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Updated March 5, 2015
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Chevron Information Technology President Louis Ehrlich
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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. Overall a good company to work for, although a bit introverted and focused on a lot of busy work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good people
    Pleasant environment
    Process focused
    Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Slow to change
    Not innovative
    Sometimes too focused on process, not agile
    Excessive waste, things can be done at a lower costs, or with fewer resources
    Risk adverse to the point of paranoia
    IT Company largely disconnected from the core business
    IT Leadership out of touch with the core business environment

    Advice to Management

    You need some fresh leadership, too much complacency and inbreeding. Need your IT to be more business focused and less Powerpoint focused.

  2. Minimal growth opportunities for Asian women in IT

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Business Analyst in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - IT Business Analyst in San Ramon, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good safety environment and lot of good work

    Cons

    No growth / promotions for Asian women, especially if you have a White Caucasian male as your manager. He will sweet talk you and convince you to take the most challenging projects. When it comes to reward, he will find some trivial fault in your work ethics and stretch it so much, which makes an employee feel like they committed a major crime. Very pretentious and hypocrite when it comes to Diversity.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of always looking at 5-year and 10-year strategies, pay some close attention to the real workers of the IT (grade level 19-21)

  3. This is one of the best places I'd worked.

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    Former Contractor - Senior Network Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Senior Network Engineer in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    The environment is very conducive to work.

    Cons

    You must be up to your game. Though this is a team environment you must be a contributor.

    Advice to Management

    The management is already doing a good job. I hope it's kept up.

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  5. Good Company to work for but has its Pros and Cons

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent Personal growth, Company values especially in regards to safety and pay is good depending on job position/grade

    Cons

    Too much segregation especially with employees and contractors.
    - Jobs always consist of growing grade by grade...so if you are looking to stable in one place...this may not be the one for you.

    Advice to Management

    Management is excellent with a few minor things to correct like recognizing both employees and contractors. Projects seems to be limited depending on what role

  6. 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)

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

    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 Management

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

  7. Helpful (3)

    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  8. Chevron IT

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - IT Project Coordinator in San Ramon, CA
    Former Contractor - IT Project Coordinator in San Ramon, CA

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

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

    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)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

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

    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

  10. Helpful (1)

    Chevron ITC

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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.

  11. Helpful (3)

    I work in the Information Technology Company (ITC)

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Hold the right people accountable!

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