 for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Competitive salary, great benefits, flexible work schedule, latest technology.

    Cons

    Non-Exempt employees do not have as much growth opportunities and can feel as though they are valued members of the team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More growth opportunities for non-exempt employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great work life and flexibility, slow to grow within

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst - Procurement
    Current Employee - Business Analyst - Procurement

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

    Pros

    9/80 schedule, emphasis on quality of life rather than strict deadlines, increased measure on safety and ergonomics

    Cons

    Lack of guidance on role development and opportunities. Compensation not up to par during initial stages of your career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more robust processes and systems to map our career path

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very professional and Amazing place to work

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

    I worked at Chevron as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work as the working env is very good at chevron and they take care of the employees as well contractors.

    Cons

    Perks for contractors such as parking

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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