Chevron Products Company

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Chevron Products Company Reviews

Updated August 8, 2014
Updated August 8, 2014
23 Reviews
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  1.  

    A company that cares for employees and offers great career opportunities.

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Richmond, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Richmond, CA

    I worked at Chevron Products Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Provides employees with necessary tools and software. Top company leadership shows interest and appreciation for employees.

    Cons

    Project managers can sometimes push hard against regulatory agencies causing mistrust and strife with the community.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to show appreciation to employees. Great job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Bordered by their own Bureaucracy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Marietta, GA

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

    Pros

    If you are good at what you do, it makes them look good so they leave you alone. They give you the tools you need to succeed. They seem to believe in their employees, within bounds. They let me show what I was made of and allowed me to innovate.

    Cons

    The hierarchy can be bothersome, too many managers to interfere; there is a push to conform, via dress, behavior, etc. and to participated in group/office events; they use too many contractors to fill in on projects when they should hire more full timers who will have the "long" perspective, they have subclasses of employees depending on type, job duties, title, etc. The subclasses gets old after a while.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less contractors, more innovation, respect people's lives out of the office, loosen up a bit, trust your employees more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Started good. Ending Bad

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Sacramento, CA

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

    Pros

    They have competitive starting pay for Cashiers.

    Cons

    Management raises are based on who you know, not the amount of work you do above and beyond.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    I have a very positive experience with the Chevron Product Group

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Refinery Operator in Richmond, CA
    Current Employee - Refinery Operator in Richmond, CA

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

    Pros

    Flextime
    The company means what it says when they want input. They actually listen to what you have to say. Chevron also will let you leave your current job and try another job that might fit you better. You have six months to come back if it does not work out. Great Company

    Cons

    Take time to make decisions.

    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great pay, lousy schedule, typical big corporation SNAFU

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    Former Employee - Refinery Operator in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Refinery Operator in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at Chevron Products Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you can get in, the pay is well above average for similar industrial operator jobs. Excellent benefits package, too.

    Cons

    As with everything when the company gets too big, the corporate hive mind takes over and the bean counters making 7+ figures sacrifice quality for a couple of pennies of profit, and then blame the underlings when things go wrong.

    Also, the shift rotation schedule is rather difficult to adapt to at first. There are better schedules out there, but it's up to the employees to accept change, which they don't seem to want to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people in the field like you claim you are going to. The frustration level at the bottom is palpable. Stop pinching pennies and wasting dollars.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Mostly positive and gained a lot of experience. There is significant pressure to perform and loyalty is not a value.

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

    I worked at Chevron Products Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Very professional atmosphere. Very strong balance sheet. Awesome retirement should you manage to make it that long. Lots of career opportunity if you are willing to move to San Ramon or Houston.

    Cons

    Too political and placements are based upon who you know. Similar to other companies. Unfortunately, Chevron is in the process of exiting marketing and moral is down. The smart folks are working to transfer out of Marketing to survive as Chevron proceeds to exit Marketing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are moved very quickly up the ranks once in San Ramon. Most of these do not have field experience or understand the product. Currently, there seems to be a lot of errors in judgment in decision making. It takes forever for the field to reverse and influence leadership to adjust back. Unfortunately, in 2010, Chevron Marketing restructured and laid-off a lot of talent and replaced with experienced people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Ten years of professional growth, lifetime relationships and financial rewards.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Retail Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Chevron Products Company full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Competitive workplace, excellent salary and benifits, profit driven, organized. Very large company after merging with Texaco so the opportunities are endless. I was very happy with my employment at Chevron and have only good things to say about them.

    Cons

    Corporate politics are difficult to handle sometimes but are part of the environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Satisfying and enriching

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - First Line Manager in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - First Line Manager in San Ramon, CA

    I have been working at Chevron Products Company

    Pros

    Empowerment to make decisions at all levels
    Emphasis on employee development
    Emphasis and support for Work life balance
    Lot of opportunities to move around and move higher
    International opportunities
    Cares about employee safety and well being
    Good communication from management, all directions

    Cons

    Pay Scale Groups (PSG)
    Not easy to move fast due to the unofficial 3 year requirement at each PSG.
    Not much diversity in the middle and upper management, no fresh or diverse thinking at these levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to have more X and Y generation employees in the middle management positions. You need some fresh thinking in those positions. Having diversity at those levels would help too.
    Things move way too slow with current management unwilling to take risks.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Long term great place to be employed.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Refinery Operator in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Refinery Operator in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Chevron Products Company

    Pros

    Good pay & benefits. Way better than other oil companies. Safety is first. Not really a hard job.

    Cons

    Shiftwork. Mandatory overtime. Everything computerized unadvantageously. Too many layers of management. Communication could be much improved. Training is basic & not ongoing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communications & training.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Positive Overall. Recent downstream workforce reductions were difficult on many employees and their families

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Chevron Products Company

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, company-funded retirement program, very good 401K, opportunities for seeking various positions (theoretically speaking).

    Cons

    Focus is on the upstream business with recent significant reductions in the downstream work force. Shifting management priorities and internal focus on bureacracy and satisfying internal metrics versus the bigger picture items creates frustration and inefficiencies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the walk regarding employee development and providing opportunities for advancement. Focus less on internal metrics and more on the external environment, including customers.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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