Valero Energy

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Valero Energy CEO and President Joe Gorder
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    The atmoshpere is laid back with an emphasis on work life balance. People who perform above expectations are rewarded.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Process Engineer
    Current Employee - Associate Process Engineer

    I have been working at Valero Energy full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Very engaging supervisors and great technical leads on a wide variety of subjects.

    Cons

    For an oil company the compensation package can be less than that of its competitors. Bonuses are very generous but with the market becoming tighter we will see how that effects them.

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    Promote inter discipline dialogue between the engineering departments. A bigger emphasis has been placed on this issue over the past couple of years and it has been a great experience. Also, make sure to have multiple "roaming" experienced engineers as it is one of the biggest draws that I had to the company.

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Valero Energy Interviews

Updated Feb 16, 2015
Updated Feb 16, 2015

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Valero Energy.

    Interview Details

    I applied online to the posted job and was contacted via phone 1-2 weeks later. I then talked with HR to schedule a time that would work for me to come in and interview and meet some folks from the company. The onsite interview consisted of 4 total interviews (both formal and informal). First, I went out to lunch with two managers and talked about the position, the company, and my general responsibilities. Then I was given a tour of the campus in which I casually communicated with two other employees at Valero. Then it was on to another interview with two more employees and finally the last interview of the day included two directors.

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Valero Energy Awards & Accolades

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Top 50 Most Community-Minded Companies, Bloomberg and Points of Light, 2013
America's Most Reputable Companies, Forbes.com, 2014
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Website www.valero.com
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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