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I have been working at Chevron Information Technology full-time (more than 10 years)Pros
Great company, great working environment. Having spent a good portion of my career working for incredibly dysfunctional and unethical companies it was refreshing to come here and witness people's actual behavior aligned with the company values. (Chevron Way) Chevron ITC supplies business-enabling and utility IT services to the greater organization. The environment is diverse in terms of age, experience, geographical location, which I view as a strength. There is a reason you will find many long-term employees here, and while some have posted this as a negative, the more astute will recognize it for the mentoring and networking opportunity that awaits your individual initiative. Your move, unless you want to leave it on the table. That being said this is a young to middle-age workforce given that ITC is a technology business unit. Compensation is decent, autonomy is good, and for those pro-active, self-starters there is great opportunity for recognition and advancement.Cons
ITC is a service provider, a cost center not a revenue generator. There will always be cost pressures from the organization to do things cheaper than external competitors, despite the fact that ITC must meet the same level of organizational requirements, rigor, and overhead as OPCOs on the Upstream side. The impact of this appears to be a never-ending cycle of re-orgs spaced every 4 years where you post for your job and additional backup positions. While it's a part of life no matter where you work, the latest re-org appears to have taken a toll with many asking to be let go, and the remaining feeling the effects of lower morale. Upper management so far has failed to quantify the impacts of these re-orgs on the productivity, innovation, and overall operational excellence within the greater organization.
Those applying for low-level jobs should be mindful of any utility IT job that can easily be transitioned to a lower-cost geography.
Most people hold roles from 18 months to 3 years before moving to a different position. This is great for the individual, but bad for teams when lead by a manager or team lead that clearly has no business managing people. On the positive side most not cut out for management realize this, and seek out new roles. Unfortunately many fail to realize how bad they are, and management is not responsive enough to prevent the loss of valuable individual contributors. Remember: People leave managers, not companies.Advice to ManagementAdvice
You are destroying morale and innovation by engaging in the never-ending cycle of re-orgs.
When entire teams ask to be left standing in a re-org you have a serious problem on your hands.
You cannot expect to have the same level of commitment and excellence from managed partners and low-cost geography workers. (Read the other reviews from people in LCG's they're bored and non-engaged)
Adjust the compensation for individual contributors so that those who lack the skills to be managers will not be tempted to mismanage people by the lure of greater compensation.
Revisit the number of meetings, requirements, and checklist items one must perform on a monthly basis that take time away from actual work. This is of even greater importance for those in team lead and managerial positions.
The PADA/PMP sessions and functions negatively impact team working relationships.
Individual contributors have little insight into what really is viewed as valuable in these sessions and often undermine their competitiveness by ineffective accomplishments and inexperienced team leads and managers.RecommendsNeutral OutlookNo opinion of CEO
Getting an Interview
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The interview process was simple and 2 step.
Had telephonic interview and then a face to face interview
The interviewer was friendly and easy going and made me feel at easy.
The interview was conversation with real life scenarios as questions.Interview Questions
- All the questions were reasonably simple. Answer Question
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Despite its generic name, Information Technology Company serves one specific client. The business unit is part of the technology operations of Chevron, overseeing the the integrated oil company's corporate technology infrastructure. The unit is responsible for providing network operations and security, purchasing and deploying hardware, and setting global technology standards and strategy for the company. One of its largest development projects, called NetReady, connects more than 50,000 desktops around the world and allows Chevron employees to collaborate and communicate...