Chevron Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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  1. Helpful (4)

    Bloated, layers of middle managers and uncooperative, politically driven business units

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Chevron as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong safety culture, 9/80 schedule, above average pay and benefits. Specialists do well. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply and advance.

    Cons

    Constant reorganizations, thousands of California employees with seniority take the top spots over Houston employees. Heavy use of contractors who keep the low level workers fighting for their jobs. Half of the workers never move up more than one or two pay grades in 15 years. Croneyism rules the day. Unqualified managers abound. There appears to be a protection system. Many misfit managers seem untouchable, they must know where the bodies are buried.

    Advice to Management

    With oil above $100 a bbl, a lot of mismanagement can go on without harming profits. Invest in more PR.


  2. Helpful (6)

    Good Ol Boy network still exist. You rarely see Minorities in Management position

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Geologist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Geologist in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, 401k, health care, vacation. The company pays well. Here are the pay grade levels and pay scales. PSG-19 $65K to $85K, PSG-20 $83K to $98K, PSG-21 $97K to $108K, PSG-22 $107K to $124K, PSG-23 120k to 140K and PSG-24 $139k to $155k

    Cons

    Minorities find it difficult to get good performance reviews and promotions. Minorities are criticized for being too vocal. Rarely you find minorities in management positions. Most of them remain silent about it just to keep their jobs. Chevron is quick to fire a minority employee based simply on a complaint and no proof.

    Advice to Management

    Management need to hear the voice of the employees.


  3. Good work life balance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Petroleum Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Petroleum Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stable, easy hours, not many managers, good options, good bonuses, good location, easy commute from anywhere in houston. They care about their employees.

    Cons

    Too much training, lot of effort to manage your career, not enough vacation, cafeteria charges employee, no free gas, lots of old people


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  5. Very professional and Amazing place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Systems Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Systems Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work as the working env is very good at chevron and they take care of the employees as well contractors.

    Cons

    Perks for contractors such as parking


  6. employer of choice

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

    I have been working at Chevron full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful culture, work family balance, tremendous global career opportunities, good compensation and benefits, long term strategic focus

    Cons

    Very process driven which achieves results but which can be frustrating at times.

    Advice to Management

    Take a more fit for purpose approach with respect to laying in process.


  7. Helpful (6)

    Chevron MCBU = Tons of Problems

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Chevron full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Very hard to get hired - very hard to get fired.

    Cons

    The MidContinent Business Unit is a soap opera of incompetence being run by a 'thug' mentality in middle management - which is obviously endorsed by upper management. The 'Chevron Way' is mere hearsay, as is it widely known and spoken of, that they will tell you one thing, and do quite the reverse, all the while, blaming someone else for the 'change'. When salaried, they could care less about how many hours you are required to put in of your own time.

    Advice to Management

    Until someone in middle management is removed, the 'Alaskan Mafia' will continue to dismantle the MCBU. Obviously, some are shielded with some connections back to upper management.


  8. Quality company with great opportunities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Chevron full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Chevron is a very well run company with executives who actively engage employees and a very long term focus. The company provides a breadth of opportunities for people who perform well and are interested in trying new things. Chevron has been emphasizing getting the right results the right way for decades and their culture reflects this. It's collaborative and transparent ... and genuinely "nice," sometimes to a fault. Not for everyone but it is a very welcoming place to work.

    Cons

    As a large corporation, sometimes too much focus on process and the culture means that sometimes conflict doesn't get surfaced when it needs to.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to stay focused on the long term.


  9. Amazing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Chevron full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I love the hours and the people and the safety

    Cons

    None that I know of. It's a good company to work for.


  10. Chevron really develops their employees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, lots of opportunities to work for different business units. Great people, very concerned about health and well being. Their college hire program (Horizons) ensures college recruits are exposed to multiple aspects of the corporation and get plenty of training.

    Cons

    Projects can move slow at times, with more meetings and required approvals than maybe necessary. It can result in deadlines being crunched once work is actually started and the planning is completed. Once out of Horizons training opportunities become less common and it can be difficult to move for career development as later positions often expect 5+ years of experience in the role (bit of a catch-22).


  11. Great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Reservoir Simulation Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Reservoir Simulation Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Chevron full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People
    Work environment
    Culture
    Reputation in the industry
    Total compensation
    Technical excellence
    Stability
    Work and life balance
    Family programs

    Cons

    Slow growth
    Lots of paperwork and formalities
    Strict policies and rules
    Hard to get international assignments



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