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Valero Energy Reviews

105 Reviews
105 Reviews
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Valero Energy CEO and President Joe Gorder
Joe Gorder
7 Ratings

    Great workplace environment and people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Valero Energy


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


    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.

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

    Positive Outlook
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Valero Energy Interviews

Updated Sep 24, 2014
Updated Sep 24, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Process Operator Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Valero Energy.

    Interview Details

    I took the assessment exam took 4 weeks to hear anything back. Got a call to come in for an interview. Interview was a behavior question type interview with 4 people asking questions. First interview was on a friday and got a call on Tuesday to come in for a second interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell a time when you had to dork with a difficult person and how did you handle it   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy 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,, 2014
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Additional Info

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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