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Chevron Information Technology Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
54 Reviews
3.6
54 Reviews
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Chevron Information Technology President Louis Ehrlich
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-Life balance is important to them but still you get to work extended hours every now and then (in 11 reviews)

  • Great benefits, good work life balance, a real commitment to employee health and well being, great opportunities to work internationally (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management is still getting their fat paychecks and bonuses on the backs of the US Employees they are laying off (in 3 reviews)

  • Executive management of the IT function is horrible (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Review of former employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Excellent Job Opportunities and benefits.

    Cons

    Company closed their Caribbean operations and a lot of people was affected by closing the main office in Coral Gables, FL

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re open office and hire back to existing employees as we were always loyal, proactive and willing to advance in our careers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company, just make sure your OPCO is a profit center vs. a cost center

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Chevron Information Technology full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company, great working environment. Having spent a good portion of my career working for incredibly dysfunctional and unethical companies it was refreshing to come here and witness people's actual behavior aligned with the company values. (Chevron Way) Chevron ITC supplies business-enabling and utility IT services to the greater organization. The environment is diverse in terms of age, experience, geographical location, which I view as a strength. There is a reason you will find many long-term employees here, and while some have posted this as a negative, the more astute will recognize it for the mentoring and networking opportunity that awaits your individual initiative. Your move, unless you want to leave it on the table. That being said this is a young to middle-age workforce given that ITC is a technology business unit. Compensation is decent, autonomy is good, and for those pro-active, self-starters there is great opportunity for recognition and advancement.

    Cons

    ITC is a service provider, a cost center not a revenue generator. There will always be cost pressures from the organization to do things cheaper than external competitors, despite the fact that ITC must meet the same level of organizational requirements, rigor, and overhead as OPCOs on the Upstream side. The impact of this appears to be a never-ending cycle of re-orgs spaced every 4 years where you post for your job and additional backup positions. While it's a part of life no matter where you work, the latest re-org appears to have taken a toll with many asking to be let go, and the remaining feeling the effects of lower morale. Upper management so far has failed to quantify the impacts of these re-orgs on the productivity, innovation, and overall operational excellence within the greater organization.

    Those applying for low-level jobs should be mindful of any utility IT job that can easily be transitioned to a lower-cost geography.

    Most people hold roles from 18 months to 3 years before moving to a different position. This is great for the individual, but bad for teams when lead by a manager or team lead that clearly has no business managing people. On the positive side most not cut out for management realize this, and seek out new roles. Unfortunately many fail to realize how bad they are, and management is not responsive enough to prevent the loss of valuable individual contributors. Remember: People leave managers, not companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are destroying morale and innovation by engaging in the never-ending cycle of re-orgs.
    When entire teams ask to be left standing in a re-org you have a serious problem on your hands.

    You cannot expect to have the same level of commitment and excellence from managed partners and low-cost geography workers. (Read the other reviews from people in LCG's they're bored and non-engaged)

    Adjust the compensation for individual contributors so that those who lack the skills to be managers will not be tempted to mismanage people by the lure of greater compensation.

    Revisit the number of meetings, requirements, and checklist items one must perform on a monthly basis that take time away from actual work. This is of even greater importance for those in team lead and managerial positions.

    The PADA/PMP sessions and functions negatively impact team working relationships.

    Individual contributors have little insight into what really is viewed as valuable in these sessions and often undermine their competitiveness by ineffective accomplishments and inexperienced team leads and managers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Chevron IT

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    Former Employee - IT Project Coordinator in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - IT Project Coordinator in San Ramon, CA

    I worked at Chevron Information Technology as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Company is large and has lots of positions and opportunities for growth if you are hired as an employee,
    especially right out of college or starting career. They invest heavily in their employees.

    If they like you as a contractor oftentimes they will keep you around if you aren't working on a time line project with
    and actual ending.

    I saw some positions that were very demanding, some that were very reasonable.

    Benfits are very good. Pay is definetly competetive or above par.

    Cons

    Contractors don't get all the same benefits, and new positions are much harder to get.
    Company is quite large... the standard bureaucracy of any large company applies.
    They've moved hundreds of their IT employees from San Ramon to Texas Houston. (Con if you want to work in CA)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to start your career...great career development for new hires.

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    Current Employee - Information Security in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Information Security in San Ramon, CA

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

    Pros

    Great company, value, safety, health programs, people, benefits, every other Friday off 9/80 schedules, great commute

    Cons

    Need to be willing to move to Houston Texas at some point in your Career

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Chevron ITC

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chevron Information Technology full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Safety! They really value an employee's safety here. Bonuses are relatively generous compared to my past company.

    Cons

    Too much mandatory online trainings. But that's just me.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    I work in the Information Technology Company (ITC)

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    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and salaries.

    Cons

    I would agree with past commentators that Executive management is horrible when it comes to IT decisions. The cut jobs and move them over seas to cover-up Upstream's mistakes like Gorgon and Wheatstone. Upstream jobs are safe while IT and other corporate functions lose jobs. We never see Upstream's management take responsibility for their poor planning and project execution. Upper management is still getting their fat paychecks and bonuses on the backs of the US Employees they are laying off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold the right people accountable!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good experience, based on where in the company you are located

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    Former Employee - IT Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - IT Business Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at Chevron Information Technology full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and salaries. There is also opportunities to move around the company and work with different teams and do a variety of work.

    Cons

    Executive management of the IT function is horrible. Upper management views IT as a money pit, and continually cuts into the budget, sending as much work overseas as they can. Every couple of years the goal seems to be to cut 10%, and no one ever communicates to upper-level executives just how ineffective this strategy is. The remaining workers are expected to 'manage' overseas resources, but they end up just doing the work themselves, since it's virtually impossible to get quality, timely work from overseas team members. Business unit customers complain to IT staff, but those complaints are never communicated higher up - or if they are, it doesn't appear that those complaints make a bit of difference.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Chevron can be a great place to work, but the constant movement of jobs overseas and overwork of your IT employees are taking its toll. I've seen how burned out and unhappy people are becoming, especially the ones that have worked for Chevron for a long time. If you care about that, but still want to continue squeezing every penny of profit you can from the company, spend less money on those ridiculous programs that add little value - like fit breaks, all the diversity events (you're a global company - I never even saw a hint of non-inclusiveness anywhere I went in the company), health fairs, and on and on. What a waste. Giving employees an environment where they are not overworked and constantly worried about the next reorg will do wonders for their health, and won't cost a penny.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent company to work for, intelligent, kind, intuitive, team environment.

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Salary, work/life balance, opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Contractors are not hired after 1 year no matter how great the work product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less nepotism, add good people based on skills, not who they know.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    interesting work but stresful

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    Former Employee - Director Technical Services in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director Technical Services in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    benefits are okay , the work is interesting with many technical advancements in the investment casting industry, good people in chevron help motivate inspire.

    Cons

    expect an endless list of priority one projects , difficult to manage too many projects on the desk at a time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great potential management. but too stingy to share their profits and cut costs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people to work with, but no opportunity for growth

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    Former Employee - IT Project Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - IT Project Coordinator in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Environment is great with friendly people

    Cons

    pigeon holed into a job and not really allowed to have a chance at other opportunities within company. I recommend converting contractors who have been there for a while to an employee position. They're doing something right in being there for a while, so they are due a FTE position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate talent better....make sure it is what they know and not who they knoFw.

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