Caltex Australia

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Caltex Australia Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
12 Reviews
3.3
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good employer

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

    I have been working at Caltex Australia full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    They look after employees,eg: giving personal time off for those with long term sick partners

    Cons

    Too many competing and overlapping departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get on the 'shop floor' now and then for another perspective

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Supply Chain Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Systems Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Supply Systems Manager in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Caltex Australia full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent company culture, people and remuneration.

    Cons

    Aggressive periodic HR restructuring meaning lack of security amongst employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline the Org Structure and maintain, reward existing executives to retain their talent.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A mix of frustrated competent employees and egotistical incompetents.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lower Level Worker in Kurnell (Australia)
    Current Employee - Lower Level Worker in Kurnell (Australia)

    I have been working at Caltex Australia full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ability to manipulate benefits and situations to suit yourself and promote your own "worth".

    Cons

    Managed by textbook - all the management theories are thrown at employees but rarely is genuine good management evident. Promotions are given based on whether or not you fit into the right "click".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire based on theory or on who plays golf with the right people - hire people with proven skills and abilities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall company future is good but not for refining

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Brisbane (Australia)
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Brisbane (Australia)

    I have been working at Caltex Australia full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, flexible hours, lots of challenges

    Cons

    Due to the nature of the refining industry in Australia opportunities for Engineers are not good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Senior Management Looking after themselves (financially)

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

    I have been working at Caltex Australia full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Has been a great company for a long time. It has always looked after it's people and given opportunity to progress.

    Cons

    Senior management have changed direction, they have lost their values and now look after themselves. Looking at the annual report for 2013, the CEO and senior managers took home over $18M in pay and yet did not give one cent to the workers in bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow the values you have set, the restructure projects are focusing on everything is broken. Have you seen the results before the new GM came on?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Easy going place to work

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

    I have been working at Caltex Australia

    Pros

    High salary, nice people, varied work, interesting external landscape.

    Cons

    Change resistance, promotion based on tenure, connections ("tap on the shoulder") or gender, rather than merit, too many silos, lack of diversity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the company marketing led, not sales led.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    not very good, knew the right words but could not live up to them, a toxic organisation

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Caltex Australia full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people, there are some very talented and professional people at Caltex

    Cons

    The toxic environment, Operations a law unto themselves and persons with a long tenure but little real world experience close the doors to innovation and progress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look inwards to the management team and start from there, weed out the toxic elements, it will take time and some difficult decisions need to be made, and be innovative

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    working in the caltex

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Services Procurement Advisor in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Engineering Services Procurement Advisor in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Caltex Australia as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    worked at Caltex view of strong spirit

    Cons

    caltex is familiar in word

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    may be an outstanding leader and an example for subordinates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Relaxed, friendly workplace with great people. Needs more focus on planning and accountability.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - HSSE Specialist
    Current Employee - HSSE Specialist

    I have been working at Caltex Australia

    Pros

    Great people working hard to improve the way we do business. Able to influence the company more than a large multinational due to it being very independent of Chevron. Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    There is a desperate need for:
    - systems to support doing business with the lean resourcing
    - planning organisational change/improvements rather than jumping in without the end in mind
    - ho,ding people accountable to the plan

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more time into communication of goals and strategy to the broader employees. This involves being visible outside of head office with things like team talks.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great team great potential

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reliability Engineer in Brisbane (Australia)
    Current Employee - Reliability Engineer in Brisbane (Australia)

    I have been working at Caltex Australia

    Pros

    some great people doing great work
    solid performers
    relaxed atmosphere, informal but professional

    Cons

    risk averse
    stuck in the mud treading water, union issues holding the place back
    people do not realize their potential

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    trust your people, make some of the hard decisions and lead not manage create the space for your teams

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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