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Chevron Reviews in Richmond, CA

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Pros
  • They take excellent care of their employees and exercise work life balance heavily (in 136 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Chevron Process Engineering Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Richmond, CA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Richmond, CA

    I have been working at Chevron as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay, great people, and a huge learning experience unlike anything you will receive in school. An excellent way to make connections.

    Worked on projects that actually mattered to the company, as well as I got to see how engineering applied in the real world.

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance is poor. 9/80 Schedule is nice, however it makes it difficult to enjoy every day. Seems to be an expectation to stay beyond your 9 hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need less red tape, and a better document management system in order to better pass on information across generations of employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Chevron provides a workplace for a satisfying career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scientist in Richmond, CA
    Current Employee - Scientist in Richmond, CA

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    Work is relevant and important. There are opportunities to work in different areas of the business and in different technologies over the course of a career. The benefits include a yearly bonus, excellent contributions to a 401K, and a pension plan. Employees participate in a yearly survey and the results ot the survey are taken seriously. Advancement within the company is possible. Chevron's facilities and equipment are operated safety and reliably. Alternative work schedules are available and widely used.

    Cons

    There is still a "Good Old Boys" culture in some parts of the organization. The pace is fast and the workload can cause significant stress and long work hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on both long term and short term objectives. Implement new technologies successfully. Continue the work to impove the public's impression of the company.

    Recommends
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    Chevron

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Richmond, CA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Richmond, CA

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    9/80 schdule - flex hours - pay & benefits - work & life balance

    Cons

    It's an oil company so you have to deal with some negative press and conversations. Pay is about the same when compared with the other big oils. ExxonMobil pays a bit more. Chevron requires most of the employees to be mobil. If you can't move, don't expect to promoted very fast

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the share prices up

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid company to be a part of.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Richmond, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Richmond, CA

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    Good balance between work/life. For most employees there is a 9/80 work schedule available which gives you every other Friday off. Chevron offers a large variety of different job opportunities that you can find within the company or one of the wholly owned subsidery companies.

    Cons

    For finance/accounting professions the base pay could be higher. The pay is comparable to other energy companies but not necessarily to other industries like public accounting or commercial/investment banking. Also Chevron is very beurocratic, its hard to move more then one pay scale above your current level at any given time and you usually have to spend 18 months in a position before you can try and 'post' to a higher level job,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not follow the 'pay scale' so ridgidly when promoting high performing employees.

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