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Chevron Reviews in Bakersfield, CA

Updated Jul 20, 2014
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4.1 22 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

Chevron Chairman and CEO John S. Watson

John S. Watson

(9 ratings)

90% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They take excellent care of their employees and exercise work life balance heavily(in 123 reviews)

  • 9/80 work schedule, oil industry salary, job stability(in 34 reviews)


Cons
  • compared to competitors - although in fairness the work life balance was good(in 13 reviews)

  • Typical, Southern, "Good-Ole-Boy" Network(in 12 reviews)

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    Great place for engineers, I personally did not like the culture of the industry in general.

    Drilling and Completions Engineer (Current Employee) Bakersfield, CA

    ProsSafety based culture of the company, pay, benefits, career development.

    ConsTradition based thinking, especially when working directly in the field.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work!

    Thermal Operator (Current Employee) Bakersfield, CA

    ProsI've never been paid so well, with benefits so good. There is more paid time off than any other job I've ever had. I work with a great group of people that have become friends as well as coworkers.

    ConsIt is an outside job in Bakersfield California so you have to work in the heat during a good part of the year.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry not to focus so much on college degrees in promotions, there are some employees with experience that can't be taught in college/.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Decent place to work but lacks track for me to be innovative.

    Reliability Engineer (Current Employee) Bakersfield, CA

    ProsDecent salary, like working with multi-nationals, great travel opportunities. Decent benefits.

    ConsOld school too many levels of management. Line Managers are old school glorified self serving cops. THIS IS AN OLD MANAGEMENT SCHOOL COMPANY.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPerformance ranking old school - needs ability for those being managed to rank their managers. Pissing off an ass manager will destroy your ranking. New managers NEED MENTORING.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    good opportunity to learn technical field design, but low integrity management

    Process Engineer (Former Employee) Bakersfield, CA

    Proscompany uses the latest computer, software and other network to conduct business globally and locally

    Conslocal company uses fear to intimidate employees, locals steal money from corporate accounts charging corporate projects hidden fees against local projects funded through AFEs, local contractor construction groups run the company at the local level unlike other industries where Operations run the company

    Advice to Senior Managementchange your local management, or, rotate the management every 3 years

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    great company to work for

    Technologist (Former Employee) Bakersfield, CA

    Prosexcellent work environment, empowered to make decisions

    Consnot enough focus on career development for non-engineering career paths.

    Advice to Senior Managementimprove career development focus for technologist and other non-engineers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent Work Environment

    Facilities Engineer (Current Employee) Bakersfield, CA

    ProsChallenging, great people, 9/80 schedule

    Consstart with only 2 weeks vacation

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore vacation for new hires

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great people to work with

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Bakersfield, CA

    ProsGreat group of people. Very conciansious of everyone. Careful planning is paramount in everything and it shows in the stakeholder returns.

    ConsSometimes some people can slow the decision process.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReduce the number of analytical tools that do the same thing. Time is wasted to find the right tool.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work, treat employees well

    HES Environmental Specialist Intern (Former Employee) Bakersfield, CA

    ProsGreat work environment, everyone is very supportive and encouraging. There is ample training and career development opportunities

    ConsLarge company so sometimes communication across projects and groups can be difficult, and corporate legalities can be a nuisance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Rewarding Company to work for

    Lease Operator (Current Employee) Bakersfield, CA

    Pros-Hard work is Valued
    -Great Benefits
    -Diversity

    Cons-Lots of competition when it comes to moving up
    -Good old boy system when it comes to promotions

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake time to develop a relationships with peers and subordinates.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome. Was able to learn a lot in a great atmosphere.

    Petroleum Engineer (Current Employee) Bakersfield, CA

    ProsPeople are laid-back and encourage working with one another. Not a job where you have to look over your shoulder. They definitely stress a work-life balance, and make sure you enjoy your job at the same time.

    ConsHuge company, so was involved in small-scale projects, versus working hands-on in multiple areas. They have a lot of different rules as well - such as not driving over 55, going through a maze just to get overtime approved, etc.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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