Valero Energy

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Valero Energy Reviews

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
103 Reviews

3.4
103 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great compensation and friendly work environment (in 7 reviews)

  • Great benefits, relaxed atmosphere, friendly people (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Silently forced into volunteering and giving part of your paycheck to United Way (in 5 reviews)

  • Horrible Management, Very poor work/life balance, blatant favoritism (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Excellent company

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

    Pros

    Massive opportunity for growth
    Benefits are very competitive
    Great coworkers

    Cons

    Must donate to united way

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place with balance.

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, and caring atmosphere.

    Cons

    Very conservative environment with old values still attached.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    "Great Company...Untill my supervisor ruined it for me"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    Pros

    Great Company,Great pay,Great benefits.Great Culture

    Cons

    I think HR need to take the time to talk all the interns one on one and see what they think about their internship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you should be more approachable, understanding helpful. i am not a robot with four hands.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    First rate company that treats its employees well

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor Design Services  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Supervisor Design Services in San Antonio, TX

    Pros

    Valero is the type of company that attracts long-time employees. The pay and benefits are very good, the culture is professional, but not stuffy and the leadership is commendable. As a supervisor I had rock solid employees working for me, making my job much easier. If you like to volunteer in the community this company has opportunities year-round. There is an on-site fitness facility and a cafeteria so you can eat healthy and exercise and never leave the facility.

    Cons

    Not sure if there are enough career opportunities to reward employees who do good work and stay with the company a long time. Can be somewhat averse to new ideas and doing things differently, but this can also be a good quality at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Among my favorite bosses

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President Natural Gas  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Vice President Natural Gas in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Tom Devins and Bill Klesse were great bosses. The company has great benefits. The offices are beautiful. The company has a strong balance sheet and can close deals quickly. The company values honesty and has great leadership.

    Cons

    The company has partial ownership of many stores (over 1100) nationwide and some could be spiffed up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. You are amazing and continue to make me smile.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    boring.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Operator  in  Albert City, IA
    Current Employee - Process Operator in Albert City, IA

    Pros

    the money is alright but sometimes not at all worth it. pretty good people to work with most of the time. benefits are failry good too.

    Cons

    Management will usually treat you like you are retarded unless you actually are, or unless they know you. not great upper management. Pretty boring job on top of that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent company

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

    Pros

    Takes care of their people. Work hard and you get promotion.

    Cons

    Need to pay csr more per hour

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase wage scale for csr.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Work environment and great people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Texas City, TX
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Texas City, TX

    Pros

    -great mentor system
    -great compensation
    -lots of activities to do over the weekend
    -got to meet the CEO and he was truly a great guy

    Cons

    -projects weren't very good
    -mid-intern trip was terrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote people who deserve it, not who have no experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Information Services Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Services Intern  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Information Services Intern in San Antonio, TX

    Pros

    Good Work Culture
    Profissional and friendly Office environment
    Teach SAP components and very helpful in learning

    Cons

    Not any I can think of

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great culture of working hard, paying well, and giving back to the community.

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

    Pros

    Valero provides an excellent working environment for employees, complete with on-site childcare, doctor, cafeteria, and a fitness center with tennis and basketball courts, and running trails. The company offers a leading employee compensation plan that includes excellent medical coverage options, along with a pension and 401k, among other things.

    Cons

    I know there are disgruntled employees who work here, but I struggle to understand it. It is not the place it was in 2005 when the stock price was soaring and splitting, but this is still a top of the line place to work. The best I can do to complain is to say that the upward mobility takes time. Even then, part of the reason for that is due to the fact that most employees choose not to leave, and this inhibits other people from potential promotions, transfers, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like to see more employee engagement and communication. Share more insight with us and ask for our suggestions--you might find several ideas that are worth pursuing, and employees that are worth promoting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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