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Valero Energy CEO and President Joe Gorder
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    Being a part of the parent company, Valero ETEP for engineers, benefits, access to Subject Matter Experts from parent company, safe place to work, good intern program.


    Being micromanaged by all employees in various departments including your own, not a diverse workforce, not being acknowledged for your ideas as they get stolen, most of the ethanol plants are not near major cities, not acknowledged for working in several fields aside from your main duties, higher than normal employee turnover, a sense of entitlement in some of the key workers in all departments, some employees get "pigeon-holed" into an area or expertise, salary/pay is in the lower end of the industry, office/plant/division politics, employment termination can be based on lies, does not have a formal training program for the industry (ethanol production) like the refining division has.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house from top to bottom. This division is a gold mine in all facets of the industry. Some "bad apples" in all areas of the plant are bringing down the integrity and performance of the company's investments.

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    Internal Audit Interview

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    I met with recruiters at a university career fair and within two weeks I had an interview at my college campus. The interview process surprised me due to the lack of technical questions. It focused on team work and behavioral solutions. I had an offer within a week. I appreciated that they knew what they were looking for in an intern.

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Top 50 Most Community-Minded Companies, Bloomberg and Points of Light, 2013
America's Most Reputable Companies,, 2014
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Headquarters San Antonio, TX
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1980
Type Company - Public (VLO)
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Valero Energy is on a mission. Named after the Alamo (the Mission San Antonio de Valero), the company is the largest independent oil refiner in the US. Valero refines low-cost residual oil and heavy crude into cleaner-burning, higher-margin products, including low-sulfur diesels. It operates 14 refineries (with a total production capacity of more than 2.6 million barrels per day) located in California, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and in Aruba and Canada. It also has a network of some 5,800 retail gas stations and wholesale outlets bearing the Corner Store... More

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