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I have been working at Valero EnergyPros
Everyone is very kind. The culture is open and friendly leading to quality professional relationships. The training staff has helped me become familiar with the HUGE refinery and comfortable asking for help.Cons
The Port Arthur refinery is in a not so pretty part of Texas. It smells. The surrounding community is pretty scary sometimes. Luckily the competitive pay can cover a gated community.Advice to ManagementAdvice
I'd recommend keeping a supply of loaner FRC's to give guests and new hires so that they can start the job with a pair of fitting clothing.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied through college or university. The process took a day – interviewed at Valero Energy.Interview Details
At my school there is a huge career fair where the recruiters of nearly 800 companies around the world mingle with college students. There the students speak briefly to the company reps about their college experience so far and exchange resumes and business cards. If the recruiter likes a students personality then the student's resume will be kept for review after the fair. Later that evening the company recruiters will look over the resumes and filter the good ones based on previous work experience, GPA, and extra-curricular activities. Once a company has narrowed the candidates down to only a handful they will extend an invitation for an interview. The interviewers consisted of an older manger and a younger employee a few years out of college. They were very friendly and joked around throughout the interview to keep the mood light. If they like your personality, GPA, and previous work experience then they will offer you a job. Simple as that.Interview Questions
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- None. The questions were straight forward. View Answer
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...