Chevron Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
658 Reviews
4.1
658 Reviews
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Chevron Chairman and CEO John S. Watson
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352 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They take excellent care of their employees and exercise work life balance heavily (in 134 reviews)

  • 9/80 work schedule, oil industry salary, job stability (in 35 reviews)


Cons
  • compared to competitors - although in fairness the work life balance was good (in 13 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Chevron Life

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in San Ramon, CA

    I have been working at Chevron as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Employee Benefits; emphasis on work life balance

    Cons

    Been seeing a lot of re-orgs in the past few years, causing a lot of employee insecurity. A lot of valuable energy that should be used in doing business is now being used to re-post and settle in the new job, before another re-org comes along. Also, if you need to be progressing in your career, you should be willing to relocate to Houston, Texas. That is where all the good jobs seem to be moving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to the staff who do the hands on work, they may have insights that can help you make decisions that save big dollars for the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    Pension (one of the few), 400% 401k, lots of vacation, amazing work life balance.

    Cons

    Lack of willingness to cut dead weight or hold employees accountable for low productivity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Soft weak employees are not fired. The company has tremendous potential but allows lazy employees to stick around forever. Needs a slightly more competitive work environment.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for young engineers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Technology Professional in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Information Technology Professional in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Chevron full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    competitive salary, great work/life balance, amazing benefits. The culture is also amazing, everyone is more honest and open than most companies.

    Cons

    Slow moving when it comes to promotions and technology. When the latest iPhone drops you will still be two generations behind. Windows 10 preview just came out? They still use Windows 7. It is very frustrating when you are a technologist.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great company takes care of its employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, great health benefits, great pension plan

    Cons

    Working for a big company like this means there are a lot of job responsibilities that may not directly correlate to your job description but must be done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Operator in Big Spring, TX
    Current Employee - Field Operator in Big Spring, TX

    I have been working at Chevron full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Above average pay and benefits. A good company to work for. They have an excellent retirement program and supportive company culture.

    Cons

    Remote locations and schedules that can make it hard to balance family life. This isn't a per diem job so expect for a big chunk of the income to go to overblown living expenses in the midland area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Experience at temporary position.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  8.  

    Geology Intern

    • 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 as an intern

    Pros

    Great Salary and Work Environment

    Cons

    Difficult to get in the door

    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not committed to retaining IT employees.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and good pay.

    Cons

    Large number of bureaucratic management in place who are adverse to thinking outside the box, they just want to check the box and move on. Don't have an opinion unless you are a senior manager, manager that knows a lot of people or someone who is a top performer or you will get pigeon holed and you will have no career. The company (ITC) is NOT committed to its employees; going layoffs every 2-4 years and outsourcing IT jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop protecting Upstream and hiding their mistakes (see Gorgon and Wheatstone) by laying off employees in the other OPCO's (ITC). Hold the people who made those decisions accountable!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work, but I would expect better.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Procurement in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Procurement in San Ramon, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits for long term employees.

    Cons

    Huge and slow moving bureaucracy. Bureaucrats always win over what is right or best. Think US legislature.
    Recognition is given to politically connected - not contribution or performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management needs a better review of supervisors and managers. Some are causing great harm in their teams and there is no method of review and accountability. Managers that "manage up" well can get away with major mis-deeds.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good work environment but some difficult customer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chevron full-time

    Pros

    I was emplyed there for a year and mostly I did the evening shift so i was independent at work. Not too much to worry about

    Cons

    Some difficult customers and many a times you are bothered by those homeless guys wandering there and creating a nuisance to the customer. I really had a fight with one of them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the pay rate and take care of the those homeless guys!!!

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