Valero Energy Reviews

Updated June 21, 2015
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Pros
  • It was a really great work environment (in 8 reviews)

  • good company with good benefits (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Compulsary Donation of 1% to United Way (in 7 reviews)

  • struggle with work life balance (in 3 reviews)

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  1. CSR

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Valero Energy full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    busy store so getting experiences very fast. providing services to customers . Providing varieties of products to customers.

    Cons

    Over work load, so busy, have no break even to have launch or breakfast , pay is not enough to survive in Texas. payments at pumps are problematic.

    Advice to Management

    provide the chances of overtime , make weekly payment instead of fortnightly. Repair the payment machine of pumps Increase the payment rate. Develop the incentive system of Wages Payment provide more benefits to the employee working late night.


  2. Cashier

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Valero Energy

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

    Pros

    they give good hours weekly and many things to learn

    Cons

    bad schlued timing is not good for students

    Advice to Management

    sudhar jao


  3. Helpful (1)

    Unhappy employee

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Valero Energy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary good insurance good bonuses

    Cons

    Unsafe poor moral dangerous run down

    Advice to Management

    Think more of employees than profits


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Some good & some bad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, AR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, AR

    I worked at Valero Energy (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, employees, customers, image, some management

    Cons

    Schedule, pay for some, training, workload

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees


  6. Helpful (2)

    If you work at a male dominated company in Texas is that an oxymoron?

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Valero Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    In San Antonio there are few head quartered companies, so locally it is considered a great place.

    Cons

    Few or no personal growth opportunities unless they have to with Valero sponsored charities. Professional accreditation's are hard to maintain as academic or other qualifications or certifications are not valued as most employees here worked their way up. Men are rewarded on their potential, women rewarded on deliverables.

    Advice to Management

    The tight grip on spending does not always translate into savings or productivity. Employee loyalty is born from respect, mutual and otherwise.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Not a favorable environment for contractors

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Process Engineer in Benicia, CA
    Former Contractor - Process Engineer in Benicia, CA

    I worked at Valero Energy as a contractor (More than a year)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent people, although the overall employee morale left something to be desired. Small refinery is convenient and easy to access. Good resources available to help complete the job.

    Cons

    Too much of a police-state mentality. Worst internet policy of any company I've served; basic resources like personal E-mail are considered in violation of computing policies. Company in general does not appear to respect contractors and makes little effort to retain them when the economy heads south. Contractors further receive all employee E-mail invites for venues, picnics, and the like but are never allowed to attend. Unlike every other refinery in the area, the company does not offer a flexible 9/80 work schedule.

    Advice to Management

    See above.


  8. Salary is too low, they have a high turnover rate

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

    I have been working at Valero Energy full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work and life balance is good

    Cons

    Low salary makes people look for another job in less than one year

    Advice to Management

    Pay more and plan careers people


  9. Helpful (1)

    The manager's are horrible

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cook in Fort Mill, SC
    Current Employee - Cook in Fort Mill, SC

    I have been working at Valero Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling. They work with you

    Cons

    Everything else is bad. Very bad.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management


  10. Helpful (3)

    Job experience with a fortune 10 company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - IS Summer Intern in San Antonio, TX
    Former Intern - IS Summer Intern in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Valero Energy as an intern (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is decent and the benefits seem average. If you are the type of person that likes to goof off most of the day, you can do it here. If you just want something significant to help beef up your resume, this is a good place for that.

    Cons

    There are a lot of people who like to goof off most of the day. Not only do they get away with it, they get job offers. The hard workers that I know are left to work a semester at a time with no promise of a job. Dress code is business dress.

    Advice to Management

    Do not assume that all college students are "kids" that are lining up at the doors for an opportunity to worship at the alter of Valero. There are other career options available to the talented students. We probably need you a lot less than you need us.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Disappointing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Valero Energy as a contractor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a pay check

    Cons

    lack of respect by upper mgmt. Mgmt attitude is "hooray for me and sc**w you"

    Advice to Management

    quit



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