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Chevron Reviews in El Segundo, CA

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
710 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They take excellent care of their employees and exercise work life balance heavily (in 141 reviews)

  • 9/80 work schedule, oil industry salary, job stability (in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • compared to competitors - although in fairness the work life balance was good (in 14 reviews)

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Experience at temporary position.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at Chevron as a contractor

    Pros

    there are couple of things that make this company great.
    1- Care for employees, high emphasis on safety even in office jobs. Never in my life I saw stretch breaks emphasized for finance group.
    2- Good policies and empathy from higher management if one is facing troubles at home.
    3- More emphasis on process, "do things right".
    4- Great work life balance.

    Cons

    several systems in place, which are not always synced. limited opportunities for individuals, who are not engineers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great to work for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Refinery Operator in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Refinery Operator in El Segundo, CA

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

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are amazing! The work environment is also great. Additionally, Chevron takes a lot of pride in what it does, while keeping an eye on the environment as well as it's surrounding communities.

    Cons

    If your an operator, the rotating shift can be a bit of a challenge. Additionally, the 12 hour shifts can be taxing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great benefits, but hours are very hard on your personal life

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    Current Employee - Operator in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Operator in El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at Chevron full-time

    Pros

    Awesome benefits, great pay. The work certainly isn't boring and can be quite fun and challenging at times.

    Cons

    A large population of boomers that does not seem to mesh well with millenials trying to start a career in the industry. The hours can be very hard on your personal life. You are encouraged to bring up safety observations but the leadership often adopts a punitive attitude when you do. When aging equipment and maintenance issues are brought up, their budget is usually the first thing they bring up, in spite of encouraging safety first.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop promoting the wrong people. Please be more thorough in your vetting process when choosing to promote. It is far more important for a candidate to have a great and positive attitude than it is for them to have years of experience. Years alone do not make for a good candidate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Its a great company to work for with tons of friendly people

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    Current Employee - Technical Intern in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Intern in El Segundo, CA

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

    Pros

    Great people, great company, GREAT work-life balance, overall a great company to work for

    Cons

    Chevron has some locations in weird spots due to oil.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Process Intern

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in El Segundo, CA

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

    Pros

    Good people all around in the company

    Cons

    petro industry, basically stuck doing just this for your life

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Review for El Segundo Refinery

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    An opportunity to meet lots of good people, and develop excellent people skills by working with all types of diverse people.

    Cons

    There are lots of job opportunites, but mostly for mechanical and process engineers. People are always reacting to problems, versus being proactive. Very difficult to be focused on 1-2 priorities.
    There are way too many priorities (I can only speak for El Segundo refinery).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to empower employees, and need to focus only on top 3-4 priorities versus too many priorities. Have way too many meetings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good money, but say goodbye to personal life!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Refinery Operator in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Refinery Operator in El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    Pay is good, but can be better.

    Cons

    Work load, Forced overtime, personal life goes out the window.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    manage work load, accept feedback from all departments, management or not.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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