Chevron Reviews

Updated February 19, 2015
26 reviews filtered by
  • Bakersfield, CA
  • Any Job Title
4.1
26 Reviews
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Chevron Chairman and CEO John S. Watson
John S. Watson
414 Ratings

26 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. 2 people found this helpful

    People Focused (Human Energy)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Drilling and Completions Engineer in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Intern - Drilling and Completions Engineer in Bakersfield, CA

    I have been working at Chevron as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The culture is just as it is advertized. Chevron takes care of its people, and makes sure everyone is a good fit to its culture. Is all about Team Work, Ownership and most importantly Safety.

    Cons

    It is fast-paced, and you are working with a lot of people in and outside of the company. This can sometimes be a challenge, and is something that not everyone enjoys.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Exit experience in SJVBU (Bakersfield, CA) directly conflicted with advertised "Chevron Way" values structure.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Facilities Engineer in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Facilities Engineer in Bakersfield, CA

    I worked at Chevron full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity if you're willing to stay in Bakersfield or go to Houston. If you're willing to work hard you can rise in pay and standing fairly quickly. Good culture of everyday respect amongst peers, unless you decide to leave the company for a competitor (see cons and advice below).

    Cons

    Extreme variability in how the company's values are interpreted by different business units. HR policies are not consistent across groups. San Joaquin Valley Business Unit makes up its own rules on how to deal with employees who leave for competitors. You are released the same day you give notice if you are headed to a competitor, so beware all the relationships you have built will be severed instantly. Plan ahead and say goodbye beforehand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The San Joaquin Valley Business Unit is run in a very unethical way by mid and upper management. I was treated with nothing but respect by other business units at Chevron across my several years with the company. Since Bakersfield is a such a terrible place to live, the management who decided to bring their families there and stay long-term feel very bitter inside to those who do not wish to do the same. My advice would be to be open-minded to those whose personal needs take them elsewhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    Facilities engineering reviews.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Facilities Engineer in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Facilities Engineer in Bakersfield, CA

    I have been working at Chevron full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunity to learn new processes, develop new skills, and understand a systematic approach to problem solving.

    Cons

    Some times it feels like you cant go to the rest room without your supervisor approval, the structure is very military style, and this can limit ones autonomy. It also makes it more difficult for experienced hires to feel like their contributions are valued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more empowering and give employees some autonomy in their current roles.

    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Drilling and Completions Engineer in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Drilling and Completions Engineer in Bakersfield, CA

    I have been working at Chevron full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Safety Culture, Opportunities for growth, pay/benefits

    Cons

    Email, meetings, general distractions with working in multiple teams makes being efficient hard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Having a clue from upper management on performance is always appreciated

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great place for engineers, I personally did not like the culture of the industry in general.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Drilling and Completions Engineer in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Intern - Drilling and Completions Engineer in Bakersfield, CA

    I have been working at Chevron as an intern

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Thermal Operator in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Thermal Operator in Bakersfield, CA

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

    Pros

    I'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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Decent place to work but lacks track for me to be innovative.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reliability Engineer in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Reliability Engineer in Bakersfield, CA

    I have been working at Chevron full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Performance 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Process Engineer in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Contractor - Process Engineer in Bakersfield, CA

    I worked at Chevron as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    local 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 ManagementAdvice

    change your local management, or, rotate the management every 3 years

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technologist in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Technologist in Bakersfield, CA

    I worked at Chevron full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    excellent work environment, empowered to make decisions

    Cons

    not enough focus on career development for non-engineering career paths.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve career development focus for technologist and other non-engineers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Excellent Work Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Facilities Engineer in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Facilities Engineer in Bakersfield, CA

    I have been working at Chevron full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging, great people, 9/80 schedule

    Cons

    start with only 2 weeks vacation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More vacation for new hires

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Work at Chevron? Share Your Experiences

Chevron

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.