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Valero Energy Reviews

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Valero Energy CEO and President Joe Gorder
Joe Gorder
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    Great workplace environment and people

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

    I have been working at Valero Energy

    Pros

    People, culture, benefits, continuing education and facilities. Hours are great and a lot of flexibility with regards to people with families.

    Cons

    Promotions are based more on time as opposed to performance based. Opportunities to move up are limited, most people end up making a lot of lateral moves to learn something new.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider bonus for attaining CPA. Allow greater flexibility for promotion based on performance as opposed to time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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Valero Energy Interviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
Updated Jul 21, 2014

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    Mechanical Engineer Intern I Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Bossier City, LA
    Anonymous Employee in Bossier City, LA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Valero Energy in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    My university hosted a career fair, and Valero had a booth. I went by and spoke to the representative there. He was very friendly and generated interest in his company. He answered all of my questions concisely and genuinely. I left them my resume. A few days later I was contacted about an interview that would be performed on campus. The man I'd met at the booth was also conducting the interviews. The interview process was relaxed and informal. I didn't feel that it was a grilling like some interviews can be, but rather an initial evaluation of whether or not I would be a fit for the company and vice verse. I did not receive an offer, but I consider it a valuable and positive experience.

    Interview Questions
    • We were sitting in the third floor of a 16 floor building. After asking me about my experiences with working within a group the interviewer suddenly asked me, "How many pennies would it take to stack as high as this building?"   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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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Additional Info

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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